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Samsung Website Puts Galaxy S Phones Back To 2.1

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.

Source: Samsung.com

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  1. Its sad really. Geeks in their spare time code ROMs that are better than professional programmers working 9-5. Custom ROMs almost always have updates with features of the next Android version, while “official” ROMs take 6 months or more to release; and by that time the next Android version is out.

    To really get the most out of your Android phone, rooting is the way to go.

    Samsung, HTC, and Motorola really need to consider hiring some of these geeks from CyanogenMod.

  2. I’m a Samsung customer and I could couldn’t care less about what they do with updates. they’ll push out some half ass’d 2.2 with all kinds of bugs then all kinds of fix’s.. if they update any of these devices at all. if you have a SGS just root it, most of the devs ROMs are better and faster anyway..

    Vibrant
    onyx 4.2

  3. The frustrating part is that neither T-Mobile or Samsung have the customer service savvy to keep us up to date.

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