Samsung: We Are Not Charging Carriers for Android Updates
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Jan 18, 2011, 9:25 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Samsung Mobile emailed Phone Scoop a brief statement to settle some of the rumors that have been flying about regarding the Android 2.2 update for its Galaxy S smartphones. One report suggested that the delay is being caused in part because Samsung wants carriers to pay for Android updates. Samsung says this is not true. Samsung wrote to Phone Scoop, "No. Samsung is not charging carriers for Froyo updates to Galaxy S. We hope to have more detail on status shortly. Promise!" Samsung has pushed back the Froyo update for its Galaxy S line of devices several times, leaving them stuck with Android 2.1. Samsung has sold more than 4 million Galaxy S handsets in the U.S.
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Updates not a core part of their business model
New apps not able to run on your old OS version? Samsung could not care less since it gets no cut of Market sales.
It should be no surprise that updates have not been a priority. Samsung's focus is on new devices - look at CES - and they are not responsible to consumers or developers to upgrade the software on existing devices.
This is the nature of Android itself: Google has no say in these updates except for its own Nexus devices.
tl;dr Don't hate the player, hate the game.
With BB and iOS, any App sales or good/bad press is directed at the OS company. They control all the phones with that OS.
With Android, Google makes the OS but it's up to the phone manufacturer to do the update...
tl;dr Don't hate the player, hate the game.
We don't hate the player or the game. We hate being played.
For all your Samsung Rooters out there...
I am currently running my Captivate with Cognition 2.1.7 and I guess its ok. I am looking to get get a new ROM that runs Froyo and I have many questions:
- What are you guys currently running, how do you like it? What have you ran before and what
- How do I backup my apps cause I really dont want to lose them. Its just a pain to go back and download them again. I have Titanium backup and I though I would be able to back up my apps this way but cant figure out how to do it.
- When I flash a new ROM do I just run it straight from my phone, in other words, right on 'top' of my current Rom? Or should I go back t...
Back up your apps using titan...
Why can the hacker in his basement do it...
I call shenanigans.
All of a sudden they care what we think?
All the complaining at the lack of updates and it's wait and be patient, it's coming (or screw you pal your behold II ain't getting 2.1) but now all of a sudden they chime in with a "we are not charging".
its been so long
samsung should be on top of their game not falling behind..
slow does not win the race
even the lg optimus t has 2.2 ☹️
i will never purchase another Samsung product
fool me twice... aint gonna happen
end of story
Not buy anymore of their products.... 😁
Why are updates so slow?
I'm not talking about downloading someone else's work either.
You have to consider that most manufacturers make their own User Interface. Just because Google pushed out Gingerbread... that doesn't "Smart Life"...
In addition to Android, they also like to update their customized UI which extends the process.
Carriers may be delaying it to make sure their tech support staff are fully up to speed on the new software and will ...
Think twice b4 another Samsung
That was a lot of B.S.