Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 23:56 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Windows Ah, something Microsoft really couldn't use right now: problems with the very first update to its Windows Phone 7 operating system. In this very competitive marketplace, in which WP7 is a late newcomer, it can't use major problems like this. The thing is though - how big of a problem is this, really? And, is it even Microsoft's fault at all?
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RE[2]: LOL
by mrhasbean on Thu 24th Feb 2011 01:42 UTC in reply to "RE: LOL"
mrhasbean
Member since:
2006-04-03

Actually, Samsung has been quite good at updating Android phones lately. E.g Android 2.2.1 is just out for Samsung Galaxy S. Unfortunately you need windows to do the upgrade. I would say that OTA upgrades would be preffered but, they should of course not brick your phone or damage your data.


Ok, just so that I have this right, they released 2.2.1 just in time for the release of 2.3, they're only just about to release 2.2 for the Captivate (http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-captivate-android-2-2-froyo-update...), and they don't update OTA which is supposedly one of the really you-beaut iOS killer features of Android, yet ""Samsung has been quite good at updating Android phones lately".

And we Apple crowd get called "one eyed"...

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RE[3]: LOL
by patrix on Thu 24th Feb 2011 02:15 in reply to "RE[2]: LOL"
patrix Member since:
2006-05-21

Samsung has been really good about updating the Galaxy S, Froyo (2.2) for the Galaxy S phones has been out for months, officially, all over the world --- only the US seems to have seen huge delays...

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RE[3]: LOL
by Soulbender on Thu 24th Feb 2011 02:20 in reply to "RE[2]: LOL"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

And we Apple crowd get called "one eyed"...


Awwww, someone feels persecuted.

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RE[3]: LOL
by unoengborg on Thu 24th Feb 2011 02:32 in reply to "RE[2]: LOL"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

It doesn't matter much if you run 2.2.1 or 2.3 on Galaxy S, as it doesn't have the hardware that is needed for most of the new stuff in 2.3. Sure, there is the new keyboard, and the black status bar, but that's about it.

Android 2.3 is known to have had issues with the phones rebooting now and then on Nexus S, and Galaxy S might have the same problem. The problem was fixed just a few days ago in Android 2.3.3. So Samsung might have had very good reason not to upgrade beond 2.2.1. At least not until now, when 2.3.3 is out.

Updating is not just about having the highest OS version number, it's about getting a good, working product.

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