I learnt that Samsung has realesed the FROYO Android 2.2 OpenSource Code for the Samsung Epic and it is already available onn their OpenSourceCode site. When is Sprint making their modification and have this OS pushed to our devices since all lies on them now to do the push! Issue is no more with Samsung, but Sprint!
It was released prematurely and was quickly removed...
Also NONE of the Galaxy S devices have Froyo as of yet so don't expect it anytime soon. Sprint has very little to do with the update process, and Samsung is the one that holds all the cards.
Here is a link to this story:
Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphone has finally received its official update to Android 2.2 Froyo, with users in Norway, Denmark and Sweden telling BriefMobile that the new I9000 JPM build has shown up in the Samsung Kies software manager. As well as bringing with it speed increases over the Eclair build of Android that the Galaxy S shipped with, the new ROM has Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support, a GPS fix and a “pinch-to-zoom homescreen flyover”.
We’re hoping it also addresses the periodic lags and freezes that so frustrated us back when we reviewed the Galaxy S. Otherwise the handset remains one of the most interesting Android devices on the market, with its brilliant Super AMOLED display and slimline body.
Unfortunately, Mac users are out of luck since Kies is only available as a PC version. We’re installing the latest build – all 138MB of it, plus subsequent downloads – right now, and will update with what we discover. Meanwhile, among the reported changes are:
Update: The press release has confirmed it; Nordic regions first, then “gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world.”
Samsung GALAXY S Offers New Android 2.2 Upgrade
New platform upgrade provides enhanced experience on the go
SEOUL, Korea – October 18, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, giving users access to new features, enhanced navigation applications and improved performance.
The Android 2.2 upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s unique in-house software upgrade program. Kies can be downloaded at the Samsung mobile website (http://www.samsungmobile.com).
The GALAXY S is Samsung’s cleverly designed smartphone with a bright 4-inch SUPER AMOLED screen and a 1 GHz application processor, giving users an intelligent, immersive and integrated mobile experience. The Android 2.2 upgrade offers voice-controlled GPS through Google MapsTM with Navigation, faster performance by JIT(Just in Time) compiler. Additionally, further functionalities including Search in-browser, Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, improved customization options will be provided with OS upgrade.
- Google MapsTM with Navigation: GPS navigation system with voice guidance
- Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1: Allow the web browser to make full use of the whole web
- Setup Wizard: Quickly customize the GALAXY S and access networks with ease
- Home Screen/Menu Preview and Edit : Preview by pinch-zoom
- Search in-Browser : Google™, Translate, Wikipedia, Dictionary
The Android 2.2 upgrade will be available from the mid of October 2010 in the Nordic region and gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Samsung reserves the right to make changes to this document and the product described here, at anytime, without obligation on Samsung to provide notification of such change. This document and any formation contained here are provided on “AS IS” basis without warranty of any kind, either implied or expressed, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
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Message was edited by: RussD
Samsung has begun pushing Android 2.2 out to GSM deices (as of this morning) via the Kies desktop (which Sprint disabled). The delay for 2.2 is now entirely on Sprint
Although I am glad to see that there may be some light at the end of the tunnel with Froyo and its features (including a GPS fix), lets see if our Nordic friends who are getting the update first have any issues.
yes sprint this is bullsh*t we havn't got 2.2 yet and gingerbread 2.3 is coming out nov 14. get on the goddamn ball you have the worst team working on this maybe you should have the sdx developers working for you instead of the morons you employ.
what i dont get is how sprint pushed froyo out for the samsung intercept?? my mom has the intercept and i have the epic 4g, seems like if sprint was half as smart as they make themself out to be, they would have pushed froyo to the epic when they pushed it to the evo. or since they keep delaying froyo, sprint should just get working on gingerbread for the 4g phones first. sorry im just a little mad that we buy a cool phone and then get screwed on the updates.
For me It boils down to this:
I have paid over $400 dollars for a phone that either Samsung / or Sprint are not supporting like they should.
Communication is the key to success in ANY relationship (including Business / Consumer).
I would imagine that IF Samsung had a completed finished build for Froyo to hand over to Sprint, we would be notified via their Twitter Feed.
Communication would go a LONG way in this situation and calm the storm of bad publicity both companies are receiving right now.
Sprint, please resolve this issue as soon as possible but more importantly COMMUNICATE to us what it going on, Where the finished 2.2 build stands, and WHY this is taking so long.
1. Don't give me the "Froyo isn't available for Galaxy S phones yet." You should be smart enough to realize that those of who bought the phone would also be tech-savvy enough to keep up with mobile trends - and 2.2 is being rolled out to Galaxy S devices everywhere it seems, except Sprint. My guess? You haven't come up with a way to send it without killing all of your precious bloatware. (Seriously - who uses that useless NFL app?)
2. One of the problems Sprint had in the past was being way behind the curve on tech. Then you jumped on the 'droid bandwagon well before everyone else -and kept me from jumping to one of your competitors. Only now, Gingerbread is rolling out on new devices and I'm stuck with early 2010 tech.
3. One of the biggest reasons I upgraded from my Moment to the Epic was the promise of 4G. Only guess what? Your 4G coverage sucks. On the streets of NYC, I get great coverage. But the moment I duck inside a building, I go from 4-5 bars to nothing. Nada. Zilch. And now I hear that Clearwire may not survive2011. (BTW, I'm not the only one. A coworker bought a 4G modem and has the same problems. And we're in midtown.)
4. Bottom line: I understand the 4G isn't totally in your hands, although I hope you get on Clearwire's case to fix their coverage issues. Outdoor 4g isn't exactly when it's 20 degrees outside.
I've stuck with you guys for 10 years, when you really struggled, when you nearly tanked after buying Nextel, when your customer service was a joke, when you were the last to provide OTA device programming. My friends ridiculed me for the "Sprint" logo on my phones. But this is the last straw. I expect Froyo by January 3. If you can't get that to me, I'm dumping this whole experience and headed to an LTE capable 2.2 device.
You've been warned.