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Are Samsung & AT&T Cooking Up Another Unfriendly Kies Froyo Update?

Pocketnow reported earlier today that there was a post on the official Samsung support forum outlining how to upgrade an AT&T Samsung Captivate, a Galaxy S phone, to Android 2.2 “Froyo” (I almost said latest version oops). While all the buzz that thedroidguy is seeing at MWC is about Gingerbread, Honeycomb and this mysterious version of Android 2.4, Samsung still has 3 of their Galaxy S devices to upgrade in the states.

With all of the great news that came from Samsung on Sunday at MWC, and then the news broke that they were #1 in customer loyalty for the 10th year in a row , we were hoping good news would continue to flow from Samsung.  Well this story has a fork in it both roads are bad news.

First off the Samsung update that Pocketnow linked to was a Froyo build for Captivate that was reportedly only going to be available through mini kies using a PC (not a mac) a PC.  Secondly, they have since taken the post down altogether.

When T-Mobile took the easy way out and upgraded the original Samsung Vibrant via mini-kies I thought they were doing it to beg off pressure from the community and push the update out.  An update through mini-kies is a hardlined sync update only available through PC’s with no over the air support.

While this update isn’t totally confirmed pocketnow.com is typically spot on.  Now that the linked post has been deleted perhaps AT&T has a few more days to figure out how to get the update to go over the air.  We reported earlier in the  month that the Samsung Fascinate on Verizon and the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint should see their update next week.

Source: Pocketnow

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  1. Samsung needs to get off their fat asses and do some work, i could never recommend anyone getting their android phones based on the fact that they don’t ever seem to support them, get with the program here and update your crap.

  2. I have seen “kies” in the USB options. Does that just mean that it’s an update via USB?

  3. I’ve been disappointed with Samsung and AT&T in their handling of these “updates” and other issues surrounding the Captivate (GPS, random shutoffs). Looking forward getting the Atrix or another phone down the line that is not a Samsung.

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