Samsung Vibrant GPS Fix Finally Being Pushed Out By T-Mobile

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After an unwelcomed false start as well as a sporadically-effective homegrown solution, T-Mobile is apparently pushing out the highly-anticipated update for the Samsung Vibrant — its Galaxy S — which promises to fix the poor GPS performance on the devices. In addition to allegedly faster and more accurate locks, the JI6 upgrade apparently brings access to Samsung’s DLNA-capable Media Hub (meaning the device can now share content with other compatible products over WiFi) as well as a direct shortcut to the camcorder’s HD capture mode.

The one thing not found in this update is a general firmware upgrade to Android 2.2, a.k.a. Froyo, which brings Flash 10.1 compatibility and thus an entirely new world of mobile web browsing. There’s already a leaked version of 2.2 out there for the international version of the Galaxy S, but it’s unlikely to work on any of the US variants — we’d originally heard that some models would get an official update by the end of September, but that window has obviously come and gone.

Apparently JI6 is being pushed out in phases, so let us know when you get yours and what region you live in, if you would be so kind.

(via: Android Central and T-Mobile)

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