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Samsung Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant and Epic 4G Android 2.2 OS In Testing Phase

by Vlad Andrici on January 5, 2011

The end of 2010 was probably very frustrating for the US Samsung Galaxy S users. The Samsung Epic 4G Android 2.2 update was rumored to be released on the 2nd day of Christmas and when it failed to materialize some even said the update was “on hold“.

Also, the last days of the year gave the Samsung Epic 4G, Vibrant and Fascinate owners false hopes of getting the Android 2.2 update as Samsung’s product pages listed, for a short while, the devices as running on the latest version of Google’s OS ( 2.3 doesn’t really count as it’s currently available only on the Google Nexus S ).

Samsung Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant and Epic 4G Android 2.2 OS In Testing Phase

Samsung Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant and Epic 4G Android 2.2 OS In Testing Phase

Well, enough with the rumors, we now have some official news regarding the Samsung Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant and Epic 4G Android 2.2 updates ( as official as a Twitter post can be ) – Samsung USA has recently posted a couple of tweets assuring the US Galaxy S owners that the company is still working on the Android 2.2 Froyo update. Even better, the update seems to be in the testing phase which means it should be released pretty soon.

Samsung USA Android 2.2 Tweets

Samsung USA Android 2.2 Tweets

So y’all should play the waiting game a bit longer as the Adoble Flash 10.1 support, the ability to store apps on your phone’s SD card and all the other Android 2.2 goodies will probably arrive on your Samsung Galaxy S variant pretty soon.

In the meantime, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can try one update from the multitude of unofficial Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 variants ( a few weeks we even talked about a leaked version of the Samsung Epic 4G Android 2.2 update that has made its way into a few custom ROMs that are reportedly pretty stable ).

Thanks IntoMobile for letting us know about these upcoming Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 updates.

  • Mighty 1

    I really don’t care samsung release the updated not at this point, all I care about is that the leaked version it’s online so developers can modify it and I can flash it to my vibrant

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  • Tzvi NY

    i wanted to buy my wife the Samsung but now after i been waiting 4 month to my epic update i think i will go with the new HTC with a Keyboard and android 2.2 good luck Samsung

  • michael

    Believe it when I see it…

  • Edd

    I believe it when I see it.

  • balls

    who cares the modified roms are always better than the original

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  • john

    is there any chance they’re stalling to do a release straight to 2.3 or even 3.0?

  • Twony

    I’ll believe it when I see it… next time I’ll think twice before purchasing a samsung.

    • Twony

      Highly doubt it… i bet its gonna be another year til Samsung owners get 2.3, or I won’t be surprised if Samsung will abandon the update hassle for galaxy all together bc it may be a little old in a year.

  • Brian Hammil

    But when all is said and done and we finally get our 2.2 update, we are still running on outdated phones as 2.3 and maybe even 3.0 may be released before then….I’m sad….

  • swanman

    I like my Epic 4G and bought one for my wife for Christmas because I believed the 2.2 update was coming soon. I’m still in the 30 day window and we are taking back my wifes Epic 4G to Sprint and getting an EVO. It’s hard to believe that my 7 year old flip phone could take voice commands through bluetooth but not a “state of the art” Samsung “so called” smart phone. Shame on Samsung and Sprint.

    • alex4life

      How is that sprint’s fault? I can’t stand retarded customers like you.

  • Andrew

    Well, we can all thank the carriers for this. Samsung is done with their testing on the hardware, since there’s little to distinguish handsets in EU from the US. Now it’s time for carriers to force their bloatware onto the phone. They do this for the completely-off-chance that someone decides to use the AT&T Navigator (@ $10/month) instead of the Google Navigation tool that’s free and built right into the phone.

    I’m not an Apple fanboy, but I do like that they don’t give carriers the option to pre-load these apps. Carriers have proven they’re not worthy of that responsibility.

    • Qbee37

      Well said. I bought the Vibrant because T-Mobile does the least mucking around with the OS.

      • AnonGuy

        They do almost as much. They remove stock Android features and add their own third-party replacements. They bake in bloatware instead of just offering them as downloads in the market. Carriers reject firmware updates if their bloatware doesn’t run properly on it. If Telenav breaks on Froyo, they send it back even though 99.9% of people just use Google Maps for free, anyways.

        No carrier is better than another.

        I doubt the issue is the carrier, otherwise the update would be out on at least one right now. It’s not like Samsung has an exclusive contract with one carrier (like the X10) and can so easily pass the blame like Sony Ericksson did.

        Verizon got the iPhone just in time. Android is a big ass pile of fail, and with the way the manufacturers are releasing phones (and increased consumer awareness of smartphone features and updates, thanks to the hype and coverage it’s recieving), it will eventually began to really hurt the platform.

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  • Yeah

    Whoooooooo Canada.

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