Samsung Vibrant Froyo Not OTA; Mac Users Out Of Luck?

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Right on schedule, T-Mobile has released the eagerly-awaited Froyo upgrade to the Samsung Vibrant, finally putting an end to rumors that the software was being kept on-hold in order to motivate sales of other T-Mobile smartphones. If you’re wondering why you haven’t seen notification about the available upgrade pop up yet on your Vibrant, T-Mobile currently has no plans to send the update out OTA, requiring you to install it over a USB connection using Samsung’s Kies Mini software.

T-Mobile says you’ll need a Windows PC for the upgrade, and only links to that version of Kies Mini. While Samsung has previously made a Macintosh version of the Galaxy S sync app available, T-Mobile emphatically states that you’ll need a Windows machine for a successful update. That’s got to be a slap in the face to Vibrant users on Macs who have been looking forward to Android 2.2 for this long.

In addition to the standard assortment of Froyo features like WiFi tethering, T-Mobile includes its T-Mobile TV app, and adds support for making voice calls over an available WiFi network. Mac users, do yourself a favor and find a friend with a PC, post-haste!

Source: T-Mobile

Via: TmoNews

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