1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

There is a catch with todays 2.2 vibrant galaxy s update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xxxsteveoxxx, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. xxxsteveoxxx

    xxxsteveoxxx Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    18


    Advertisement

  2. adelmundo

    adelmundo Well-Known Member
    16

    Aug 22, 2010
    56
    1
    16
    Bay Area, CA
    Well now that it truly is official for T-Mo, I hope they follow suit real soon from Sprint and the other carriers or people will be bitching about why T-Mo can do it first in the US and everyone else is still lagging.

    And I wouldn't mind doing the official via Kies as well if it will get it out to us a lot faster.
     
  3. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member
    143

    Going through kies doesn't tie up the network. The ones really clamoring for it won't have an issue using kies to get it before OTA. And who cares about mac users? They are even more of a minority. Let them find a windows box or wait till ota. Either way, that aspect isn't really 'news worthy'. The Europeans can use kies so what's the big deal?
     
  4. Dr Android

    16

    Jan 17, 2011
    30
    3
    16
    More song and dance from our friends at Samsung! Bring on the Horse and Ponies!
     
  5. cruiser771

    cruiser771 Well-Known Member
    36

    Sep 10, 2010
    124
    7
    36
    Huntington Park, CA
    I honestly prefer a kies update, waiting for your ota notification can be grueling
     
  6. cary328is

    cary328is Well-Known Member
    123

    Mar 1, 2010
    839
    427
    123
    Male
    Electrical Engineer working in healthcare
    San Francisco, CA
    an update is an update whether its via kies or OTA. At least T-Mobile was open about their communication and got it out on the date promised. There really isn't any "catch" because Vibrant users now have an official froyo release while we're still stuck with Sprint's cryptic "ASAP" and "soon" garbage
     
  7. irish98

    irish98 New Member
    26

    Feb 2, 2010
    4
    1
    26
    KS

    To be fair, T-Mo only announced the date the day before they released it....
     
  8. belushi

    belushi Member
    15

    Jun 29, 2010
    14
    0
    15
    I do
     
  9. boomerbubba

    boomerbubba Well-Known Member
    43

    Aug 31, 2010
    260
    40
    43
    I agree in principle. I think there should be an officially supported tool such as Kies to allow users to pull down updates and load them without waiting for OTA. IIRC, there are special mini Kies applications available for the Vibrant, Captivate and Fascinate, and international I9000 users have a larger Kies utility available that also performs other functions. But there is no such officially supported utility for the Epic.

    Never used any of these other Kies versions myself, but I have read reviews by techie users who find it klunky. However, the principle is a good one.

    BTW, there is no reason why both a Kies pull and an OTA push cannot both be employed.
     
  10. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member
    143

    It was a joke howdy ;) but, in reality, mac users are probablity about as much of a minority as you'll get for android users. I bet the ratio of iphone users on windows to android users on mac is extremely lopsided. Not hating, just pointing out that they will cater to the majority, and the minority can wait for the ota push or find a windows machine for the 15 minutes it takes to update.
     
  11. Flaspeneer

    Flaspeneer Well-Known Member
    38

    Sep 5, 2010
    207
    24
    38
    Male
    Writer, Studio Musician, Editor
    I think you're overlooking the overwhelming number of professional mac users: people in music, film and graphic production who don't make smug comments on forums but quietly use macs because their jobs and studies demand it. I use a laptop with windows and linux partitions when I'm traveling, but at home and in studios, a mac is most compatible with music and film clients. In Germany or the UK, clients' needs might be very different.

    Ironically, I much prefer linux to any other OS, but windows can be incredibly geek-friendly once you stop letting it boss you into running unnecessary tasks. Nothing on the mac beats EAC and foobar for ripping and listening to your music collection. Running Logic, Live, ProTools and Komplete is a different matter. It's my job.

    Point: Pro mac users are as likely as anyone to want to avoid owning an iPhone or being branded generally. You have to be humble to know how clueless certain loud mac consumers are and still use one yourself for technical work.


     
    youncester likes this.
  12. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member
    143

    Not slighting macusers in the least. But it's still a numbers game. The MS to Mac sales are what, 30-40 to 1 if not a bit more? Pulling that out of thin air for the sake of argument. Now take the ratio of android users to other phones for macusers. I don't really care if certain groups of users are better represented than others. The numbers are going to be heavily weighted toward MS users. So they get catered to first, plain and simple.
     
  13. Flaspeneer

    Flaspeneer Well-Known Member
    38

    Sep 5, 2010
    207
    24
    38
    Male
    Writer, Studio Musician, Editor
    First, perhaps, but not solely. Otherwise, google wouldn't bother writing software for each iteration of osx (or linux).
     
  14. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member
    143

    Never said soley.
     
  15. Flaspeneer

    Flaspeneer Well-Known Member
    38

    Sep 5, 2010
    207
    24
    38
    Male
    Writer, Studio Musician, Editor
    Never said you had.
     
  16. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member
    143

    well it just seemed implied ;)

    And why are our post boxes so big for one liners?

    ahhh....because my sig is just long.....haha.
     

Share This Page

Loading...