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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by reddragon72, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Just picked up a nee LG Optimus T for one of my kids and I mentioned that it was funny that this phone has 2.2 on it but my Vibrant is still on 2.1. The store manager was there and heard me say that and said that it wont be that way for two long. I asked if he had info and he said yea I have the Vibrant as well and then showed me a screen that showed a OTA date of the 15th!!!! but the OTA does not mention Froyo it just says that a major Vibrant update is expected on the 15th of Nov and that more info will be out next week.....

    I read it and didn't see Froyo, it just said major update. He would't let me take a pic, so no there is not pick. But he seemed confident that it was Froyo.

    Just throwing this out there to see if one-one else can get a snapshot of that screen.....

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  2. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    Ummm..October was last month.

    It probably was referring to the "gps update".
  3. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    My bad I meant Nov and corrected it.
  4. Like I've said for the past weeks. I'll believe it when I see it.

    I still say its never coming. But I'm over it...
  5. deadeye1983

    deadeye1983 Lurker

    highly doubt it.. samsung announced froyo in the UK (via twitter) to be sent out by the end of novemeber.. with no mention of the united states, other then that they are working hard to have it here by the end of the year (sad face)
  6. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert

    And people still want to assert that we will get Gingerbread 2.3.
    LOL give it up folks, we will be lucky if we get Froyo.

    Then others say "oh who cares if Samsung never delivers it, the devs will make it first anyway."

    Ya we saw how that went, the devs can't do much. XDA is kind of lame, they just take what samsung officially releases and and toy around with it and people act like the devs did something soooo amazing. What would have been amazing would have been if developers could have delivered a fully working Froyo, without Samsungs help. But of course nope. There was no froyo, until the UK froyo became available, then the devs take the international galaxy s froyo and try to make it work on Vibrant, then take all the credit as if they did something amazing. And even that isn't working great on the Vibrant. There is no GPS driver either. If the devs were so amazing, they wouldn't need anything from Samsung, they would do it all on their on with just the basic Froyo. So ya, pretty much we are depending on Samsung to deliver Froyo and all the drivers, then someone at xda can tweek it a little and act like they did sometihng amazong. Just the way someone at xda provided all those great GPS fixes that never worked:rolleyes:
  7. wildblue

    wildblue Well-Known Member

    Then there are critics who produce nothing except whining about what everyone else has failed to create. ;)
  8. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    That's just BS.

    People aren't allowed to complain about companies?

    Come on, in this case, complaining about Samsung is absolutely valid. HTC and Motorola have delivered froyo 2-3 months ago for handsets released around the same time period as the Vibrant. Samsung US is still just saying by the end of the year. That could put them 4-5 months behind the other companies. That's not a problem?
  9. wildblue

    wildblue Well-Known Member

    I think you missed my point. Where did I suggest anyone shouldn't be allowed to post? Also, he went far beyond just complaining about Samsung. Honestly I think there should be a separate "Rant" subsection on this forum for posts that offer no new information, and only have the purpose of venting anger and frustration. It would make avoiding them much easier.
  10. TristanNoel

    TristanNoel Lurker

    There was a news atricle a while ago that said the Vibrant was getting the Froyo Update On November the 11th. Can anyone confirm if this is true?
  11. lol

    Nothing will ever be comfirmed.

    Froyo (if it EVER shows up) will just start coming out randomly and then tmobile will announce it.
  12. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    Oh do keep in mind that the HTC G2 for tmobile, only a month or so old has already gotten an ota AND the my touch 4g which has been out only TWO DAYS has gotten an OTA.

    Samsung, want to take note?

    Wildblue, stop. Seriously. Its pretty clear youre just trying to egg sammyv on.
  13. wildblue

    wildblue Well-Known Member

    Ah, so me posting about pointless rant posts should stop, but the pointless rant posts are fine? I'd really just like him to read his sig and follow it.

    Why are you here, I thought you cashed in your Vibrant? :cool:
  14. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    No, there was no news article of the sort.
  15. perpetual

    perpetual Member

    This is only a problem for the people that didn't do their research prior to purchasing the device. If people had done their research as they should, they would have known in advance that the gps didn't work, that from samsung's past performance it might never be fixed or take a while, and that froyo would take a long long time because samsung is slow with updates and has even broken promises. I'm actually expecting froyo by mid 2011. Anything before this would be a surprise for me. It looks like I might be surprised after all. I knew what I was getting into.
  16. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    The wife has the vibrant now, i still use it from time to time. right now i have no phone. in the words of lady gaga.. ''IM A FREE B*TCH BABY!"

    anyway, his posting wasnt pointless. He was explaining on samsung, froyo, the UK version of the galaxy X and other stuff in his post. but i guess knowledge, when written with anger and disdain towards a company, comes off as a rant that is pointless. :rolleyes:
  17. wildblue

    wildblue Well-Known Member

    "Explaining", and "knowledge". That's good. I looked again but didn't find any of that. Must be me...

    I appreciate you keeping us posted on your 3rd Droid X though. Does make me feel better. ;)
  18. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    Yeah. Screw best buy mobile.

    Maybe next time it will be radio shack...or somewhere else. All i know is i cant justify spending 100+ more at the actual retailer...its so stupid.
  19. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Android Enthusiast

    Going to give the HTC/MyTouch 4G a whirl? Just from looking at the specs, it is pretty thin but heavy. Has different colors but have no idea how the screen looks. I dont go check out every phone that comes out and i know some do. Since you dont have one, you interested?

    If Samsung ever expands their screen to other phones like HTC, im gone. Before the Vibrant i was interested in the MyTouch 3G but didnt like the keyboard that came with it. The Keyboard mechenism on that G2 blows. Did check it out and the thing falls open when you just turn it on its side.
  20. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    I may pick up a mt4g and if i dont like it after 14 days its gone. Im on the edge because i really did like the G2 but i wasnt 'totaly' sure so i returned it under the 14 days. Dont dare say the g2 hinge mechenism blows. How often are you going to type upside down? Or laying on the bed? Rarely. And if/when you do, use the on screen. Its sort of a design flaw. It was purposly made with no springs or such like that so it wouldnt ware out over time. The g2 hinge rocks.

    Any way, as for the MT3G im not sure if im okay w/ no physical keyboard. after using the vibrants touch screen on 4 inches i dont know if going to a 3.8 will suck that hard. i mean its only .2 inches but it may make a difference. I like the weight and heft to the MT4G but..god im so attracted to the G2... Plus the hardwarebuttons and bottom of the mtg4 are ugly as sin. Then again the mysense UI (basically just the sense ui) is interesting. 1ghz 2nd gen vs 800 2nd gen is tough too. its just 200 mhz but the difference under 'benchmarking' is noticible. however once a permanent root is found on the g2, and people perma clock it to 1ghz and beyond, it will make it a tough contender.

    im rambling on here..

    If i do decide to get a MT4G you guys will be sure to know.
  21. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Android Enthusiast

    Yeah id like to know. Im not fond of a physical keyboard myself and the MT4G dont have one which i like. But since i know you like them, ill take that into consideration but your input is good to have.
    I just didnt like the mechenism on the G2 but thats just me. Looks like one decent whack while that thing is half open and if it gets bent, thats all she wrote. Again, i prefer to not have a keyboard at all and its kinda plain looking. I think the 4G looks better but thats from pictures.

    Maybe ill go check one out to see how the screen display looks.
  22. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    it looks good for a 3.8inch stft screen. Never was a big fan of samoled/amoled. the colors while nice, looked oversaturated and fake.

    Considering getting the HTC HD7.

    I really want an HTC phone and windows phone 7 looks awesome. and, while only 2,000 apps strong, the new windows mobile 7 app store looks VERY promising. its not going to be as free and open as the android store which has benefits. The android store may have, lets say, 60,000 apps but how many of them are absolute GARBAGE. I'd say maybe 10 - 15k of the apps out of the 60,000 are worth their weight in silver. Windows mobile 7 is going to be pushed HARD by microsoft. so you bet gaming companies like konami, ubisoft, gameloft, and so on will take notice and advantage. the line of phone and portable gaming is blurring. and it will be totally blown out of the water once, if its real, the psp phone launches.
  23. djquick

    djquick Well-Known Member

    supposedly through the grapevine, t-mobile started rolling out 2.2 yesterday as a trial run. There are a couple of threads on xda in the dev section and the general section.
  24. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    No, there are no threads of the sort there. There's just one thread started by some kiddie sounding person, but looks like there's no backup to the claim whatsoever.

    We probably have until sometime in december to wait to yet.
  25. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast

    Coming from the Vibrant I'm absolutely loving the MT4G. It's everything you hoped that vibrant would be. I know know championed the Vibrant a lot, but I really didn't know what I was missing. No, the screen isn't near as sharp and the Vibrant, but I've gotten used to that already. Everything else is fantastic. Oh I do miss the android keyboard. The keyboards on this are awful. I'm experimenting with some trials from the market.

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The Samsung Vibrant release date was August 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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