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  1. Beards

    Beards Well-Known Member

    But think about it....
    This is a new phone which is going to sell world wide and to a lot of parties.
    It would be financial lunacy if Samsung did not push the Galaxy S out to new customers with an older 2.1 operating system.

    It's my guess the initial batch will see v2.1 but once Froyo hits general release surely Samsung would then update new sales models to include 2.2 which would mean existing sold models SHOULD be entitled to an upgrade..... just my 2c. :)

  2. hanano17

    hanano17 Well-Known Member

    I agree, if samsung wants to be competitive with android phones they need to keep on top of their products. Especially ones that are for a worldwide market and supposedly coming to the biggest ones in the US. HTC just announced that most of their phones will be supported and updated as fast as they can do it, I assume all their high end models will be included as well as future sets. So unless samsung wants to fall behind and not be taken as serious as people are taking HTC, Moto, etc., they will change their product support strategies.

    With Google trying address fragmentation, this would make even more sense that companies, especially top ones, keep pace with Google to a degree.
  3. EarlZ

    EarlZ Well-Known Member

    It would be very sad and disappointing if the galaxy S will be upto 2.1 / 2.2 only.
  4. Andronix

    Andronix Well-Known Member

    Samsung took almost a year to update 1st Galaxy from 1.5 to 1.6. It will be interesting to see their plans for S.
  5. deeoh1084

    deeoh1084 Well-Known Member

    U r right samsung is very very bad with updating their software but since 50% of their handsets are going to be android based handsets so it will be interesting what they are going to do with this galaxy s
  6. 2FR35H

    2FR35H Well-Known Member

    They still HAVEN'T upgraded behold 2 users to 1.6. Nobody buy a Galaxy S unless you wanna end up like us behold 2 users having to resort to lawsuits to get an update that was promised by samsung and tmobile.
  7. EliC

    EliC Well-Known Member

    My guess would be that the Galaxy S will be their flagship phone and probably will be aggressively updated to 2.2. After that...
  8. somdave2005

    somdave2005 Member

    Don't most phonemakers give you only one official rom upgrade anyway? HTC phones have the benefit that they have XDA developers making custom roms for them, so it seems like their always getting the latest roms. But those roms aren't official roms from HTC. I'm hoping that this Samsung gets popular enough that there will be a developer community for it and there will be custom roms as well.
  9. 2FR35H

    2FR35H Well-Known Member

    After 2.2 they are done possibly it could be stuck at 2.1 for 6 months.
  10. Beards

    Beards Well-Known Member

    We've just opened up a section for the Samsung i9000 Galaxy S in xda-devs so expect to see activity there on all matters relating to this.
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  11. 2FR35H

    2FR35H Well-Known Member

    They haven't GAVE BEHOLD 2 USERS NOT ONE OS upgrade we got a maintenance update from t-mobile for issues like sd card randomly unmounting and signal dropping etc etc but that shiit didn't even fix it. HTC got official OS updates. They are and will always get the latest makes official. HTC phones got official updates. from the beginning 1.5 to 1.6 and soon to be 2.1 and 2.2. HTC updates

    You obviously aren't aware of the problems of custom roms for touchwiz. So let me fill ya in. The reason behold 2 hasn't custom rom'd to 2.1 is because some of the important drivers aren't open source or lie within touchwiz. most definitely touchwiz isn't open source. Custom Roms won't be easy for samsung touchwiz phones if what I think is going to happen with this phone is correct. They are going to do the same crap they did with behold 2. lock it down tight with touchwiz 3.0 You have been warned.:cool:
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  12. Beards

    Beards Well-Known Member

    Although not directly affected to what we are talking about but the Behold 2 uses the older Touchwiz.
    The i9000 uses the much better and unknown for cooking Touchwiz 3.

    However, Samsung have a habit of locking down their phones which in turn means rooting and running custom roms extremely difficult.
  13. Tasmin

    Tasmin Well-Known Member

    That's interesting. I would assume that no manufacturer is crazy about their phones being rooted (which would explain the dreaded voided warranty and the lack of a "Root Me!" button), but you're saying Samsung actually makes it more difficult to root? Can anyone elaborate on this?
  14. behold_this

    behold_this Well-Known Member

    they use rfs security and won't release propritiary drivers because their led tvs use the same ones. they don't believe in "open source"
  15. somdave2005

    somdave2005 Member

    Thanks for the insight. I don't expect Samsung phones to be as open as HtC phones but it can't be as locked down as say an iphone, can it? I mean I remember seeing custom roms for Samsung omnia on XDA and PPCgeeks. I guess the worse that can happen is that Samsung doesn't update their phones, and this phone turns into an iphone essentially (which the GAlaxy S already resembles anyway :p )
  16. Tasmin

    Tasmin Well-Known Member

    My concern with the "difficult to root" comment was this: I want a nice android phone and I'm stuck on AT&T until my income goes up a bit more (my parents have a sweet family plan with an older base fee that you just can't beat these days that I have a line under). If the Galaxy S comes to AT&T, it's hardware looks to rival the Evo's. I'm afraid AT&T will cripple it, but I was hoping to get around that by rooting. I also don't care if Samsumg fails to upgrade the software if I can root. But I'm also assuming that "hard to root" is not the same as "impossible" ...
  17. behold_this

    behold_this Well-Known Member

    requires a custom kernel to root 99% of samsungs android phones. with their new rfs and having to compiling a kernel without breaking it from and incomplete source from samsung, yeah its VERY difficult, not impossible but very difficult and with this new phone with new touchwiz it will be as locked down as a iphone if not MORE so
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  18. galaxyS

    galaxyS Well-Known Member

    from GSMarena..

    The largest Super AMOLED display in business is a great feat but the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S won
  19. galaxyS

    galaxyS Well-Known Member

    and some poster was also claiming that samsung will give 3 software updates ...

    2.1 - stock when shipped
    2.2 - shortly after
    then whatever next OS upgarde available (gingerbread?)

    hope so!


    i had to repost here as this is the right forum..
  20. tmzbeme

    tmzbeme Well-Known Member

    yeah, and pigs can fly are very good at making promises.

    even if they do miraculously release an 'official' update, you can bet that the online or ota update will not work and you will have to wipe flash the phone to update
  21. deeoh1084

    deeoh1084 Well-Known Member

    come on man~ enough with all these jinx on this phone!!! i know samsung is bad with support on their devices but come on~~~ let's give them one more chance!!! if not i'm never buying samsung mobile phones again!! well i'm pretty sure u can flash the rom later but still let's see
  22. behold_this

    behold_this Well-Known Member more chance...
  23. OldSmoky

    OldSmoky Well-Known Member

    Thanks OP. You make a good point. As little as I have been able to find about Verizon and this phone, it doesn't look like VZW will be one of the first to have it. If Verizon doesn't release it with 2.2, I'm going to wait and see if the Shadow releases with 2.2. I don't want to take the chance on not getting 2.2.
  24. goondu

    goondu Active Member

    Hi, everyone. I'm new here. To debunk some of the myths of Samsung phones on updates, I currently own a WinMo Samsung i780. To be frank, when I bought my device it was only on WinMo 6.0. I did went to the service centres for 2 minor updates, before they release a software update to 6.1. In my country, they had stopped at that. I'm not sure if they have released another 6.5 update, but I cooked my own rom which is to 6.5.

    I do have to admit that the update is extremely slow, but nevertheless, the update still happened.

    By the way, I'll be receiving my i9000 on Monday evening. The reason for me to purchase this is the screen, both in size and in display! This will also be my first android phone. I am certain that Froyo will happen, but beyond that, your guess is as good as mine. Having said that, I uses the phone what it sets out to do, to call and to receive calls. :D

    To the TS (threadstarter), the grass is always greener the other side. If you choose to buy the Desire, you will miss that amazing display. If you decide on the i9000, you are afaid about the support for future software upgrades. My guess is that no phone is the perfect one, just get one where it suits your needs.

    Haha... first time posting and being such a long-winded fella. :D

    Well, everyone is entitled to their opinon. YMMV.
  25. 2FR35H

    2FR35H Well-Known Member

    Its okay you are new here and I am going to have to inform you that you did not debunk a thing.

    Samsung Galaxy Original still stuck on 1.5 they won't upgrade them.

    Samsung Behold 2 Stuck on 1.5 and was PROMISED 2.0 but now they are claiming that its not upgradeable past 1.6 which is a bs claim because one of our developers has 2.1 working just needs certain drivers which are not found in the source released by samsung

    Win Mo is not the same thing as Android and are you seriously saying you prefer a SuperAmoled over receiving the most current updates??? Did you even read the past claims?

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