Samsung Vibrant 4G Launching February 23rd?

While most Samsung users are wondering just when exactly the original Vibrant might receive its update to Android 2.2, the Samsung Vibrant 4G has been blessed with a release date. As it stands, Samsung is taking a very public backlash (and by public, we mean by people who intensely follow cellphone blogs) but are forging ahead with the launch of an updated variant of the original Vibrant. So February 23rd looks to be the day you can scoop up the “next gen” Samsung Vibrant 4G as this screen grab from a ninja’s email shows. The real question is how many of you will be looking to this as your next device or have the actions of Samsung spurned you and caused you swear off them?

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  • Chris

    If this is the true release date, I will be in the store that day to see if they will exchange my vibrant.

    • Matlock!

      Ha good luck with that! Unless that Vibrant is within the 14 day buyer’s remorse policy, it aint gonna happen buddy! So don’t waste your time,or those employees’ time.

    • Archie7353

      Good luck with that.

  • Chris

    If this is the true release date, I will be in the store that day to see if they will exchange my vibrant.

  • Chris

    If this is the true release date, I will be in the store that day to see if they will exchange my vibrant.

  • http://twitter.com/RSN80 Frank

    I have the original Vibrant and this will be the last Samsung product I ever buy. While its a great device, the whole Froyo debacle, has soured me!!

    • Minioninnc

      Sold mine, was tired of being screwed over by the LACK of communication of Samsung and their lack of follow through on promises.

    • Minioninnc

      Sold mine, was tired of being screwed over by the LACK of communication of Samsung and their lack of follow through on promises.

      • Aaron Von Gauss

        Same here.

      • Aaron Von Gauss

        Same here.

      • Aaron Von Gauss

        Same here.

  • http://twitter.com/Pchris69 Paul Christensen

    Based on the specs I’ve seen so far it looks like this will be the one to replace my G1. I wanted a Nexus S, but with the reported specs, I think I have to go with the Vibrant 4G, and root it.

    • Anonymous

      why not the nexus s? guaranteed update to honeycomb, and with samsung controlling the vibrant updates, it’s likely you will never get gingerbread. all the same specs save the HSPA+, but check whether or not you are in a 4g area before you decide. if you know anyone with a MT4G or G2, tell them to download speed test, and see how close you get with 3g. you may find the gap isn’t that great.

    • Anonymous

      why not the nexus s? guaranteed update to honeycomb, and with samsung controlling the vibrant updates, it’s likely you will never get gingerbread. all the same specs save the HSPA+, but check whether or not you are in a 4g area before you decide. if you know anyone with a MT4G or G2, tell them to download speed test, and see how close you get with 3g. you may find the gap isn’t that great.

      • la rider

        I’ve had the MyTouch 4G and now a Galaxy Tab 3G. I’ve done speed tests with both all around LA County and Ventura Couty. The Galaxy Tab has always been faster and more reliable. At first I was worried that I wouldn’t get 4G speeds when I replaced the MyTouch 4G (terrible phone by the way), but it’s actually been the opposite. My internet speed is more reliable and faster on my Galaxy Tab. TMobile is much faster than everybody at least an Los Angeles.

        • Anonymous

          well take that for what you will. i would like a 4g phone (as i am currently rocking a nexus one, waiting for gingerbread…) but i can definitely live without it. even with all the 4g hooplah i almost pulled the trigger on a dell venue pro. HSDPA seems to pull down decent speeds on its own. i think i may wait for the 42mbps phones that drop later this year to get on the 4g bandwagon. but i am hoping to win a galaxy tab in this phonedog contest.

          oh and i almost forgot, stock beats touchwiz every time.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SQQCAN7ZQ4PGUKAY7NIMEWDUU cyberstoic

        Why not the nexus s? I don’t want to encourage samsung. So while it is nexus and the updates are from google, I don’t want google thinking that samsung was a good choice of partner for the phone and they totally chumped me with the samsung behold II which they abandoned when the vibrant came out.

        • Anonymous

          i laughed heartily at your comment, because i feel exactly the same way. i have a nexus one and was disappointed to find the next in the nexus line would be a samsung device. my gf had a vibrant and sold it for a nexus s tho (she got tired of waiting for froyo). i like the SAMOLED but the rest i could do without. i for one refuse to pay for anything but stock android.

        • Anonymous

          i laughed heartily at your comment, because i feel exactly the same way. i have a nexus one and was disappointed to find the next in the nexus line would be a samsung device. my gf had a vibrant and sold it for a nexus s tho (she got tired of waiting for froyo). i like the SAMOLED but the rest i could do without. i for one refuse to pay for anything but stock android.

        • Anonymous

          i laughed heartily at your comment, because i feel exactly the same way. i have a nexus one and was disappointed to find the next in the nexus line would be a samsung device. my gf had a vibrant and sold it for a nexus s tho (she got tired of waiting for froyo). i like the SAMOLED but the rest i could do without. i for one refuse to pay for anything but stock android.

  • http://twitter.com/Pchris69 Paul Christensen

    Based on the specs I’ve seen so far it looks like this will be the one to replace my G1. I wanted a Nexus S, but with the reported specs, I think I have to go with the Vibrant 4G, and root it.

  • Lunarr1

    First the Samsung behold, Samsung behold 2 and now the vibrant ppl need to wake up Samsung does not update their devices very well at all get an HTC phone they update consistently

    • Matlock!

      I guess the Mytouches have been updated consistently, LMAO!!! A full year after the mytouch 3g launched is when it got its update, and the Mytouch Slide is still waiting. Lord knows when the Mytouch 4g will be updated. And What does the Samsung behold have to do with anything, it wasnt a smartphone, just a feature phone with a nice camera. Get your story story straight before you start bashing.

      Outside of the tech nerds on these blogs the majority of the users of the Vibrant dont have any complaints about it not being updated to 2.2. So sorry to tell you this we are the minority, and in fact the Vibrant 4G will continue the hot selling streak of the regular Vibrant. That screen just blows people away and it has very good specs. all of you on here can bitchand complain about T-Mo not having any high end phone, well guess what they do. The Mytouch 4G, the G2, the Vibrant, the HD7 are all high end devices.

      From working for T-mo, especially in my location, which is a very high-end mall location, not everyone wants to pay top dollar for the phones, like us tech junkies do. They want the latest and greatest but dont want to have to pay $200 or more for it. I deal with people who bust out AMEX black cards, all the time, and all they do is bitch and complain about pricing on phones. To them its just a phone with some nice features and when I tell them about updates and all that, they look at me like im speaking in a foreign language. the average user is completely clueless as to what updates are coming out, or are avaialable, they want a nice phone that works.

    • Matlock!

      I guess the Mytouches have been updated consistently, LMAO!!! A full year after the mytouch 3g launched is when it got its update, and the Mytouch Slide is still waiting. Lord knows when the Mytouch 4g will be updated. And What does the Samsung behold have to do with anything, it wasnt a smartphone, just a feature phone with a nice camera. Get your story story straight before you start bashing.

      Outside of the tech nerds on these blogs the majority of the users of the Vibrant dont have any complaints about it not being updated to 2.2. So sorry to tell you this we are the minority, and in fact the Vibrant 4G will continue the hot selling streak of the regular Vibrant. That screen just blows people away and it has very good specs. all of you on here can bitchand complain about T-Mo not having any high end phone, well guess what they do. The Mytouch 4G, the G2, the Vibrant, the HD7 are all high end devices.

      From working for T-mo, especially in my location, which is a very high-end mall location, not everyone wants to pay top dollar for the phones, like us tech junkies do. They want the latest and greatest but dont want to have to pay $200 or more for it. I deal with people who bust out AMEX black cards, all the time, and all they do is bitch and complain about pricing on phones. To them its just a phone with some nice features and when I tell them about updates and all that, they look at me like im speaking in a foreign language. the average user is completely clueless as to what updates are coming out, or are avaialable, they want a nice phone that works.

    • jcj

      yes but they suck, which is why all the updates

  • rickb928

    If my wife can bear to have such a geek-looking phone, a free G2 is a better deal. But if she wants a keyboard, well, we have a problem. I can live without a VIbrant 4G, seeing the problems Samsung has had with the Vibrant v1. Do I want more of that? Nope, I can see the phone in a box and back to TMO in two days if the 4G has problems. I would like a G2, no prob. Gimme free! (as in beer and cel phones)

    • Matlock!

      Aside from the phone not getting updated to 2.2, and the GPS issue which out of all my friends that have the phone none of them have really experienced much issues with it since the first patch, I dont see anything else being wrong with the Vibrant. As a matter of fact I still want one, even though Im rocking a rooted G2 which I absolutely love. Im still envious of the Vibrant owners.

    • Matlock!

      Aside from the phone not getting updated to 2.2, and the GPS issue which out of all my friends that have the phone none of them have really experienced much issues with it since the first patch, I dont see anything else being wrong with the Vibrant. As a matter of fact I still want one, even though Im rocking a rooted G2 which I absolutely love. Im still envious of the Vibrant owners.

  • rickb928

    If my wife can bear to have such a geek-looking phone, a free G2 is a better deal. But if she wants a keyboard, well, we have a problem. I can live without a VIbrant 4G, seeing the problems Samsung has had with the Vibrant v1. Do I want more of that? Nope, I can see the phone in a box and back to TMO in two days if the 4G has problems. I would like a G2, no prob. Gimme free! (as in beer and cel phones)

  • ABCDANNY

    Does HTC have anything coming out other then mytouch and G series phones for TMO? Maybe something like the thunderbolt, or inspire or evo 4g?! I think that would be great!

  • ABCDANNY

    Does HTC have anything coming out other then mytouch and G series phones for TMO? Maybe something like the thunderbolt, or inspire or evo 4g?! I think that would be great!

  • Danny

    Anyone notice a pattern? It’s not just T-Mobile’s Vibrant that isn’t getting the timely update. It’ll the entire Galaxy S line here in the US. Sure other countries have gotten the update but the US is left out.

    From what I understand Samsung charges US carriers a fee per device to update each phone deployed. This same OS update fee is not charged by Motorola or HTC. The fee is big enough to where it becomes an issue where the carriers are refusing to pay it collectively. Some say all the carriers are refusing to pay this fee in unison so that Samsung retracts it.

    In the meantime if you want a US sold/branded Samsung device with Froyo without rooting you’ll have to buy the new versions coming out early this year.

  • Danny

    Anyone notice a pattern? It’s not just T-Mobile’s Vibrant that isn’t getting the timely update. It’ll the entire Galaxy S line here in the US. Sure other countries have gotten the update but the US is left out.

    From what I understand Samsung charges US carriers a fee per device to update each phone deployed. This same OS update fee is not charged by Motorola or HTC. The fee is big enough to where it becomes an issue where the carriers are refusing to pay it collectively. Some say all the carriers are refusing to pay this fee in unison so that Samsung retracts it.

    In the meantime if you want a US sold/branded Samsung device with Froyo without rooting you’ll have to buy the new versions coming out early this year.

  • Stream

    Have gone through 3 warranty exchanges for my Mytouch4G and customer care said after 3 or 4 replacements I can trade in my phone for a different model.
    Seems like the Vibrant 4G is the only model that has the closest related specs to the Mytouch4G so looks like this’ll be my next phone!
    SAMOLED GOODNESS WITH INCEPTION SAUCE ON THE SIDE!

    • la rider

      MyTouch 4G was a POS.

      I went to the prepaid 30 dollar 1500 plan and got a Tab for my data plan. I’m getting way better ’4G’ speeds on my Tab then I was on the MyTouch ’4G’? The Tab is an amazing device. I’ll admit that Samsung is not winning anybody over with the Froyo escapade, but how many people really care? My GF has a Captivate and she wants me to leave her phone alone because it works fine on 2.1. Not like she knows. For us geeks, we root and put one of the leaked 2.2 Froyo builds on. Doesn’t it seem odd that everybody else got Froyo on their Galaxy S and the US hasn’t? Also, every Tab has voice in world while the US gets nerfed. Carrier collusion???? If my Tab had voice, this would have been the end all for devices. If you haven’t seen one in person, go take a look at it. 7 inches is the perfect size, [That's what she said, let's save time]. But seriously, it really is portable unlike the IPad.

    • Ali1234

      Dont count on that i did that with my vibrant i had about 4 warrenty exchanges and they offered me a motorola cliq in exchange for my vibrant lol.

    • Ali1234

      Dont count on that i did that with my vibrant i had about 4 warrenty exchanges and they offered me a motorola cliq in exchange for my vibrant lol.

  • Stream

    Have gone through 3 warranty exchanges for my Mytouch4G and customer care said after 3 or 4 replacements I can trade in my phone for a different model.
    Seems like the Vibrant 4G is the only model that has the closest related specs to the Mytouch4G so looks like this’ll be my next phone!
    SAMOLED GOODNESS WITH INCEPTION SAUCE ON THE SIDE!

  • Stream

    Have gone through 3 warranty exchanges for my Mytouch4G and customer care said after 3 or 4 replacements I can trade in my phone for a different model.
    Seems like the Vibrant 4G is the only model that has the closest related specs to the Mytouch4G so looks like this’ll be my next phone!
    SAMOLED GOODNESS WITH INCEPTION SAUCE ON THE SIDE!

  • http://twitter.com/BiGMERF Marvin Feliciano

    No offense to anyone but you would seriously be a fool to buy this phone after the way they have abandoned the original vibrant. IMO

  • Anonymous

    Vibrant 4G….HA! The big story here really should be that new Samsung T259 “Sienna” coming out. C’mon, that thing probably has an awesome clamshell design with a VGA camera. I’m going out on a limb here, but I think that phone may even have the capabilities of playing mp3 files, although it’s probably too good to have a micro SD slot. ;)
    If the rumor of the Vibrant 46 having a FFC, then that could be a really cool phone. No keyboard yet, though

  • Anonymous

    Vibrant 4G….HA! The big story here really should be that new Samsung T259 “Sienna” coming out. C’mon, that thing probably has an awesome clamshell design with a VGA camera. I’m going out on a limb here, but I think that phone may even have the capabilities of playing mp3 files, although it’s probably too good to have a micro SD slot. ;)
    If the rumor of the Vibrant 46 having a FFC, then that could be a really cool phone. No keyboard yet, though

  • Anonymous

    Vibrant 4G….HA! The big story here really should be that new Samsung T259 “Sienna” coming out. C’mon, that thing probably has an awesome clamshell design with a VGA camera. I’m going out on a limb here, but I think that phone may even have the capabilities of playing mp3 files, although it’s probably too good to have a micro SD slot. ;)
    If the rumor of the Vibrant 46 having a FFC, then that could be a really cool phone. No keyboard yet, though

  • Nardva

    This phone may be worth getting as long as you don’t mind rooting it when there is a new update. I hope this phone comes with Gingerbread 2.3 at least. I was just about to use my upgrade on a free G2. Might hold off. I’m pretty sure after this phone has been out for a month or two it will be free with an upgrade. Downside is we may not see the Optimus 2x until April or May. That’s the phone I really wanted to use my upgrade on.

  • Anonymous

    I would also be pissed off if I bought the New Nexus S with no HSPA+, then only one month later they put out what I would call a pretty damn close device with the HSPA+ network. I own the Nexus One and absolutely love it, I just about cried when I saw that Samsung was involved with the Nexus project. HTC in my opinion is the best made device going, their hardware is 2nd to none. I also bought the MyTouch 4G, I think better then the Nexus S and the Vibrant hands down. I will never buy Samsung again.

    • http://twitter.com/BiGMERF Marvin Feliciano

      I have a Nexus S and prior to that had a N1. I love my Nexus S and the fact that it is not bogs down by carrier crapware. Thats what hold back updates, But in this case it is obvious what Samsung is doing. If anything it is genius on there part. Its exactly what apple has been doing for years now with the IPHONE. Updating it yearly ,Updating the OS When and only AFTER THEY RELEASE A NEW VERSION. What separates this and apples move is that Apple never promises any updates, while Samsung has been promising its Galaxy S followers an update since last summer. They dug there own hole with that.

      • mjN1

        Amen Marvin! N1 to NS user here! I totally agree with everything you said!

  • Anonymous

    Well I really like my Vibrant and don’t care about 2.2 (I don’t get caught up in getting updates. Patches and fixes, yes, those I want, but not Android updates).

    Truth be told all this update nonsense is Google’s / Android’s fault, coming out with new “OS” versions every few months, then leaking and talking about the next one, to two versions ahead. If Microsoft did that with its OSs the noise on the Net would be deafening. Not sure why the Internet has not called Google on all this. The mobile OS is so fragmented I feel like I heroically fell on a hand grenade.

    But I won’t get the Vibrant +. Mobile World Congress is in less than a month and the hot new tech will debut.

    Probably around August-Sept. my next phone will be a dual-core with dedicated graphics. It will have a 3.0 micro USB port, 64 GB microSD slot, 4″ SAMOLED or equivalent display, mini HDMI out, 4G, and all this will be in either a Samsung or HTC handset.

    • http://twitter.com/OpenSourceLovr People Person

      To you, perhaps Eclair is suiting your needs. You obviously bought the phone for it’s “pretty screen”, which is fine for some people. For more advanced users it is a real let down to pay for a $500 device that was fraudulently advertised by the manufacturer (Samsung) and we can not use the features we purchased the phone for.

    • http://twitter.com/OpenSourceLovr People Person

      To you, perhaps Eclair is suiting your needs. You obviously bought the phone for it’s “pretty screen”, which is fine for some people. For more advanced users it is a real let down to pay for a $500 device that was fraudulently advertised by the manufacturer (Samsung) and we can not use the features we purchased the phone for.

  • Anonymous

    Well I really like my Vibrant and don’t care about 2.2 (I don’t get caught up in getting updates. Patches and fixes, yes, those I want, but not Android updates).

    Truth be told all this update nonsense is Google’s / Android’s fault, coming out with new “OS” versions every few months, then leaking and talking about the next one, to two versions ahead. If Microsoft did that with its OSs the noise on the Net would be deafening. Not sure why the Internet has not called Google on all this. The mobile OS is so fragmented I feel like I heroically fell on a hand grenade.

    But I won’t get the Vibrant +. Mobile World Congress is in less than a month and the hot new tech will debut.

    Probably around August-Sept. my next phone will be a dual-core with dedicated graphics. It will have a 3.0 micro USB port, 64 GB microSD slot, 4″ SAMOLED or equivalent display, mini HDMI out, 4G, and all this will be in either a Samsung or HTC handset.

  • Af

    F*#K SAMDUNG! NO typo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    To me, further proof they are holding the upgrade on purpose. I mean come on, it’s so obvious. I don’t know what will happen, but I think the Vibrant 4G has a chance to really fail, big time. What will fed up and/or informed consumers do? Buy or pass? I say pass, lol!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    To me, further proof they are holding the upgrade on purpose. I mean come on, it’s so obvious. I don’t know what will happen, but I think the Vibrant 4G has a chance to really fail, big time. What will fed up and/or informed consumers do? Buy or pass? I say pass, lol!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    To me, further proof they are holding the upgrade on purpose. I mean come on, it’s so obvious. I don’t know what will happen, but I think the Vibrant 4G has a chance to really fail, big time. What will fed up and/or informed consumers do? Buy or pass? I say pass, lol!

  • http://twitter.com/raitchison Robert Aitchison

    Don’t count on it ever getting 2.3.

    Not sure why anyone would buy one of these, certainly if they ever cared about getting updates, Samsung’s track record is all too clear.

  • http://twitter.com/raitchison Robert Aitchison

    Don’t count on it ever getting 2.3.

    Not sure why anyone would buy one of these, certainly if they ever cared about getting updates, Samsung’s track record is all too clear.

  • http://twitter.com/raitchison Robert Aitchison

    Don’t count on it ever getting 2.3.

    Not sure why anyone would buy one of these, certainly if they ever cared about getting updates, Samsung’s track record is all too clear.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SQQCAN7ZQ4PGUKAY7NIMEWDUU cyberstoic

      Amen to that. I had/have a Samsung Behold II (which my 13 year old was thrilled to get) that was dead ended on 1.5 and abandoned by samsung after their ultra buggy 1.6 OTA update was pulled. Thank goodness for Eugene BH Man, and BearsFan with their rooted roms that gave new life to the phone. Never another Samsung again.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SQQCAN7ZQ4PGUKAY7NIMEWDUU cyberstoic

      Amen to that. I had/have a Samsung Behold II (which my 13 year old was thrilled to get) that was dead ended on 1.5 and abandoned by samsung after their ultra buggy 1.6 OTA update was pulled. Thank goodness for Eugene BH Man, and BearsFan with their rooted roms that gave new life to the phone. Never another Samsung again.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SQQCAN7ZQ4PGUKAY7NIMEWDUU cyberstoic

      Amen to that. I had/have a Samsung Behold II (which my 13 year old was thrilled to get) that was dead ended on 1.5 and abandoned by samsung after their ultra buggy 1.6 OTA update was pulled. Thank goodness for Eugene BH Man, and BearsFan with their rooted roms that gave new life to the phone. Never another Samsung again.

  • Claudia

    My husband bought the Vibrant when it was free a week or so ago. I love it, despite its lack of 2.2 (he won’t let me void the warranty by rooting it and flashing a 2.2 ROM). Like the masses, he will never miss the goodness that is FroYo.

    Me? I’m definitely buying the Vibrant 4G. It will already have 2.2 and 4G. Yes, I’m risking never getting Gingerbread or any other update, but as long as the new phone has 2.2 and longer battery life, I’m good. At least for now. I spend two hours on a van pool each day and watching TV shows and movies on that amazing screen is pure joy. Since no other T-Mo device screen compares, the new Vibrant is my only choice. Will just have to see what other T-Mo devices are launched between now and my May upgrade time.

    • Claudia

      Correction: I mean I added hubby to my plan. Obviously, the phone was free so he didn’t “buy” it.

      • http://twitter.com/OpenSourceLovr People Person

        Please don’t think like that. You are paying for the phone thru an expensive contract. I hate seeing people like you ripped off. Also, Samsung marketed this phone with “Froyo coming soon”, and a lot of people made the purchase because of what Samsung put in writing. Samsung fraudulently advertised these phones.

      • http://twitter.com/OpenSourceLovr People Person

        Please don’t think like that. You are paying for the phone thru an expensive contract. I hate seeing people like you ripped off. Also, Samsung marketed this phone with “Froyo coming soon”, and a lot of people made the purchase because of what Samsung put in writing. Samsung fraudulently advertised these phones.

      • Anonymous

        Claudia, I am sorry for you and your husband, you don’t have a clue how bad your decision was. In time you will realize this.

        • mjN1

          So true. Like what I said earlier, the only reason to get a Samsung is the screen. And as in time when you realize it felt you were forgotten by Samsung. I feel bad for the Vibrant users it is been too long promised an update. Kinda scary to gamble on a skinned Samsung.

        • mjN1

          So true. Like what I said earlier, the only reason to get a Samsung is the screen. And as in time when you realize it felt you were forgotten by Samsung. I feel bad for the Vibrant users it is been too long promised an update. Kinda scary to gamble on a skinned Samsung.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      Lol, I hear ya, but just remember this… This is exactly why they are holding the release of the 2.2 upgrade for the first Vibrant, to sell phone to customers like you! Your sure right about taking a risk in never getting Gingerbread, because even if you do, it will probably take forever. The only hope is that someone successfully sues Samsung and forces then to do what they promised…

      • microsimyes

        Really? Thats why they are holding this? You seem very certain. You sure it doesnt have anything to do with terrible bugs in the code, and having to rewrite it several times and have several test cycles?

        Don’t jump to conclusions.

    • mjN1

      I agree, Samsung has the BEST screen!!! Thats why I got the Nexus s coming from a Nexus one. I dont think anyone will have an update before the Nexus’ does. right?

    • mjN1

      I agree, Samsung has the BEST screen!!! Thats why I got the Nexus s coming from a Nexus one. I dont think anyone will have an update before the Nexus’ does. right?

  • Anonymous

    Google is getting close to the one update a year is what we keep hearing, apparently it was supposed to happen after Honeycomb, but Ice Cream is coming out a few months later. Till that happens Android updates on phones is going to be a hot topic. Usually I wouldn’t agree with the importance of getting the OS updated, however Froyo is light years ahead of Eclair. For that reason the 2.2 upgrade is a big deal. On the other hand the Gingerbread update doesn’t seem to add as much.

    In the end though, HTC seems to be doing a lot to update their phones and keep their customers happy. Samsung has FAILED in this aspect, people are frustrated, Whether you think its important or not, the public outlash has proved that the users are frustrated. There is no denying what the Super AMOLED is, My Nexus S screen makes my Nexus One look like it was made 5 years ago. I believe that this is the only reason that the Galaxy S line is selling so well.

  • Anonymous

    Google is getting close to the one update a year is what we keep hearing, apparently it was supposed to happen after Honeycomb, but Ice Cream is coming out a few months later. Till that happens Android updates on phones is going to be a hot topic. Usually I wouldn’t agree with the importance of getting the OS updated, however Froyo is light years ahead of Eclair. For that reason the 2.2 upgrade is a big deal. On the other hand the Gingerbread update doesn’t seem to add as much.

    In the end though, HTC seems to be doing a lot to update their phones and keep their customers happy. Samsung has FAILED in this aspect, people are frustrated, Whether you think its important or not, the public outlash has proved that the users are frustrated. There is no denying what the Super AMOLED is, My Nexus S screen makes my Nexus One look like it was made 5 years ago. I believe that this is the only reason that the Galaxy S line is selling so well.

  • Anonymous

    Google is getting close to the one update a year is what we keep hearing, apparently it was supposed to happen after Honeycomb, but Ice Cream is coming out a few months later. Till that happens Android updates on phones is going to be a hot topic. Usually I wouldn’t agree with the importance of getting the OS updated, however Froyo is light years ahead of Eclair. For that reason the 2.2 upgrade is a big deal. On the other hand the Gingerbread update doesn’t seem to add as much.

    In the end though, HTC seems to be doing a lot to update their phones and keep their customers happy. Samsung has FAILED in this aspect, people are frustrated, Whether you think its important or not, the public outlash has proved that the users are frustrated. There is no denying what the Super AMOLED is, My Nexus S screen makes my Nexus One look like it was made 5 years ago. I believe that this is the only reason that the Galaxy S line is selling so well.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      Your right, it’s one of it’s strongest selling points, however Samsung is literally going to ruin themselves if they don’t change their poor business model when it comes to update/upgrade support, watch. It is coming and will probably happen when Apple finally decides to release the iPhone to all carriers. I know people will buy an iPhone over any Android phone if they had the choice, I know.

      • Anonymous

        IPhone will not outsell android for 2 reasons:

        1. Variety, Consumers like variety, 3.7″ screen vs 4.3, Qwerty Keyboard, Samsung vs HTC vs LG, HDMI out, 3MP camera vs 8MP.

        2. Price, I just picked up a G2 for my wife for free (Thanks David for the heads up on the limited time offer). I want to see IPhone do that!

        This has nothing to do with who is “better” every OS has its issues. It doesn’t matter that I believe that the AOSP is genius and is what makes Android better. The entire world chose Windows over Apple in the 80′s and the exact same reasons that applied then apply now Apple will have a niche market and stay profitable but it will “lose” this war as well.

      • Anonymous

        IPhone will not outsell android for 2 reasons:

        1. Variety, Consumers like variety, 3.7″ screen vs 4.3, Qwerty Keyboard, Samsung vs HTC vs LG, HDMI out, 3MP camera vs 8MP.

        2. Price, I just picked up a G2 for my wife for free (Thanks David for the heads up on the limited time offer). I want to see IPhone do that!

        This has nothing to do with who is “better” every OS has its issues. It doesn’t matter that I believe that the AOSP is genius and is what makes Android better. The entire world chose Windows over Apple in the 80′s and the exact same reasons that applied then apply now Apple will have a niche market and stay profitable but it will “lose” this war as well.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      Your right, it’s one of it’s strongest selling points, however Samsung is literally going to ruin themselves if they don’t change their poor business model when it comes to update/upgrade support, watch. It is coming and will probably happen when Apple finally decides to release the iPhone to all carriers. I know people will buy an iPhone over any Android phone if they had the choice, I know.

  • Steelie

    Love my Vibrant but Samsung’s left a sour taste in my mouth. Next phone won’t be a Samsung device.
    Might be LG tho :D

    • JDogg5281

      dont go to moto either

    • Anonymous

      You do realize that Samsung owns LG, right?!?!? LG hasn’t proved anything yet, I would go HTC, then Moto before I look at Samsung or LG.

    • Anonymous

      You do realize that Samsung owns LG, right?!?!? LG hasn’t proved anything yet, I would go HTC, then Moto before I look at Samsung or LG.

  • Rhumbaclave

    I am planning on making this my first non-iPhone device in 3 years. Looks sweet but I am a little nervous I do love my iphone.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      Two things you can count on with your new Samsung phone (that will make you miss your iPhone bad), 1. buggy software build; and 2. absolutely not update/upgrade support. Gosh I can’t wait for T-Mobile USA to get the iPhone, lol!

    • mjN1

      Advice to you, If you are planing to jump the Android wagon, try to get a nexus phone if OS updates mean a lot to you. If not, go ahead and pick one or even two…. I love android but iOS, everyone is the same and gets updates at the same time. Thats why I roll with a nexus one and nexus s.

  • Rhumbaclave

    I am planning on making this my first non-iPhone device in 3 years. Looks sweet but I am a little nervous I do love my iphone.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    Oh, yeah, almost forgot. They released the original Vibrant with a copy of a blockbuster movie (Avatar), then are planning to release this “upgraded” model with Inception? Really folks, this is more than just a red flag, it’s a bad omen, lol!

    • Anonymous

      Its a Samsung product.

      To all here that plan to buy this phone my condolences. Ahead of time I am telling you, you will become a frustrated Samsung consumer within less than half a year from when you purchase the phone.

      I would never consider a Samsung phone again.

      T Mobile has set the date for the 4G. bad move.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

        Agreed. BIG MISTAKE on T-Mobiles behalf!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

        Agreed. BIG MISTAKE on T-Mobiles behalf!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

        Agreed. BIG MISTAKE on T-Mobiles behalf!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

        Agreed. BIG MISTAKE on T-Mobiles behalf!

  • http://twitter.com/OpenSourceLovr People Person

    It is unacceptable that Samsung released this line of phones with the amount of bugs they have, that Samsung marketed these phone to update soon & haven’t released the update, that they continually are vague rude and deliberately misleading to their customers who inquire about the update we paid for. This borderline illegal behavior from Samsung would not be tolerated in any other industry. Samsung needs to be held accountable for misrepresenting the service they promised to provide for these phones. 4-6 months is roughly 1/4 of a cell phone’s useful lifespan (and 1/4 of a 2yr contract). We, as customers, need to escalate this through litigation. I for one feel entirely ripped off and defrauded by Samsung.

  • http://twitter.com/OpenSourceLovr People Person

    It is unacceptable that Samsung released this line of phones with the amount of bugs they have, that Samsung marketed these phone to update soon & haven’t released the update, that they continually are vague rude and deliberately misleading to their customers who inquire about the update we paid for. This borderline illegal behavior from Samsung would not be tolerated in any other industry. Samsung needs to be held accountable for misrepresenting the service they promised to provide for these phones. 4-6 months is roughly 1/4 of a cell phone’s useful lifespan (and 1/4 of a 2yr contract). We, as customers, need to escalate this through litigation. I for one feel entirely ripped off and defrauded by Samsung.

  • http://twitter.com/OpenSourceLovr People Person

    It is unacceptable that Samsung released this line of phones with the amount of bugs they have, that Samsung marketed these phone to update soon & haven’t released the update, that they continually are vague rude and deliberately misleading to their customers who inquire about the update we paid for. This borderline illegal behavior from Samsung would not be tolerated in any other industry. Samsung needs to be held accountable for misrepresenting the service they promised to provide for these phones. 4-6 months is roughly 1/4 of a cell phone’s useful lifespan (and 1/4 of a 2yr contract). We, as customers, need to escalate this through litigation. I for one feel entirely ripped off and defrauded by Samsung.

  • http://twitter.com/OpenSourceLovr People Person

    It is unacceptable that Samsung released this line of phones with the amount of bugs they have, that Samsung marketed these phone to update soon & haven’t released the update, that they continually are vague rude and deliberately misleading to their customers who inquire about the update we paid for. This borderline illegal behavior from Samsung would not be tolerated in any other industry. Samsung needs to be held accountable for misrepresenting the service they promised to provide for these phones. 4-6 months is roughly 1/4 of a cell phone’s useful lifespan (and 1/4 of a 2yr contract). We, as customers, need to escalate this through litigation. I for one feel entirely ripped off and defrauded by Samsung.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      This is the growing opinion of all Galaxy S users in the United States. They are realizing the oddity to the lack of update/upgrade support and anger is going to continue to grow. It does not even matter if Samsung releases the upgrade tomorrow. I can guarantee you that the upgrade build that they are going to release is going to be sorry and have bugs, and this after preaching about “testing” so much due to the complexity and unique functionality bull corn snow job they gave everyone. They can’t even get the Nexus S right folks.

  • Rensack

    Boycot Samsung people!!!! Don’t be suck in with there device.

  • Andrews

    Lets get real for a second guys. EVERY manufacturer puts off updating software no matter the carrier or device (exception being a Google phone). I am a techy like everyone else here but the vibrant is powerful enough to handle launchers and other things that make up for the lack of most of 2.2′s features.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      Uh, Motorola and HTC didn’t waste any time releasing 2.2 so what in the world are you taking about bro?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      Uh, Motorola and HTC didn’t waste any time releasing 2.2 so what in the world are you taking about bro?

    • http://twitter.com/OpenSourceLovr People Person

      That would be fine IF Samsung didn’t market this phone with the upgrade coming! Froyo will bring increased performance, utilization of current apps etc. Just because the outdated OS suits your needs doesn’t mean other people have the same expectations from their phone. Again, Samsung marketed and advertised this update.

    • http://twitter.com/OpenSourceLovr People Person

      That would be fine IF Samsung didn’t market this phone with the upgrade coming! Froyo will bring increased performance, utilization of current apps etc. Just because the outdated OS suits your needs doesn’t mean other people have the same expectations from their phone. Again, Samsung marketed and advertised this update.

  • QDOG8

    Listen to this theory: Apple doesn’t release the new iOS update before they release the new iPhone. They release the update around the same time the new idevice comes out. So maybe Samsung is planning on releasing the Samsung- skinned froyo around the same time as the Samsung- skinned froyo device. As much as the “holding froyo hostage” theory sounds, this could be true as well.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      Perhaps, but one thing is for sure. Whatever they finally release better fix the GPS problem or there is going to be heck to pay. Can you say product recall, lol?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      Perhaps, but one thing is for sure. Whatever they finally release better fix the GPS problem or there is going to be heck to pay. Can you say product recall, lol?

  • Petey

    I don’t care about samsung phones, when are they gonna get the iphone!

    • mjN1

      iPhone? lol…..

    • mjN1

      iPhone? lol…..

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

    I wanted the Vibrant , alot! But with the G2 free, I bought that today..

    • anonIMUS

      I’ll stick with my hd2, so I can run windows 6.5 Android 2.3, or windows phone seven. The g2 = Doodoo thats why its free LOL

  • la rider

    I knew all the trolls would start coming. There are a lot of people who don’t care about the upgrade and their phones work fine. Root your phone if you want Froyo so bad.

    • Taaars

      its not the fact that the vibrant doesn’t work, its samsung lack of support to the phone that is making people upset at this unit..they turned their back on the behold and they are doing it again with the vibrant, as the old saying goes “damn you for fooling me one, damn me for fooling me twice”.

      *** I have a rooted vibrant and love it, but still would never buy another samsung again.

      • la rider

        You should be happy your phone was so easy to root.

        • Taaars

          what about people who are afraid to root because it will void their warranty and know about froyo?, each android advancement brings along fixes that make the phone faster and less power hungry, these people know about it and would like their device to be supported, but samsung clearly is dragging their feet with lead waits to get these updates out, you can defend samsung all you want, in the end they are wrong for not supporting a device again and really should be on a black list of phone suppliers for people to buy from.

    • http://twitter.com/OpenSourceLovr People Person

      Trolls, huh. You’re really calling people trolls that want what they paid for?

    • archboy

      I certainly don’t think its trolling when clearly Samsung are shady in the business of just selling the phone and screwing the customers. Trolls that they rather put out the same phone with 2.3 instead of updating their 10 million customers. Trolls that they are extorting the carriers to pay for updates which should be part of the phone unless it is legacy.

      Most people don’t even know what ‘rooting’ is nevertheless how too. Joe six packs just wants his phone to work and get updated and not have to dig around XDA endless pages of how to’s to put froyo on this phone. This is where I have to admit Apple did right. They control the updating and not let carriers, OEMs dish it out because if it was up to them…they just sell you a new Vibrant 4G.

      • la rider

        Joe six pack doesn’t even know what Froyo is let alone frozen yogurt.

    • la rider

      All I’m saying is, is that the Samsung phones are the easiest phones to root and unlock. They keep on leaking ‘Froyo’ and are the quickest in releasing source code for their builds. Just root the phone, there really is no risk and the community to support is all at xda-developers. I’m not sure why Froyo is not released in America and everywhere else in the world. If I had to take a guess, I would say that it is because America is the most litigious country in the world and if anything goes wrong it’s a guaranteed lawsuit. With that all being said, it really is easy to root and load a new ROM, much easier than HTC or Motorola. xda-developers.com is your friend

  • Anonymous

    Well I wouldn’t jump on the MOTO bandwagon too quickly either. It took over a YEAR to get the eclair update on my cliq!!!

    • BO

      And my Cliq still sucks ass!!

      • Anonymous

        Exactly! I have been out of contract since November but waiting to see if
        tmo gets something worth staying for. I’ve been with tmo since 2001 when
        they were voicestream but I am sick of the second rate phones and crappy
        coverage. As I type this, I am on edge!! I cant even get 3G so who cares
        about the 4G speeds if I cant use them?

      • Anonymous

        Exactly! I have been out of contract since November but waiting to see if
        tmo gets something worth staying for. I’ve been with tmo since 2001 when
        they were voicestream but I am sick of the second rate phones and crappy
        coverage. As I type this, I am on edge!! I cant even get 3G so who cares
        about the 4G speeds if I cant use them?

      • Anonymous

        Exactly! I have been out of contract since November but waiting to see if
        tmo gets something worth staying for. I’ve been with tmo since 2001 when
        they were voicestream but I am sick of the second rate phones and crappy
        coverage. As I type this, I am on edge!! I cant even get 3G so who cares
        about the 4G speeds if I cant use them?

    • BO

      And my Cliq still sucks ass!!