1. Devtodi's Avatar
    Samsung has announced that the successor to the Galaxy S will be unveiled at the MWC next month. It will ship with Gingerbread and a dual core. Fantasy: Samsung allows all Galaxy S owners to upgrade for a reduced fee due to their inability to provice a decent model of Froyo. Yes, I know I'm taking too much medication. I'm just sick of watching the greatest phone I've ever owned getting passed by again and again. Discounted like 80's spandex.
    01-10-2011 09:39 AM
  2. Raf's Avatar
    I loled.
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    01-10-2011 09:41 AM
  3. wynand32's Avatar
    On a more serious note, how long does it typically take devices announced at MWC to make it into the market? Isn't Sprint pretty consistent in releasing new devices in the summer?

    I still have a week to return my Epic, and I could possibly wait out a few months on my Pre if something could be released as early as March...
    01-10-2011 02:10 PM
  4. Robbie Doo's Avatar
    Why take drastic measures? If you really like the gadget just hack it and install whatever you want on it, why bother with their release that is not even going to be close than what we have already? I'm in love with my phone allover!
    01-10-2011 02:23 PM
  5. wynand32's Avatar
    Why take drastic measures? If you really like the gadget just hack it and install whatever you want on it, why bother with their release that is not even going to be close than what we have already? I'm in love with my phone allover!
    While I normally agree that the gadget in the hand is worth two in the bush, so to speak, I'm not sure how I feel about buying a device that will be seriously overshadowed in less than 60 days. And, I really don't want to hack my smartphone even though I'm fully capable of doing so; I much prefer to use what's fully supported.

    Now, if it'll be June before anything new hits on Sprint, then I wouldn't want to give up that much time of productive use....
    01-10-2011 02:29 PM
  6. ap77's Avatar
    "Lesson learned" for me. I certainly won't ever purchase a Samsung phone again after this comically woeful "support."
    01-10-2011 03:04 PM
  7. sanman's Avatar
    "Lesson learned" for me. I certainly won't ever purchase a Samsung phone again after this comically woeful "support."
    Same here. I was a happy BB 8830 user way past its shelf life. Had high hopes for the Epic 4G. Not sure where to place the blame, but if 2.2 and 2.3 are appearing on some phones, they should be available on _all_ phones. Won't make that mistake again.
    01-10-2011 04:46 PM
  8. Devtodi's Avatar
    Same here. I was a happy BB 8830 user way past its shelf life. Had high hopes for the Epic 4G. Not sure where to place the blame, but if 2.2 and 2.3 are appearing on some phones, they should be available on _all_ phones. Won't make that mistake again.
    me three- but... I was still using a palm Treo 755p before I got my epic soin terms of productivity, I cannot complain, except the calendar sync issues which I would call even more embarrassing than the update issue. Imagine: I cannot default to the google calendar and can only sync one way. I NEVER had that kind of problem with any palm device. Why is no one screaming bloody murder over that one.
    01-10-2011 06:01 PM
  9. dragonol2's Avatar
    "Lesson learned" for me. I certainly won't ever purchase a Samsung phone again after this comically woeful "support."
    It's funny too... upon researching the Epic before it came out (I was a day 1 purchaser), I saw warnings about Samsung and their lack of support... I thought that with the Epic being a "flagship" 4G device on Sprint, that would change... sad that now that I look back, everything that everyone warned me about turned out to be true...
    01-11-2011 12:46 PM
  10. Devtodi's Avatar
    It's funny too... upon researching the Epic before it came out (I was a day 1 purchaser), I saw warnings about Samsung and their lack of support... I thought that with the Epic being a "flagship" 4G device on Sprint, that would change... sad that now that I look back, everything that everyone warned me about turned out to be true...
    Yep. I want an Atrix but by the time my contract is up, there will be something better...
    01-11-2011 12:59 PM
  11. wynand32's Avatar
    Yep. I want an Atrix but by the time my contract is up, there will be something better...
    And in the meantime, there's nothing that will really use all that horsepower. It's not as if the Epic performs so badly that it just has to have a dual-core processor to be functional. The bottom line is, it will take some time before enough dual-core processor (and other high-spec) machines are out there that developers have incentive to develop apps to take advantage of them.

    By that time, certainly, our annual upgrades should be available...
    01-11-2011 01:03 PM
  12. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    I wouldn't give up on the Epic at this point. I have made the mistake of giving up on other phones in the past only to be surprized that the update that I impatiently waited for came and fixed all the issues that I was screaming about. I would inevitably regret getting rid of the device and would ironically be stuck with a device that also had issues and I would have to wait for the update on that phone. I would just wait it out. It will come and when it does, you will be happy.
    01-12-2011 09:48 AM
  13. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I upgraded to an Epic from a 3 year old TMobile Sidekick. The Epic is 100 times the phone the sidekick is. If I can use the SideKick for 3 years, I can darn well make the epic last 2 years (even with 2.1). LOL
    01-12-2011 09:58 PM
  14. coolqf's Avatar
    To be fair, no Galaxy S phone has Android 2.2 in the USA yet and we are comparing the EPIC 4G to a phone that realistically wont be released in the USA until August.
    01-12-2011 11:20 PM
  15. Ricolando's Avatar
    For all of the folks who upgraded around the time the Epic launched I wouldn't even worry. If you're on the one year upgrade cycle you can hold out until then and buy whatever is the hotness around that time. Phone tech is really starting to explode faster than ever before and if you keep worrying about every new device you'll either waste money or live unsatisfied. I personally rooted and loaded a Froyo ROM, and made my Epic what I wanted it to be not what Samsung would like me to be content with.
    01-13-2011 07:44 AM
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