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Samsung USA tweets that it is working to bring Froyo for the Galaxy S handsets ASAP

Samsung USA tweets that it is working to bring Froyo for the Galaxy S handsets ASAP
You know the old saying that software updates for phones in the US are slow as molasses compared to the other parts of the globe. Well, there's no such saying, but it's true, thanks to the rigid testing and troubleshooting procedures the manufacturers say are not present anywhere else.

Samsung knows how upset the users of the Samsung Fascinate, Vibrant, Captivate and Epic 4G are that they haven't received their serving of Froyo yet, but are stuck with Android 2.1 instead. In a somewhat stealthy manner, it sent a tweet from its Samsung USA Twitter account, which assures US Galaxy S owners that an update is in the works and will be available "as soon as possible".
Samsung USA tweets that it is working to bring Froyo for the Galaxy S handsets ASAP

Hardly a comfort, but at least Sammy is providing feedback, and with 4 million Galaxy S phones sold in the US on four different carriers, it is surely a long undertaking for the manufacturer to negotiate with each and every of them what bloatware to include with the Froyo update exactly.

via SamsungHub

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posted on 03 Jan 2011, 07:12

1. SHAN (unregistered)

What about gingerbeard 2.3??

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 07:29

2. bsf (unregistered)

Yeah right... 'asap' probably means that I will have a new phone by then.

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 08:01

5. pcman (unregistered)

When did u guys start working on froyo? Yesterday. Sammy if u get rid of that touchwiz crap then u will it much easier to get updates like froyo, gingerbread, etc..

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 08:31

6. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)

already sold my phone went back to htc a real android company

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 08:59

7. untitled (unregistered)

@ricking, never knew a "real android company" set the standard with low quality camera+mic combo for photo & video, distasteful phone design(desire hd, brown as color base?! with snap on covers that require user effort to shut nicely with minimum seam?), screen that other than big with no other actual innovation on picture quality(even on desire hd!).

You should've just said without xda developers, htc phone means nothing.

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 15:09

12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

LOL, the captivate i897 is actually quite a nice phone. Looks great...feels light ..I have 2.2 FROYO with 2.3 market and keyboard on it...GPS works great...would be nice to have the official 2.2 on the phone, though....not too worried about it...

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 10:09

8. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Ricking just meant an OEM that adopts android updates with haste. Obviously not about build quality of the devices themselves.

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 12:12

10. ninjakamster1@yahoo.com (unregistered)

Absolutely pathetic how long they are taking to do this. I am ticked off as other Galaxy S owners as well, really has soured my experience with them. Too bad, since the Galaxy S2 looks promising, get it together you idiots!

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 20:11 1

13. Galaxy S Owner (unregistered)

The phone is still usable right?
It's not broken?
What's the difference between 2.1 and 2.2 .... ? -Not much....
It's not like 2.1 is hindering any use of the phone so why complain so damn much? It's still an amazing phone.

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