Yesterday T-Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman made a bold statement after coming under intense fire from Samsung Vibrant owners who have been looking for an official Froyo update since September.
The update arrived today REJOICE! via mini-kies software available free for PC users. Kies is a PC sync tool that Samsung has been using overseas for quite sometime. The United States carriers don’t even offer anything to support the full version of it, and at this time it’s not available for Mac.
SHOCKER: there are lots of Android owners out there that actually use Macs for their computers. However the good news is PC people can take the update.
On the flipside though in our opinion this is a half assed update for computer/tech savvy owners of the Samsung Vibrant, however there are millions of customers out there who aren’t tech savvy, who may have purchased a Samsung Vibrant at the Tmobile store by recommendation of the nice salesperson there, who still want and should be able to take advantage of the update.
Brodman didn’t specify the method of delivery for today’s update. We can’t hold him to an OTA promise but mini-kies, really? If a Samsung Vibrant customer is tech savvy enough to do a mini-kies update install they could have flashed a Vibrant ROM a while back. Problem, still unsolved.