Obviously this has nothing to do with technical requirements. If you've ever worked at a phone manufacturer's you know there is way more at stake than satisfying customers. The most important thing is not to get any stock left in any retail channels once a product is out and that quantities are commited. Considering all the marketing, and various carriers who offer different versions of the Galaxy S, Samsung has definitely forecasted lots of Galaxy S productions. Many of those units are finished or soon to be on the production lines. In that case, you really do not want to make an announcement that is going to slow down sales in any way. The wrong move would be to say "sure, Galaxy S is getting the update", and take that say back in the end, cause trust in Samsung would evaporate like instantly. On the other hand, most of the users have no idea the work it is to port everything on to the next android version... imagine that work has to be done on every single version of the Galaxy S: Verizon, At&T, Vodaphone, etc. It's a hell of a job to do. If they can avoid it, they will. To be continued.
Avoid Samsung phones like plague, i had the samsung wave which was terrible bad, i replaced with the Nokia e5 and couldn't be more happier
no A2.3 for galaxy s? now tell me what the big difference between nexus s and sgs..
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2010Is 2.3 really that much better than 2.2? 2.2 gave us Flash 10.1 but exactly what will 2.3 give... moreThere's no reason why we shouldn't get updates but Samsung's laziness, greed or a combination of both. I want my Galaxy S to get updates for as long as the hardware can take it. The iPhone 3G is still receiving updates even after more than 2 years after its release. The Galaxy S isn't even out for a year.
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2010Is 2.3 really that much better than 2.2? 2.2 gave us Flash 10.1 but exactly what will 2.3 give... moreWell fine then, hang on to your 2.2 and never get another phone because 2.2 is absolutely perfect.
I on the other hand want the latest technology, which includes the latest firmware on my phones. The Galaxy S is capable of 2.3 and probably 2.4 (unless there are huge system requirements) so the latest firmware should be pushed onto that phone until the hardware is technically not able to run the software at a decent speed.
Is 2.3 really that much better than 2.2? 2.2 gave us Flash 10.1 but exactly what will 2.3 give us, besides some minor speed improvements and a little bit longer batterylife? Thera is a big difference between 2.1 and 2.2, but I can not se the same big difference between 2.2 and 2.3 so I do not really care if my Galaxy S get 2.3 or not because 2.2 works just perfect.
LG as confirmed the upgrade of Optimus One to Gingerbread =)
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LG will upgrade all Optimus One smartphones currently using the Froyo OS to the next version of the Android OS, Gingerbread. Details of the upgrade schedule will be announced locally in due course. We sincerely apologize for the confusion and misunderstanding that was caused regarding this issue.
This type of fragmentation crap is exactly what's harming Androids image.
Phones like the Galaxy S (possibly) not getting the latest firmware because the manufacturers don't want to release it on the phone. It's currently one of the highest-tech phones out there and still might not get the update. That's absurd.
If Samsung are so concerned about sales, then they shold probably figure that their customers don't like waiting for firmware updates, and they certainly don't like being denied firmware. Next phone I'll get HTC or something that always push updates on their phones.
Or hell, I'll just go ahead and get the next iPhone. At least I know I'll be treated as equal and will get the latest firmware when everyone else gets it.
Adam, 09 Dec 2010
Actually their not being lazy, but samsung cares about business more than customers. So, it'... moreYes you are right its all about money,,how about we just dont buy their fones in protest or they give a cast iron gaurantee that it will not be upgraded at point of sale..So to all you who have bought fones HARD LUCK your fone wont be updated but you can come and buy a new one off us that is updated,,,cheeky @#:#=-ers hope they go bankrupt..
Honestly the state of smartfones today is embarrassing,most have crap components made on the cheap..They are all crud.
WHAt do they mean not decided,,so the public buy your fones and YOU decide wether the public gets and update..Android is a rudy mess and worse than the uk government in its indecisive fragmented o/s.Shame on YOU..:=((
Samsung better give us updates until the hardware can't take it anymore.
Same old case...will see.... they are dying waiting for an update once again.....LOL
i see it hard for 600mhz phones to get a gingerbread update... It took so long to put Froyo on phones like Htc Legend so i really can't imagine a Gingerbread on this kind of phones. that's it.
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2010I don't know what Samsung is deciding on...
Nexus S and Galaxy S share pretty much exactly ... more
Actually their not being lazy, but samsung cares about business more than customers. So, it's either updates to 2.3 and satisfy all their current users and risk selling their new flagship in the future. Or it's either release a new flagship that will attract many new buyers and gain more profit, even though it means risking the old customers satisfaction.
It seems many of you are new to samsung, have you ever heard about omnia 2 and omnia HD? Just ask the users did they ever get an update? And even if they did when was it after one year!
I said this yesterday in case no one listened. The only reason samsung made the nexus s is because they will never upgrade their sgs to 2.3, so just suck it samsung users, the same way I did with the omnia HD.
Yes samsung provides us with great technology but in the same time their support is just terrible. So don't you dare complain about this, because samsung's policy is clear, they are busy making new phones, they don't have anytime for updating anything.
It's you the customers who bought such thing.
I don't know what Samsung is deciding on...
Nexus S and Galaxy S share pretty much exactly the same hardware. I think they're just being lazy and don't want to push the new firmware.
I really hope it goes through, Even though we'll get it like a week or two before 2.4 is released....
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2010Why say that Samsung will lose their reputation? I say, android users will lose their reputat... moreYou got a point:). I recommend buying a second hand SGS with Froyo if you do not want our can use Odin yourself. Our ask someone to do it for you.