Earlier in the day we reported that the Samsung.com website was showing the US Galaxy S Variants; Fascinate, Vibrant and Epic 4G with Android 2.2 Froyo listed as their operating system. Low and behold they have returned the three handsets to Android 2.1
Androidcentral.com had speculated that the original change to 2.2 on the Samsung website was an indication that yes the upgrades were right around the corner, however now it doesn’t look like that’s the case.
Samsung Galaxy S owners are growing frustrated of running Android 2.1. In some cases they were told September, November and now December was when their device would receive 2.2. There seemed to be a very credible story last week that the Samsung Epic 4G would see a 2.2 update on December 26th. Through an internal source at Sprint we reported that it wasn’t going to happen… and it didn’t.
The frustration with Samsung comes from the fact that now, just 5 short months after the release of the Samsung Galaxy S series running Android 2.1, Samsung has released the Nexus S running 2.3.
Samsung has done an amazing job of getting their high quality “superphone” out to market. They’ve sold nearly 10 million Galaxy S devices worldwide, which was their goal for this year. Originally released over the summer, the Galaxy S variants feature a 1GHz hummingbird processor and a super AMOLED screen, which is one of the best on the market today.
Although there are custom roms out there to bring Samsung Galaxy S devices, even Gingerbread 2.3, Samsung customers want an update.