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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  • 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…….

  • http://gamingblather.com/ Drak

    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…………

  • 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

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  • 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