Telus announced Android 2.3 Gingerbread update schedule.General


  1. avenuePad

    avenuePad Well-Known Member

    So, apparently Telus is releasing Gingerbread to a select few phones this Spring, but no word yet on the Galaxy S Fascinate. Just wondering if anyone has heard any rumours on that front. I would imagine the Fascinate will get the update at some point, but I'm hoping it will be sooner than later.

    Here's an article about the release date and the phones that will be receiving the update.

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  2. tripplec

    tripplec Well-Known Member

    Nothing model specific at this time. I sure hope the build is better than the 2.20 which has been a problem (slow and requires power off & back on to correct reponse and WiFi connection problems). Even after the power off the phone is pretty slow.
  3. Joelzinho

    Joelzinho Well-Known Member

    Any word on the Gingerbread update from Telus. I am reading good thing about it and I am eager to receive it. Hope Telus doesn't drop the ball.
  4. avenuePad

    avenuePad Well-Known Member

    Well, there is a little good news. Samsung is pushing out Gingerbread for the Galaxy S, but it's going to hit the UK first (next couple of weeks), then the rest of Europe. North America will shortly follow.

    It's not today or tomorrow, but at least there's light at the end of the tunnel. It would be nice if we could get Gingerbread before Ice Cream Sandwich is released. lol.
  5. tripplec

    tripplec Well-Known Member

    Yeah, well they better upgrade to a massive search light. I don't see the slightest flicker here. Samsung also has no clue here either.
  6. techker

    techker Well-Known Member

    any updates on this yet???
  7. tripplec

    tripplec Well-Known Member

    I saw an update to the thread and went oh great. But alas not so, nothing new here or on another Android forum I check in on.

    When they come out with it. I am hoping its 2.3.4 which has been out for a while and fixes a lot of bugs and security issues. Not like they did with 2.2 they released the first version while the two better sub version were denied.

    I really hate the Android mechanism used for all phones. Some OEM's like HTC might be more responsive to their users. Samsung must certainly be the worst and its make little sense given their high sales, use base and the shear size of the company. The do little else after sales, service or real support.

    Well in 2012 there will be and entirely new IPhone design which is after this years model. By then I'll be ready to jump ship or dingy in this case to a truly supported platform.
  8. tripplec

    tripplec Well-Known Member

    2 months later since this was posted and still nothing. Man I am really starting to hate Android getting updates and patches is virtually impossible.
  9. phantomfire78

    phantomfire78 New Member

  10. techker

    techker Well-Known Member

    it's there but link is dead..
  11. Grenovic

    Grenovic Member

    Knowing the update is not so far off and then teasing us like this is just brutal. It's almost as bad as the wait for the Eclair update for the hero... though I suppose the fascinate hasn't hit end-of-life status with Telus yet.

    Nevertheless, I feel the way Telus is going about releasing this update is completely and utterly bush league. There should be no update listed on their website UNTIL it is 100% ready for the public. Bad Telus, BAD!
  12. tripplec

    tripplec Well-Known Member

    Yes its still not working link. But firmware updates were via Kies in the past for Samsung. I doubt that is going to change this time. On that note. I did check and still not there either. But the indication is promising. Maybe next month it will be available. Its good its at least 2.3.3
  13. Grenovic

    Grenovic Member

    Sure this update will still come via Kies and if we are so fortunate to see another update, it too will most likely have to be done through Kies.

    The fact remains that our beloved service provider still has to have the final say on "this and that" with the update. All I was getting at is how I feel they've jumped the gun in listing it before it's available.
  14. batkinson001

    batkinson001 Well-Known Member

    Good to know this is finally happening... I just got my Fascinate 3G+ at the end of may... good phone, can only get better!

    glad the telus page was updated to show the new version, annoyed that we still have to wait... that link should have remained plain text until it was available.

    the page lists these as the 3G+ update features:

    User interface refinements: theme color change, better visual effects, changes in dialer and Gmail, and easy text input with multi-touch

    Ability to make calls over the internet with Voice over IP (VoIP), when connected to Wi-Fi

    Near Field Communication (NFC): Your smartphone can read NFC tags on posters and advertisements and the feature has the ability to turn the device into a virtual wallet


    I like the idea of the NFC thing...

    the main page for the 3G+ is still showing 2.2 under DEVICE SOFTWARE though...
  15. tripplec

    tripplec Well-Known Member

    Checked and a new version of Kies was released today. But the firmware is still the same. This may be in preparation for the release as well. Anyway I have installed this Kies updated and will see what occurs later in the month.
  16. batkinson001

    batkinson001 Well-Known Member

  17. tripplec

    tripplec Well-Known Member

    Absolutely ridiculous. There will be another patch or update before then. I also have an LG Shine Plus and its on 2.1 still. This platform really really bad with update so so far apart if at all. Patches are nill. At this rate Windows Mobile will catch up and IOS will have more moving over to it.
  18. phantomfire78

    phantomfire78 New Member

    The thing to remember here tripplec is that Vendors get the version from Google, customize it to the phone and release it to your phone company. Your phone company then customizes the package when received from the phone manufacturer to their network. Unfortunately we are at the mercy of the manufacturer and phone companies.

    If you are looking to fast-track this process, I suggest you buy a phone direct from Google (Nexus S). Another option is to load a custom ROM to your phone.
  19. tripplec

    tripplec Well-Known Member

    The network configuration should be left static and unaffected by updates. Any hardware customization should be done by the OEM (Samsung in this case). This process is seriously flawed on Android.

    Apple can do it and presume Windows Mobile is doing it. My next phone will be an IPhone. They get updates in weeks. On this platform the released version is already out of date and obsolete and if and when the next release comes it the same story. TOO LONG and many never get updated at all.

    On this series of 2.3.x the latest for a very long time is 2.3.4 which has bug fixes as well. But Android 3.2 is also out as well. Why would we not want the version with the bug fixes and why waist time configuring the old release for months later. You can see this on their site: - Android 2.3.4 Platform | Android Developers
  20. coookiemunster

    coookiemunster New Member

    I noticed the link on the telus page is now somewaht fixed, now goes somewhere at least, just not to the update
  21. coookiemunster

    coookiemunster New Member

    They pulled the whole bit about 2.3 and now have reverted back to the 2.2 update :confused:
  22. tripplec

    tripplec Well-Known Member

    Well the left and right hand are working without intelligent input. Floundering link a fish in the ditch.
  23. Grenovic

    Grenovic Member

    The update is being listed as good to go again on the website and was announced on their official twitter today as well. Now I'm trying to figure out why Kies won't cooperate and give me the damned update already. Any suggestions other than updating Kies?
  24. tripplec

    tripplec Well-Known Member

    I've tried and tried, rebooted and refresh my USB driver and nothing. It still says its current. Even with a fully charged battery. I don't know the info must be out of sync. Guess Samsung has not queued it up yet but why 2.3.3 and not 2.3.4 which is the latest with many bug fixes release so many months ago. We'll still have many bugs to deal with. Many are security ones as well.
  25. techker

    techker Well-Known Member

    ya

    Keep your smartphone running efficiently by using the latest available software.

    As of August 2011, a new firmware version is available for the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 3G+. Before you update your smartphone, you need to know your current firmware version.

    From the Home screen, tap Applications.
    Tap Settings.
    Select About phone.
    You don't need an upgrade if the:
    Firmware version is 2.3.3
    Build number is GINGERBREAD.LKF9

    but samsung kies does not see it....uhhh

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