Timely OS Updates?
Are they better about updates on these phones? Or are customers still subjected to Samsungs slow roll outs of updates?
My apology if this has already been asked.
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Yes, the carriers are also to blame. But Samsung is notorious for taking their sweet time releasing an update. The Nexus devices are generally handled by Google and are the first to receive latest updates before being released to other OEM devices.
- 10-01-2011, 04:44 AM #7
I don't really blame Samsung for too much of it. I'm sure their are ways they could have handled some things better but when you look at the bigger picture it kind of changes. The I9000 (original international galaxy s) received updates in a decent time frame. Their are leaked Samsung roms a handful of times a month. Each with newer build dates and are usually better performing than the last. This shows that they are working hard at improving the end user experience.
Also don't forget that they gave members of the cyanogen team free Galaxy S II's to get cyanogenmod up and running on. I think this gesture shows that they are serious about their product and the Android ecosystem.
- 10-01-2011, 01:19 PM #8
Re: Timely OS Updates?The Officer
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So picture the following scenario. Samsung sends at&t an update that they want to push to customers. It doesn't meet at&t's specs for whatever reason. They will then deny this update and force Samsung to work further until it does. This is one of many things that has the potential to slow the process down.
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- 10-03-2011, 08:20 AM #16
Re: Timely OS Updates?
This is the main reason I'm getting the Prime. Updates! Some people are still on froyo and have no idea when Gingerbread is coming and ICS, they can forget about it. That's the reason people go to ios. Update is available, everyone gets it. Google needs to shut down all these android phones coming out every day. It's killing it with the fragmentation!!
- 10-04-2011, 11:45 AM #17
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- 10-04-2011, 02:53 PM #18
Of course often times they still end up releasing a hot mess (ahem, GB Thunderbolt update).
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