Samsung Wants You To Have Froyo On Your Vibrant

With the New Year come and gone, Samsung Vibrant owners are still left with questions as to when they can expect to receive Android 2.2 Froyo. Samsung has taken to Twitter this afternoon to let all Galaxy S owners know they are still working on it and hope to make it as smooth as possible. I wouldn’t doubt any current Vibrant owner who takes these words with a grain of salt as they have seemingly heard this before, in fact we can go all the way back to June to find another Samsung Tweet confirming Froyo for the Galaxy S series.

I wouldn’t blame Vibrant owners for being upset especially since the Android hacking community has had Froyo running on the Vibrant for some time now. I imagine this won’t pacify those of you who have been waiting patiently so the only positive spin we can hope to put on it is that at least Samsung is talking, rather than remaining silent. I would hope, or at least like to hope that Samsung would drop a bombshell surprise on everyone and skip right to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Here is to hoping!

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  • Onospam

    samsung fail

    • oops

      • ledsam

        I would love to ditch the Vibrant and get the Nexus S due to it being a google phone. However, the Nexus S is missing some ridiculous features! I am starting to realize that a complete phone will never happen at least not with Android. With a contract the price points for smart phones are just too close, it seems like robbing a phone of features that wouldn’t cost virtually anything extra to include is the only way to make multiple models relevant.

        Back to the topic….will never buy anything from Samsung again! I’m sure many will find logical arguments that make my decision sensless, but it’s a matter of principle! F U SAMSUNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

        • AnonGuy

          I agree. That is why I”m ditching Android and going to Apple soon. Sorry, but Android is full of too much bullshit. It makes Apple’s walled Garden and cutesy designs look like heaven. It will be nice to not feel like I wasted my money < 6 months after getting a smartphone that costs this much.

  • Xizor

    I find in hard to believe that it takes this long to iron out the problems with the upgrade. Do they only have like one guy on the development team. They must be spending all their time working on the next big thing (that I’m sure will be missing key components such as flash and FFC)

    • Anonymous

      Its possible that they have their dev team focused on the next product. It would make sense as to why users aren’t getting timely updates if they only have one dev team for the mobile division. I mean think about it, people before Android never asked for software updates they basically have been as is sales.

    • Anonymous

      Its possible that they have their dev team focused on the next product. It would make sense as to why users aren’t getting timely updates if they only have one dev team for the mobile division. I mean think about it, people before Android never asked for software updates they basically have been as is sales.

    • harley

      i doubt they even have the one guy.

    • harley

      i doubt they even have the one guy.

  • I’d already had to hack my Vibrant to install the lag fix and all that. I was getting ready to start looking into Cyanogen or the stock Froyo ROM.

    But then I bought the Nexus S, which is an amazing little phone. Wish it had HD cam/SD card, but then, that’s what I’ve got a real camera for. Otherwise, the phone is a good option for Vibrant owners disillusioned with the Vibrant.

  • Anonymous

    Samsung is by far the worst…I wouldn’t bet a penny that Galaxy phones will ever get Gingerbread. They are really having a hard time with Froyo…wow. What a let down. They just need to stick to manufacturing and leave the software part out of their portfolio. HTC all day!

    • Nahright

      No, Motorola is the worst. Followed very closely by Samsung.

    • Nahright

      No, Motorola is the worst. Followed very closely by Samsung.

  • Anonymous

    Too little, too late SamSUCK! Got rid of my Vibrant for a MyTouch 4G. HTC supports their products

  • Turdnugget0420

    Man it’s almost like you copy and paste the same stories on your website. You never provide much new info, rather, you just rant and complain about the same shit. Get over it!

    • Man you just complain about the same shit, it’s like you post the same complaints over and over. Get over it!

  • Samsungisass

    Samsung is crap, didn’t they have other devices they refused to update?

    • Flashfox

      With the large number of Galaxy S phones they sold versus a small group of complainers, do you think they really care? The vast majority of Samsung Galaxy S users must be pretty happy as they are silent.

      It’s people like us… hackers, modders, techno-geeks, who want to push this phone further and further.

      Samsung is not unique as they are not the only OEM who have delayed or killed updates. Quite honestly, people like us should quit complaining, go to XDA and flash 2.2.

      If the vast majority are happy with 2.1 (as it’s evidently the case), then we are the marginals… and we should know better.

      • Flsahfox

        Sorry for the “tag”. I used the wrong brackets to say “{add your own label here}”, which resulted in what you see above ;-(

  • Anonymous

    I’ll believe it when i see it. It’s Samsung we’re talking about here. No real or favorable track record. They “talk”…but just can’t seem to “walk”.

  • Anonymous

    Behold 2 people tried to warn potential buyers to avoid the frustration that was sure to come. But nooooo, we were shouted down when everybody jumped on the Vibrant bandwagon and yelled that Samsux wouldn’t screw a worldwide audience. LOL – Hilarious! – The fail continues…

  • Ryan

    Doesn’t even matter anymore… I’m done with Samsung. I’ll stick with this until my next available upgrade and move to HTC.

    • Farhan

      I agree. My last Samsung phone was the Memoir which had software (Samsung PC Studio) that I couldn’t install on my windows 7 machine. Even though it was related to the PC software, I realized that Samsung simply likes to make new phones and not provide updates for it. Behold 2 and the Galaxy series are also good examples.

      If xda can make updates work in a matter of weeks on these phones, it is unacceptable that Samsung can’t do it in over 6 months.

      I’ve moved on to HTC and can’t be happier.

  • Ryan

    Doesn’t even matter anymore… I’m done with Samsung. I’ll stick with this until my next available upgrade and move to HTC.

  • Bhanna69

    Do Canada and Europe have a complex/unreliable upgrade? Since they already have it, what’s the problem w/ the US version? Is there something unique about the US market that causes it to take longer? I guess I don’t get it, but when my contract runs out, I guess I’ll try something else. It has been really frustrating.

  • now_onTMO

    I love my vibrant!! But samsung is pathetic when it comes to updates, fortunately I’m not too crazy about updates, it’ll be nice to have it though… im upgrading in july i hope…

    I’ve tried the froyo leaks and i can say that 2.2 is indeed much better than 2.1, it’s faster… but couldn’t keep the froyo leak cos of some of the issues with it.. it looks like the update is coming..

  • Manusferrera

    Maybe since they knew they were getting the nexus s they are are just going to build gingerbread for the vibrant since they already have it ruining on one of their similar devices

    • JonPo

      Don’t hold your breath!

    • JonPo

      Don’t hold your breath!

    • harley

      the previous tweet from them specifically states froyo -_-

  • Manusferrera

    Maybe since they knew they were getting the nexus s they are are just going to build gingerbread for the vibrant since they already have it ruining on one of their similar devices

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    For my next phone I am strongly considering the Galaxy S2, as the supposed specs seem very good. However I have already made up my mind that shortly after I own the phone it will be rooted, so I can take advantage of the Samsung hardware specs while keeping up with the Android updates with the advances that the Rooting community adds to the overall product

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    For my next phone I am strongly considering the Galaxy S2, as the supposed specs seem very good. However I have already made up my mind that shortly after I own the phone it will be rooted, so I can take advantage of the Samsung hardware specs while keeping up with the Android updates with the advances that the Rooting community adds to the overall product

  • now_onTMO

    Is it possible that the carriers are holding it up and they had asked samsung to make this annouannouncement? I don’t think samsung would point fingers and blame the carriers for the delay, it could compromise their business relationship with the carriers… if it’s available in Canada already, why on earth is it not available in the US when it came out first in the US, telus fascinate and vibrant are identical…

    hmm jus thinking..

    • Farhan

      I doubt the carriers have anything to do with this especially since it’s been several months. And giving Android 2.2 now is like a slap in the face considering Gingerbread is already out and working on a similar device (Nexus S).

    • Farhan

      I doubt the carriers have anything to do with this especially since it’s been several months. And giving Android 2.2 now is like a slap in the face considering Gingerbread is already out and working on a similar device (Nexus S).

  • now_onTMO

    Is it possible that the carriers are holding it up and they had asked samsung to make this annouannouncement? I don’t think samsung would point fingers and blame the carriers for the delay, it could compromise their business relationship with the carriers… if it’s available in Canada already, why on earth is it not available in the US when it came out first in the US, telus fascinate and vibrant are identical…

    hmm jus thinking..

  • JonPo

    Samsung took a HUGE shit on their galaxy S line up here in the states, I just don’t understand why the fuck. The country who sold the most Galaxy piece of shit phones gets nothing yet every part of the world is laughing in our faces waving their goddamn phones around. I will never torcher myself with another piece of SHIT samsung product even if it is given to me at no cost. I prefer to burn it and enjoy watching it melt, just like I would all of samsung.

    People PLEASE! don’t buy in to this Huge Lie they are spitting in our faces. Samsung has been full of shit since the release of this phone and Twitter is NOT a credible source of information SO DON’T believe it! Any stupid asshole can post crap like that on Twitter. I have never had so many problem with a phone like I have had with the Vibrant and I am on the third one tmobile has sent me. What the hell does that tell you, Crapsung heres some food for thought. “Quality NOT Quantity ” thats what people want.

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      Ha ha ha, your mother must have run out of soap when it came to washing your foul mouth out with soap. Let’s see:S***F***GoddamnA**holeCrapCrapsungHellGo back to high school and try to graduate this time. It’s “torture” not “torcher,” unless you are talking about lighting up and burning ignorant ass.What a poor excuse for a human being. I pity the T-Mobile CSR who has to listen to you “talking s***.”

      • Ha I just approved yours and his, but I made a few edits for the kiddies. The filters catch them, I just approve them, the vulgarity if kept to a minimum usually doesn’t bother me.

        • mjrtom

          instead of censoring with *’s, you should rather make the perpetrator look like a monkey but substituting the curse words with child friendly “potty” words. for instance, change s*** to poopy. a**hole to booty. etc.

          this way, when the offending clown comes back to see if he was able to get a response out of people, he finds his comment a lot more nerfed, and then he will feel just plain silly.

        • JonPo

          Stop being a bitch, if you don’t like it thats your fucking problem. They are but simple words that I love to use. Don’t like it than boot me.

        • mjrtom

          *then ;)

        • Dude go take your medication and come back, if you can play nice, I won’t boot you.

        • Dude go take your medication and come back, if you can play nice, I won’t boot you.

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      How did this comment with so many swear words get approved for posting? TMobile New filters need a tune-up.

      • JonPo

        Why are you so worried about my grammar ? Are you really the grammar police,what a loser. Your mom must be proud of you. LOL!

        • Anonymous

          he never said anything about grammar…… are you worried about your grammar ?

        • Anonymous

          he never said anything about grammar…… are you worried about your grammar ?

  • JonPo

    Samsung took a HUGE shit on their galaxy S line up here in the states, I just don’t understand why the fuck. The country who sold the most Galaxy piece of shit phones gets nothing yet every part of the world is laughing in our faces waving their goddamn phones around. I will never torcher myself with another piece of SHIT samsung product even if it is given to me at no cost. I prefer to burn it and enjoy watching it melt, just like I would all of samsung.

    People PLEASE! don’t buy in to this Huge Lie they are spitting in our faces. Samsung has been full of shit since the release of this phone and Twitter is NOT a credible source of information SO DON’T believe it! Any stupid asshole can post crap like that on Twitter. I have never had so many problem with a phone like I have had with the Vibrant and I am on the third one tmobile has sent me. What the hell does that tell you, Crapsung heres some food for thought. “Quality NOT Quantity ” thats what people want.

  • now_onTMO

    Unless the features on 2.2 were not removed on telus fascinate, and of course US carriers must have them removed and so the delay… pfffft..

    • JonPo

      WHAT?

      • Anonymous

        Telus could have kept the free features that normally come with Froyo such as native Wired and Wifi Tethering. These features are removed from carrier devices in the U.S. so removing these features could be the delay.

        • pantlesspenguin

          I haven’t been charged yet for wifi tethering on my MT4G.

      • Anonymous

        Telus could have kept the free features that normally come with Froyo such as native Wired and Wifi Tethering. These features are removed from carrier devices in the U.S. so removing these features could be the delay.

  • harley

    samsung is crap, i love my vibrant with a custom rom, but i’ll never buy another samsung product again, cell phone or otherwise

    • Anonymous

      they make the best tvs

  • Grammatica di Polizia

    So Samsung is the second largest handset seller on the planet and there’s about ten people in here, the same ones over and over again, ranting about how they don’t like Samsung.

    Wow, that’s really news, you idiots. Maybe you should simply buy a different phone. After all, no one is listening to your whining, especially on an article about the Vibrant getting updates.

    Are you that deluded to think your repeated snide remarks matter.

    Personally, I appreciate Samsung, or any company, giving customers updates. As Mr. David says, that’s better than silence. And far better than your constant complaints that are as significant as dog droppings.

    • See my problem isn’t the slowness with which the updates are delivered, just the silence with which the companies taking in delivering “updates” on those updates. The silence among Motorola and Samsung specifically is really just poor, being proactive for them would really go a long way in the pr world. It’s been 3 solid months since they last discussed it and promised the end of the year, now I can understand its 2 days after the start of 2011 but I would have liked to have seen them say something on say December 30th that they apologize for not meeting the hoped for timeline and will talk about it again after the beginning of the year.

      I appreciate tweets like this because they will disseminate the information via twitter and it will filter through the blogs reaching most of those who care. I don’t think its asking to much to just have a few more frequent updates regarding the status of the delivery of Froyo/Gingerbread/Lollipop etc. It takes no time at all to Tweet and the pr is worth its weight in gold.

    • harley

      yes and the 10 people in here are the only ones in the entire world that are upset. when the galaxy s shipped they promised a froyo update “soon”, then it was the end of the year, and now that it’s a new year and it’s back to “soon” mind you, the nexus s (which is basically a rebadged galaxy s) shipped with gingerbread and we’re still waiting on froyo. i can update via twitter that i will be able to make a car that travels a million miles on a cup of my piss “soon”. that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.

      • Anonymous

        nexus s is plain gingerbread its not the same…

      • Anonymous

        The Nexus S is on EXT4 file system, the Vibrant is on RFS, this is the problem, along with the Touchwiz UI.

    • JonPo

      Stop being such a pussy or better thought try to get some pussy!

    • johny

      you and jonpo are fags!!

    • johny

      you and jonpo are fags!!

    • johny

      you and jonpo are fags!!

  • Grammatica di Polizia

    So Samsung is the second largest handset seller on the planet and there’s about ten people in here, the same ones over and over again, ranting about how they don’t like Samsung.

    Wow, that’s really news, you idiots. Maybe you should simply buy a different phone. After all, no one is listening to your whining, especially on an article about the Vibrant getting updates.

    Are you that deluded to think your repeated snide remarks matter.

    Personally, I appreciate Samsung, or any company, giving customers updates. As Mr. David says, that’s better than silence. And far better than your constant complaints that are as significant as dog droppings.

  • Anonymous

    Of course, it’s not just Samsung. My wife has a MT3G-Slide, and is still stuck on 2.1. Unacceptable in that case, too. But it is incredible that Samsung would do this with their flagship phone. I’d been seriously considering a Galaxy Tab, but I’m not willing to risk not having upgrades. Right now I’m running Team Whiskey’s Nero v3 with Voodoo lagfix, and it makes the phone incredible: the Vibrant’s still the best hardware on the market for Android 6 months on, which is amazing. But hardware’s only half the story, and when the dev community moves on, as it inevitably will, you don’t want to be stuck with a phone running out of date software which would otherwise be totally capable of running the most recent builds. Samsung, and other Android handset manufacturers, really need to start committing to timely updates for a fixed period of time, say 1 and a half or two years after the phone’s initial release.

    • Here David

      I agree and am in the same boat (wife and me), however, got a NOOKCOLOR for xmas, rooted it and runs great. I was waiting on Samsung ‘s TAB to see if they would “grow-up” and get real after this very poor customer treatment, forget business $$$, your word is your word and the only thing real! IF SAMSUNG would offer a $50 charge for a VIBRANT unlocked replacement OS like their new Nexus S, everyone would WIN…NO MORE SAMSUNG devices for me, as much as I enjoy my Vibrant, trust lost never regained. Would be wiser to say, never updating and take that HONEST flack vs. losing face. Their CEO needs to step down as the honorable thing.

    • mytouch 4g lover

      MT3G-Slide is a different story that’s a mid-end phone so the majority of the users don’t even care.

      • yeah my friend got it after having a sidekick and she didn’t even know it can upgrade till i told her and she still doesn’t get why she would want it to upgrade she just likes the keyboard because its like the sidekick keyboard

  • rev2redlineguy

    So glad I moved on and got the G2 (now my Vibrant sits in its box as a back-up phone or “play phone”). I don’t trust Samsung and their word. They are too busy worrying about what they’re going to release next and get more money from the consumers. Not me, never again! I tried to put faith in you Samsung and you blew it for me.

  • hotrodthelovegod

    i actually like my vibrant. and it is still stock. minus the lag, the gps (which works now), and not having 2.2 it has been a very good phone. but i only use mine for surfing the internet, email, text, calls, and gps. wait….this phone has sucked. my wife has the g2 and it runs circles around my vibrant.

    • hotrodthelovegod

      but it is still better than my brother in laws iphone.

  • Vert

    “since the Android hacking community has had Froyo running on the Vibrant for some time now”

    Yes, but I am not after “hobbiest” levels of reliability either. Looking forward to a professional quality 2.2 release.

    • You’re a noob.

      Seriously? If you know what you’re doing, a “hobbyist” level of reliability is a lot better than the so called “professional” release.

      Do yourself a favor and don’t post anything about so called “hobbyist levels of reliability” when you obviously don’t know what you’re talking about.

      P.S. It’s “hobbyist”, not “hobbiest”.

      • Vert

        I’ve experimented with various releases, and in the end went back to stock. Why? Because the reliability of the non-official releases wasn’t up to par, or key features were broken. So, based on first-hand research, the stock release was more useful as a daily driver.

        I’m as fastidious as the next guy when experimenting with my phone, and the fact of the matter is that stuff from the mod community doesn’t always work the way it’s supposed to. Period. My experience is that it’s a bit of a crapshoot. Did lots of stuff work okay? Yes, absolutely. Did plenty of stuff break too? You bet.

        So yeah, I stand by my comment.

        Oh, and thanks for catching my spelling error. I’ll give you a penny for each one you find. Exciting!

    • Matlock!

      That is a moronic statement to make. You sir should not even care about getting an update to 2.2, with statements like that. What is 2.2 really going to do for you. Its not going to make you a better person, nor is it going to make your phone a million times better. If you wanted 2.2 that bad, then you would go the so-called “hobbyist” route. My G2, is running a custom rom and I can tell you it runs a million times better than it did out of the factory.

      • Vert

        It’s not moronic at all. I’ve tried various releases, and all of them had show stopping bugs that made me look for something else. It was fun experimenting, but at the end of the day I need a phone that works, so I went back to stock. Imperfect as it may be, at least it’s reliable.

        No need to get so excited folks, it’s a phone, not a girlfriend.

        • Anonymous

          What roms were you flashing? Nero V3 is flawless. Anything Team Whiskey does typically works quite well. The JL5 leaked rom was pretty smooth and worked very well also. I wonder if you were flashing beta versions from not so good sources.

  • Is everyone forgetting about the Behold II? They not only PROMISED us 2.x, they showed us a slideshow saying the same thing, and alas….they say “1.6 has enough capabilities on the behold II”

    Yeah….ok….come on Sammy, I now own the Vibrant, is it going to end up in the drawer with my Behold?

    I think so :/ #cometomevzw4g

  • DH

    At this point, I’m totally OVER samsung & their horrible, substandard, unacceptable, & short-sighted product support strategy (or perhaps lack of a strategy). I’m stuck w my vibrant for awhile b/c I was stupid enough to buy it (I don’t like service contracts), but as soon as an amazing new HTC phone w an incredible set of specs (has to be far superior to what I have now) is released, then I’ll seriously consider buying it & DUMPING this whole samsung situation. Of course, I’d prefer to buy an HTC phone running the most advanced STOCK version of android available, without Sense.

    • mytouch 4g lover

      G2? Maybe?

  • Anonymous

    As f***ed up as the situation is, it is good business sense by Samsung.

    99% of Android users either don’t know what version of Android their phone is running, don’t know the advantages that come when upgrading to Froyo or Gingerbread, or simply don’t care because they are enjoying their device.

    0.9% of users are nerds/geeks/techies that know the advantages of different Android versions and take it upon themselves to root the device to obtain the latest software

    0.1% know about the different Android versions but don’t want to take the risk of rooting their device, this small percentage is where most of the complaints come from.

    If you were a business would you work on the next big device that is going to make you millions, or satisfy the 0.1% of users with the latest software that isn’t going to make you any additional income?

    F***ed up like I said, but it makes sense what they are doing.

    • Brycewat

      Nicely put.

  • =)

    now i know what the S in galaxy s stands for, it stands for SHIT,

  • nurfherder1

    I’ll stick with my mytouch 4g, hahaha samsung owners. didn’t you learn from the behold 2?

    • harley

      mytouch 4g is ugly as sin though

      • mytouch 4g lover

        harley, why does everyone say that? I have one and I personally love the way it looks, so much that instead of buying my usual otterbox defender, I bought a Best skin Ever(basicaially a Invisible shield).

    • Anonymous

      You talk like everyone who currently owns a Samsung phone, ie, Vibrant, had the Behold-II. While there may be some, not everyone had or knew anything regarding the Behold-II fiasco. I personally didn’t have a Samsung phone until the Vibrant. I didn’t know anything about what had happened prior with the Behold-II. So what am I [or any others like me] supposed to have learned from? Don’t get stereotypical! Fact is, I now know to stay away from Samsung phones. Then again it’s not everyone who cares about whether they have “Froyo” or “Strawberry Ice Cream” or whatever else, so long as they love and enjoy their phones.

    • g2 user

      i had one too and believe me after what they did to that fone i used to have i have never bought another samsung ever i jumped ship to HTC ! g2 more like it they keep their promises and updates they make good lookin fones and they make the best fones …
      g2
      mytouch 4g
      nexus one
      evo 4g
      hd2
      may be other big ones i am forgettin too but whatever!
      oh and the g1 the first android fone was an htc and tmobile yes tmobile not verizon !!we tmobile brought it up and now were getting treated real bad !
      why does verizon gets a lot of amazing top the line end fones witgh great specs and tmobile doesnt ?!! thats bullshit aint it

      • mytouch 4g lover

        What are you talking about verizon getting top of the line android phones with great specs Tmobile has the Mytouch 4g that has the best specs of all phones, then they have the G2 great specs only second to the mytouch 4g and stock and great keyboard, Hd7 my (and many others) favorite WP7, and Nexus S only phone with 2.3(Gingerbread)

      • i don’t like the moto droids my family has Verizon and i have noticed on some apps since the screen is taller then most android phones some apps get stretched un like my MT4G where all the apps are made to fit the screen. so i don’t agree with you i don’t think Verizon gets the best phones

  • T-moChris

    wow wow wow!! samsung has came a long way from the behold 2

  • Joekrivak

    most of you seem to be forgetting about the nexus s, its a samsung phone and its running stock android 2.3 and you know since its a nexus phone it will get all the updates asap. the vibrant isnt the only samsung phone avaible on tmobile. i have the nexus s and i love it!

  • Anonymous

    Advice to all.

    You want Froyo with Gingerbread icing on it .. go to:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=883379

    A man is only as good as his word, A company (like Samsung) that doesn’t stand on its promises is one that will not support you. Samsung has proven as much.

    My advice to all… Stay away from Samsung phones. Sooner or later you will regret it. (Nexus S may be an exception because its a Google spec, but the rest, Samsung can keep. Would I buy a Samsung phone again. I won’t accept one that is given to me anymore!)

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      LOL… you sound like a politician trying to explain his being caught on video with a minor, female, street walker.

      The Nexus S is a Samsung phone – and is really simply a scaled down Vibrant with a different OS.

      So people in here whining and flaming Samsung have to be consistent. You can’t like the Nexus S either.

  • g2 user

    no froyo for yall dumb vibrant users suckass fools!!
    exactly what u deserve for buyin a samsung what do u expect i would suggest everyone to jump ship to htc asap or esle samsung will keep rippin ur ass off and eventually blow up !!!
    g2 is a beast galaxy s series sucks ass!!

    • harley

      i would have gotten the mytouch4g if it wasn’t ugly as sin and if it had samoled. im stuck with my vibrant because of the hardware.

    • SpanD

      In fact, the easiest way to get an uprgade of the google software is to buy a new phone! T-Mobile doesn’t have too good of a track record when it comes to upgrading if ever. 1.6 G1, 2.1 MyTouch Slide, 2.2 G2 or MyTouch 4G, 2.3…next MyTouch device…..

    • Vldigital

      Complete ignorance- check
      Utter Fanboy-ism – check

      Go get a fuckin iPhone, moron.

  • g2 user

    no froyo for yall dumb vibrant users suckass fools!!
    exactly what u deserve for buyin a samsung what do u expect i would suggest everyone to jump ship to htc asap or esle samsung will keep rippin ur ass off and eventually blow up !!!
    g2 is a beast galaxy s series sucks ass!!

  • JP

    This was the only reason why I didn’t get this phone

  • Leaponover

    I still don’t get these “ugly as sin” comments about the MyTouch 4G. Seems jealousy, the green-eyed monster, has reared it’s ugly head. Everyone 4G owner knows they have the best phone on t-mobile and it’s just silliness to think otherwise. Those of you talking about looks must be prima-donna metrosexuals. You dudes probably get your nails buffed and wear eye shadow. The phone could have fungus growing off of it for all I care because it’s wicked fast, has HSPA+, and does everything I need it to do. Screw the sense haters too because i’m listing that as a positive here. Sense is awesome! Normally I wouldn’t even reply to this because I know what a great phone I have and people bashing it are just jealous haters. I just felt the need this time around to set some of these turds straight on this bad ass phone!

    • Auser72

      I couldn’t agree with you more, although I do miss the vibrant display and loudspeaker. I enjoy the everyday functionality of my 4g more. The sense UI is just awesome, I was intent on using launcher pro but missed sense widgets. I really love both phones and each one had their pros and cons so no need to hate.

    • Anonymous

      I still don’t get why MT4G guys have to keep posting about their hardware in places that have nothing to do with them. Like your phone? Great, good for you — but the rest of us don’t care. If we did, we’d go looking for relevant topics.

  • Vash0164

    Go to xda developers site, find the team whiskey vibrant rom. Its 2.2 Froyo with gingerbread accessories. My phone is marked at 1526 on the quadrant standard test. Honestly, I gave up on samsung back in November when they once again missed their own deadline. I’ll never buy a non nexus phone again, but for now. I got a phone thats only bested by the nexus s.

    • Maverick128

      All I did was root mine and installed the lag fix and I’m getting around 2200. 2198 on my last benchmark with the stock rom and lag fix.

  • Madcap

    Take their UNIQUE functionality and well…$^%$^%$^%$^%
    We don’t want it. Just give us froyo and we will add our own UNIQUENESS to it.

    Really want to throw me in a rage then tell me it is the drm to protect avatar….you know the movie on my sd card for the vibrant….the one I DONT use! (yes it works copied off but why bother?)

  • Nahright

    Samsung is a joke

  • Mikewyc

    Very disappointed by Samsung response..

  • Brycewat

    Anyone nerdy enough to know you are supposed to have been upgraded is nerdy enough (like me ) to go get a custom ROM. I also concur that the Team Whiskey ROMS are the best. There is a bit of reading, but rooting and updating your phone is a 30 min process, that really isnt harder than downloading files, attatching your phone to your computer, and following directions carefully. Seriously guys, I know Samsung’s word ain’t worth much anymore, but your happiness and satisfaction with a better rom (I like Team Whiskey’s Onyx4.2) is worth more than the rage here. Android’s greatest advantage is about being an open platform that allows the community to come together when the big guys screw us over (which they often do) so you may as well take advantage of it.

  • Anonymous

    I’m off the boards for a couple days and this is what I come back to huh? Some meaningless Samsung message about not updating my phone. Wow.

    Well the good thing is that Team Whiskey has me covered and I’ve been running FroYo on this Vibrant for a month now(Thanx TW) and with FFC support that WILL NOT come on the stock 2.2 update. As my man Brycewat says “Anyone nerdy enough to know you are supposed to have been upgraded is nerdy enough (like me ) to go get a custom ROM.”

    Its my understanding that its our carriers fault anyway since they already have the OS but they are too busy @n@l r@p!ng it to release it to us. I’m not even mad tho cuz who needs GB? who needs HC? when FY is so damn good on such a bad @$$ phone. That said I will be buying a Galaxy S2 if it has a bigger screen and not just for 2 cores.

    ~ A happy Vibrant user.

    • I_Work_For_A_Carrier

      It is not the carrier’s fault. The manufacturer takes the stock android code, then puts in all their tweaks. They hand it to the carrier, who tests it. If it ends up sucking (IE: terrible, terrible bugs), the carrier rightfully refuses and hands it back to the manufacturer. Once the carrier receives a solid code and testing is complete, it is usually 1-2 weeks before the devices have it.

      • Anonymous

        You should change your username to I_Am_Part_Of_The_Problem. Carriers install apps and disable features. No FFC, remember? Different hardware means more extensive driver testing, if nothing else. Samsung isn’t off the hook here, but neither is TMo.

        Meanwhile I’m pretty happy running the Nero v3 ROM and the voodoo ext4 file system…

        • Anonymous

          Agree!

    • Vldigital

      Completely agree, sir.I love my Drunken Clam welcome screen.

      • Anonymous

        I wasnt a fan of the drunken clam. I changed it to the nexus boot.

    • Vldigital

      Completely agree, sir.I love my Drunken Clam welcome screen.

  • 305buddyluv

    To late samasung. I got rid of my Vibrant for a G2. I got tired of your crap.

  • Jini

    The vibrant was my first phone from Samsung. I was apprehensive buying it due to their history with poor or nonexistent upgrades. I took the plunge thinking that since the galaxy S was being sold on such a large scale, they would have to upgrade it soon. How wrong I was !! No more Samsung phones for me.

    • remixfa.

      i bought one under the same line of thought. thankfully XDA is very active in the vibrant community to keep us rolling. Awesome hardware, lackluster software otherwise. I dont think ill go back to stock when 2.2 comes around, Sammy cant match what the dev community has done to the phone. (mainly because of the different file systems used and neat tweeks)

  • Auser72

    I was able to get mytouch 4g for $149.00 on early upgrade after complaining to retention dept. About disappointment with lack of update. Played up need for wifi calling that upgrade would of added.

  • Vibrant owners Want Samsung To put Froyo On There Vibrant

    • Anonymous

      Right. And now what??

  • TMoFan

    I was looking at the Vibrant, but I’m totally happy with my G2. 2.2 runs very well and the G2 is fast despite being 800MHz. It’s my first HTC phone and I’m impressed. Samsung has nice hardware but they need to step up on the software side of things.

    • 4G_or_not_4G

      Lets see how well your statement works. I too am a G2 owner, so I am expecting to see a quick turn around onto Gingerbread then to Honeycomb. As with previous stock Android phones, they were controlled by Google but the G2 is controlled by HTC/T-Mobile, and being as close to stock as you can be without a couple of crappy add ons, that we cannot delete without rooting the phone, it should be a quick turn-around. Hope that this is true and I am running Gingerbread shortly.

  • mh946

    Samsung will have you all fool waiting for an upgrade same as motorola did with their cliq users

  • RobSleezy

    Why don’t they just turn off their heinous UI and make it a stock build like the nexus s? lol one would think that would solve the complexity issues lol

  • Vldigital

    Last week, I gave up on waiting for a crappy inflexible, bloat-ware ridden, butt-ugly update and rooted my Vibrant. Flashed the Nero V3 ROM and rainbows, unicorns, narwhals and bacon started comming out of my phone.I fell in love with my Vibrant all over again. Ridiculously fast, fully customizable and no effin Amazon MP3 and Sims crap-apps in sight. For those afraid they’d brick their phones while rooting, the chances are minimal and benefits huge.Im a total noob to rooting and managed to do it all in 20 mins. Cant wait for 2.3.

  • Vldigital

    Last week, I gave up on waiting for a crappy inflexible, bloat-ware ridden, butt-ugly update and rooted my Vibrant. Flashed the Nero V3 ROM and rainbows, unicorns, narwhals and bacon started comming out of my phone.I fell in love with my Vibrant all over again. Ridiculously fast, fully customizable and no effin Amazon MP3 and Sims crap-apps in sight. For those afraid they’d brick their phones while rooting, the chances are minimal and benefits huge.Im a total noob to rooting and managed to do it all in 20 mins. Cant wait for 2.3.

    • Anonymous

      This phone is impossible to brick. I’ve brought it back from the dead several times! This is one of the many advantages of the Vibrant.

  • Anonymous

    Ok Samsung, put up or shut up. Just do it. And please get rid of that horrible custom UI, pure Google please.

  • Jrlane74

    I got tired of waiting and rooted my vibrant. im running Bionix 2.2 on it and man i tell ya i am having a great experience with it, it doesnt freeze on me, lag is minimal to none, gps is better than before AND i can watch tv…. i watched monday night football on it a few weeks ago on the same website that i watch football (firstrow,net) on my laptop….

    PHENOMENAL is the word i’m going to use to describe it, i only wish my vibrant had a FFC and it would be my phone for at least another 2 happy years, eventually i will have to get a FFC camera but right now its not a big deal since not people own one right now and part of having one is complicit of others having it too,
    kinda like Latitude on Google maps, its great…… if everyone is using it and a tiny fraction of people are
    Anyways i am getting the full use out of my Vibrant that was intended for it…
    The hell with waiting i say

  • yyevo

    All the Samsung and Motorola upgrade debacles got me thinking that Google needs to take a page from Microsoft. Microsoft dictates the hardware requirements and doesn’t allow the handset maker to eff with the OS. You get the advantages of choice in handsets (like Android), but the benefits of a consistant experience (like iOS). I wish Google would have tried this approach.

    Rocking my G2, btw.

  • LongDingDong

    This is the reason i bought a Nexus S. I could careless about 4g. Heck, I barely get 3g where I live. I thought about exchanging it for a G2, but I remembered that it was made by HTC (Hardware That Craps). The volume Is so low even when its on loud. Speakers and camera suck. The best thing about this is 2.3. By the time the G2 and that fugly Fisher Price looking phone (mt4g) gets 2.3. Ill be on Honeycomb. Lol. Nexus S FTW.

    • yyevo

      Hey, ShortWang, who pissed in your Cheerios this morning? You should see someone about that anger problem.

      Oh, and what does Honeycomb get you over 2.2? Pretty much nothing. 2.3 is mainly for tablet compatability.

      And you do realize the Nexus S is made by Samsung, right?

  • Goodbye Samsung

    This is another reason I went back to Blackberry

  • Noeleaser

    WHAT A FRIGGIN JOKE!! SAMSUNG EPIC FAIL!!!

  • Ghoff15

    Resdy to sell my vibrant, im tired of waitin, they have had plenty of time…….

  • What they are really saying “Thanks for buying 10 million of our phones. Now STFU and stop bothering us for an upgrade. We have lots of money to count. Suckers!”

  • g2

    and my g2 has 2300score beat thatu fool

    • Anonymous

      You are the fool if you think Quadrant scores mean anything.

  • Mtnman

    I’m beginning to think to never buy a phone that “Promsises” to have an “upgrade”. After all I have a Cliq, and look how long that took? I also have a Vibrant, and it’s taking forever and a day to upgrade that one as well. Next phone I get will be a MT4G, they don’t have any promise to upgrade and that’s fine, I’ll just keep it for a year and upgrade myself.

    • Unfaix

      Hahaha, just like the “promise” of the Samsung Behold II with 2.0, it barely managed 1.6 and they pushed the Vibrant with more promises.

  • Babyface2323

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    its been 4 months already……… i think they need years to upgrsde to 2.2…………

  • Rich

    Samsung doesn’t care about getting Froyo to Galaxy S phones, they already sold 9.3 million units world wide, do you really believe a Corporation like Samsung actually cares about the people who have already given them money? The reason they decided to upgrade to 2.2 is so more people would buy the Galaxy S. Do you really believe they are trying as hard as they can to get this shit programmed and ready for us? Let’s talk about the Motorola Droid X who’s had Froyo 2.2 for months already….. How come Motorola hasn’t run into these problems Samsung has? My answer, shitty programmers or shitty hardware. If Samsung was really trying their best Froyo would have been released a long time ago.

  • NoMore

    i guess this is a good thing in a way. but lets be honest: the vibrant, of all phones, should have been upgraded to froyo a while ago. Especially considering the massive price tag that came along with the device. Its sad that my LG Optimus T came STOCK with Froyo for $30 bucks. and my vibrant: $500 for 2.1 android. regardless, kudos to samsung for finally concerning themselves with upgrading customers. But for me personally, it’s too little too late. Never again, Samsung.

  • Anonymous

    JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION TO READERS: Why do you want the update SO badly?? Ye a know a little speed improvement, but you can already run all the apps on the market, and ur 1GHZ processor isn’t going to get updated to 2GHZ (WHICH THE G2 CAN BE OVERCLOCKED TO)

    • Mr. Hahn

      I have a bluetooth mini keyboard (credit card size) that I bought for my vibrant back in August (I HATE the on-screen keyboard). But guess what, smart guy? I can’t use it because Eclair doesn’t support bluetooth keyboards.

    • DR. RMA

      I agree it is not a game changer. But, guess what too? Skype does not work on Eclair, also everybody says that Froyo optimizes battery life which now sucks.

    • Kkim

      A lot of the apps won’t work in android 2.1 such as Skype.

    • kemp

      Ever heard of Flash?

    • kemp

      Ever heard of Flash?

  • Anonymous

    JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION TO READERS: Why do you want the update SO badly?? Ye a know a little speed improvement, but you can already run all the apps on the market, and ur 1GHZ processor isn’t going to get updated to 2GHZ (WHICH THE G2 CAN BE OVERCLOCKED TO)

  • Anonymous

    JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION TO READERS: Why do you want the update SO badly?? Ye a know a little speed improvement, but you can already run all the apps on the market, and ur 1GHZ processor isn’t going to get updated to 2GHZ (WHICH THE G2 CAN BE OVERCLOCKED TO)

  • Jabull

    totally tired with Samsung. An awesome phone, but rotten support. I bought 2 vibrants one for my wife and one for myself.. One of them is still working though it has slowed down since the upgrade, the other one stopped working. had to pay $25 for a stupid loaner phone and still waiting for a replacement from Bell or Samsung.

  • Jabull

    totally tired with Samsung. An awesome phone, but rotten support. I bought 2 vibrants one for my wife and one for myself.. One of them is still working though it has slowed down since the upgrade, the other one stopped working. had to pay $25 for a stupid loaner phone and still waiting for a replacement from Bell or Samsung.

  • Jabull

    totally tired with Samsung. An awesome phone, but rotten support. I bought 2 vibrants one for my wife and one for myself.. One of them is still working though it has slowed down since the upgrade, the other one stopped working. had to pay $25 for a stupid loaner phone and still waiting for a replacement from Bell or Samsung.

  • Richardking59

    bullshit

  • Sarfds25
  • Ebatr8

    anyone that is angry at samsung for not updating there phone to 2.2 should realize that they are actually working on it there are multiple test builds out on xda-developers give them a shot and them be angry when it doesnt work properly because most of them have some small glitches i tried multiple roms before i ever found one that so far is working fast without glitches even then ive seen a couple force closes here and there

  • Ebatr8

    anyone that is angry at samsung for not updating there phone to 2.2 should realize that they are actually working on it there are multiple test builds out on xda-developers give them a shot and them be angry when it doesnt work properly because most of them have some small glitches i tried multiple roms before i ever found one that so far is working fast without glitches even then ive seen a couple force closes here and there

  • Tddrive55

    Even with 2.1 the Vibrant is a phone to beat. I have mine with Nero V3 a 2.2 ROM with a 2.3 design and I get over 2K in quadrant and way over 12 in linpack scores, Vibrant deff beats MT4G, G2 and others.

  • Hemso

    With this Galaxy S drama- How can Samsung convince me to buy another of their products?
    I’m still waiting for my TM Vibrant Froyo update since September of 2010, the 2.1 Eclaire on TM Vibrant needs reboot very often or it slow to a crawl loading App…Never again Samsung

  • Jcbmj2854

    I agree with you, SAMSUCK always dose this just like with the behold 2 it was suppose to get android 1.6 and 2.1 wit a promise that it would receive the update, and then of course all of a sudden it couldn’t be updated past 1.5 lol yea right!!! and with all this drama with what i have now, the Vibrant, I would never buy another samsung product again!! it’s funny how every other phone company can do there updates, but when it comes to samsuck there’s always a so called problem of why they can’t do it, it’s just a money scam to get people to buy another one of there phones just so they can make more money but what they don’t realize is if they keep doing this ain’t no one going to want to buy there phones anymore.

  • Jcbmj2854

    I agree with you, SAMSUCK always dose this just like with the behold 2 it was suppose to get android 1.6 and 2.1 wit a promise that it would receive the update, and then of course all of a sudden it couldn’t be updated past 1.5 lol yea right!!! and with all this drama with what i have now, the Vibrant, I would never buy another samsung product again!! it’s funny how every other phone company can do there updates, but when it comes to samsuck there’s always a so called problem of why they can’t do it, it’s just a money scam to get people to buy another one of there phones just so they can make more money but what they don’t realize is if they keep doing this ain’t no one going to want to buy there phones anymore.

  • Masterd009

    like whats going on ? we spent good amount of money to have the best phone out there. But we still running 2.1 and nexus 2.3 ?

  • spiral

    Glad that i sold my vibrant before thanksgiving lolz….2 months later still no update. Never again Samsung (beside my TV)

  • Maddog

    Mid January and not even a word again from Sammy about 2.2 “re”release. Cowards.

    • Anonymous

      It’s here Maddog. Makes the Vibrant like a brand new phone. Works great.

      • mggj65

        When I try to do the upgrade to KA6. I keep getting a device not recognized message & then a emergency recovery prompt. Did this happen to you?

  • Norman Fitzgerald

    One, problem with this idea. Samsung has to know that the more pissed off their 9.3 million Galaxy owners are, the fewer units that they will buy the next time those Galaxy phones break down. I think i buy a new phone every one to two years. and the last few times, i paid out of pocket. Can you imagine if 5 or 6 million of those users decided to go with another company rather than deal with Samsung’s crap again? I love my Vibrant, but if I can’t update it to keep up with the rest of the market, i’m going with a company that is interested in my repeat business

  • Adnan

    froyo or Fry-o

  • Fuk

    What with the DRM shit???! I paid for the fucking music on CD, thats right, i fucking own the cd it wont let me play, and now i cant play it on my Galaxy S2 because of DRM bollocks wtf?!?!?! I fucking paid for it already cunts, pissed me rigth off fucking cunts.