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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  • Neok182

    okay, i must be dead. a galaxy s update? coming? for real? in the united states?

    so i guess i’m just to assume that world peace, no more hunger, universal healthcare, and flying pigs will be coming today as well?

    • Johnml2008

      Might want to take an umbrella in case there are flying pigs out there….it could get messy

    • Guest

      Yeah, I have a year old bold and am waiting on the latest 5.0 upgrade. Forget about 6 that AT&T and Verizon have pushed. This is a joke!

    • Guest

      Yeah, I have a year old bold and am waiting on the latest 5.0 upgrade. Forget about 6 that AT&T and Verizon have pushed. This is a joke!

  • Mighty interesting timing, that they are announcing the update mere days after all the uproar and conspiracies regarding the LONG delay for said update.

    I suspect that if the uproar had not occurred we would not be seeing this update so soon /moreconspiracies

    • Anonymous

      Strongly agree!!

  • Mighty interesting timing, that they are announcing the update mere days after all the uproar and conspiracies regarding the LONG delay for said update.

    I suspect that if the uproar had not occurred we would not be seeing this update so soon /moreconspiracies

  • Anthony Cross78

    oh okay, if this happens should have kept my vibrant and had the nexus s. the vibrant is so much easier too root. oh well i just will snag one on a for sale site

  • Anthony Cross78

    oh okay, if this happens should have kept my vibrant and had the nexus s. the vibrant is so much easier too root. oh well i just will snag one on a for sale site

  • Anthony Cross78

    oh okay, if this happens should have kept my vibrant and had the nexus s. the vibrant is so much easier too root. oh well i just will snag one on a for sale site

  • Anonymous

    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.”

    I like the sound of that as well, true or not. Maybe they will change their requirements on their upcoming phones to make them more easy to update. Especially after this Galaxy S 2 nightmare.

    Well my brother will be glad to know that he will soon be able to view Flash video directly on websites soon finally. His punk @$$ wouldn’t root his Vibrant.

    • Anonymous

      Galaxy S 2.2* nightmare

    • Anonymous

      Yes, that was good to see that maybe T-Mo will learn from all this. It’s certainly a better statement than the one Moto put out yesterday.

  • Petey

    I’m not excited until I see that update is on my phone and How long do I have to wait for the next update after this?

  • T-MobileCEO

    Haha oh you Samsung fanboys… Does anyone know how long it took for the MT3G to even get an update and you guys are all crying because you’ve been on the same update since July.

    Get over it and deal with it or get a new phone.

    • Neok182

      when the MT3G launched, neither HTC or T-Mobile promised any update past 1.6. When that update was announced it was more of a nice gift considering HTC and Google said many times that the MT3G/G1 would never get android 2.

      The Galaxy S phones were released with samsung and all the providers saying they would be updated to 2.2 as soon as possible. Then all the euro versions got updated, and all the major motorola and htc devices got updated, including the MT3G. All while we just keep hearing the same thing over and over again about the Galaxy S, there are “issues” with the update. But if so then why does it work perfectly in europe but not in the US.

      assuming this is actually happening, it’s a sign that t-mobile is at least doing the right thing, but until samsung releases a device and updates it within 1-2 months of the new version of android being released i still don’t trust them.

  • T-MobileCEO

    Haha oh you Samsung fanboys… Does anyone know how long it took for the MT3G to even get an update and you guys are all crying because you’ve been on the same update since July.

    Get over it and deal with it or get a new phone.

  • T-MobileCEO

    Haha oh you Samsung fanboys… Does anyone know how long it took for the MT3G to even get an update and you guys are all crying because you’ve been on the same update since July.

    Get over it and deal with it or get a new phone.

  • BC

    Anyone know what enhancements/bug fixes are included in this update?

    • Anonymous

      I’m wondering this too BC. I hope it fixes the lag and has GPS improvements.

    • Anonymous

      I’m wondering this too BC. I hope it fixes the lag and has GPS improvements.

    • Anonymous

      I’m wondering this too BC. I hope it fixes the lag and has GPS improvements.

    • Anonymous

      I’m wondering this too BC. I hope it fixes the lag and has GPS improvements.

    • Anonymous

      I’m wondering this too BC. I hope it fixes the lag and has GPS improvements.

  • BC

    Anyone know what enhancements/bug fixes are included in this update?

  • BC

    Anyone know what enhancements/bug fixes are included in this update?

  • for those of you on the other side of the spectrum sending an OTA is not as easy as hitting a button. 50K things go wrong and takes a while to fix it. The last thing u wanna do is send an OTA w/a bug and then have 50M ppl complaining about that bug online like if there wasn’t any more important things to life than being able to save Apps to your SD card. FROYO IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE MUCH ON YOUR VIBRANTS LITTLE ONES, and its sure as hell not gonna give u a front facing camera or HSPA+. So sorry for those of you who got Vibrants and like David said do NOT expect to get OTA tomorrow. Consider yourself lucky if you do but if u don’t, it could be easily a month or 3 months b4 you get it so don’t get your panties twisted

    • David

      Just post it and let us download it…save a of of time…

    • David

      Just post it and let us download it…save a of of time…

    • David

      Just post it and let us download it…save a of of time…

  • for those of you on the other side of the spectrum sending an OTA is not as easy as hitting a button. 50K things go wrong and takes a while to fix it. The last thing u wanna do is send an OTA w/a bug and then have 50M ppl complaining about that bug online like if there wasn’t any more important things to life than being able to save Apps to your SD card. FROYO IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE MUCH ON YOUR VIBRANTS LITTLE ONES, and its sure as hell not gonna give u a front facing camera or HSPA+. So sorry for those of you who got Vibrants and like David said do NOT expect to get OTA tomorrow. Consider yourself lucky if you do but if u don’t, it could be easily a month or 3 months b4 you get it so don’t get your panties twisted

  • for those of you on the other side of the spectrum sending an OTA is not as easy as hitting a button. 50K things go wrong and takes a while to fix it. The last thing u wanna do is send an OTA w/a bug and then have 50M ppl complaining about that bug online like if there wasn’t any more important things to life than being able to save Apps to your SD card. FROYO IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE MUCH ON YOUR VIBRANTS LITTLE ONES, and its sure as hell not gonna give u a front facing camera or HSPA+. So sorry for those of you who got Vibrants and like David said do NOT expect to get OTA tomorrow. Consider yourself lucky if you do but if u don’t, it could be easily a month or 3 months b4 you get it so don’t get your panties twisted

  • for those of you on the other side of the spectrum sending an OTA is not as easy as hitting a button. 50K things go wrong and takes a while to fix it. The last thing u wanna do is send an OTA w/a bug and then have 50M ppl complaining about that bug online like if there wasn’t any more important things to life than being able to save Apps to your SD card. FROYO IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE MUCH ON YOUR VIBRANTS LITTLE ONES, and its sure as hell not gonna give u a front facing camera or HSPA+. So sorry for those of you who got Vibrants and like David said do NOT expect to get OTA tomorrow. Consider yourself lucky if you do but if u don’t, it could be easily a month or 3 months b4 you get it so don’t get your panties twisted

  • Steve

    What a joke. I won’t believe it until it actually shows up on my phone.

    • Robert

      I second that.

    • Robert

      I second that.

  • And still no news on the Mytouch Slide….. Froyo would surely boost resale value.

    • Kelleyvictoria

      that’s what I’m sayin’ I’m afraid to root.. not that great at the computer. when?

    • Kelleyvictoria

      that’s what I’m sayin’ I’m afraid to root.. not that great at the computer. when?

    • Anonymous

      There was news just last week. There are a few problems with the update, but they are working on them and hope to provide it soon.

  • rickb928

    “T-Mobile will stiff to update all Android ”

    Still trying to get the ‘stiff’ image out of my mind. Arghhh!

  • Anonymous

    Its my birthday tomorrow (thanks) T-Mobile! (I dont even have a Vibrant anymore… but thanks)

  • Anonymous

    Its my birthday tomorrow (thanks) T-Mobile! (I dont even have a Vibrant anymore… but thanks)

  • CB2

    So about that Nexus One and G2 to Gingerbread 2.3 update Mr. Brodman…

    • Neok182

      Nexus Device updates are handled by google, t-mobile has nothing to do with those. The nexus s is getting a fix for the SMS bug this week, and the Nexus One is suppose to be getting gingerbread by the end of february.

      The G2 on the other hand is an HTC device so it’ll be up to HTC and T-Mobile how that goes. Most likely HTC is focusing on updating their sense devices to 2.3 first, but since the G2 is a semi-stock android device it should get an update within the next 2-3 months.

      • bmg314

        Betcha 100 monopoly bucks the G2 gets it before any other HTC device in the states. AND I’ll double that bet to cover the fact that it happens by the middle of March. ;)

      • bmg314

        Betcha 100 monopoly bucks the G2 gets it before any other HTC device in the states. AND I’ll double that bet to cover the fact that it happens by the middle of March. ;)

      • bmg314

        Betcha 100 monopoly bucks the G2 gets it before any other HTC device in the states. AND I’ll double that bet to cover the fact that it happens by the middle of March. ;)

    • Neok182

      Nexus Device updates are handled by google, t-mobile has nothing to do with those. The nexus s is getting a fix for the SMS bug this week, and the Nexus One is suppose to be getting gingerbread by the end of february.

      The G2 on the other hand is an HTC device so it’ll be up to HTC and T-Mobile how that goes. Most likely HTC is focusing on updating their sense devices to 2.3 first, but since the G2 is a semi-stock android device it should get an update within the next 2-3 months.

  • NFS

    Just got finished installing a new ROM.. FU Tmobile

    • Erikmsims

      me too… literally last night I rooted my phone with froyo and I’m FINALLY getting the real thing in the coming days… great.

      • Anonymous

        If you flashed the KA6 leak, it’s likely the one they are starting to send out tomorrow. This is still good news for people that like to flash custom roms, much more stable roms will be available now.

    • Erikmsims

      me too… literally last night I rooted my phone with froyo and I’m FINALLY getting the real thing in the coming days… great.

    • Erikmsims

      me too… literally last night I rooted my phone with froyo and I’m FINALLY getting the real thing in the coming days… great.

  • NFS

    Just got finished installing a new ROM.. FU Tmobile

  • Junkmail

    some people are asking what is so great about this? we get the source code!!!! HACKERS REJOICE!!!!! FINALLY WE WILL HAVE A FULL STABLE AND EVEN MORE AWESOME ROM!!!! LETS GO TEAM WHISKEY LETS GO EUGENE373!!!! ONTO GINGERBREAD NOW! LOL

  • Junkmail

    some people are asking what is so great about this? we get the source code!!!! HACKERS REJOICE!!!!! FINALLY WE WILL HAVE A FULL STABLE AND EVEN MORE AWESOME ROM!!!! LETS GO TEAM WHISKEY LETS GO EUGENE373!!!! ONTO GINGERBREAD NOW! LOL

  • Junkmail

    some people are asking what is so great about this? we get the source code!!!! HACKERS REJOICE!!!!! FINALLY WE WILL HAVE A FULL STABLE AND EVEN MORE AWESOME ROM!!!! LETS GO TEAM WHISKEY LETS GO EUGENE373!!!! ONTO GINGERBREAD NOW! LOL

  • Anonymous

    Good Job TmoNews staff! Way to crank out the stories! Keep up the good work :)

  • Anonymous

    Good Job TmoNews staff! Way to crank out the stories! Keep up the good work :)

  • swehes

    Maybe T-mobile should leave their bloatware out of development and push out the updates faster.

    • hi!

      AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • hi!

      AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • hi!

      AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • swehes

    Maybe T-mobile should leave their bloatware out of development and push out the updates faster.

  • swehes

    Maybe T-mobile should leave their bloatware out of development and push out the updates faster.

  • Vibrant

    The cries were getting too loud for Tmobile/Samsung. They better release it already. There was so much “samsung boycott” talks everywhere. Now this high-end samsung device will be up to date with the majority of current Android phones.

    I’m not even bothering dreaming about 2.3. I know they won’t update it to this in my lifetime. Let’s just be happy we got 2.2.

  • Vibrant

    The cries were getting too loud for Tmobile/Samsung. They better release it already. There was so much “samsung boycott” talks everywhere. Now this high-end samsung device will be up to date with the majority of current Android phones.

    I’m not even bothering dreaming about 2.3. I know they won’t update it to this in my lifetime. Let’s just be happy we got 2.2.

  • Vibrant

    The cries were getting too loud for Tmobile/Samsung. They better release it already. There was so much “samsung boycott” talks everywhere. Now this high-end samsung device will be up to date with the majority of current Android phones.

    I’m not even bothering dreaming about 2.3. I know they won’t update it to this in my lifetime. Let’s just be happy we got 2.2.

  • Vibrant

    The cries were getting too loud for Tmobile/Samsung. They better release it already. There was so much “samsung boycott” talks everywhere. Now this high-end samsung device will be up to date with the majority of current Android phones.

    I’m not even bothering dreaming about 2.3. I know they won’t update it to this in my lifetime. Let’s just be happy we got 2.2.

  • hotrodthelovegod

    i am glad for the update coming. can anyone tell me what to officially expect from the 2.2 other than lag fixes and flash?

    • Wifi calling, wifi hotspot, slightly modified UI, some new bloatware, Avatar 2, TV Everywhere, Avatar 3, a Galaxy Tab, retinal eye recognition, forward facing camera, iTunes App Store access, olympic gold medal… well maybe the first four.

  • hotrodthelovegod

    i am glad for the update coming. can anyone tell me what to officially expect from the 2.2 other than lag fixes and flash?

  • hotrodthelovegod

    i am glad for the update coming. can anyone tell me what to officially expect from the 2.2 other than lag fixes and flash?

  • Nava

    I was chatting with T-mobile online support personal about this update and they are still giving out the standard statement that the release date is not yet available. This makes me doubt if the push is going to happen tomorrow.

    • The company CMO said it was happening tomorrow, he’s top 3 in the company, are you really going to believe online support or someone who has a title in the company?

      • phonegeek

        please David say that statement one more time to make sure they read it ( sorry for cosigning) but very true

      • phonegeek

        please David say that statement one more time to make sure they read it ( sorry for cosigning) but very true

      • phonegeek

        please David say that statement one more time to make sure they read it ( sorry for cosigning) but very true

      • Nava

        I see your point and agree with you about reliability of the source. I guess it is the communication gaps between support team and decision makers. Looking forward to getting android 2.2 on my vibrant.

      • Nava

        I see your point and agree with you about reliability of the source. I guess it is the communication gaps between support team and decision makers. Looking forward to getting android 2.2 on my vibrant.

      • He’s the CMO. Which means that’s what management is planning (though I’d be more likely to trust the chief operations officer with info of this sort), and it’s probably the corporate plan, but whether it carries through is actually more along the service side of things.

        In other words, it’s like Intel head honchos announcing a new chip. Sure, that’s the company plan, but until that chip is being assembled by the actual workers on the actual plant floor, that chip is still vapor.

    • The company CMO said it was happening tomorrow, he’s top 3 in the company, are you really going to believe online support or someone who has a title in the company?

    • The company CMO said it was happening tomorrow, he’s top 3 in the company, are you really going to believe online support or someone who has a title in the company?

    • Sorry to say that people who work at Tmo aren’t required to read their info page every day, nor are they forced to read David’s masterpiece of a blog. I for one get all of my info from engadget, Tmo news and twitter. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!

    • Sorry to say that people who work at Tmo aren’t required to read their info page every day, nor are they forced to read David’s masterpiece of a blog. I for one get all of my info from engadget, Tmo news and twitter. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!

    • Sorry to say that people who work at Tmo aren’t required to read their info page every day, nor are they forced to read David’s masterpiece of a blog. I for one get all of my info from engadget, Tmo news and twitter. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!

  • Anonymous

    OK so does that mean that we all (we the android nation of Tmobile) will be gettin Gingerbread in about 3 months!?

    And yeah buy that time…. ice cream sandwich will probably be out/ready!

  • Anonymous

    OK so does that mean that we all (we the android nation of Tmobile) will be gettin Gingerbread in about 3 months!?

    And yeah buy that time…. ice cream sandwich will probably be out/ready!

  • David

    Samsung sent its base 2.2 upgrade to T-Mobile in late November after stating “SOON” back in JULY (4 months is not soon folks, 4 days is SOON) and now T-mobile after being forced to speak-up that they have had it for over 7 weeks. Guess CUSTOMER angry postings got their attention to lie some more, wifi calling has been out for a very LONG time at XDA (keeping with their model not to say the specific amount of time). FIRE THIS GUY and maybe Management will wake-up, if it does not hurt, put fear in the folks deciding, they will not do anything until it effects them. If we keep protesting MAYBE heads will roll and they will stop treating customers so poorly.

    Definition of “soon” (adverb) = not long after the present time; quickly. BTW, adverbs often tell when, where, why, or under what conditions something happens or happened.

  • David

    Samsung sent its base 2.2 upgrade to T-Mobile in late November after stating “SOON” back in JULY (4 months is not soon folks, 4 days is SOON) and now T-mobile after being forced to speak-up that they have had it for over 7 weeks. Guess CUSTOMER angry postings got their attention to lie some more, wifi calling has been out for a very LONG time at XDA (keeping with their model not to say the specific amount of time). FIRE THIS GUY and maybe Management will wake-up, if it does not hurt, put fear in the folks deciding, they will not do anything until it effects them. If we keep protesting MAYBE heads will roll and they will stop treating customers so poorly.

    Definition of “soon” (adverb) = not long after the present time; quickly. BTW, adverbs often tell when, where, why, or under what conditions something happens or happened.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, awesome – and I just exchanged my MyTouch Slide for a Vibrant for free (alternate exchange) – this couldn’t have happened at a better time!

    • Dan_marly

      i just did the exact same thing aha, gotta love craigslist!

    • Dan_marly

      i just did the exact same thing aha, gotta love craigslist!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, awesome – and I just exchanged my MyTouch Slide for a Vibrant for free (alternate exchange) – this couldn’t have happened at a better time!

  • Abc

    I hope Tmo and Samsung will put the 2.2 update on Kies.

  • hi!

    “It was a quality control and timing issue,”

    …and all the rumors were thus confirmed. Straight from the horses mouth. The issue was, “TIMING” aka….let’s roll it out after we’ve already announced the Vibrant 4G so people will buy the new device

  • Anonymous

    Finally! Lets see what team whiskey can do with this ota ; )

  • wow its about time!!!

  • Alvin B.

    Had a feeling this was coming as the latest leak included a new bootloader, which isn’t usually changed. Probably done to prevent bricks on upgrade.

  • Alvin B.

    Had a feeling this was coming as the latest leak included a new bootloader, which isn’t usually changed. Probably done to prevent bricks on upgrade.

  • Alvin B.

    Had a feeling this was coming as the latest leak included a new bootloader, which isn’t usually changed. Probably done to prevent bricks on upgrade.

  • Alvin B.

    Had a feeling this was coming as the latest leak included a new bootloader, which isn’t usually changed. Probably done to prevent bricks on upgrade.

  • Johnny

    anyone know if its possible to install this update manually? or its only OTA. i dont have service on my vibrant but has wifi.

    • Alvin B.

      Keep an eye out on xda-developers, I’m sure a flashable update will be posted there within hours of OTA rollouts.

  • Surfcitydad

    I wonder if you will be able to update with Kies mini, or will have to wait for OTA

    • Smylax

      OTA. Last time people used kies they didn’t get the JI6 update.

      • Khulsey80

        True but kies mini is specific tool to update US Vibrants. It’s what tmobile tells you to use if you never got the OTA. Original kies (International) would’nt allow JI6. I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to update through kies mini as samsung will likely want all of us to shut up about the 2.2 update.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if I’m disconnected will I get the update?

    • Smylax

      If you’re disconnected no, you will not get the update.

    • Michael

      If you’re asleep, will you be awake?

      No, your phone will need to have signal and be turned on.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if I’m disconnected will I get the update?

  • Br1

    Ok, so the update is starting tommorow and could take a few weeks for everyone to get. So now my question is should i still root my phone and install the axura 2.2.7 ROM? Which from what I’ve seen is the best ROM out there thus far(if you know of a better one please let me know). Or should I just cross my fingers to get the update tommorow and avoid rooting? What would be the pros and cons of rooting ( I acknowledge i will void warranty) and the pros and cons for this long awaited OTA update.

    • Swoosh

      You can alway unroot your device to a factory reset and install the update. It all depends on what you want. Do you want sammy with its bloatware or something custom made. I am running the axura rom right now and love it. To each his own tho…

  • Br1

    Ok, so the update is starting tommorow and could take a few weeks for everyone to get. So now my question is should i still root my phone and install the axura 2.2.7 ROM? Which from what I’ve seen is the best ROM out there thus far(if you know of a better one please let me know). Or should I just cross my fingers to get the update tommorow and avoid rooting? What would be the pros and cons of rooting ( I acknowledge i will void warranty) and the pros and cons for this long awaited OTA update.

  • Robert

    Maybe it’s a 2.1-update2 in disguise?!

  • Robert

    Maybe it’s a 2.1-update2 in disguise?!

  • Robert

    Maybe it’s a 2.1-update2 in disguise?!

  • Ldominguez1986

    Does anyone else find it at all interesting that now all of a sudden the update is ready for tomorrow??? When asked a week ago the said they had no clue when it would be available. It would be impossible for tmobile or samsung to lie about delaying the update because of the new phone they have coming out. Funny thing is now it’s coming out after they have officially comfirmed the vibrant 4g. I don’t care what anyone else says. I think all the things that came out this past week about them holding the update back was true

  • Flfny

    Froyo is too little too late imo. Gingerbread is out for a little bit now. So how long till we get Gingerbread then? Oh I’m putting my money on January 2012. lol

    Seriously though, if the skinning is stopping us from getting these updates 6 months after they come out then give us the option to install the update sans skin!

  • Steelie

    It’s DEFINITELY not like winning the lottery…. it’s more like someone FINALLY bringing you a roll of TP while you’re on the crapper.

    • Brian

      After your crap dries on…. Then its time for wipes but you are only geting TP..

      • Anonymous

        So Froyo is the TP, Gingerbread is the wipes, Honeycomb is a duvet?

    • Brian

      After your crap dries on…. Then its time for wipes but you are only geting TP..

    • Brian

      After your crap dries on…. Then its time for wipes but you are only geting TP..

  • Steelie

    It’s DEFINITELY not like winning the lottery…. it’s more like someone FINALLY bringing you a roll of TP while you’re on the crapper.

  • WE LANDED ON THE MOON!

    Seriously, they waited this long to release an OS that is already outdated? Release it with 2.4 then it will actually be news.

  • Anonymous

    It will be a limited roll out the peak of it will be on Sat 22nd into Mon 23rd, they will test the waters. It is expected to update fine. If no issues arise there will be a massive roll out the following weeks ahead.

  • Anonymous

    Oh good grief, you could see this coming, people in here complaining that 2.2 is outdated. Tell me, in your simple way of thinking about things, on what do you base the statement that 2.2 is outdated? Because some devices have 2.3? Because there’s talk about Honeycomb?

    With that logic anything electronic you buy today, LCD TV for example, is outdated because at CES the manufacturer had a concept device on display.

    Just because there’s other Android versions being speculated about or discussed, or installed on a few devices does not mean 2.2 is outdated. What simplistic thoughts and comments.

    Tell me know-it-alls, what exactly does the supposed up-to-date Android version you are referring to have compared to 2.2 that makes 2.2 outdated? What features? Be specific, please.

    You do realize that 2.2 is on many, many current top-of-the-line models, that 2.1 is installed. And many are not getting 2.2

    Sheesh… ask Google if you don’t believe me. They don’t consider 2.1 or 2.2 outdated.

    You guys are a crackup and will complain about anything. I have even seen people complain that their G1s are not getting 2.2. LOL. Those same people are probably using Windows 3.1 and complaining that Microsoft won’t give then Win98, or WinME and that they can’t get XP.

    Heck, if T-Mobile gave you free Nexus S with no contract obligation and a free year of unlimited data you would find something to beech about.

    • Smylax

      I agree, EVERYTHING is a different expectation in the wireless industry. For example, customers always come in and say “I’ve been a loyal customer “x” number of years, (carrier) OWES me a phone.” Really? try going to your car dealer and saying “I’ve been making my payments on time for 5 years, you owe me a new car!” Or calling Comcast and telling them they owe you something. Customers need to get over themselves, NO company OWES you anything. Although I must say the wireless industry created these terrible customers by deep throating them for so many years. They’ve created a monster.

    • Smylax

      I agree, EVERYTHING is a different expectation in the wireless industry. For example, customers always come in and say “I’ve been a loyal customer “x” number of years, (carrier) OWES me a phone.” Really? try going to your car dealer and saying “I’ve been making my payments on time for 5 years, you owe me a new car!” Or calling Comcast and telling them they owe you something. Customers need to get over themselves, NO company OWES you anything. Although I must say the wireless industry created these terrible customers by deep throating them for so many years. They’ve created a monster.

      • Swyperstillswyping

        Uh WRONG! When I went to the store to purchase my vibrant, I was promised this update so yes . . . they OWE me 2.2!

        • clocinnorcal

          Bravo, I spent $500 of my hard earned cash on this phone and also received a promise of a Sept 2.2 roll out. And then just repeated delays with half ass excuses.

        • Theref55

          I did too jumping from the HTC TouchPro2 6 months into that phone. But that doesnt entitle me to anything past the purchase for any new releases. No one should be promising you anything when it comes to updates – especially in this field. Changes happen at a moments notice. Just because you were “promised” by a store clerk doesnt mean he is givng you the company line. You fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

        • clocinnorcal

          Bravo, I spent $500 of my hard earned cash on this phone and also received a promise of a Sept 2.2 roll out. And then just repeated delays with half ass excuses.

        • Theref55

          No one should be promising you anything when it comes to updates – especially in this field. Changes happen at a moments notice. Just because you were “promised” by a store clerk doesnt mean he is givng you the company line. You fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

        • Swyperstillswyping

          WTH have you been? It was a Samsung (you know, the company whose name is on the Vibrant) promise. Get your facts together and try again later. ;)

        • Swyperstillswyping

          WTH have you been? It was a Samsung (you know, the company whose name is on the Vibrant) promise. Get your facts together and try again later. ;)

      • Swyperstillswyping

        Uh WRONG! When I went to the store to purchase my vibrant, I was promised this update so yes . . . they OWE me 2.2!

      • Swyperstillswyping

        Uh WRONG! When I went to the store to purchase my vibrant, I was promised this update so yes . . . they OWE me 2.2!

    • Smylax

      I agree, EVERYTHING is a different expectation in the wireless industry. For example, customers always come in and say “I’ve been a loyal customer “x” number of years, (carrier) OWES me a phone.” Really? try going to your car dealer and saying “I’ve been making my payments on time for 5 years, you owe me a new car!” Or calling Comcast and telling them they owe you something. Customers need to get over themselves, NO company OWES you anything. Although I must say the wireless industry created these terrible customers by deep throating them for so many years. They’ve created a monster.

    • 2.3 has active Android-based active task and download management, as well as native support for NFC chips, multiple cameras and VoIP, motion and other sensors, sound mixing, as well as larger screens, such as those on tablets.

      Also, having gone from a rooted, lag-fixed Vibrant to the Nexus S, it certainly feels a helluva lot faster. It’s also got a more intuitive feel to it, though that may be subjective.

      • Anonymous

        Nice insight to 2.3. The problem though is the idiots who don’t know about any of that and bi@#h because their Firmware number is lower than someone elses. For real though thx for the insight.

    • Anonymous

      I think the main issue is that people expect that they get the update immediately or w/in a reasonable amount of time. When Apple releases an upgrade it’s available immediately. I’m in no way saying Apple is better, but consumers expect updates at a reasonable time, can’t fault them for that.

    • Anonymous

      I think the main issue is that people expect that they get the update immediately or w/in a reasonable amount of time. When Apple releases an upgrade it’s available immediately. I’m in no way saying Apple is better, but consumers expect updates at a reasonable time, can’t fault them for that.

  • Anonymous

    Just In: I heard the FBI got involved, investigating the Samsung/T-Mobile conspiracy to increase Samsung Galaxy S 4G sales and that as a result the conspirators are hurriedly providing the update to end the controversy.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, in regards to my last comment, this update will motivate me to keep my Vibrant until Sept, at which time I will replace it with a dual-core, 8MP, 3.0 USB, 64 GB microSD slot, 4″, HDMI-out superphone. By then those specs will be commonplace.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, in regards to my last comment, this update will motivate me to keep my Vibrant until Sept, at which time I will replace it with a dual-core, 8MP, 3.0 USB, 64 GB microSD slot, 4″, HDMI-out superphone. By then those specs will be commonplace.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, in regards to my last comment, this update will motivate me to keep my Vibrant until Sept, at which time I will replace it with a dual-core, 8MP, 3.0 USB, 64 GB microSD slot, 4″, HDMI-out superphone. By then those specs will be commonplace.

  • wasup

    cant wait, flash and wifi calling is mostly what I care about, I really don’t see anything that gingerbread brings to the table to be bitchin about not getting it, anyone ?? a great phone just turned into an awesome phone.
    cheers

    • Anonymous

      I asked that ? at Phandroid.com and someone said this:

      superior task management, which in turn gives a significant boost in battery life.
      graphic changes that make everything look more uniform and less sporadic.
      built in task killer.
      increased speed.
      AMAZING screen off animation (this is my favorite part)
      detailed memory analysis available in the apps and memory section.
      better compatibility with current, upgraded market.
      all in all, not amazing, but fairly significant update.
      i mostly feel bad for the people on the original galaxy who are still running 2.1 because we all know that the jump from 2.1 to 2.2 was a HUGE change.

  • TMOprophet

    Congrats to Vibrant owners, you strong voice of dissent and discontent over lack of updates has yielded you all a small victory. Samsung is now trying to save face after massive public backlash and media spotlight being shown right on their crony practices. So good job to everyone who spoke up, and shame on everyone who tried to bury it. Although I wouldn’t get your hopes up for Gingerbread :)

    Final message is that customers have power to get things done when you are willing to come together…good job

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    Great news, I hope T-Mobile lives up to their commitment of 3 to 5 months. Google provides the upgrade for free, so there is no reason, why the manufacturers and carriers cannot/will not support a free upgrade to them. After all, if you try to gauge me for all my money (forcing me to buy new phones to get upgrades), I will look for someone who will take care of me. If you take care of me, and I am a happy customer, I will remain with that same carrier because I am a happy customer. Companies like LG/Samsung/Sony Ericsson/Motorola who have cell phone divisions in the black now because of Android, need to support the program all the way

  • So, wooo, the Vibrant is getting an update to an OS it should have shipped with (because it was already out, then), to an OS that’s already a month out of date?

    Sad, too. I’ve got a Nexus S now. The benefits of the Nexus S are the drawbacks of the Vibrant, and vice-versa. If only Samsung and Google would combine them into the Vibrus, or the Nexant, we might actually have the perfect phone. Gingerbread. FFC. Expandable SD memory. HD camera. LED camera.

    That phone could legitimately claim superdom for, like, six months, at least.

    Although not a VibraGoogle, because that would just be embarrassing.

  • Anonymous

    This is good for Vibrant owners [myself included]. 3-5 month turnaround is also good for all of us. I wonder how the plan on implementing that. Will it be across the board or will some devices get first dibs over others when an update is ready to go? What u wanna bet Samsung devices will always be the last to go…lmao…okay let me stop. Lol. Seriously though, this still doesn’t stop me from switching to a different manufacturer whenever my contract is up.

    • Anonymous

      Your killin me man! Nah, my girl got her MT4G yesterday and I gotta say after playin with THAT mug I would be willing to grab an HTC if all my requirements are met. The screen was vastly less ashy then others I’ve seen so I think I could live with it.

    • Anonymous

      Your killin me man! Nah, my girl got her MT4G yesterday and I gotta say after playin with THAT mug I would be willing to grab an HTC if all my requirements are met. The screen was vastly less ashy then others I’ve seen so I think I could live with it.

      • Anonymous

        @PimpStrong – lol. You know that was a pet peeve of mine…those HTC screens being somewhat ashy-looking. But I am yet to play with the MT4G to know what the screens look like now. Even the Evo looked ashy from what I remembered from a friend’s phone. S-AMOLED spoils ya! I am getting ready to do the Froyo update for my Vibrant over the Samsung Kies software. Hopefully I’ll like Samsung better…wish me luck! Lol..

      • Anonymous

        @PimpStrong – lol. You know that was a pet peeve of mine…those HTC screens being somewhat ashy-looking. But I am yet to play with the MT4G to know what the screens look like now. Even the Evo looked ashy from what I remembered from a friend’s phone. S-AMOLED spoils ya! I am getting ready to do the Froyo update for my Vibrant over the Samsung Kies software. Hopefully I’ll like Samsung better…wish me luck! Lol..

  • Finally! Too bad I don’t have a Vibrant no more, & I sold it to get a G2. & Now I’m about to move on to my long time companion the Sidekick (4G) :D

  • Finally! Too bad I don’t have a Vibrant no more, & I sold it to get a G2. & Now I’m about to move on to my long time companion the Sidekick (4G) :D

  • Finally! Too bad I don’t have a Vibrant no more, & I sold it to get a G2. & Now I’m about to move on to my long time companion the Sidekick (4G) :D

  • I bet you it gets yanked after a couple of days after 7/10 Vibrants end up bricked

  • I bet you it gets yanked after a couple of days after 7/10 Vibrants end up bricked

  • Khulsey80

    Great news for average vibrant users. I’m currently running Nero v5 w/touchwiz from team whiskey and its 1000x better than anything samsung/tmobile put out. I waited as long a I could but it just took too long. I’m glad I caved in and joined the rom flashing crowd. I highly recommend it.

  • Pug_ster

    Holy cow, is this an illusion?

    • Anonymous

      Replying to Pug_ster

      Not if your in India.

    • Anonymous

      Replying to Pug_ster

      Not if your in India.

  • Pug_ster

    Holy cow, is this an illusion?

  • Pug_ster

    Holy cow, is this an illusion?

  • Ninat10

    Sweet mother of monkey. Finally flashed my Rom with Nero from Team Whiskey, and the people who said it’s so much better/stable are NOT exaggerating!! Mind you, the only other device I tried to modify in this way was the iPhone a while back; I went to my friend’s office after-hours to use his computer to root it to work on Tmo’s network, and everything seemed to be going well until the step in the process where the screen was supposed to be green, but instead came up bright red. I distinctly remember screaming at my friend, “Abort! Abort!” and we tucked the imploding iPhone in a desk drawer, ran out of the office building and speeded off into the night. Because of that, rooting a phone made me ill at ease, but I caved in and am sooooo glad. God bless the XDA developers, for they are Demigods.

    • Anonymous

      lol Amen.

  • Ninat10

    Sweet mother of monkey. Finally flashed my Rom with Nero from Team Whiskey, and the people who said it’s so much better/stable are NOT exaggerating!! Mind you, the only other device I tried to modify in this way was the iPhone a while back; I went to my friend’s office after-hours to use his computer to root it to work on Tmo’s network, and everything seemed to be going well until the step in the process where the screen was supposed to be green, but instead came up bright red. I distinctly remember screaming at my friend, “Abort! Abort!” and we tucked the imploding iPhone in a desk drawer, ran out of the office building and speeded off into the night. Because of that, rooting a phone made me ill at ease, but I caved in and am sooooo glad. God bless the XDA developers, for they are Demigods.

  • :( Vibrant gets it first. No love to the Fascinate, Captivate and Epic 4G.

  • :( Vibrant gets it first. No love to the Fascinate, Captivate and Epic 4G.

  • :( Vibrant gets it first. No love to the Fascinate, Captivate and Epic 4G.

  • Dstorm

    So I’m running the stock rom before ji6 via Odin flash with root and lagfix thanks to akaskriller.com(David ) Eugene373 and everyone that’s worked hard at bringing new life to these phones, if I want the ota should I undo lagfix, download ji6 unroot and wait or I’d there a different method involved. If the phone does not perform as fast as it does now or better then I’m switching back, flash didn’t work that great anyways when I had froyo, wifi calling not a big deal to me, just a fast and enjoyable phone that’s glitch free

    • Anonymous

      If you ask me I wouldnt even bother trying out the Stock Rom. I mean you KNOW that an aftermarket ROM is better than a stock rom. But as far as reconfiguring to allow the stock update to 2.2 I believe if you have the JI6 unlagfixed and still rooted you should be fine.

      • ElKabong

        @PimpStrong Totally agree. The benefit of having a “real” 2.2 out will get the community developers an opportunity to check out a few things. The custom roms will be superior and since I’m already rooted and running Nero, I’ll simply wait for another Nero update. No way will I take my amazing Vibrant back to stock and wait for an OTA update. But at least this might make some people happy now (doubtful). The whiners will continue to whine. The custom rom users will continue to enjoy the fruits of the community developers and try to convince the complainers to come join us. But unfortunately, most of the time it falls on deaf ears.

    • Anonymous

      If you ask me I wouldnt even bother trying out the Stock Rom. I mean you KNOW that an aftermarket ROM is better than a stock rom. But as far as reconfiguring to allow the stock update to 2.2 I believe if you have the JI6 unlagfixed and still rooted you should be fine.

  • Brayo122

    so anybody get it yet?

  • Brayo122

    i feel like no one will get it today at all, they probably said they will release it today to shut all of us up and things were going out of control. I think the real plan is to release it like 1 1/2 week in to the upgrading period which started today. I don’t know, I just can’t believe anything they say anymore.

  • chris

    Does anyone have any info if they will put it in kies mini like JI6?

  • Vibrant Addict

    A month later than my expectations, but I’m glad it’s finally here. I hope someone posts when they have it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

      • Mine is registered, but of course, no update!

      • 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.

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

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

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

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

    • 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.

  • “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

  • “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/

  • 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.