Samsung Intercept to advance to Android 2.2 today
Besides adding the support to play Adobe Flash, the upgrade also takes care of some issues that are specific to the model, like dropping calls after an unacknowledged call waiting, fixing a force close message that appears when opening up messages, repairing the problem that would not allow users to access the Google.com web site (!), exterminating the bug that limited custom ringtones to phone contacts, and the upgrade will install TeleNav GPS Navigation while Sprint Navigation will not be included. And after the upgrade, you will be able to use your Samsung Intercept for wireless tethering at $29.99 per month.
1. Doakie (Posts: 867; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Pretty sweet. I got an Intercept for my mother in law for Christmas. Too bad she won't care what version its on. I got it off Craigslist and used it on my line for a couple weeks, honestly I'm pretty surprised how much I liked it. This coming from a guy who has a Mytouch 4G as a work phone and Palm Pre for a personal phone. There was something about it that I really liked. I wanted to just keep it and get rid of my Pre. But my Pre is pretty screwed up from the job site and I couldn't give that to my Mother in law. :)
2. Anthony (unregistered)
HELLO SAMSUNG! when is my vibrant turn?
3. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)
THIS IS ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT, I PAY OVER $500 FOR MY VIBRANT AND A SHIT PHONE GETS THE UPDATE BEFORE WE DO, ALL VIBRANT OWNERS SHOULD GO TO SAMSUNG OR WRITE THEM AND PROTEST, I WILL BE A LITTLE MORE PATIENT AND WAIT TILL 1-1-11 THEN I AM GOING TO THE IPHONE AT LEAST STEVE JOBS IS UP TO DATE ON HIS PHONE!!!
4. Alpha (unregistered)
Something tells me that this is going to cause problems for the crap processor that comes in this device. How about the update for devices that can actually function on Android?
5. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)
Ya what Ricking just said!...I have a Epic 4g $500 phone can i get an update? A real 2.2 update. Not like that leaked bootleg one that's draining the hell out of my battery. I WANT JUSTICE!!
6. Joe (unregistered)
The Intercept was released before the Epic, so it stop complaining that the Intercept is getting it's upgrade first. You should have bought an Evo.
7. downphoenix (Posts: 2235; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I say its about high time this phone gets it. Im sure its getting it before Epic, Vibrant, etc because the phone has PROBLEMS, Samsung needed to get this update this because it runs like crap without it, Eclair is terrible on a sub 1ghz phone.
8. GALAXY S BETRAYED (unregistered)
this is complete bullshit!!! A low-end Sprint phone which is also a pre-paid phone on Virgin Mobile gets 2.2 before all of the Galaxy S phones. Everyone that bought a real phone like the Epic, Vibrant, Facinate, and Captivate just got fucked.
Because Sprint is retarded and let the big box retailers sell the LG Optimus S for free. They are completely out of them. So they rushed this update out for this shitty phone to replace the 2.2 low-end junker that is sold out.
Samsung better make up for this shit and give me 2.3 ASAP I will never buy samsung bullshit again. i'll get an Apple iPhone or something by HTC those companies dont fuck around and get out the updates and maintain their shit and dont let suck up scum and they dont fuck their users with out a reach out. They dont dry dock. they arent perfect but they have common courtesy to use astroglide.
9. screw you (unregistered)
WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wheres 2.2 for us Galaxy s users? do you remember us samsung?, we are only the people who are you making you rich...
10. MicheleMoore-Happy1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Dec 2010)
GREAT News! Does anyone know when / if Virgin Mobil's Intercept will get Froyo? Will it include Flash 10.1 support?
11. Samsung Still has great featur (unregistered)
You guys complain to much... Never happy always complaining. if you really feel bad tell Samsung directly. anyway Samsung still has the best displays on theses phone and the Hummingbird processor is amazing. I wish I could buy all these galaxy s phones. you all have to learn to be patient I'm sure we will see 2.3 real soon as the nexus s is practically a galaxy s phone. you also have to see that the service provider has to make a software update patch with there preloaded software a least we now get multiple update just last week i got a update for the hero i didn't expect anymore updates. for all i care you can all keep arguing i could care less if you don't want your phone though let me get one lol...
12. Wadya (unregistered)
Virgin Mobile USA confirmed the upgrade on twitter with post:
@islandboy4lyfe Yes – the update will be coming this Spring – stay tuned for more specific details.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:33:10 PM via web in reply to islandboy4lyfe
13. Wadya (unregistered)
Latest tweet from Virgin Mobile USA regarding Samsung Intercept Froyo upgrade:
We know you have been asking for specifics on when VM will be getting the update to Android Froyo 2.2….it will be available about 3/25.
virginmobileus on twitter.com
14. Wadya (unregistered)
Virgin Mobile USA is pushing back the Android 2.2 (FroYo) upgrade to first week of April 2011.
Here is from their Twitter Account:
@NG_Player I’m sorry, the update is being rescheduled due to some internal timing issues. It should be ready the first week of April.
about 2 hours ago via Radian6 in reply to NG_Player
15. Wadya (unregistered)
March 27th, 2011 at 8:43 pm
Mar 26th 2011
@atlopez Due to internal timing issues the update has been rescheduled to the first week of April
Mar 25, 2011
The update is being rescheduled due to some internal timing issue. We expect it will be ready by April 4th.