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Vibrant GPS Fix coming Thanksgiving, Froyo in 2011

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Brotherhood of Santas, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Brotherhood of Santas

    Thread Starter

    Hey all, I decided to create an account for the sole purpose of letting all my fellow US branded Galaxy S owners of some terrible terrible news.

    T-mobile will be announcing this soon, but my friend who works for corporate T-Mo U.S. has confirmed that they have the final build of the GPS fix, and is undergoing extensive testing, and that it will start being pushed to users OTA just after Thanksgiving. Yes, that's another 2 months of no GPS for us.

    Now, the worse news: Froyo will not be ready for release until next year. MY friend said that Samsung is running into all sorts of problems trying to adapt Froyo for their phones. I'm especially pissed off about this bit of news.

    ***Another quick Update***VERY IMPORTANT****
    My friend also advised me not to use the update samsung had posted on Kies as it will prevent users from getting the OTA of Froyo when it is released next year. So, if you plan on keeping your Vibrant, for the love of god, don't force the Kies update (that was the update T-mo rejected because it bricked their test phones and other problems).

    For those of you who have held off returning their phones during the "remorse" period hoping for a speedy update are SOL, just like myself. We'll be getting 2.2 by the time everyone else has 3.0, which is ******ed. I've already filed claims for a chargeback with my credit card company, as this is a clear cut case of receiving a product that was not delivered as promised (damaged or faulty product). I suggest all of you do the same if you are out of options and shudder at the thought of having to wait 6 months for every update for the next 2 years while everyone else gets them in half the time.

    Anyways, If everyone can help spread this info, it'd be much appreciated, as I want everyone to be as well informed as possible. GPS issues aside, i love my phone, but I cannot stand the thought of having to deal with Samsung's BS and incompetence for 2 years.


  2. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2010
    post in vibrant thread so more vibrant owners read this
  3. RaymondP

    RaymondP Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2010
    There have been so many rumours no one really knows what to believe. I'll impatiently wait to hear something directly from either Samsung of Magenta.:(
  4. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2010
    work for the man.
    By the time the Vibrant gets Froyo, the G2 will be on gingerbread, this is my prediction .. samsung takes way to long to make updates.
  5. vamp6x6x6x

    vamp6x6x6x Well-Known Member

    hmm...Idk now this thread might have a point...I mean in Canada it is Thanksgiving today and the GPS updates are still coming to everyone.
  6. real123

    real123 New Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    You are aware that a froyo build has been leaked today for the captivate, a samsung phone (galaxy s, like the vibrant).. The build also seems to be very stable. By the time the Vibrant gets Froyo, the G2 will be on gingerbread, this is my prediction .. samsung takes way to long to make updates.
  7. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2010
    Auburn, WA
    You just committed credit card fraud. At no point did Samsung state that the product would ship with 2.1, and would have 2.2 FROYO at a guaranteed date. They also reserve the right to NOT release it (though I'm sure they're contractually obligated to release it on most carriers).

    Bottom line is, you broke the law. Hey, I don't like how slow updates are either, but Samsung has done nothing wrong here.
  8. scrufton

    scrufton Active Member

    Sep 3, 2010
    I hope he is talking about the GPS problems. The phone claims to have GPS but it doesn't work. The GPS on my epic has stopped working completely. If you go this route I would think you have a case.
  9. 559Redskin

    559Redskin New Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Well you should kick your friends arse for lying to you. i've had my gps update fix for a week now and it barely early october!. i bet froyo will come around christmas time.
  10. lordmalice

    lordmalice Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2010

    my phone has a manual gps fix in place my gps works just fine but the point being the updates to froyo now i d k what the update was that i delayed yesterday but i cant get it back i get the no firmware dialog when i click software update in settings but it seems i d k why people are so intent on froyo i have free wireless tethering im rooted and i have gps fixed what else does froyo fix im lagfixed im overclocked am i missing somthing

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