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Samsung Vibrant gets Android 2.2, after evil delay

Written By Blog PageRank 2 on Friday, December 13, 2013 | 10:48 PM

After facing mounting criticism for its very slow pace of upgrading its T-Mobile Vibrant phone, Samsung is finally ready to deploy Android two.two to the device.

Samsung has turn out to be legendary for the quantity of time it has taken to make Android 2.two obtainable for its line of Galaxy S Android phones, while rolling out quite a few new phones with Android 2.2 pre-installed.

But none caught as a lot consideration as the Vibrant, after rumors picked up that Samsung was intentionally preventing T-Mobile from releasing the update in a bid to spur sales for the Vibrant 4G, which is more pricey and has Android 2.two natively constructed in. The story went that by not having Android 2.two offered, customers would avoid the Vibrant and be willing to commit far more to buy the Vibrant 4G, even if they didn't have 4G coverage in their area.

A quote from an anonymous T-Mobile tipster to the web site AndroidSpin grew viral. "Samsung has NOT permitted us to push the update OTA for 2.2 simply because they really feel it will decrease the worth of the upcoming Vibrant 4G," mentioned the supply.

Samsung denied the allegations, saying the upgrade was technical in nature and was the subject of ongoing testing. Conveniently sufficient, though, the company announced a rollout schedule just days soon after the rumors started circulating.

Now, it says Vibrant consumers will be capable to grab the upgrade subsequent week. A handful started receiving upgrade notifications final Friday, or 9 days right after the intentional upgrade-blocking rumor was posted.
Title: Samsung Vibrant gets Android 2.2, after evil delay
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