Support Samsung Italia officialy confirm Android 1.6 for I7500

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Aglar, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Aglar

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    Hi all!

    Samsung Italy on his facebook page confirmed about an hour ago the release of a new firmware based on 1.6 for Samsung Galaxy i7500.

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/samsungmobileitalia?ref=nf

    The new firmware is going to be released in few week.

    Good news isn't it?

    Cheers,

    Aglar
     

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  2. Aglar

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    Well this time is an official Samsung web page that published the news so it is SURE that Samsung will release this update. In the other thread I didn't find links to any Samsung official web page...

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    Moreover with this official update we will probably have the new kernel .29 so Gaosp project can use it.
     
  3. Bomberman

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    Lol sorry, just feeling a little cynical :)
     
  4. Aglar

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    No problem Man! :D
     
  5. Rastaman-FB

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    im wondering why they are bothering with 1.6 at all if 2.1 is around the corner.
    while its different countries, its the same devs making the firmware afaik

    EDIT: just seen other thread, hopes scuppered. 2.1 is not confirmed at all and with 1.6 confirmed i would imagine its not going to come :(
     
  6. FLT

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    rofl 1.6 was already out when the Galaxy hit the stores?
    Oh well thank you very much Samsung for this amazing update :rolleyes:

    I can't even get rid of this stupid phone for more than
     
  7. sado1

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    f*ck them and their 1.6, gaosp for the win
     
  8. danimar

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    So the Spica is officially getting 2.1 (good move) then why is the Galaxy getting only 1.6? why bother to upgrade to an already old version?
    I think it's pure marketing, MWC is near and I'm sure Samsung will present new Android phones and they have to do it with 2.1 (everything else doesn't give you attention from the media) and they have to differentiate them from their previous models. But at the same time they can't be the only company who has one of their phones (their former flagship device) stuck in the oldest Android version around, so they come up with this strange solution.

    I have a bittersweet sensation now, from this announcement I think it's quite clear that we won't get an official 2.0-2.1 update, but as the Android kernel is the same from 1.6 onwards they may have paved the way for an unofficial but complete 2.1
     
  9. reload

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    I dont want to do any comment on the situation (they will update? they wont update? they will upgrade 7500 with 1.6 and 7500 with 2.1 bot only if mars is going to crash un venus?)...

    But this is an essential point: is 2.0/2.1 kernel the very same as 1.6? If yes the situation is not so bad :)
    In this case i would prefer a 1.6 update in a few weeks than a 2.1 in a few months
     
  10. danimar

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    I checked with a friend that has a Nexus One and the kernel version is 2.6.29-blablabla so it should be the same as the 1.6 one.
     
  11. reload

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    Perfect! If samsung is really going to release this 1.6 we will have working drivers for at least version 2.1 :)
    Doing custom roms wuold be very easier for independent developers like drakaz team
     
  12. Aglar

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    Yes but we have to wait until Samsung release the source...
     
  13. reload

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    Im not very into Android, but cant we use the binary kernel? Or you mean that we cant extract the kernel from the firmware?
     
  14. Xenon

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    Samsung probably doesn't have 50 Galaxy developers on salary. 20?
    Lower? 10? Lower still? It's probably a team of 8 men. We really need
    to reach those guys, bribe them with WoW items or something, and talk
    with them directly. This rumor-mongering is driving me nuts!
     
  15. to quote myself from another thread:
     
  16. abesh

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    +1 Being a developer myself I wholeheartedly agree.... :)
     
  17. Bomberman

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    I think he perhaps meant that at least we could get a definitive answer on what they're working on rather than bribe them to code for us :D
     
  18. tortola-69

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    Has anybody knows when this update is going to be online?
     
  19. MichaelW

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    Tomorrow, Thursday, March 17th, 2012, Yesterday, Never. Pick one at random.
     
  20. tortola-69

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    Samsung it's laugthing at us...
     
  21. porga

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    See this stats:

    Platform Versions | Android Developers

    Well, it would be nice to officially get 1.6 version if we can not have 2.0/2.1
    (still hope that Samsung will surprise us positively)

    After that we can wait for Drakaz and Mustymod do miracle for us. Since 1.6 is same kernel as 2.1, after Samsung release drivers open source, that shouldn't be problem for such programmers...
     
  22. Bomberman

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    Anyone heard anything on this since?
     
  23. ryko

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    I heard on a French radio program sponcered by Samsung that the Spicia was getting 2.1 because it has a more powerfull processor than the Galaxy and that there was no confirmation on an update for us :(
     
  24. tortola-69

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    Any new about 1.6?
     

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