Samsung Vibrant Froyo Update Coming January 21st, Tomorrow!

Wow, this is going to be like winning the lottery for Samsung Vibrant owners who have been up in arms over the holdup of Android 2.2 Froyo for the Vibrant.  It’s coming, tomorrow according to PCMag and T-Mobile CMO Cole Brodman.  As with most updates, it will come in waves so not everyone will receive it on the first day.

Let me reiterate that point…NOT everyone will receive it on the first day.  It will be a staggered rollout.

So what was the holdup?  Purely technical says Brodman, not marketing, payment or sales.

“It was a quality control and timing issue,” Brodman said.  “The biggest challenge is integration and customization.”

Moving forward, T-Mobile will update all Android phones to new versions of the Android OS within 3-5 months after Google makes the new OS public.

Smartphone users expecting frequent upgrades is “new to us”, Brodman said, “and we’re going to have to step up and change the way we do things.”

Along with that, Brodman also mentioned the introduction of the 4G Galaxy S to be introduced at Mobile World Congress on February 13th.

PCMag

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  • http://twitter.com/gTechnology508 G-host

    Last time they did a staggered roll out 4 months later I still hadn’t got the update. Had to to go on kies to get it. I better be first in line for Froyo

    • Anonymous

      Same here, although I don’t think it was 4 months but something significant nonetheless.
      I wish that last mini update never happened, I believe it made my battery life even worse and Swype seems to get dumber by the day.

      No update for me yet today, has anyone confirmed that this isn’t just another bigfoot sighting?

    • Anonymous

      Same here, although I don’t think it was 4 months but something significant nonetheless.
      I wish that last mini update never happened, I believe it made my battery life even worse and Swype seems to get dumber by the day.

      No update for me yet today, has anyone confirmed that this isn’t just another bigfoot sighting?

  • Hosty

    nice.. tried mini kies but no love. Kies updates to a newer version but my phone is listed as “unregistered”. has stock Ji6.

    • http://twitter.com/gTechnology508 G-host

      same here

  • Guest

    so I guess this means all Vibrant owners will receive 2.3 in 3-5 months from now since that update was released publicly

  • Guest1

    @Hosty my produces same error “unregistered” is this normal before a major update? running stok JI6

    • Hosty

      not sure, my educated guess, the kies software is aware of JI6, it would be interesting to see if it registers a JI5 device.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZRK7M5OIPQLEXNDHTUOAHMHDZA Andrew W

        Mine is registered, but of course, no update!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZRK7M5OIPQLEXNDHTUOAHMHDZA Andrew W

        Mine is registered, but of course, no update!

  • Guest1

    @Hosty my produces same error “unregistered” is this normal before a major update? running stok JI6

  • pissed

    I just had a chat with a t-mobile agent, and this is what he has to say:

    “_James C: After checking I do not show that the update for the Samsung Vibrant to the Android 2.2 software has been released yet. That is being rolled out to our customers that have the MyTouch 1.2 though. So at this time we do not have any information about when that update will be rolled out for the Vibrant.”

    I knew it, t-mobile lied to shut all of us up.

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      OMG! its a conspiracy! quick! let the revolution begin! surely there must be something better to do somewhere.

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      OMG! its a conspiracy! quick! let the revolution begin! surely there must be something better to do somewhere.

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      OMG! its a conspiracy! quick! let the revolution begin! surely there must be something better to do somewhere.

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      OMG! its a conspiracy! quick! let the revolution begin! surely there must be something better to do somewhere.

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      OMG! its a conspiracy! quick! let the revolution begin! surely there must be something better to do somewhere.

  • pissed

    I just had a chat with a t-mobile agent, and this is what he has to say:

    “_James C: After checking I do not show that the update for the Samsung Vibrant to the Android 2.2 software has been released yet. That is being rolled out to our customers that have the MyTouch 1.2 though. So at this time we do not have any information about when that update will be rolled out for the Vibrant.”

    I knew it, t-mobile lied to shut all of us up.

  • pissed

    I just had a chat with a t-mobile agent, and this is what he has to say:

    “_James C: After checking I do not show that the update for the Samsung Vibrant to the Android 2.2 software has been released yet. That is being rolled out to our customers that have the MyTouch 1.2 though. So at this time we do not have any information about when that update will be rolled out for the Vibrant.”

    I knew it, t-mobile lied to shut all of us up.

  • pissed

    I just had a chat with a t-mobile agent, and this is what he has to say:

    “_James C: After checking I do not show that the update for the Samsung Vibrant to the Android 2.2 software has been released yet. That is being rolled out to our customers that have the MyTouch 1.2 though. So at this time we do not have any information about when that update will be rolled out for the Vibrant.”

    I knew it, t-mobile lied to shut all of us up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706370533 Dan Kups

    “Like winning the lotto” more like getting what we were promised at point of purchase. That being said seeing is believing. I finally gave up and rooted my phone to run Nero V5 (thanks Sombionix and Team Whiskey). I for one am locked into a new 2 yr family share plan and have been a loyal T-Mo customer for 6 years. I can tell you that once my contract is up it’s going to take some serious convincing by Samsung to get me to buy another one of their products and as far as T-Mo is concerned I will be watching to see if they follow through with their 3-5 month update policy if not then it will be goodbye T-Mobile

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706370533 Dan Kups

    “Like winning the lotto” more like getting what we were promised at point of purchase. That being said seeing is believing. I finally gave up and rooted my phone to run Nero V5 (thanks Sombionix and Team Whiskey). I for one am locked into a new 2 yr family share plan and have been a loyal T-Mo customer for 6 years. I can tell you that once my contract is up it’s going to take some serious convincing by Samsung to get me to buy another one of their products and as far as T-Mo is concerned I will be watching to see if they follow through with their 3-5 month update policy if not then it will be goodbye T-Mobile

  • sombionix

    As soon as the official ota files drop, we’ll be sure to update our rom with the latest files so your can all have a faster, more stable 2.2 experience.

    • bkg.brett

      Thanks Sombionix. You are the man. Team whiskey makes the best roms

    • Tweak222

      Sombionix FTW! :) Go Team Whiskey!

    • Tweak222

      Sombionix FTW! :) Go Team Whiskey!

  • sombionix

    As soon as the official ota files drop, we’ll be sure to update our rom with the latest files so your can all have a faster, more stable 2.2 experience.

  • sombionix

    As soon as the official ota files drop, we’ll be sure to update our rom with the latest files so your can all have a faster, more stable 2.2 experience.

  • Randy63080

    So I read this article yesterday and was hoping I might get lucky and see froyo on my phone today, then I called tmobile and they don’t have any information as to when an update will be available. How “TMobile” Good thing this site is around. So my question is if not today when will we all get froyo?

    • swehes

      It is done of Mini Kies. Go to Samsung’s website to download.

    • swehes

      It is done of Mini Kies. Go to Samsung’s website to download.

  • Randy63080

    So I read this article yesterday and was hoping I might get lucky and see froyo on my phone today, then I called tmobile and they don’t have any information as to when an update will be available. How “TMobile” Good thing this site is around. So my question is if not today when will we all get froyo?

  • JAVIWOOD

    I JUST NO CONNCECT TO MY KIES MINI AND IT JUST UPDATED MY VIBRANT HELL YEA IM IN HOUSTON,TX

  • JAVIWOOD

    I JUST NO CONNCECT TO MY KIES MINI AND IT JUST UPDATED MY VIBRANT HELL YEA IM IN HOUSTON,TX

  • Tarikida

    David, I read the original PCMag article. There is no references to January 21 date anywhere in that article.

  • Tarikida

    David, I read the original PCMag article. There is no references to January 21 date anywhere in that article.

  • Nava

    In case of not noticing the new post, here is a link

    http://www.tmonews.com/2011/01/samsung-vibrant-froyo-update-coming-via-mini-kies/

  • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

    Much to Samsung’s chagrin, the Froyo will be released from its holding cell deep within the Korean terrain…… when? Nobody knows for sure. Why now? Especially with Samsung unleashing the Vibrant 4G which launches with an OS better than Froyo and costs the same as a regular vibrant? Gonna be alot of p*ssed off vibrant owners out there. Run……from……Samsung…….quick

  • Hosty

    nice… got it thru kies. Smooth.

  • Hosty

    nice… got it thru kies. Smooth.

  • Hosty

    nice… got it thru kies. Smooth.

  • Matb321

    Just got it.seems good.Scored 960 on Quadrant.Watching flash videos online sweet.

  • FlyGuy

    Just got mine via OTA , Central IL

  • FlyGuy

    Just got mine via OTA , Central IL

  • FlyGuy

    Just got mine via OTA , Central IL

  • Dstorm

    This thing is laggy as hell, good keyboard is gone, sites with any flash navigate slow as hell, the only speed improvement i see is switching screens, stock jfd with root and lagfix i think rocks over froyo, if you need to have flash then go for it but there are a lot of lil things not to like as well.

  • Big L

    Keis keeps saying that my device is unregistered and it won’t let me do the update!

  • Tomjohn Pineda

    I got my upgrade but I got difficulty using my Windows 7 PC until I use my netbook with XP. Im very happy with Froyo but I still need to root to take out unwanted softwares. Its sticks like a sore thumb.