Possible for Fascinate to launch with 2.2?


  1. arock

    arock Well-Known Member

    So samsung has already said that the galaxy s line is supposed to get the 2.2 upgrade later this year. Does anyone else think its possible that the fascinate could launch with 2.2? The X is out and the droid 2 is supposed launch next month, so unless they are planning to do a really quiet launch of the fascinate, it probably wouldn't launch until the following month or maybe even later. Could vzw be planning this phone to be their holiday phone this year? Or are there going to be bigger plans for that? Just thinking out loud and seeing what everyone else thought.

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  2. Old Man

    Old Man Well-Known Member

    Definitely one possibility. All the Fascinate press and descriptions from Samsung or Verizon seem to specifically identify Android 2.1, perhaps a sign that Verizon at least plans to release the Fascinate before there is an update available for 2.2?

    It will be interesting to see when the Galaxy S phones in the US get an update to Android 2.2 FroYo. The Droid 2 is rumored to be launching with 2.2 sometime in August (I've seen both 8/12 and 8/23 rumored) and the Droid X to get it later in August, but the version of Motorola Blur UI used on those seems likely to have an easier time being modified for FroYo than HTC Sense or Samsung TouchWiz.
  3. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

    Well, it's being tested right now on 2.1. The Droid 2 will be the first to launch with 2.2.
  4. supersaki

    supersaki Well-Known Member

    It is definitely possible, but not likely, that it will launch with 2.2. I'm not too worried about any updates, however, because the dev community is already working on ROMs for it.

    I think it will be one of VZW's holiday phones, but am quietly hoping the rumored Droid Pro will be the featured holiday phone.
  5. Arehexes

    Arehexes Well-Known Member

    Got any links to that info?
  6. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

    No, I don't have any link. This is not information garnered from the net... :cool:
  7. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member


    Welcome to the boards, and NKT is reliable. He is one of our inside sources, he is in the know.;)
  8. ghdtpdna

    ghdtpdna Well-Known Member

    Any idea about the launch date?
  9. Arehexes

    Arehexes Well-Known Member

    I'm not saying I distrust him I just like to read a lot of info on the phone I was hoping to buy(it's my odd thing about me). Maybe some info we don't know about, I heard a rumor that the version verizon is selling just as locked down as the droid x (which was rooted I know). I don't doubt it but you never know, and thanks for the welcome.
  10. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

    Average from testing start to launch is 6 to 8 weeks. It just started testing last week.

    So I say end of September/early October.
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  11. ghdtpdna

    ghdtpdna Well-Known Member

    Thank you sir, although that is not what I wanted to hear.
  12. Arehexes

    Arehexes Well-Known Member

    While this news does depress me I do have a question to ask (and I think you for the info btw), I heard from another form the Fascinate was locked down like the Droid X I was wondering if that was true. That is my only real concern
  13. hanano17

    hanano17 Well-Known Member

    Not saying you are wrong, but samsung tweeted that both the epic and fascinate will be coming in a few weeks. Sounds more like end of August, if they are right at least.
  14. ghdtpdna

    ghdtpdna Well-Known Member

    Link would be nice.
  15. Arehexes

    Arehexes Well-Known Member

    How long ago was said tweets?
  16. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

    That would put it more towards the 6 weeks time frame. Not outside the realm of possibility. Depends on how testing goes.
  17. hanano17

    hanano17 Well-Known Member

    Samsung Mobile USA (SamsungMobileUS) on Twitter

    I'm new to twitter (signed up to enter their captivate contest lol), so I don't how to link a single tweet. Just scroll down to towards the bottom, and there's a tweet from the 23rd to Aerroskyknight. It says the Tmo and ATT ones are available now, and Sprint and VZW will get theirs in a few weeks.
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  18. ghdtpdna

    ghdtpdna Well-Known Member

    I am not sure how reliable their tweets are but a few weeks is much better than "coming soon".
  19. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

    Just because Samsung releases the phone to the carrier doesn't mean it launches immediately. It still has to pass VZW field tests.
  20. Arehexes

    Arehexes Well-Known Member

    Well now that we have a idea of it's release, my only concern is I've been hearing the Fascinate was locked like the Motorola Droid X and Droid 2.
  21. ghdtpdna

    ghdtpdna Well-Known Member

    once again link please.
  22. Arehexes

    Arehexes Well-Known Member

    That's what I would like to get, the only place I heard it was from a "insider" but I didn't trust it. I was hoping someone could drop a link >_>.
  23. ghdtpdna

    ghdtpdna Well-Known Member

    If the insider is a rep or a store manager, then disregard it. If it was VZ's engineering team member, then yeah...,
    From what I have been tracking it will be easily rootable, and the bootloader will not be locked since the other SGS phones aren't. I think bootloader locking happens at the Manufacturer's (Samsung) level, and it would just add more complexity to it if the phone was customized just for Verizon.
    Modaco already has a ROM out with TouchWiz deleted on it, I think.
    Only time will tell us.
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  24. Arehexes

    Arehexes Well-Known Member

    He didn't say store rep (he said it was a tester), but like you said time will tell. But I do agree it would be more complex to re do the phone just to have a boot lock for one carrier when the rest doesn't. Thanks for your incite.
  25. jpatrick18

    jpatrick18 Well-Known Member

    NKT is very legit. He's the one who got the first pictures of the Incredible on the internet that were subsequently posted by all the major sites.

    NKT, what's your thoughts on the Fascinate? I have the X right now and wish it were a bit slimmer. Is the Fascinate something I should consider or do you think the X and Moto is a better/safer alternative?

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