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According to various threads on XDA, Gingerbread has been available through Kies in Scandinavia for a couple of days now. Hopefully that means that a UK version will be along soon. If you can't wait, visit the XDA forums for various ways of getting it now (hacking Kies, spoofing the country code of your phone, installing it via Odin).
too true , the one thing I have come to believe firmly, is that get a phone which works out of the box, don't rely on promises and rumours on any form of update from Samsung. My wifes Gal Apollo lies abandoned by her due to Samsungs failure to bring out the promised updates. Ask any early adopter for the gal S the pain in getting updates off samsung, and that was their flagship model
Ah I think I was trying to flash with a JVK kernel. Need to update my files
I thought it'd be possible but kept on getting stuck in a reboot cycle - was just to tired last night and too busy today to fully investigate the issue. Thanks for your help, will report back once I've had a go