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Samsung Promises Android 2.2 Froyo Status Updates for Galaxy S Smartphones

With the conspiracy theory that Samsung may be holding back the Android 2.2 Froyo update for its Galaxy S smartphones, which launched with Android 2.1, in favor of pushing out newer hardware with Android 2.2 or Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Samsung has taken upon itself to clear the air. In a statement to Phonescoop, the company is setting the record straight on a number of issues related to the Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy S smartphones.

The phone-maker is saying that it is not charging carriers for the update to bring Froyo to current-generation hardware. Moreover, the phone-maker is saying that it will have more details on the status of Froyo for Galaxy S smartphones shortly.

No. Samsung is not charging carriers for Froyo updates to Galaxy S. We hope to have more detail on status shortly. Promise!

Samsung was in the hot seat before in its relationship with T-Mobile with the Behold II Android smartphone. Though T-Mobile had promised that it would be rolling out updates to newer versions of Android for smartphones in its lineup, Samsung only delivered an upgrade to Android 1.6 when Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 were available for the handset, causing some consumer backlash.

However, with the Galaxy S series, it’s nice to see Samsung proactively respond to Internet concerns, criticisms, and speculations. The phone-maker has ambitious plans to be the top phone and smartphone manufacturer and it looks like Samsung is doing the right thing here by addressing user concerns.

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19 Comments

  1. Cesar Trevino

    01/19/2011 at 8:48 pm

    I don’t see where Samsung said they promised FroYo…

    Anyway, check out my spin on this entire debacle.

    http://techneutrality.com/2011/01/18/samsung-almost-honest/

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  2. Jr1184

    01/19/2011 at 9:45 pm

    whether Samsung is charging or not, the fact is still the same, 2.3 works on Samsung hardware, yet half a year after the release of the galaxy S line-up the Samsung product buyers are still stuck with the glitchy crap software the units launched with. Samsung has shown that their marketing group’s ability to pull buyers in, far surpasses their software designers’ abilities to keep up with the market’s expectations and demands. Samsung’s ambition to be the best will never come to fruition if they can’t even keep their loyal customers happy. I have bought Samsung products for years and have been most unhappy with their recent TV and smartphone issues. my next purchase will not have Samsung’s name on the software if I choose to go their direction again. – Epic 4G, C7000 3D Internet TV user

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  3. Phqfh

    01/19/2011 at 9:53 pm

    Hmmm i updated my samsung galaxy s about 3 week back to froyo 2.2 and more recently a further update to 2.2.1 now eagerly awaiting gingerbread.

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    • Savanna

      01/23/2011 at 5:37 am

      Man, how u did it?!? I’m trying and trying but nothing :-((

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    • Szone

      02/04/2011 at 6:55 pm

      how did you do it

      Reply

  4. Rmhale

    01/19/2011 at 10:24 pm

    Samsung Epic is THE LAST Samsung smartphone for me… I have waited since the phone was first released… Samsung is just way to slow for me and another hollow statement means nothing…

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  5. Suck

    01/19/2011 at 10:38 pm

    I love the “Promise!” at the end of Samsung’s statement. They always say things like “rest assured, will be out soon, we’re working hard”, etc. Meanwhile the rest of the world has had Android 2.2 for like 6 months now. Don’t they realize these company statements mean less than nothing at this point after they’ve proven to be full of #### every time they promise anything. No one believes you Samsung. Just shut up and deliver the upgrade or give me my money back.

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  6. Bchrist78

    01/19/2011 at 10:41 pm

    Promise and promise… why not simply take action and roll out the update… we’re all sick and tired of waiting for Samsung keeping their promises.

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  7. Samsung is nothing but LIES

    01/19/2011 at 11:02 pm

    “However, with the Galaxy S series, it’s nice to see Samsung proactively respond to Internet concerns, criticisms, and speculations. The phone-maker has ambitious plans to be the top phone and smartphone manufacturer and it looks like Samsung is doing the right thing here by addressing user concerns. ” Samsung is a bitch and so is Chuong Nguyen for writing this article that makes it seem like samsung has been consistently updating us on the froyo situation. When in actuallity samsung has only given ambigious statements as to the actual status of froyo in the us.

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  8. SamsungistheDevil

    01/19/2011 at 11:07 pm

    Froyo has been delayed for around 5 MONTHS and the only statement we get is “No. Samsung is not charging carriers for Froyo updates to Galaxy S. We hope to have more detail on status shortly. Promise!”

    That’s what you call proactively responding to internet concerns? Actually that’s what I call raping users in the bum.

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  9. Fczeuner

    01/20/2011 at 1:53 am

    Samsung needs to break it down for us. I need answers. Dam I love the hardware, i want to love my phone but I feel lied too!

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  10. Asphodel

    01/20/2011 at 10:27 am

    Locked onto Kies and voila, there was an update for Froyo around a week ago. Why doesn’t everyone have it?

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  11. Other

    01/20/2011 at 1:10 pm

    don’t know, but I bought my galaxy s and it had froyo preinstalled, don’t really see the problem

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  12. Emr6901

    01/21/2011 at 9:48 pm

    THis my first and last samsung phone I will ever buy…froyo? Gingerbread is out…when will my phone see gingerbread…2012? Im going back to htc…they support their phones..

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  13. Disgusted Samsung Customer

    01/31/2011 at 10:37 pm

    Samsung has left us on the hook for 6 months now and still no 2.2. Samsung is not “doing the right thing.” I will not buy another Samsung phone.

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  14. Glenn_rob

    02/09/2011 at 6:21 pm

    When I bought my Captivate over 5 months ago, I was told you’ll get Froyo 2.2 in a month orso!!!! WELL Samsung and ATT it’ s been almost 6 months now and no Friggin Froyo
    YET!!! Samsung it’s time to SHIT or get off the pot!!! Get Froyo updated in the next month or everybody that owns a Galaxy S phone should take theirs back to the distributor and ask for their money back !!! If you agree send Samsung an E-mail to this!!!

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  15. Em_pleh

    02/10/2011 at 4:21 pm

    So that’s how to loose customers to HTC. I think Sam is sunging a toon to the con game, named “use the money first then provide service late”

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  16. SAmsuck

    03/23/2011 at 6:21 am

    What a load of crap. I’d this site getting kickbacks from Samsung?
    What evidence is there that Samsung is trying to “make it right”? They have been feeding fascinate owners lies since last October.
    Unless you have something other than speculation stop apologizing for this corporation

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  17. Colin Mollenhour

    05/12/2011 at 7:58 pm

    Still no Froyo for me.. As so many others have said, I too will never buy another Samsung device.

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