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Samsung Behold II eying Android 1.6 tops and nothing more

Samsung Behold II eying Android 1.6 tops and nothing more
The Samsung Behold II looked promising when it was released back in the fall and right before the big holiday rush. It was impressive for T-Mobile to bring on aboard the handset that featured an AMOLED touchscreen and somewhat nifty looking 3D Cube Interface, but it didn't take off quite smoothly as the Motorola DROID with Verizon. Customers that decided to pick up the Android 1.5 donut handset are getting some good and bad news all at the same time. The good news can be found in the knowledge that Samsung will be providing a software update to Android 1.6 which will bring on some much wanted features such as Google Maps Navigation, Google Voice Search capability, improved Media Player, updated core Android apps, better Bluetooth capabilities, and the Swype keyboard. Everything is fine and dandy there, but more importantly, there was no word surrounding its availability – so it's worth nothing that it's been 6 months since it first launched. Now for the bad news, some owners may really take this to heart and reflect back to what they thought would become a reality – Samsung plans on stopping the train on Android 1.6. This means that all of those owners who quickly purchased the handset and thought it was going to be upgradable to at least the Motorola DROID's level with Android 2.0 are going to be disappointed. Samsung does not plan on bringing the handset anywhere above Android 1.6 – so it looks like owners will have to be content with eating a donut for desert as opposed to the possible eclairs and froyos out there.

Samsung Behold II T939 Specifications | Review

source: Engadget

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


BEHOLD!..........F@#k you.

posted on 28 May 2010, 19:10

2. Doakie (Posts: 857; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Hmmm, Phone Arena....Normally I'm pretty happy about your news reporting. But this time I'm pretty disappointed in your lack of the background in this story. First Samsung had a promotional video stating it would be upgraded to 2.0 when the software became available. As well as Tmo in store reps recited the coming upgrade to 2.0 as one of the selling points of the Behold 2. Then months later pulled the plug on the promotional video, and removed it from their website. People freaked out that they were getting screwed and started bombarding Samsung with questions about their upgrades they were promised. Then Samsung came back with a response that they would get 1.6 and they are not technically able to upgrade the Behold 2 to 2.1. Which is also a lie. There has been talk of a boycott of Samsung products, there is an online petition, and also rumors of a potential class action lawsuit. I'm truly upset about this. I don't own a Behold 2, but how can a company as large as Samsung lie so blatantly and get away with it? its bait and switch. Heres a bunch of links showing the history of the Behold 2 and the current issues. http://androidandme.com/2009/11/phones/t-mobile-behold-ii-will-ship-with-android-1-5-but-eventually -support-2-0/ http://www.tmonews.com/2010/05/samsung-failing-to-update-behold-2-as-promised/ http://androidheadlines.com/2010/05/samsung-behold-ii-not-getting-2-x-legal-action-being-considered .html http://androidandme.com/2010/05/news/samsung-behold-ii-owners-consider-legal-action-over-lack-of-an droid-2-x-upgrade/ http://androidandme.com/2010/05/news/samsung-mobile-not-deaf-responds-to-behold-ii-owners/ http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/behold2/ As a new age news outlet I urge you to help jump on this wagon of stopping manufactures from making one set of promises and then later after they took your money giving you something half way. I'd imagined that other phone fanatics would have gotten bothered as much as I did about the whole Beyond 2 Fiasco.

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