Samsung Behold II eying Android 1.6 tops and nothing more
2. Doakie (Posts: 1251; 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/2009/1
1/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/20 10/05/samsung-behold-ii-not-getting-2-x-legal-action-being-considered.html http://androidandme.com/2010/0 5/news/samsung-behold-ii-owners-consider-legal-action-over-lack-of-android-2-x-upgrade/ http://androidandme.com/2010/0 5/news/samsung-mobile-not-deaf-responds-to-behold-ii-owners/http://www.ipetitions.com/peti tion/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.