The wait is nearly over. According to T-Mobile’s marketing officer, Cole Brodman, the Samsung Galaxy S series Vibrant will start seeing Android 2.2 effective tomorrow. Expected to roll out over
In response to recent rumors, Samsung has denied that they are charging carriers for Android updates: “”No. Samsung is not charging carriers for Froyo updates to Galaxy S. We hope
Of course the past won’t tell us the future, but it will give us expectations. Some manufacturers showed that they failed at upgrading their phones to a newer platform version. This article shows how much.
Picture a snowball rolling down a hill, getting bigger by the moment and you’ll have an image of the growing hostility over the situation. Just what the heck is going on over at Samsung? Someone reporting to be from the inside of the handset maker has taken to XDA to share a few details. As he/she explains it the withholding of the update is “largely political one, not a technological one”.
I knew that people shared my anger about the whole T-Mo/Samsung debacle from the last few days, but there is someone out there who has gone further than my “Rayge Against the Machine” segment on AGTN.
To T-Mobile and Samsung that is. Before I launch into my textual rant that has loving become known as “Ray-ging” (thanks to @technogasms), I need to put a disclaimer that
Well, at least this Samsung phone is getting updated to Froyo. Pre-paid wireless provider Virgin Mobile announced via Twitter that the Intercept, an 800 Mhz landscape slider that launched at Target stores last fall, will be upgraded to Android 2.2 “sometime this spring.”
Rejoice newer myTouch users! Months after original myTouch owners had their Froyo delivered, T-Mobile has just announced that the myTouch 1.2 (3.5mm headphone jack version) and the myTouch Fender LE are the next in line for the tasty treat. MyTouch Slide users still have to wait a little bit longer, though, due to two specific issues.
With Android 2.2 Froyo now running on the majority of Android devices, Android 2.3 Gingerbread has started creep up very, very slowly on the frozen Android treat. Gingerbread is now running on .4% of Android devices.
Remember that LG phone that beat the iPhone in a video a little while back? It’s the Optimus 2X, the very first phone sporting a dual-core processor, running on Android 2.2, with an update to 2.3 promised soon.
2010 was definately the year of significant UI changes for Android. Dragging an arrow up to see your apps may seem fancy at the first glance, but after a year or so, you’ll probably want some more eye-candy, and so did Google.
According to LG’s official forum, Verizon’s LG Ally handsets will see Android 2.2 in February 2011. After making its debut with Android 2.1 all the way back in May 2010, the handset maker later promised Android 2.2 would eventually come.
Our European friends will be happy to learn that their HTC Wildfire will be seeing Android 2.2 within the week.
An anonymous tip has just come in from the world of Sprint PCS. Rumor has it that Sprint is, unofficially, telling its technicians that if a Samsung Epic comes in
Modaco’s Paul O’Brien has extracted the Gingerbread launcher out of the emulator ROM and made it available for all devices running Froyo. Combined with the Gingerbread-keyboard, this can give you a bit of an impression what Gingerbread is like.