T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G gets Gingerbread
The update will not only bring your Galaxy S 4G up to Gingerbread, Android 2.3.6 to be exact. The update also brings a mysterious "Google Security Patch", whatever that means, as well as camera enhancements and WiFi enhancements.
The bad news is that this update will not be available OTA, so you'll have to dig up your USB cable, hook up your phone to your computer and use the Samsung Kies Mini software to update your phone.
source: T-Mobile via Android Police
1. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
woo hoo!!! now, finally 2.3.6 ROMS based off an actual sammy vibrant rom!! yaaaay!! :)
5. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
That's android for you -- you aren't getting the latest and greatest so be happy with any bone we throw to you.
That is the one thing I really hate about android. I can't update my Triumph from Froyo but I have no problem updating my iPod or iPad whenever I feel like it.
6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5484; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
umm..your problem is you have a Triumph...are kidding me comparing that to an iPhone in terms of updating? oh so whenever you want to update your iPad you can just update it huh? getting tired of iOS 8 yet? shouldn't you be about ready to update to iOS 9 by now? then for Christmas you should treat yourself to iOS 10. :P
11. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
I don't have an iPhone -- the screen is too small.
The iPad2 is amazing -- I immediately played all iPod Touch games on it and that A5 chip is outstanding. For certain games, you don't want to play on the iPod Touch. I didn't want to buy the iPad2 but after missing out on the HP TouchPad for $99 and how all the all the tablets were too narrow in portrait money, I bit the bullet and got the iPad2. I was waiting for the iPad 3 but I am glad I got the iPad2.
The iOS 5.0 is ground breaking software. The concept of of updating using deltas is revolutionary. It took a few minutes updating to 5.0.1 from 5.0 for a file size of 34 MB for just the deltas. It took nearly 1.5 hours at Starbucks to download the entire 5.0.1 file at 780 MB. That is amazing that all updates could be that small.
I am looking to buy maybe 3 to 4 iPad2 for my friends this X-mas and I know they are going to love it.
So the answer to your comment, is that I believe in free updates. I don't understand why Google doesn't allow for free updates like MicroSoft or Apple. Free updates is the industry standard.
13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5484; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
where the f**k did you get this idea that Google doesn't release updates for free? and what are you talking about with Deltas?
15. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Look up the word free -- it means without conditions. Free for some and not free for most of us means "free" is conditional. To be free, it should be FREE for all.
"and what are you talking about with Deltas?"
Only the those lines of code that needs to be update is included in the update. That is what makes iOS 5.0 revoluntary. I ran that test to see the impact of the deltas -- just amazing.
7. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
is it me or are all the ibots on a super troll roll lately? geeze.
so.. can you tell me how iOS6 is? since you can update whenever you want?
8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5484; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
they're trying to get as much in before ICS exerts it's awesomeness across the world. :P
9. dodo1234 (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Ur complaining about updating ur phone n u have a prepaid phone company? That's ur promlem dummy, get on a major wireless company :p
10. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
I bought the phone to try out android -- it was a $300 experiment. Just like I bought the iPod Touch as training wheels for the the iPhone. Now with iPod Touch, I was so blown away I immediately bought more for my friends to try out. I am looking to buy X-mas gifts for my friends this year, I am crossing android devices off my list.
Now -- after using it for 3+ months -- I understand why android is so bad. Whereas with Apple or MicroSoft, the updates are free and I can update anytime I want. With Android, they treat customers like they are doing you a favor and you wonder why android can't fix this problem.
I use Vista and I still get the updates for free. Perhaps Google doesn't get this simple concept of free updates or android users are sheep to accept this horrible treatment. Do you think I will get an another android phone much less sign on with a major carrier.
The iPod touch was all paid for and didn't a carrier just like my home computer. This need for a carrier argument is silly.
12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5484; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
updates are free with Android. xD
and just like with Microsoft and Apple you have to wait until the updates are actually AVAILABLE.
your experiment was doomed to failure as soon as you got a Triumph. unlike the iPhone there's tiers of Android devices. you picked up one s**tty Android device to pit up against the iPhone.
14. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Again, I keep telling you but you don't listen. I don't have an iPhone -- the screen is too small. I have an iPod Touch to try out the Apple ecosystem and based on the iPod that is how I know the iPhone screen is too small. That retina display is amazing.
Second, it's not free if you aren't allow to update it. If you ask people, free means you can have it without conditions. If you aren't invited, it's not free. Think about that one for a second. Free for some and not free for most of us means "free" is conditional.
Third, the Triumph had STOCKED android meaning I got the pure android experience. I am trying to give android a fair shake. I am tired of people saying you never tried android -- the fact is I TRIED android -- the stocked version -- so I know what I am talking about. By the way, that Virgin monthly plan with unlimited 3G data for $25 is a great deal.
Fourth, like you said -- "the iPhone there's tiers of Android devices" and that is the problem with android. It's fragmented and Google hasn't been able to fix it. There are different android experiences based on your device -- some win and most lose. The majority of people who buy android get the crappy end of the software.
16. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5484; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i didn't say you had an iPhone. i don't know why you keep jumping on me about that. xD
what conditions are you talking about? it's just not available yet. take a chill pill.
that really isn't a fair shake because you're not using Android at it's fullest. get a Nexus Prime or a G2x or something if you want the real deal.
you just have to research it and get the very best you can get. i'd be happy to tell you what you can get the best Android experiences from and if not me than remixfa or RORYREVOLUTION or some of they other guys can. i've compared my Droid 3 to the iPhone 4/4S many times and i just feel so much pride in my Droid 3 especially since i feel like the Droid 3 has satisfying build quality even next to an iPhone4/4S.