Samsung Says They Aren’t Charging For Galaxy S Updates

Finally, Samsung has broken their silence on what has become the “Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 update debacle.” Samsung sent a quick note to Phonescoop attempting to put down one of the more ridiculous rumors that has found its way into the tech world this week:

No. Samsung is not charging carriers for Froyo updates to Galaxy S. We hope to have more detail on status shortly. Promise!”

Simple, to the point and while it isn’t much, at least someone finally said something. I’ve avoided this story like the plague, mostly because I recognized right from the get-go how ridiculous this whole thing had become. I won’t do justice to the  first report that started this all which I saw as a totally unverified piece of reporting that did nothing more than stir a pot and apparently, create a lot of emotion. Secondly, there is NO lawsuit that exists in the form of a class action “action” against Samsung for breaking any laws whatsoever. Samsung promised to deliver the update, they said they would, having not done so isn’t breaking the law.

Most importantly, there isn’t some large international conspiracy that exists between Samsung and the four biggest partner carriers in the United States to avoid this update in lieu of upcoming devices and their sales figures. So stop thinking that. This is getting out of hand. I know a ton of you are upset and absolutely rightfully so, Samsung’s silence on the matter has been deafening. However, this is being treated as though there is a mirage in the desert of a lake and when the lake disappears, you drink the sand. Not sure if that makes sense whatsoever but I hope someone sees my point.

So please, for your sake, my sake and the sake of those who are likely to be revved up by your insight, stop thinking there is an international conspiracy on the likes of Area 51, Roswell, New Mexico and the notion that we never really went to the moon. Samsung has to make good on the update, let there be no mistake about that. After all of “this,” Samsung needs to make good, especially given their handling of the Behold 2. However, we should exercise a little caution in what “stories” we are really believing at this point regarding this particular matter.

Now, if you really want to have some fun, one of our readers who caught a tweet I made the other day joking around about having James Bond go after Samsung and Froyo in the 23rd Bond movie made up a quick skit. I didn’t post it on the blog because it’s not really pertinent to the story but it’s a terrific read by an incredibly talented reader of ours. So as a personal favor for me, take a moment and read it, you won’t be disappointed!

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  • TMOprophet

    Samsung and defending their crony business practices = ULTRA-MEGA FAIL
    :)

    • http://twitter.com/MastaMp3 Chris Tanner

      Samsung doesn’t care there stock price on the Korean market just hit a all time high so they can sit back and laugh at us fools for buying their stuff

  • Corygirl

    mmm… this sounds like he’s laughing of the samsung users… then I can’t understand why Nexus S has Gingerbread without issues and Vibrant can’t get Froyo!!! why!!? I don’t care if is a conspiracy or something else, I just want what you promise when I bought Vibrant!!!

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Me, laughing off the Samsung users? Not at all, I’m laughing off the conspiracy theories. Samsung has to make good on the update, make no mistake about that, I’ll support that unconditionally. I won’t support some half baked conspiracy theory though.

      • chris

        the problem with samsung is even these vibrants freaking differ from one another. My friend had 2 vibrants which we rooted and soft bricked a couple of times. I have a vibrant that just got soft bricked this weekend. And guess freaking what, To get to download mode before using ODIN, we had to push different button combinations for each device.

        to un-soft brick the phones:
        1st Vibrant – turn off. connect to pc with ODIN started, press power button – went straight to download mode.
        2nd Vibrant – (went the normal way) turn off, press power button + vol down to get the phone in download mode.
        3rd Vibrant (which was mine) turn off, connect it via USB to PC, hold vol down to get the phone in download mode…

        seriously a problem… there’s no central design with the phone.

        • jcj

          or maybe if you root the phone you mess up the core software?? Quit your bitching and just use the device as intended and wait. I have a vibrant, love it, want froyo and am willing to wait. If your not, don’t bitch, ditch it and move on QUIETLY

  • Derrickps3

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  • privatemoon

    They promised us the 2.2 update quite a while ago and with the release of the Nexus S (close to the same hardware, with 2.3) and the upcoming release of the Vibrant ‘Plus’, which by the way should have been everything the original Vibrant should have been. I think we, the customers, have every right to be angry (although probably, not to the point where there are ‘conspiracies’ going on.)

  • Mikeapete

    I upgraded to 2.2 with the free g2

  • Ejamin73

    Blahhh
    I’m running 2.2 on my vibrant ;)

  • Ejamin73

    Blahhh
    I’m running 2.2 on my vibrant ;)

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    To hell with samsung too!!!

  • Anonymous

    LMAO – it feels like Samsung phones lately come with “emotional baggage” and for everyone who decides to own one should also be prepared for all this “baggage” that comes with it. Happy because it’s a nice phone; Sad because something interesting happened at night and was going to take a quick snap which didn’t turn out ’cause of no flash; Mad because GPS won’t lock in, but when it does it freezes the turn-by-turn-speech navigation which will require rebooting the device; Hopeful because they say they will update their product the next rom at a given time; Pessimistic because you can’t trust them knowing their track record with other phones and the likelihood it might happen again; and ultimately UPSET because of the whole back and forth, rumors, conspiracy theories…etc and sometimes not hearing from Samsung.

    Personally this [Vibrant] is STILL my first and last Samsung smartphone. :)

    • Anonymous

      C’mon man if your rooted/rom’d then your V is bad @ss. Don’t tell me that if TMO released a Sumsung Honeycomb (or whatever is after Gingerbread) phone with a ?inch SuperAMOLED 2 screen, FFC, Flash, Dual Cores you wouldn’t jump on that mug???

      • Anonymous

        PimpStrong, I am not rooted…yet. What i described above is not necessarily just me and issues I’m having; it’s issues I’ve heard or read people may have. My biggest issue is the GPS since I travel quite a bit. Also I don’t like the fact that they didn’t keep certain things that came with the original Galaxy S device and build on that for next gen devices.

        Anyway, being a tech geek, I know it’ll be VERY tempting not to pass up everything you just described in specs. As hard as it may be if/when that should happen, I’d still have to jump the Samsung ship for HTC or other smartphone, hopefully still with all the specs you described.

        • Anonymous

          I feel you. Especially on the “certain things that came with the original Galaxy S” part but thats strictly T-Mobile’s doing there. They really gave us they shaft because they feel that (like sprint) a phone should have 4G to do video chat. HTC and MOTO will no doubt have a FFC 4G DC Flash toting superphone soon enough but they may miss T-Mobile all together and they will not have SuperAMOLED which really is the only thing that has me seeking another Samsung.

        • Anonymous

          The SuperAMOLED is definitely “addicting” for sure. In my opinion its the best screen yet. And you are right–it’s gotta be T-Mobile’s doing because they dictate what they want in a phone from the manufacturer–its one of the reasons why our MOTOCliq Series seems under par compared to VZs MOTODroid Series. It’s always as if everyone else have one up on us….in devices and Android updates.

          Hopefully soon other manufacturers will carry SuperAMOLEDs or at least come up with some other awesome screen technology.

        • Jonnypo357

          Super AMOLED is SO 2010.

        • Jonnypo357

          Super AMOLED is SO 2010.

      • Jonnypo357

        Hell Phucking NO! NO more Samsung. The next Samsung phone can be free and be able to fly me to the damn moon and I still wont get it. Samsung shouldnt even sell their bullshit products here in the U.S!

      • Jonnypo357

        Hell Phucking NO! NO more Samsung. The next Samsung phone can be free and be able to fly me to the damn moon and I still wont get it. Samsung shouldnt even sell their bullshit products here in the U.S!

    • jcj

      wow, how uninformed. Vibrant has night mode and takes pics in the dark. if you had one you might know this. I know because I have one and enjoy it as is and can wait for froyo update. Anyone who believes everything they read on the web, just plain needs a dose of common sense, or a smack in the head. you decided, I know what i think

      • Anonymous

        Un-informed??? Lmao. You have no clue, whoever you are. First things first, ask David, he’ll tell you I was one of the first people he’d personally asked for pictures in night mode when the phone first came out. That meant I have the phone and I know ALL about it. Secondly, personally night mode still doesn’t make pictures any justice compared to cam with flash in my opinion. We have tested both. Third, if you read carefully I said that “if something interesting suddenly happened and you want a quick pic”–unless you are a superhero with a cape, there no way you’d get to the phone, change the setting to night mode then take the picture of whatever suddenly happened. More often than not, it would have been over with. That’s what I was driving at. If you are happy with your Vibrant, good for you. Don’t come here and talk smack when you don’t know what I know and assume whatever.

  • Tanda97

    Why does the idea of a class action lawsuit put such a sour taste in your mouth? Sure, it’s not as tragic as a car with faulty brakes or a gas pedal that gets stuck but come on! I paid 150.00 + 90.00 per month for 24 months = 2300 for a faulty phone. No gps, major lag problems, shitty battery life, no 2.2 update as promised, etc. I’m pretty pissed off about that and I think a class action lawsuit is a perfect way to get the point across to the big guys or else they will keep doing this crap. To hell with Samsung! Sure, I can root my phone but why should I HAVE to? I already tried the gps mod by slightly bending the antenna and ended up breaking it. If it worked in the first place I wouldn’t have had to take that chance. Oh, but you’re right, a class action lawsuit is a bad idea.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      Try finding an Android Device without a shitty battery life. You have MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY FOR A YEAR!! USE IT!!!!!!!!!! you aren’t stuck with a defective device. All you have to do is give Samsung a ring tell them your issues most likely they’ll ship you a new one or you can add another $5 monthly deal where for any reason they”ll replace your device..

  • BigMixxx

    In all seriousness. Ok, there is a fault in the hardware…somewhere. They MUST be trying to fix it, or find a workaround for it. There are problems, in general with 2.1. So Samsung must be extra cautious about releasing the phone software (at least it’s not motorola). So If you have a vibrant, cool, keep that sucker running. I personally have complete distrust in samsung (yes I have a behold II, yes I took it with me to CES and I could not find a soul to have open dialog with, they kept putting that beautiful Nexus S in my face) furthermore what exacerbates my frustrations with them more is that my child even says the phone is ‘not the shiznit’ I’m sticking with my Hd2 until LG has a phone of relevance…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRIFVUHCR7SCF2J4ACDIVSVGJM Hilton T.Y

      All I have to say to that theory is I’m on my 3rd community developed rom, all based on leaked Samsung kernels. The bad news is Samsung and Motorola are horrible at the software side of Android. The good news is you can root a Vibrant with just an app and then installing roms is as simple as copying a zip to the internal sd and using the rom manager app to install it. In other words, its way too easy to fix this phone to be crying about Samsung not doing it. The rom I use is literally on it’s 5th version already and it’s Froyo with Gingerbread look

      • Anonymous

        You are absolutely right Hilton. I’ve said it before and I will continue to…ANDROID IS OPEN-SOURCED FOR A REASON!!!! This means that the only reason why people don’t have froyo on their phone is because…wait a minute…this is groundbreaking….this will be a shocker…lol…the only reason why people don’t have froyo on their Vibrants is because they are lazy and don’t want froyo on their Vibrants. ROOT YOUR DARN PHONE!! People not wanting to root their phones is like needing a ride while having a license and a car but not willing to hop in and drive it. Lol.

        • Fredrik Coulter

          I’m a combination of lazy and respectfull of the one year warranty. I’m expecting to root my phone and install the latest version of Vibrant roms (2.5 or 2.6 by that time) when my phone is one year old. Until then, I’ll let samsung take care of my phone.

          As I said before, my phone worked when I bought it and it still works. Yes, it would be nice if it was updated, but nice isn’t the same as essential.

          Also, when my contract is up and I’m looking at new phones, I’ll also be looking at which manufacturer is more proactive with their updates. If I’m torn between two different phones, the one that has a track record of updates is the way I’d go. But if there’s only one phone that I want, then that’s an easier choice.

          In other words, the way for samsung to keep my business is to either have the best single phone available when my contract expires, or have one of the best and a track record of updating their existing phones. (Given their current track record, they better aim for the single best phone available at any given time.)

        • Anonymous

          Got to also realize that NOT EVERYONE is comfortable with rooting their phones. A larger percentage out there don’t know anything about rooting or will root even if they know such thing can be done. They just want the darn thing to work right out the box without any issues. And largely they wont care so much about rom updates if it wasn’t promised to them. It used to be like that; why should there be a reason for someone to root their phone before they can fully enjoy their device they paid major bucks for? If that was the case I’d personally buy any junk, root it and be on my merry way.

  • Mr Tibbs

    to hell with 2.2.1 i want 2.3 MT4g how long does it take a couple months tops oh yeah to busy working on other phones to care about the ones they put out screw Android

    • Rangus

      I agree completely. This whole mess is a prime example of what a joke Android phones are. After going through 4 phones from 2 different manufacturers(htc and motofail) in one year, enough was enough and i went to blackberry. sure it’s a smaller screen, blah blah but so far its beating the hell out of any andocrap phone ive used. (go ahead and flame me, i don’t care lol) With these phones it’s all about quantity, not quality. I’ll consider coming back when the android bandwagon gets it’s sh*t together.

      And no, I’m not trolling. I rarely post on any boards. This is one of the few sites i frequently visit and enjoy reading as a satisfied Tmo customer overall). Keep up the good work!

      • Guest

        Yuk!! I came from a Moto Droid and loved it, then unfortunately had to get a Blackberry, I hate it!! I need my Android, Blackberry lags way too much and I have yet to see a single update, so keep whining about an update on an Android device.

  • Mr Tibbs

    to hell with 2.2.1 i want 2.3 MT4g how long does it take a couple months tops oh yeah to busy working on other phones to care about the ones they put out screw Android

  • Anonymous

    Just in: here’s another reason to not gripe too much about lack of updates people:

    “NEW YORK — Sprint is applying an additional $10 per month data fee on new smart phones, starting Jan. 30.

    Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint Nextel Corp. says it needs to apply the fee to maintain its network while offering unlimited data consumption.

    Data consumption from smart phones is growing along with the availability of streaming audio and video services. Competitor AT&T Inc. last year abandoned unlimited data plans in favor of limited, but cheaper data plans. Verizon Wireless is trying out a cheaper limited plan along with an unlimited plan.

    Sprint already applies the $10 data surcharge on smart phones that have “4G” capability for faster downloads.”

  • spiz516

    Good to know… so we can just blame the lack of updating ALL of their phones to simple laziness? Or a lack of caring for their customers? Or both?

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  • Anonymous

    It’s strange the first 2.3 phone is also from Samsung (NS) and it’s one of my favorite phone.
    Samsung has decent smartphone hardware, but software support is sub-standard.

  • Really, no 4g

    All the Samsung developers have gone on vacation! Uh, the dog ate our updates! Well, that depends on what you definition of update is? We are gonna skip Froyo and Gingerbread and go straight to Ice Cream Sandwich!

    Whatever the answer, Samsung has a lot of “splainin” to do for this unacceptable behavior. How am I supposed to role out global contact search and enterprise security without FROYO min.

  • Really, no 4g

    All the Samsung developers have gone on vacation! Uh, the dog ate our updates! Well, that depends on what you definition of update is? We are gonna skip Froyo and Gingerbread and go straight to Ice Cream Sandwich!

    Whatever the answer, Samsung has a lot of “splainin” to do for this unacceptable behavior. How am I supposed to role out global contact search and enterprise security without FROYO min.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRIFVUHCR7SCF2J4ACDIVSVGJM Hilton T.Y

    The rom developer community is great. Froyo…lol. Try Froyo with voodoo lag fix. Phone flies, even with touchwiz.

  • now_onTMO

    then what is the hold up? are they really not done with the testing yet? probably true but at least one of the US variant should have an update available already and it should be for the vibrant since it is nearly identical as the international version.. it is understandable in my opinion that samsung may be having a difficult time optimizing the software for phones of different hardware, but they should be finished with one of them by now.. or are all of these phones gonna get an update all at the same time? that could be the plan.. the vibrant came out first , so we should have it first.. LOL

  • now_onTMO

    then what is the hold up? are they really not done with the testing yet? probably true but at least one of the US variant should have an update available already and it should be for the vibrant since it is nearly identical as the international version.. it is understandable in my opinion that samsung may be having a difficult time optimizing the software for phones of different hardware, but they should be finished with one of them by now.. or are all of these phones gonna get an update all at the same time? that could be the plan.. the vibrant came out first , so we should have it first.. LOL

  • Anonymous

    So you believe them when they say they aren’t charging, after they keep saying we’re getting 2.2 and we haven’t yet? Like any other massive conglomerate, it’s not like Samsung hasn’t been known for carrying on with seedy plots. In the past one of it’s executives was charged with tax fraud in South Korea… Because your crappy clip art seems like its making light of the situation.

  • Lotherius

    Seriously?

    It is taking them longer to roll out an update, than it did to develop the entire phone! How long was Eclair out before the Galaxy S line started to roll out? Less time than Froyo has been available.

    Given the driver source code, the community could have had a fully working AOSP version working ages ago. As it is, we have to depend on leaked binaries and still have a smooth functioning Froyo, and have had for months. And with access to all of the driver source and APIs, they claim they still can’t get it working?

    The only other explanation is that Samsung only has one intern working on the entire Froyo rollout for all Galaxy S phones and everyone else is busy “making money” by developing new phones.

  • boh22

    stop buying Samsungs phone people!!!! the sooner they see that no one will buy there stuff anymore the sooner theyll realease they wont be able to lie again and hurry up on updates. funny how the Cheap Criket Accend phone has froyo and the samsung vibrant doesnt? whats up with that? reason is that they know that people will buy phones with the latest updates htc and motorola know this as well

  • goodbye Samsung

    It will be a cold day in hell before I get suckered into another Samsung device or android garbage. Google should realiize this reflects poorly on their poor fragmented OS too. Back to Blackberry.

  • Catsigh

    pssst Samsung… I don’t think they are buying it.

  • 305buddyluv

    Oh where oh where has my 2.3 gone; oh where oh where can it be.

    The only way any of us can do something about it, is stop buying android devices to show them we mean business, or take it to the News media. I bet you someone will start tap dancing and you will start to see results. Blackberry is just recently starting to climb the fence. When they jump over it, I will go back to them. WP7 is missing to much goodies to go to them, iphone is a kids toy with crappy features. Until google see a decline on android powered devices sales, they’re not gonna do a dam thing. Plus why haven’t they come out to defend their OS? Strange ain’t it. There is something going on; because this doesn’t make sense.

  • Anonymous

    So is it Samsung withholding from the Carriers or the Carriers withholding from us??

    I want to believer that the people responsible for putting 2.2 on the Vibrant are having extreme difficulty due to some kind of wack configuration issues and the only reason I can accept that theory is because Canada’s Galaxy S’ were reshaped just like the US’ and they are also having problems. They haven’t been successfull yet have they??

  • Itmustbejj

    I really hate to be unsympathetic, but Samsung had enough of a track record with this before the Galaxy phones that you should have known better. It reminds me of the story about the snake and the farmer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Farmer_and_the_Viper). “You knew I was a viper when you brought me home”.

    This is why I am loyal to HTC. Also my battery life is amazing on my MT4G (2 days+ without charging), so don’t believe the commenters about all android phones having horrible battery life. I’m also currently rocking a very stable gingerbread build (ROOT YOUR PHONES ppl).

  • Anonymous

    @ Itmustbejj

    GB on a MT4G already huh? Nice! My girls 4G comes in tomorrow or friday and she cant wait for it.

    Since I put a Axura ROM on my Vibrant i’ve gotten about 50% better battery life and I can go an entire day now and have about 30% Batt left with casual use (browsing, texting).

    • Cccheel

      AMEN. After reading the Sansung 2.2 report, I finally went to XDA and began reading. A few hours later, I had Axura on my phone. WOW. No longer have the crazy lag, random reboots, freezing, GPS issues. And on top of all that, my battery life is soooooo much better.

      Don’t wait for the pathetic company that is Samsung to release 2.2 Go to XDA and do it yourself. Oh yea, and shame on T-Mobile for not forcing handset manufacturers to honor their pledges.

    • Cccheel

      AMEN. After reading the Sansung 2.2 report, I finally went to XDA and began reading. A few hours later, I had Axura on my phone. WOW. No longer have the crazy lag, random reboots, freezing, GPS issues. And on top of all that, my battery life is soooooo much better.

      Don’t wait for the pathetic company that is Samsung to release 2.2 Go to XDA and do it yourself. Oh yea, and shame on T-Mobile for not forcing handset manufacturers to honor their pledges.

  • Anonymous

    @ Itmustbejj

    GB on a MT4G already huh? Nice! My girls 4G comes in tomorrow or friday and she cant wait for it.

    Since I put a Axura ROM on my Vibrant i’ve gotten about 50% better battery life and I can go an entire day now and have about 30% Batt left with casual use (browsing, texting).

  • Itmustbejj

    @PimpStrong SetCPU is reason enough to root your phone. I think that is the biggest factor in my long battery life. And as far as worrying about voiding your warranty, it takes 5-10 minutes to unroot your phone before you take it back into the store. Besides, almost every T-Mo store I’ve gone to the employees have rooted phones and could care less (still not risking it though, just unroot/reset it).

    • Anonymous

      I’m set for performance at 1000 – 800 No powersave for me!

  • Dewdirty

    Samsung got me once with their promises (Behold II), never again! I avoid all Samsung products like the plague. I even bought a Samsung flat screen once and had to take it back when I got it home and it didn’t work. Samsung makes amazing products, they just don’t support them, so I will stick with great products from other sources with better support.

  • Anonymous

    HTC FTW!

  • Tumetaikami

    Vibrant gingerbread rom for the win. The community vs samsung, the community wins. I’ve been running running this rom for a good while and it is amazing. Screw samsung and their false promises

  • Anonymous

    David, I understand your vitriol with the story because you are a journalist but I think your comparison to area 51 and Roswell is going a little overboard. This rumor is not that far fetched at all. In fact, just because Samsung is making a promise to deliver it doesn’t mean that the delay isn’t because they are still working with the carriers to figure out if there should be cost applied. I’m not saying the story is true, but I am saying that it’s just as believable of an explanation as “we can’t get our touchwiz to work with froyo cause we are idiots”.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Oh I know its sensationalist but that was my point. To bring in two so totally ridiculous comparisons. I don’t know how closely you have been following this story but if you saw my inbox you would think espionage, international conspiracy and collusion were rampant between the wireless carriers. Point being, I know those comments were ridiculous and far off base, but I was trying to make it that way.

      • Anonymous

        LOL! I don’t think I want to see your inbox :-)

      • Anonymous

        LOL! I don’t think I want to see your inbox :-)

      • Anonymous

        LOL! I don’t think I want to see your inbox :-)

    • Anonymous

      Good comment Leaponover, but it is getting really ridiculous on the Net, all this talk about Samsung and T-Mobile, Samsung OR T-Mobile, or Samsung and Google, or maybe even Samsung and HTC/Motorola/RIM conspiring to not release 2.2 to us Vibrant owners.

      And now the tone has turned violent and people resorting to calling Samsung owners “stupid, foolish or dumb a-s-ses” for buying Samsung products.

      Kind of all bizarre considering we are talking about a cell phone update.

      The only amusing aspect to all this is how people in their basements in some mid-western state comment like they are totally in the know on what’s going on, and why who is doing what to whom. (Not saying you are in that group. One of em posted in here, calling us “stupid ass people” for believing Samsung. LOL.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I don’t like what Samsung did to Behold owners, but I’ve never owned a Samsung smartphone. I just think their PR really blew they way they have handled updates previously and brought this all upon themselves. You don’t see people bad mouthing HTC and asking why we haven’t gotten Gingerbread on the MyTouch 4G but you know very well when people get Froyo they are gonna start asking about Gingerbread. It’s really just poor PR from Samsung in my opinion and it’s going to be hard to reverse people’s perceptions of them at this point. They have a long road ahead of them.

  • Testament

    It’s amazing how people down android because when a new version comes out they think they’re phone suppose to get it. (not talking about samsung because they promised the update) Have y’all forgot about the time before android?
    In those days the only update you get was to fix known problems.(bugs if you will) To get an update on a htc wizard you had to hack it. I never saw one on trio 600/650. Symbian…ha forget about it.
    The only way to get a better version of software you had to buy another phone. Also because the OS was mostly proprietary it required more resources to make the device. (meaning it was more expensive to make) Android is for the most part open sourced and free. (the source code)
    I say let android be fragmented, that way we the consumer can have real choice vs. the proprietary (ie apple os). Just my humble opinion.

    • Anonymous

      I can atest to that.

  • Jonnypo357

    David! Stop trying to cover your ass, you and I know Samsung has Phucked everyone! Only stupid ass people will actually believe Samsung and will be the ones buying their products. I prefer Samsung just burn to the ground.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I’m not trying to cover anything?! I agree that Samsung needs to make good on this, I just don’t think there is some conspiracy going around.

    • Anonymous

      Uh… you should get over yourself and only speak for yourself.

      Very, very, very, very, very, very, very few people give a rip about updates and upgrades. Most of the 1.3 billion 2010 cell phone purchasers are happy with their handsets. In fact, Samsung being in the top three of handset manufacturers in the world, well I think it’s safe to say that 99.9999% of them are not “stupid ass people” as you describe them.

      Something really bad must have happened to you to say “Samsung has Phucked everyone” and you “prefer Samsung just burn to the ground.” What happened, did your $50 Samsung feature phone go kaput after you dropped it into the toilet? Don’t text while using the loo dude. Diarrhea has never been good for phones.

      And your crude comments, by the way, don’t square with this story, published 30 days ago. What a hilarious contrast your foul mouthed comment is to reality.

      I know, I know, you are smarter than everyone else. Sorry dude, you are gonna have to spring for another $50 phone. May I suggest flea markets or eBay.
      ____________________

      The October 2010 ComScore MobiLens report, which reported key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three-month average period ending October, found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 24.2 percent market share, while RIM led among smartphone platforms with 35.8 percent market share.

      The report ranked the leading mobile OEMs and smartphone operating system platforms in the United States according to their share of current mobile subscribers ages 13 and older, and reviewed the most popular activities and content accessed via the subscriber’s primary mobile phone.

      For the three-month period ending in October 2010, 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices, the report found.

      Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 24.2 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, up 1.1 percentage points from the three-month period ending in July. LG ranked second with 21.0 percent share, followed by Motorola (17.7 percent share), RIM (9.3 percent share, up 0.3 percentage points) and Nokia (7.1 percent share).

      The report noted 60.7 million people in the United States owned smartphones during the three months ending in October, up 14 percent from the preceding three-month period, representing one out of every four mobile subscribers. RIM was the leading mobile smartphone platform in the United States with 35.8 percent share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, followed by Apple with 24.6 percent share (up 0.8 percentage points).

    • Anonymous

      Uh… you should get over yourself and only speak for yourself.

      Very, very, very, very, very, very, very few people give a rip about updates and upgrades. Most of the 1.3 billion 2010 cell phone purchasers are happy with their handsets. In fact, Samsung being in the top three of handset manufacturers in the world, well I think it’s safe to say that 99.9999% of them are not “stupid ass people” as you describe them.

      Something really bad must have happened to you to say “Samsung has Phucked everyone” and you “prefer Samsung just burn to the ground.” What happened, did your $50 Samsung feature phone go kaput after you dropped it into the toilet? Don’t text while using the loo dude. Diarrhea has never been good for phones.

      And your crude comments, by the way, don’t square with this story, published 30 days ago. What a hilarious contrast your foul mouthed comment is to reality.

      I know, I know, you are smarter than everyone else. Sorry dude, you are gonna have to spring for another $50 phone. May I suggest flea markets or eBay.
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      The October 2010 ComScore MobiLens report, which reported key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three-month average period ending October, found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 24.2 percent market share, while RIM led among smartphone platforms with 35.8 percent market share.

      The report ranked the leading mobile OEMs and smartphone operating system platforms in the United States according to their share of current mobile subscribers ages 13 and older, and reviewed the most popular activities and content accessed via the subscriber’s primary mobile phone.

      For the three-month period ending in October 2010, 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices, the report found.

      Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 24.2 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, up 1.1 percentage points from the three-month period ending in July. LG ranked second with 21.0 percent share, followed by Motorola (17.7 percent share), RIM (9.3 percent share, up 0.3 percentage points) and Nokia (7.1 percent share).

      The report noted 60.7 million people in the United States owned smartphones during the three months ending in October, up 14 percent from the preceding three-month period, representing one out of every four mobile subscribers. RIM was the leading mobile smartphone platform in the United States with 35.8 percent share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, followed by Apple with 24.6 percent share (up 0.8 percentage points).

  • Adam Lamar

    David,

    First, the photo for the article is hilarious.

    However, I think some of your comments are untimely only because PC World republished a lot of the issues you alluded to as completely unsubstantiated rumors. PC World is a pretty respected source of information. I had ignored much of what was going around on this until they saw fit to publish..

  • Adam Lamar

    David,

    First, the photo for the article is hilarious.

    However, I think some of your comments are untimely only because PC World republished a lot of the issues you alluded to as completely unsubstantiated rumors. PC World is a pretty respected source of information. I had ignored much of what was going around on this until they saw fit to publish..

  • Adam Lamar

    David,

    First, the photo for the article is hilarious.

    However, I think some of your comments are untimely only because PC World republished a lot of the issues you alluded to as completely unsubstantiated rumors. PC World is a pretty respected source of information. I had ignored much of what was going around on this until they saw fit to publish..

  • Adam Lamar

    David,

    First, the photo for the article is hilarious.

    However, I think some of your comments are untimely only because PC World republished a lot of the issues you alluded to as completely unsubstantiated rumors. PC World is a pretty respected source of information. I had ignored much of what was going around on this until they saw fit to publish..

  • Anonymous

    Your right. I mean’t to say “2011 SuperAMOLED Plus” which you can only get on a Samsung. Talk crazy all you want but its the best screen out.

  • Cccheel

    While I do not believe a conspiracy per se is at foot, I do believe that Samsung has held off releasing 2.2 for Vibrant owners because they want people to purchase the new 4G vibrant when it comes out. Seeing as how 2.2 is only one of a few differences they can point to besides the FFC (which should have been there in the first place) and 4G (which the Vibrant can do anyways), they need something to market. If you don’t see the logic in that, then I don’t know what to tell you. There is simply no way that Froyo is “not ready” for U.S. Vibrants, seeing as how it is already running fins in the UK.

  • Cccheel

    While I do not believe a conspiracy per se is at foot, I do believe that Samsung has held off releasing 2.2 for Vibrant owners because they want people to purchase the new 4G vibrant when it comes out. Seeing as how 2.2 is only one of a few differences they can point to besides the FFC (which should have been there in the first place) and 4G (which the Vibrant can do anyways), they need something to market. If you don’t see the logic in that, then I don’t know what to tell you. There is simply no way that Froyo is “not ready” for U.S. Vibrants, seeing as how it is already running fins in the UK.

  • Grv

    Simply damage control. Never again samsung.

  • Grv

    Simply damage control. Never again samsung.

  • http://gamingblather.com/ Drak

    This just in…Samsung blames lack of updates on failed delivery by Santa Claus!
    A Samsung rep had this to say “Since Santa Claus let us down we are now going to send all updates via the Easter Bunny. We promise! Oh, and we strongly deny the rumor that our updates department consists of a chimp working on a Commodore64! It’s an Apple ][e!”

  • http://gamingblather.com/ Drak

    This just in…Samsung blames lack of updates on failed delivery by Santa Claus!
    A Samsung rep had this to say “Since Santa Claus let us down we are now going to send all updates via the Easter Bunny. We promise! Oh, and we strongly deny the rumor that our updates department consists of a chimp working on a Commodore64! It’s an Apple ][e!”