Samsung And HTC Comment On Gingerbread Update Plans

Following the announcement of Android OS 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) and the Google Nexus S, many T-Mobile subscribers have been wondering when or if they will receive Gingerbread 2.3 update on their Android phones.  An HTC spokesperson today announced that HTC will update some of its handsets to the new Android 2.3 OS, although the spokesperson did not specify when or which handsets would get the update.

Samsung, on the other hand, didn’t seem so assuring.  Here’s Samsung’s official statement on a future Android OS 2.3 update for the Galaxy S line:

“In case a new version of Android operating system is publicly announced and released, Samsung will review the possibility of implementation of such new version to the existing Samsung products with Android operating system (“Update”). Such a review will be based on various factors including, without limitation, the overall effect of such Update to Samsung products, the system requirements, the structural limitations, and the level of cooperation from the component suppliers and the software licensors. If Samsung decides to make the Update available to the users after such consideration, Samsung will use its efforts to develop such Update, which may be released to the users upon successful completion of such development.”

Basically, Samsung is still deciding whether or not the Galaxy S handsets will receive an update to “Gingerbread”.  The Samsung Vibrant definitely seems capable of running Android 2.3 as the Nexus S (which ships with OS 2.3 pre-installed), basically has the same exact specs (screen, processor, etc.).  As a Vibrant owner myself, this doesn’t make me happy at all.  We’ve still yet to receive our promised Android 2.2 (Froyo) update and the future isn’t looking too bright for a Gingerbread update.

What say you?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=792144454 Tyler Jacobs

    You bought a Samsung Android device and thought you were gonna get updates….Hahahahaha

    • Deb

      I will just refer you to the Moto Cliq update forum… lol

    • Deb

      I will just refer you to the Moto Cliq update forum… lol

    • Deb

      I will just refer you to the Moto Cliq update forum… lol

    • ihatefanboys

      yes laugh at them, they deserve it, lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=792144454 Tyler Jacobs

    You bought a Samsung Android device and thought you were gonna get updates….Hahahahaha

  • JustMike

    Is Samsung’s statement specifically talking about Galaxy S or all their Android handsets in general? The statement seems really generic to me – there are plenty of older Samsung android phones that are not capable of running Gingerbread, but they’d be shooting themselves in the foot if they don’t update the popularGalaxy S line to 2.3

    I guess it doesn’t matter a whole lot though, I’m sure XDA will have 2.3 running on the Vibrant pretty soon after the Nexus S is released anyway.

  • mike

    Who cares? Cyanogenmod pwns stock Android. Rocking it on the G2.

    • http://twitter.com/sotacmatt sotacmatt

      Same here!

  • MW

    Android is a new operating system that is growing by leaps and bounds every couple of months adding new capabilities for the user experience and enjoyment. There would be nothing worse then having a phone and the vendor (Samsung) deciding they are not going put the same level of effort into the phone and the user experience. My next phone will be a dual core phone; FFC; 4 or 4.3 inch screen, 4G (or something like it); GingerBread. Was strongly considering the Galaxy S2, but if Samsung is not going to support their products, guess I will have to stick with somebody who will.

  • Macbfac

    This is BOGUS!! I read the comments concerning Samsung and their lack of updates before, but I thought I’d give them a chance since there was sooo much hype about the Galaxy S series. I know rooting is an option, but I shouldn’t have to root my phone for an update that I should have had access to already and for an update that should have been in the near future(concerning Android 2.3). I have nothing positive to say about Samsung to anyone at the moment.

  • http://www.join-varolo.com Kimberlee

    Kickstar I’m with you. I’ve got the MTS 3G and I’m still waiting for the damn 2.2 update.

    • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

      you still dont have it even my sister has 2.2.1 and she has the first mytouch

  • winmoalso

    What about the Tab? Anyone think the Galaxy Tab will get an update to Gingerbread?

    • Anonymous

      No…..more like honeycomb!

  • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    All we can do is hope we get it. Complaining is not going to do anything…be patient. It will pay off…

  • guest

    Never buying samsung again

    • Petey

      I was going to post the same exact words… Vibrant is probably going to be my last samsung phone. :/

    • Petey

      I was going to post the same exact words… Vibrant is probably going to be my last samsung phone. :/

    • Petey

      I was going to post the same exact words… Vibrant is probably going to be my last samsung phone. :/

    • Dbaby

      If you’re not content with the way the phone operates with the stock os version, why buy it in the first place? So sick of users thinking they’re entitled to the latest release of Android. Rather than never buying samsung again, how about you save us the whining and just don’t buy another cell phone again?

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Finally somebody said it.

    • Dbaby

      If you’re not content with the way the phone operates with the stock os version, why buy it in the first place? So sick of users thinking they’re entitled to the latest release of Android. Rather than never buying samsung again, how about you save us the whining and just don’t buy another cell phone again?

  • Rob

    This is why I’m getting the Nexus S, no need to worry about this bullshit. One would think HTC would talk about the G2 here. Doesnt seem to be as vanilla as I thought.

  • Htyoung

    I’ve been told to just leave instead of complaining. I’m thinking wait until the spring and grab whatever the most advanced new phone is, as long as it’s on T-mo or Sprint. Ah, the benefits of staying off contract. Leave when you want, no penalty.

  • Htyoung

    I’ve been told to just leave instead of complaining. I’m thinking wait until the spring and grab whatever the most advanced new phone is, as long as it’s on T-mo or Sprint. Ah, the benefits of staying off contract. Leave when you want, no penalty.

  • The Observer

    i dont even know why yall still went with samsung after the behold 2 thing

    • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

      omg i hated the behold 2 so badly lol and i didn’t pick that phone my behold one broke and that was what they sent me i ended up rooting it to 2.1 and used panda home to get rid of touchwiz UI and it was still a bad phone

    • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

      omg i hated the behold 2 so badly lol and i didn’t pick that phone my behold one broke and that was what they sent me i ended up rooting it to 2.1 and used panda home to get rid of touchwiz UI and it was still a bad phone

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Nobody ever released 2.1 android for the behold 2. I don’t think you have ever owned the device based on that fact.

        • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

          actually i did i had both the behold 1 and 2 because when my behold 1 charger port broke they sent me a refurbished behold 2 with 1.5 and it sucked so i had my friend put 2.1 at least when i went into settings it said 2.1 and it had the 2.1 market but it made it over heat

        • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

          Well your friend lied to you because the only update the behold 2 got working was 1.6 android because there were NO correct drivers for the Android 2.1 port. If you did own the Behold 2 and rooted the most you got was 1.6 Android. I know this because the only developer known to put in work on the behold 2 was Eugene_373 aka BH_Man and he NEVER was able to get a Android 2.1 port working on the Behold 2 because of the lack of correct drivers to make it work.

        • Landrickrs

          it’s called rooting buddy.

        • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

          Hey buddy I actually owned the device and the only dev to work on the Behold 2 aka BH_Man aka Eugene

          NEVER released a working port of Android 2.1 due to missing drivers.

        • http://twitter.com/fgjruiz F.G.J. Ruiz-Alaniz

          I second that there’s no 2.1 for the Behold II. The customs ROMs use Advanced Launcher, so it looks like 2.1, but it’s 1.6. Samsung has the damn drivers so interviewed with TouchWiz that the person that got plain 1.6 working off a regular Galaxy ROM got everything working but the vibrate function.

          If there was androidforums would be all over it…

        • http://twitter.com/fgjruiz F.G.J. Ruiz-Alaniz

          I second that there’s no 2.1 for the Behold II. The customs ROMs use Advanced Launcher, so it looks like 2.1, but it’s 1.6. Samsung has the damn drivers so interviewed with TouchWiz that the person that got plain 1.6 working off a regular Galaxy ROM got everything working but the vibrate function.

          If there was androidforums would be all over it…

        • http://twitter.com/fgjruiz F.G.J. Ruiz-Alaniz

          I second that there’s no 2.1 for the Behold II. The customs ROMs use Advanced Launcher, so it looks like 2.1, but it’s 1.6. Samsung has the damn drivers so interviewed with TouchWiz that the person that got plain 1.6 working off a regular Galaxy ROM got everything working but the vibrate function.

          If there was androidforums would be all over it…

    • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

      omg i hated the behold 2 so badly lol and i didn’t pick that phone my behold one broke and that was what they sent me i ended up rooting it to 2.1 and used panda home to get rid of touchwiz UI and it was still a bad phone

    • Derrickps3

      i actually won the behold 2 in that samsung giveaway back in 2009, and i will never own another samsung phone again after the betrayal of all the BH2 owners

      • The Observer

        yea i won the behold 2 also, and i also ended up winnin the ledtv in that contest also which kept me happy lol. but yea, after that behold 2 thing, i swore off samsung phones

        • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

          Lucky, I wish I had won that TV but all I got was the phone but with android 1.6 on it I must say it wasn’t as bad as you guys are making it out to be yes ah damn they didn’t update it but still it was a fun device.

    • http://twitter.com/sotacmatt sotacmatt

      Exactly! After getting the G1, I sat back and heard all the problems with the Samsung phone and updates. I did get the Vibrant. After a few hours I came to my senses and returned it the very next day…and have never looked back!
      Thankfully T-Mobile released the HTC G2!

  • The Observer

    i dont even know why yall still went with samsung after the behold 2 thing

  • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

    hey, David if the MT4G gets the 2.3 update Will i loss “my Sense UI”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

    hey, David if the MT4G gets the 2.3 update Will i loss “my Sense UI”?

    • The Observer

      you wouldnt lose it if you get the 2.3 official update. but it will take longer for mt4g users to get the 2.3 others because of development with 2.3 and sense

  • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

    hey, David if the MT4G gets the 2.3 update Will i loss “my Sense UI”?

  • Chris

    If the Vibrant is indeed very close to the Nexus S in hardware spec, I’d be upset if there was no Gingerbread for Vibrant. Hopefully the ROM builders out there will keep us up to date. It would be a shame to let a nice hardware platform fade into obsolescence less than a year after introduction with another year remaining on contract.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think it’s an issue of hardware, but more compatibility of the TouchWiz UI with the updated OS.

      • http://twitter.com/halftonezero Landon Brock

        Being a Linux kernel, Android operates on the EXT file system. I have a sneaking suspicion that Samsung decided to use EXT2 instead of 3 or even 4.

        • Anonymous

          That would be nice, since all the lag fixes make that change to EXT2. Maybe they’re learning a thing or two from the XDA developers!

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think it’s an issue of hardware, but more compatibility of the TouchWiz UI with the updated OS.

  • Aaron Von Gauss

    What say I? I say, David, you were right. There, I said, Samsung post-sale support is dismal at best.

    • Anonymous

      David isn’t the author of this article, Kickstar is.

  • Zach

    I say custom roms ftw.

  • GT

    Let’s hope Samsung doesn’t do what Moto has done to us, give us a phone that won’t be upgraded properly.

  • http://twitter.com/RogerRamirezIRL Roger Ramirez

    I’m a Vibrant user and I’m pretty frustrated with this phone. Its very annoying that there is such an amazing piece of hardware but its got serious software problems with gps and general lag. I don’t understand why, as the article states, Samsung can’t release Gingerbread on the Vibrant if its the same thing as the Nexus S.

    • Petey

      I agree, my vibrant lags badly as well… :/

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      If you want you can install froyo on it but you will have to root to do so.

    • Anonymous

      I’m running the most recent froyo leak and it’s very smooth. There are no custom mods on this release so if this is any indication, froyo will help the laggyness out quite a bit.

  • http://twitter.com/RogerRamirezIRL Roger Ramirez

    I’m a Vibrant user and I’m pretty frustrated with this phone. Its very annoying that there is such an amazing piece of hardware but its got serious software problems with gps and general lag. I don’t understand why, as the article states, Samsung can’t release Gingerbread on the Vibrant if its the same thing as the Nexus S.

  • Derrickps3

    lol samsung…………..after owning the behold 2, i am not suprised of their statement, they treat their devices like a step child when it comes to OS updates. i will never forget when they screwed all the bh2 owners out of getting 2.x update. screw samsung

  • Anonymous

    Samsung is known for their rather unfavorable track record when it comes to updating their devices. Why I got the Vibrant when I did, I have no idea because I knew this is what it will come down to. My next device will be a NexusOne-like phone that will feature a pure, un-tampered Android operating system– instead of an Android phone that features manufacturer in-house UI crap over the o/s.

    • ihatefanboys

      G2 G2 G2, lol

  • Michaelk706

    So it sounds as though I am done with Motorola products because of the Cliq fiasco, and now Samsung, next Tmobile..cause I’ve been calling tech support and they haven’t been able to answer my question, or fix my wife’s vibrant that came out the box from retail messed up..

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Warranty exchange.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Warranty exchange.

    • ihatefanboys

      one day one of u whiners will explain to me why u dont take a defective phone back and get a new one, but keep it then whine about how they wont fix it. my first G2 was defective, i brought it back the same day, got a new one and its been fine since. dont cry to the world because both u and your wife are stupid. “”””waaaa my phone keeps freezing and rebooting and cursing at me, never worked from day one and tmobile wont help me” im sick of comments like these, if u got a bad phone, kept it, then u dont have the right to complain.

      • Anthony

        That makes sense.

        Now way could anyone be having problems after the return policy. That would be just crazy. I’m still a BB Curve 8900 user since I have until March for an upgrade, but I did get my fiance the Vibrant. We obviously had an issue with the GPS at the beginning, but held out because of the promise of a fix. That’s actually working great now. However, the phone freezes constantly on her when making a call the past few weeks. I chalked it up to her being a moron with technology, but the same thing happened to me last night.

        I’m going to have to call TMobile, but I can’t expect them to do anything about it. And I certainly don’t expect to pay a deductible for a 3 month old phone where multiple people are having the same issue.

        Finally, don’t be afraid to use your shift key. It really doesn’t add any additional time to your post and the lack of using it just makes you come off like a high-school dropout who works for TMobile.

        • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

          Your sarcastic comment was a fail its not using the return policy you can either call up t-mobile or samsung and get it replaced with a functioning one. You don’t only have the return policy to do it, you have athing called a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer and you have support of t-mobile as long as you are payingyour bill. If you have a defective device go to t-mobile or call up samsungand ask for a replacement, they will give it to you, they have to. Well Samsung has to anyways, t-mobile is just the carrier.

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        EXACTLY! its like peple don’t know how to use a warranty nowadays. I mean every device comes standard with 1 year warranty from the manufacturers if you ever get a defective device. Why the hell don’t people use it?

      • Michaelk706

        shutup seriously..That’s the issue I am having is trying to return my phone. I do have a warranty, it people like you who whine about what people say, that I can’t stand. I’ve already been sent a new phone from tmobile twice and they still do not want to give me a different phone, so make sure you ask a question before assuming…SO don’t go around thinking you are better than everyone cause you don’t follow the pack, and you want to whine about what people say. I hate people like you. Grow up seriously. Sorry there fan boy, tmobile doesn’t want to give me a different phone or send me a vibrant that doesn’t want to brick itself…gee that must be my fault.

  • Wouldntyouliketoknow

    All I can say is Samsung Galaxy Vibrant 4G coming real soon, like cupid day soon. Don’t expect 2.3 on your vibrant in this decade..

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      smh… source or it didn’t happen.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      smh… source or it didn’t happen.

      • Manusferrera

        :) xda logcat or it didn’t happen.

    • Anonymous

      WOW so we wont see 2.3 on the Vibrant anywhere between January 1st 2010 and December 31st 2019??

  • http://twitter.com/fairuse fairuse

    Interesting that HTC is keeping their comment, how should I say this, T-Mobile suits safe. Time to visit official T-mob forum.

  • somebody

    thank god nexus s wont be having these issues

    • http://twitter.com/raitchison raitchison

      Yep that is by far the best thing about the Nexus S, it won’t be dependent on the whims of the manufacturer (which has a vested interest in people buying new phones to get new OS features)

      • Dbaby

        I think the best thing about the Nexus S is that it WON’T have a dual-core chip OR hspa+…. I didn’t want those features to begin with, so I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief when they announced, it’s just the old Hummingbird and 3G, baby. Stickin with what works, like a trusty revolver, rather than those new-fangled rail guns… cool.

        • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

          What? Why would you not want HSPA+ or dual-core? Dual-core is more efficient battery-wise than a single core and HSPA+ would allow you to take advantage of T-Mobile’s network upgrades why wouldn’t you want those two things?

    • http://twitter.com/raitchison raitchison

      Yep that is by far the best thing about the Nexus S, it won’t be dependent on the whims of the manufacturer (which has a vested interest in people buying new phones to get new OS features)

  • Ldominguez1986

    And this is the reason I am getting tired of owning an android phone. I am not a big fan of the iPhone but would definitely buy if it came to t-mobile because of all this bullshit. They sell you a phone with a contract that lasts two years and then the phone doesn’t last 1 month before it’s being discarded. At least with apple when there is an update every phone gets it. I have a slide and I am pretty sure I will never see 2.3 on my device ever. I should have bought a nexus one that was I know I would be getting the updates. If people think that there is no android fragmentation then I want some of what they are smoking.

    • ihatefanboys

      G1 got every update it was physically possible of getting, but it was the first android phone and had limited memory, and they had no clue android would take off the way that it has. im confident my G2 will get every update across my whole new 2yr contract….the phone was built for it, and its HTC so im doubly confident….samsung and motorolla just blow…..i coulda got the vibrant but i know of samsungs suckage when it comes to updates…..dont blame t-mo, especially to hype the iphone, obviously its not AT&T getting the iphone updates to users quickly, its apple……same with tmobile, its not them gettin the updates out, its HTC, samsung,, motorollla, etc……HTC phones typically get updates first, they have the least complications from UI skins

      • Ldominguez1986

        I know it’s apple getting the updates out to the iPhone but tmobile has a lot to o when it comes to the delivery of updates to there phones. There is so much stuf tmoible want’s to put on the rom that it’s up to them ultimately when we get the update. I love tmobile because there cc is awesome and the prices are perfect. I would never leave tmobile but I am saying that I would def consider the iPhone if it ever came to tmobile

  • yomama

    I wasn’t going to bother with the vibrant anyway due to the fact I am not a fan of the all touch screen phones. I have the 3G slide, but like everyone anxiously waiting for the 2.2 froyo update. Knowing my luck I won’t receive it until it’s time for 2.3.

    • Anonymous

      It IS time for 2.3 But don’t feel bad cuz God knows when the Vibrant will get 2.2 either. Hey $20 to whoever gets it first!

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Wasn’t the official 2.2 rom leaked for the vibrant? I believe it was but in any case it wasn’t OTA. Well anywho Bell’s vibrant was updated to 2.2 today I assume our vibrant is but a moment away.

        • Anonymous

          It was leaked on 12/1, I’m currently running it. It’s completely stock (including the bloatware) and it is untouched by the developers (not modded). Quite smooth and functional. Battery lasts WAY longer. Knowing what I know now, it’s really a shame that any manufacturer allows their 2.2 capable phones to run with anything less. My apps that used to force close, run quite smooth now.

  • http://twitter.com/Knownoutcast Black/ #NT

    I don’t like the vague statement by HTC. However, if anything, they’ll more than likely get the 2.3 before any other manufacture

  • Soobiesnacks

    Samsung can suck it.

    • Dbaby

      They won’t suck it… I tried already.

  • Ldominguez1986

    And this is the reason I am getting tired of owning an android phone. I am not a big fan of the iPhone but would definitely buy if it came to t-mobile because of all this bullshit. They sell you a phone with a contract that lasts two years and then the phone doesn’t last 1 month before it’s being discarded. At least with apple when there is an update every phone gets it. I have a slide and I am pretty sure I will never see 2.3 on my device ever. I should have bought a nexus one that was I know I would be getting the updates. If people think that there is no android fragmentation then I want some of what they are smoking.

    • Anonymous

      “At least with apple when there is an update every phone gets it.” Yeah all two of them. The first iPhones are the same phone with a couple different perks. The iPhone 4 is a truely different phone. There are dozens of different shaped and spec’d Android phones out to choose from. As of right now there are TWO different iPhones to choose from right now and all the iOS Fans have ZERO other choice when it comes to shapes and sizes of a phone. I aint mad at you about iPhone having a much better update process but thats like saying I made EVERY SINGLE one of my shots during my basketball game when I only shot twice and they were both free throws.

      • Ldominguez1986

        That makes no sense. What I am saying is that I don’t want to have to buy a new phone every three months because there is no chance for updates. I don’t have 500-600 dollars to be spending on phones 2-3 times a year. Maybe you do but I don’t. I am just stating that at least with the choice of an iPhone that I am pretty sure I would receive an update and not have to worry which one of the hundred different versions are or are not going to get updated.

        • Anonymous

          You don’t need to buy a new phone. Does your phone do everything that it did when you bought it? If yes then I would say that there is no need for an update. Why does everyone have to be on the newest version? What will 2.2 add to your current phone? I have tried the Slide and the MyTouch 4G and I see almost no difference in the interface (other than CPU speed increase), and I do know that apps2sd would be great for the Slide due to the limited ROM space. With 2.3 being an even smaller change, what do you seek to gain with a 2.3 update? I am truly curious not trying to start a fight.

        • Ldominguez1986

          I see what your saying. But you purchase a phone and when they tell you that it will def see future updates it kinda helps you decide on that phone. I am not saying that updates are the number one thing that sway me to one phone but it’s nice to know that your phone is capable of more than what it was when you purchased it. I get pissed because you are promised something and then it never happens or it’s usually too little too late.

        • k-mack

          I hear you. bottom line, expect the updates to come less frequently when it’s non Tmobile branded and when it’s not stock/vanilla android. that’s it. the updates for the G2, Nexus One come as fast as they are available. I’m sure it will be the same for the Nexus S.

        • Anonymous

          Dude, CPU speed increase is NOTHING to balk at! Your phone will run more smooth, less laggy, and apps wont force close as much.

  • Vibrant Addict

    Wow that will be the nail in the coffin for my Samsung, Google, and I love triangle. I’m going to have to go for a Nexus device then and let Google take care of updates for me. These manufacturers SUCK.

  • TreeFrogs

    I wish that Samsung would realize what a mess they’ve made of a great product. You would think that they had learned their lesson after the whole Behold 2 debacle. There is not a single part of touchwiz that appeals to me. The Vibrant with pure android would be a perfect device. Thanks Samsung for screwing the pooch, again.

  • Dbaby

    Um, do you guys ever wonder if this Android stuff is all one big government conspiracy?? Cuz like, hear me out: I’ve been triangulating every release on my trusty 2010 Hello Kitty Calendar since Donut came out and mysteriously this “Gingerbread” is coming out just in time for the holidays… DON’T YOU SEE IT?!! Coincidence? I say nay. Obama must be behind this – every Android release is one of his favorite desserts. My sources tell me he LOVES gingerbread… and black gingers, like Blake Griffin.

    • jcj

      sorry but Obama isn’t smart enough to fight out of a paper bag, let alone schedule android updates.

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Obama is definitely smarter than you and bush thats for sure. Now lets not get all political on a f**king device.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      LOL what? thats absurd.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      LOL what? thats absurd.

  • SeaTown

    I will never buy a Samsung phone…Ever…Period. I used to have a Vibrant, but decided to switch to a MT4G. I saw the writing on the wall then, and haven’t looked back. They have a track record of not supporting their products out of the box.

  • TomThumb

    Was a Samsung Vibrant advocate! Great phone, but Samsung’s willful decision to NOT support it as described. HTC MYTOUCH 4G is the way to go!!! HTC supports their devices and Keeps them up to date. Samsung Missed their chance

    • Ldominguez1986

      Yeah, I hear ya. But wait till you have to wait a year for the update to come out for your phone and then honeycomb comes out and the mt4g will never see it. Just look at the track record for any android tmobile has. I love tmobile but they suck at updating there phones. Verizon phones get the updates why cant we

    • Ldominguez1986

      Yeah, I hear ya. But wait till you have to wait a year for the update to come out for your phone and then honeycomb comes out and the mt4g will never see it. Just look at the track record for any android tmobile has. I love tmobile but they suck at updating there phones. Verizon phones get the updates why cant we

    • Ldominguez1986

      Yeah, I hear ya. But wait till you have to wait a year for the update to come out for your phone and then honeycomb comes out and the mt4g will never see it. Just look at the track record for any android tmobile has. I love tmobile but they suck at updating there phones. Verizon phones get the updates why cant we

    • http://twitter.com/zeldaar zeldaar

      wait, you’re surprised by that?
      this is the third phone in a row they’ve done that with.
      that’s why I went with the mytouch 4g.
      and why I don’t regret going with that over the nexus s

    • Getboxman

      Lets not forget how HTC left the G1 folks hanging with the lack of space for 2.0. It doesn’t touch Samsung screw ups, but that really sucked for people that were supporting Android from the get go!

      • greg

        htc has no way of knowing what specs would be necessary to run eclair, which was released over a year after the g1. the g1 was quick to update to cupcake and donut, give credit where credit is due. and @jcj, t-mobile isn’t completely to blame but it is partly up to the carrier to assist with updates. i love t-mobile but isn’t it strange that sprint and verizon gets updates on their phones much faster and more frequent than t-mobile? (see motorola cliq-released 3Q 2009, promised 2.1 1Q 2010, received 2.1 3Q 2010)

  • Shaithis01

    …and we all know T-Mobile has been so forthcoming with Android updates for T-Mobile branded handsets right? Right?

    • jcj

      why would a carrier update a phone software? they just sell the phones, manufacturers update software. does your car mechanic upgrade your PC, I hope not. I love how people expect everything to be given to them just cause they want it, maybe things are being tested and they found problems and are working to fix them. PATIENCE people

      • Avanderbilt25

        The carriers are responsible because they put their programs and features in updates as well. This is how the process works. Android releases update to the public then manufacturer programs update to work with its specialized user interface and any programs it wants to push then the carrier gets its hands on it to add programs and features it wants to push and make sure it is working properly on the network. When it comes to updates for any phone on any carrier except a nexus device the last hurdle is always the carrier.

      • http://twitter.com/Edward351 Edward351

        I don’t buy my PC with a two year fixed contract with termination fees. Dell also doesn’t put a bunch blocks in the way preventing me from installing Linux on my PC either. If the vendors took a different attitude about the phones and made them more accessible then it wouldn’t be a problem.

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Manufacturers update the device but its the carriers job to send that update OTA because people are to lazy to update manually and/or too scared to.

    • k-mack

      ah, yes. i had my G2 about 2 weeks and already received an update. it’s safe to say that the branded phones will get more support when T-Mobile has a say in it.

  • TmoJody

    I’ve had 2.2 on my vibrant (unofficially) for about 2 months now. It runs flawlessly! and very zippy. Screw waiting around for updates.

    • Joepenora

      is there an easy way to put 2.2 on my vibrant? i’be been googling how to do it, and I’m getting this rom or that rom, I just want to have what google would release. thanks

    • Anonymous

      I hear ya. I tried real hard to wait for the official 2.2 but the end of Nov was my cut off. My vibrant is now free from the shackles of Tmobile and chillin with the likes of XDA and Team Whiskey. Vibrant still FTW!!

  • Sadsamsung

    it’s hard being a Vibrant owner… :-( such a good phone, but barely any support. And if they do help us it’s late or with a botched update.

  • Blk_mile

    Is the screen the same as the Vibrant as in Super AMOLED? Also does anyone know if it has a dedicated camera button

  • Blk_mile

    NM, it says Super AMOLED … to bad it’s not “4G” compatible

  • The Trendaholic

    Even though I’ve rooted my Vibrant and have been running Froyo, I must say that because of this blatant care free attitude Samsung has shown to it’s customers in regards to upgrading their flagship phone makes me no longer trust Sumsung and my next device will most likely not be a Samsung handset.

    • Getboxman

      Same here. This is rather annoying. I had to root my phone just to get Froyo. I think it sucks more, because I really like my phone. I think they did a great job with it. But doesn’t give me much hope for the future handsets when they shipped this phone out with know GPS issues. It took months for them to fix it. And still no official Froyo!

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I say you should’nt have bought the Vibrant expecting lots of updates.

  • mr.atx512

    very disappointed in the supposedly “laser focused” new UI, changes are very minimal and Android still looks like it was created in the show Monster Garage. when you go to the Gallery app it looks like you’re visiting a different OS, and the story repeats again with every other native application. it’s like the people at Google started taking parts or ideas and half assed them together and never even bothered to really integrate them and make the whole thing look like the same OS throughout. and please Google, start putting some damn colors in there and give us good looking icons damn it, I hate all those orange outlines and yellow bars, they look crappier than crap itself. oh well, let’s hope ‘honeycomb’ really brings a new UI that actually looks good.

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  • Anonymous

    There is an article on another site saying Samsung will update the galaxy s and tab. Can’t remember what site, but I think the statement was from their Indian division.