Will this phone be considered low end by holiday season, meaning no gingerbread 3.0?


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  1. HtcEvoLemon

    HtcEvoLemon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So, just reading around the forums and online sites, I guess Android 3.0 or gingerbread might be out around the holidays.

    Although the vibrant does meet the minimum requirements, google seems to want 3.0 only to run on superphones. If 1ghz, 4 inch screen, and 512 are min requirements.. This leads me to believe, that by the holidays, this phone will no longer be considered a superphone, there probably will be a 2 ghz. 4.3 inch, 1gb phone out.

    Why do I bring this up? Well I'm asking because, for those people who do not wish to root, and are depending on t-mobile/samsung updates to 3.0, what if samsung never releases a 3.0 update for the vibrant. This is the only reason I'm thinking about this phone.

    Just reading various sights, seems like google has made it clear, gingerbread 3.0 will be for superphones, and all other phones will stick to 2.2/2.1. I'm thinking by holiday season, samsung is going to put this phone in the "I'm sorry, you are stuck with 2.1/2.2 cateogry" because they probably will have a superphone out by then.

    If you can't get 3.0 on this phone via a true update, is it worth it? How can anyone find out, what Samsung has planned?

    I guess I don't want the behold II issue to happen on this phone.
     

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  2. pablo.station

    pablo.station Well-Known Member

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    2FR35H Well-Known Member

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    Besides if T-Mobiles Version doesn't get Android 3.0 we could use root to get it from anyone else that has it. Just about the top 6 carriers in the USA got this phone. All of Europe got this phone. Asia had this months before we did. All they really have to do is develop for one device then distribute it for everyone of course with the little modifications needed to each user. If AT&T gets it we will as well Captivate is exactly the same as Vibrant except for casing basically.
     
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    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

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    im sure it would get gingerbread
     
  5. HtcEvoLemon

    HtcEvoLemon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I actually don't smoke weed, nor do I use drugs of any kind. I also don't think my question was unwarrented, especially since there are many Behold II users who were promised updates but never given one.

    To your other reply about rooting, I indicated on my original post that my question was in regards to those who don't want to root. If you want to root fine, but maybe I and others don't.
     
  6. DVNO

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    Just pre-ordered this bad boy yesterday at radio shack! Can't wait to get my hands on this beast. Who cares about gingerbread right now?!?!?! Just enjoy this damn phone with what it comes with and we'll worry about gingerbread when it hits. We still dont even know a gd thing about ginerbread yet, so why are you worried about it?

    Hey do you guys think the sgs will get the peanutbutter update in 2012??? ;)
     
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    HtcEvoLemon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    WTF, peanutbutter is already announced? UGH!!! What is the minimum system requirements for peanutbutter? I thought cookiedough was coming out first, then peanutbutter.

    So how much was your preorder through radio shack. Are you renewing contract or full price? Let me know the details, thanks!

    Also is it safe getting it from a 3rd party retailer? T-mobile is good about taking care of problems, but what about radio shack.

    ?
     
  8. DKYang

    DKYang Well-Known Member

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    You can wait for gingerbread to come out. Once it does, there will be rumors about huckleberry pie coming and then you'll be waiting for that one.

    Seriously, who cares about gingerbread. There are no details out yet to even consider waiting for it or care if any phone you buy now can be updated.

    Btw, Radioshack pre-order is $50.
     
  9. 2FR35H

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    The BH2 hardly sold due to crappy reviews and was only on 1 carrier. This Galaxy S Device is world wide released and I do believe I made that clear previously. Which means of course more sales going through the roof. Of which also means continued support because if they don't they are basically out of business as far as their smartphone division goes. Samsung isn't stupid. Behold 2 users at least got updated to 1.6 android. At first it seemed like eh but it surely solved the lag issue and many other issues as well. The 1.6 wasn't half-assed.

    Also if you don't want root and samsung doesn't give it to you or samsung does give it to us but for some reason you don't get it then you deserve to stay at the last OTA even if you are the only one left with no update.

    There is practically no risk in using Custom Roms to upgrade. If you are too afraid to do it then thats your fault and your problem. Root and Custom Roms do so much for Android phones. If you don't want to take advantage of the opportunities that are given then that is on you. And you can always go back to the original files in the off chance something goes wrong.

    The great thing about Android is the customizable abilities it provides us with.

    From what it sounds like you don't really want this phone and are just trying to validate your opinion so just sit back and wait for the HTC Vision due sometime in October or whatever other Android device you want or even non android device.
     
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    I am a Behold 2 owner and I am not even as paranoid as you. As far as is an update worth if its not OTA? why not ask the guys over at the Nexus One forum that brag about getting updates on the daily about that? Most don't get OTA they use a fabulous thing called root and custom roms because they are too impatient to wait for updates OTA when they could have it now and want to get the best out of their phone.
     
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    you can never figure out what they have planned . but being this is a worldwide phone on many many carriers i would say yea to it getting. Samsung will not leave such a widely sold phone in the dark
     
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    BiGMERF wrote it best,

    Samsung would have to be complete and total morons to not provide proper support to the Galaxy S platform. there will be far too many devices sold world wide of this platform for them to just turn their back on it. it would be equal to MOBILE SUICIDE!



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  13. HtcEvoLemon

    HtcEvoLemon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Calm down, I was asking a question in the main thread. You don't need to get so defensive about a phone you don't own yourself yet.

    Some Android Forum users can be so high strung.
     
  14. chrisinsocalif

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    I don't think there will be any phones with Gingerbread this holiday seaons since its most likely a rumor, so i wouldn't worry about it. If there is an Android update, I am sure Samsung would implement an update to their flagship smartphone.
     
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    samsung has only promised 2.2 support, which makes sense as it's right around the corner. however, there's already talk of a galaxy s2.

    Samsung Galaxy S2 i9200 tipped: 2GHz, 720p Super AMOLED display and more - SlashGear

    given samsung's track history, the galaxy s in all its iterations will stay at 2.2 with the upgrade to 3.0 reserved for the galaxy s2. this way, samsung is guaranteed to sell more handsets. they're after marketshare and are hoping to be the #1 handset maker in the world. this has been and will continue to be their business model. they introduce a relatively high-end handset only to supplant it with a higher-end handset 9 months down the line.

    even if the galaxy s is their current top model now and they made a giant deal about its worldwide launch, the galaxy s2 improves on it and is already rumored for an early 2011 launch date. they can simply say that they never promised gingerbread on the galaxy s and force customers to buy the s2 for gingerbread goodness.

    if you need a phone now, just get it now. if we wait for the latest and greatest from samsung, we'll keep waiting forever.
     
  16. chaoscentral

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    Eh no big deal, that's how the mobile phone world works, the next big thing is just around the corner, you'll always end up waiting for the next one. If you have the money just buy something now and enjoy it.

    Besides, by the time this Galaxy S 2 comes out I'll be ready to upgrade my phone again lol
     
  17. spiz

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    It's not that your question was unwarranted, it's just that many former BH2 owners have spammed their Samsung hate fest over and over on these forums, claiming that Samsung will treat this phone just like the BH2.

    The simple fact of the matter is that Samsung is releasing this phone worldwide, including the four major carriers in the US. This can't be compared to the BH2 fiasco in any way, whatsoever. People that hate Samsung will ignore this simple fact, but it's the truth. You can almost guarantee this phone will get Gingerbread. Samsung isn't a dumb company, regardless of what the forum warriors believe.
     
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    Every electronic device you buy will be outdated in 6 months to a year so why worry?
    I am new to the Android scene so ill ask what appears to be a dumb question. Doesnt Android give you free download updates when they upgrade the firmware like Apple does?

    I did read something recently that said the Galaxy S2 will get the gingerbread system but wont this one get a download update?

    This is why i hate that you have to sign a 2 year contract.
     
  19. HtcEvoLemon

    HtcEvoLemon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Whenever a new version of android comes out, you can root your phone and put the newest os on, as long as your phone can meet the specs to run it. However, rooting your phone voids your warranty. So if you don't want to void your warranty, you are at the mercy of the phone carrier and manufacturor to release an update to the newest os.

    The reason I asked the question, is because Samsung had promised Behold II owners that they would get an update to android 2.x... but they never released it. Lots of angry behold customers.

    I guess you can root your phone, personally I don't really want to void my warranty. So I dunno.
     
  20. chaoscentral

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    Don't even compare the launch of the Galaxy S to the debacle that was the Behold 2. From day 1 it was never really all that popular, I have seen a total of 1 person with one since launch(I myself had a brief 2 week tenure with one and helped find root for it)

    The Samsung Moment got a 2.1 update before the HTC Hero, that phone definitely sold more than the Behold 2, and hence warranted some support.

    Samsung is putting a ton of eggs into the Galaxy S basket, especially considering they are launching on all 4 Major US carriers and in 110 countries around the globe, so they would be committing financial suicide by dropping support for this phone.

    Just some food for thought.
     
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    Is that REALLY all your problem with root is? wow. Yes, it will void your warranty if they know about it but many behold 2 users have rooted their phones and still used their warranty to upgrade to the mytouch slide.

    They have absolutely NO WAY to see if your phone has been rooted so long as you ODIN back to the Stock Unrooted Rom before you take it back. Its as easy as spreading peanut butter on toast so in reality there is no risk in rooting.
     
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    i was going to say the same thing also, u can just ODIN back to the way it was it only takes 6~7 minutes anyway right 2FR35H?
     
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    Exactly right and sometimes even less than 6-7 minutes.
     
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    N1 has the same specs as this phone, Google will "take care" of its flagship phone, meaning SMV will get it also.
     
  25. chocobosandwich

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    Rooting is a form of hacking and it isn't like spreading peanut butter on toast. Not to mention they are usually broken to some degree or another or have a chance of bricking the phone. This is why there is such a large disconnect between regular people and stuck-up nerds living day in and day out in a forum. You can't even come in to ask a question without the locals acting vicious.

    My advice is that tech in general, especially cellphone tech right now, is going at such a rapid pace that it is pointless to wait for the perfect one, because it will always be trumped in a matter of months. For someone with a lot of disposable income, get whatever, whenever. For regular folks, that two-year contract is a good cycle to follow, and paying outside of contract is crazy expensive because carriers can subsidize up to $400-500 of a phone's cost when bought with a contract. The Galaxy S (Vibrant) costs $700-800 on ebay or more , unlocked. If you like it, just get it.

    I'll be holding back on my first Android phone until something nice looking comes out. For me at least, aesthetics and build quality are far more important, and you will get much more mileage from the looks of a phone than from the tech under the hood. Most Android phones from midrange to high will perform about the same right now and from my experience, an ugly, un-ergonomic, or squeaky phone that's falling apart can really break the experience and elicit tons of buyer's remorse, even if it did come with a 10 gigahertz processor. It also makes my life easier when choosing a phone, since I think most of them are ugly so there's usually just a couple to choose from. Because your feminine side is sometimes right about these things, and better with money.

    Hopefully Samsung will release an Android variant of their Wave phone, because that thing is snazzy. Or someone roots it.
     

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