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has any one been able to either get adobe flash or , android update 2.2 instead of waiting for samsung.

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Here is a link to this story:

http://erictric.com/2010/10/13/samsung-makes-available-android-2-2-froyo-source-code-for-samsung-gal...

Samsung Makes Available Android 2.2 Froyo Source Code for Samsung Galaxy S

Seoul, South Korea-based Samsung has made available the Android 2.2 [Froyo] update source code for the Samsung Galaxy S. This is definitely a first step toward release the series of Samsung Galaxy S smartphones such as the Samsung Fascinate on Verizon Wireless, Samsung Vibrant on T-Mobile, Samsung Captivate on AT&T, and Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint.

Those with the appropriate knowledge can find the Android 2.2 [Froyo] update source code for the Samsung Galaxy S at the Samsung Open Source Release Center [SOSRC] by searching for GT-I9000.

We can now hope that Android 2.2 [Froyo] for all of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphones will be released soon. We’ll definitely update when new details become available.

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Journeyman

Hopefully it will be soon... How can you justify paying 250 for a cellphone with an outdated software?

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Journeyman

Everyone had a chance to return their phone within the 30 days. I will wait for the 2.2 to come out due to I want all the bugs worked out. From what I can see from my sister EVO it is none.  It is coming just hold your horse.

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Journeyman

Juz tel uz Epic owners when will the update be released !!!!   I hope real soon.

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Here's the link to this story:

http://phandroid.com/2010/10/14/samsung-galaxy-s-froyo-source-code-yanked/

Samsung Galaxy S Froyo Source Code Yanked

by Quentyn Kennemer on October 14th, 2010


If you didn’t get your hands on the source code yesterday for the Samsung Galaxy S’s Android 2.2 upgrade, then you better hope someone’s uploaded a mirror: it’s no longer available on Samsung’s OpenSource website. It would appear that the publishing of the source was a bit premature, and I would assume that someone’s going to be in deep trouble over it. Does this mean that the upgrade to Froyo is further off than we initially thought? I can’t say.

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Samsung has yet to commit to a hard date and I’m sure they want to take all of the time they need to make sure the update is as bug-free as it can possibly be. I’m sure the trusty hackers at the usual hubs have already taken a dive into this vat of frozen yogurt, but I’d hold off on flashing any forthcoming ROMs until we figure out what happened with the original upload.

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Its stuff like this that leaves a bad taste in folks mouths over these "smart" phones...a lot of money on plans and phone, but poor support.  Which will be the main obstacle from it being an iphone killer...

Journeyman

Here is the link to this story:

http://androinica.com/2010/10/15/android-2-2-froyo-for-samsung-galaxy-s-has-finally-arrived/

Android 2.2 Froyo for Samsung Galaxy S has arrived (only in Scandinavia so far?)

October 15, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson

Firmware updates, Samsung

According to numerous threads and forum posts over at xda-developers’ I9000 section, Samsung has finally released an official Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy S. The Froyo upgrade is acquired via Samsung’s Kies or PC Studio applications and should be available now – at least in several European countries. However, instead of feeling happy about the update’s arrival, many Galaxy S owners at the XDA appear to be disgruntled. Among other things, users have lost the Android Market after the update, albeit a hard-reset will apparently take care of that particular issue. People also experience homescreen lags, but on the plus side, flash should work fine on the device now, as well as the a-GPS which seems to be vastly improved.

This post will be updated when we get our hands on more info about the Froyo upgrade. Has any Galaxy S users been able to download it? Have you experienced any issues, or are you pleased with Froyo so far?

Update: The update is thus far only confirmed to be available in Sweden, Denmark and Norway (Scandinavia). According to BriefMobile, these are some of the additions:

  • Android 2.2 JIT compiler
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatibility
  • New Android Market with auto-updating
  • Speed improvements
  • Pinch-to-zoom homescreen flyover
  • Improved default keyboard
  • Quick links to “GPS” and “Auto rotation” toggles on notification bar added
  • Slightly different graphics and transitions with app drawer and default icon dock
  • Colored icons in settings
  • GPS Fix
  • Colored settings icons
  • Media Hub
  • Darker menu theme, navy blue color
  • Better Exchange support
  • Video records in MP4 format
  • New Search widget
  • New Gmail application

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.”

Press Release:

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.

Google, the Google logo, Google Maps, Android and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc.

Google MapsTM Navigation is not available in countries outside of the Europe, the Americas and Japan regions.

Adobe, the Flash logo and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

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The delay is now entirely on Sprint....

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Not quite Sprint, the Epic is CDMA and the other phones are GSM, big difference, more programming.  Sprint is just the middle man that hands out the updates.  Yes, they could stall after getting their hands on it, but in reality the Epic will probably be the last of the galaxy s phones to get it.  That being said, it should be rather close to all the other phones, just a few weeks behind, unless Sprint does hold off on the release.

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drivers are drivers. the current device drivers will work fine in 2.2

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So what is the time frame that we are looking at as Epic users. That was the big selling point for me when I got my phone and now I am still waiting for this upgrade 2 months later. Someone at Sprint and Samsung needs to make this happen soon.

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I am with you Russ!  I had cheap phones that worked with the bluetooth "One button push" activated function on all blutooth devices.  I am in shock that they missed that.  Its "cell phone 101" and i was almost tempted to dump the epic if they didnt remedy it.  Samsung supoport seems to think i am speaking some foreign language when i mention this to them.

The other thing that baffles me is the fact that I have to do an "end around" to sync my outlook contacts with the phone.  On the one hadnd, I like the redundancy of an online (google) repository for my contacts, but I was bummed that I have to manually do it with my Outlook.  I mean blackberry has this standard, and it workedgreat.  After spending $500 for the most expensive phone Sprint has, I expect all that and a bag of chips.  i got the bag of chips...the bells and whistles, but it was VERY difficult to figure out the daisy chain of insanity necessary just to get all my contacts and calenders synced up.

That and the sub-par camera.  (the high def video is GREAT, but the camera is just ok)

Otherwise I love this phone.  That said it has quirks.  Its not perfect, but then what is?    The functionality is great and will be even better when more 4g is available.  For now, the availability is spotty at best (minnepaolis) and I have noticed that the Epic seems to have the same problem with reception as the Iphone did (holding it from the bottom).  I lose my high def viewing signal when I hold it a certain way.  EVERY time...you can see the bars drop when you put your hand on the corner of the phone)

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