The new year got off to a rocky start over at Samsung’s official Twitter account, where a harmless call for New Year’s resolutions resulted in a barrage of hostile replies that forced Samsung to revisit the nasty Froyo-on-Galaxy-S issue. Probably expecting folks to rehash plans to lose weight or quit smoking, Samsung was instead greeted with numerous responses centering around two themes: pleas for getting Froyo on American Galaxy S variants and vows to never buy Samsung products again. And then there was user @BlackMoonWolf, who probably spoke for many with the suggestion [...]
If you feel like Samsung’s playing a game of keep-away with your Froyo update, we’d understand, as earlier today the company’s site changed its information on several handsets to indicate they’d soon be running Android 2.2, only to revert the edits.
The Epic 4G, Fascinate, and Vibrant – Galaxy S phones – were briefly listed as operating on Froyo; not “set to receive Froyo”, but currently running it. At first, it looked like another inadvertent leak, with some Samsung webmaster accidentally updating the site with information [...]
Samsung Galaxy S is one of the most popular Android devices ever launched and most definitely one of the most successful Samsung models ever. The model was a best seller in both its original shape as well as carrier variants worldwide (and in the U.S. as T-Mobile Vibrant, AT&T Captivate, Verizon Fascinate, Sprint Epic 4G).
One of the Galaxy S’ biggest flaws was that it was launched with Android 2.1 Éclair back in June 29, 2010, a time when Android 2.2 Froyo was already one month out (being launched on May 22, 2010). The lack of a software refresh, till recently, made [...]
According to the Samsung Mobile Canada roadmap, Telus Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate owners should have waited until 2011 for the official Android 2.2 Froyo update but it looks like it’s early Christmas as the new OS is ready and available.
Later promised for the end of 2010, the Fascinate Froyo update is available through Kies software and it brings all the Froyo goodness, including Adobe Flash 10.1, the ability to install application to the SD Card, as well as some performance enhancements. According to the official description, website loading and device navigation got [...]
If you own a Galaxy S device and have been waiting for the Froyo update to hit, you’re not alone. Galaxy S owners in the US, and around the world, have had to deal with repeated unfulfilled promises from Samsung as to when the Android 2.2 update would be available. While Epic 4G owners came close with a leak, Samsung made it clear that the leaked update wasn’t final. Over on XDA, the 2.2.1 update for the international Galaxy S has been leaked, and owners are reporting that it’s “very fast”. The leak won’t work on other variants of the Galaxy S, but [...]
With Black Friday upon us, we thought we’d give you a helping hand with some of today’s and this weekend’s deals with the major E-tailers and operators if you’re into some Smartphone shopping.
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Canadian carrier subscribers owning a Samsung Galaxy S variant will not have to wait long until the Android 2.2 Froyo update for their devices is released as we now have an official road-map for the roll-out.
According to Samsung Mobile Canada, the update will be available for the Samsung Vibrant from Bell and Samsung Captivate from Rogers in mid-December while those of you that are on Telus will have to wait for the Froyo update for their Samsung Fascinate until early 2011. While Samsung is “working diligently to provide a tested and secure upgrade experience”, you [...]