A few days ago we shared with our readers that, according to a leaked screenshot, a Samsung Fascinate update is being prepped for release on January 10th. We kind of hoped that this will be the much awaited Samsung Fascinate Android 2.2 update but, sadly, this wasn’t the case.
I guess that Samsung and their partners are still working to make the US Galaxy S Android 2.2 update available, like promised, but man…they sure are testing the crap out of them ( assuming the Samsung Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant and Epic 4G Android 2.2 OS is indeed in the testing phase as the company tweeted a few days ago ).
On the bright side of things, Verizon did release a Samsung Fascinate Maintenance Update that includes “numerous enhancements and improvements“. What exactly are those ? Read below to find out.
First and foremost, this Samsung Fascinate Maintenance Update is supposed to fix the issue most of our readers complained about – the GPS. In Verizon’s words, the update should “improve stand-alone GPS performance“. Drop us a comment and let us know if this is indeed the case.
This update also increases your phone’s security as your 3G Mobile Hotspot password will no longer be exposed while you’re typing it, enhances the backlight display for Samsung Fascinate’s 4 bottom buttons ( they will now act accordingly to the device display timer setting ) and the music will now pause as soon as you unplug your headphones/headset or turn off your Bluetooth headset.
This Maintenance Release also bring minor but useful improvements as now you’ll be able to open any PDF e-mail attachments, include special characters when writing your e-mails and change the remainder time and alert tone for calendar events. Your feeds and widgets updating process has been improved and your Samsung Fascinate will remain in a locked state when you place it in a desk or car dock.
Check out all the improvements brought by this new update in the picture below.
Another thing that you should know about this new Samsung Fascinate update is the fact that it will be released in phases. So if you don’t receive it ( OTA ) today…don’t forget…tomorrow is another day.