Samsung Intercept to Receive Froyo Update Monday

Virgin Mobile fans using the Samsung Intercept won’t be without Froyo for much longer. Reports have come in saying several Intercept-owning subscribers have received a text message from Virgin letting them know that a software upgrade will be pulled down to their phones starting this upcoming Monday. There’s Froyo and all the awesome stuff that comes with it, of course, but look below for some other changes that may be of interest to you. [via Android Central]

  • Exchange Active Sync updates
  • ability to install applications to external memory card
  • improved Bluetooth device support
  • Bluetooth Voice dialing
  • improved operating system performance
  • dedicated phone, application and browser icons on every home screen

 

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  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    When I had this phone as a “loaner” from Sprint it immediately got a 2.2 OTA and it removed all traces of the weird Touch Whiz it had on there.

    Didn’t make the phone any better. Resolution was still the worst I’ve ever seen. Touch screen barely works. Slower than the G1. This phone was/is atrocious. =/

    • ScottColbert

      Agreed. Bought it, used it for a week and immediately replaced it with an Optimus. It’ll take more than the update to make this phone usable.

    • YamiYaiba

      I’m sad to hear that. I was thinking of getting something like this for my girlfriend. My VZW family plan is full with 5 lines active, so Virgin’s $25 plan was the only affordable way to get her a smartphone (and by that of course I mean Android). Any suggestions?

      Oh, and for what it’s worth, Virgin’s site lists the phone as Android 2.2 already

      • ScottColbert

        Definitely check out the Optimus with Virgin as well. I have it and love it. I’d also wait to see what others have to say after the update this week in the forums.

        • YamiYaiba

          The Optimus V? But it shows only a 600mhz proc. That sounds….terrible.

          • Ballroomdru

            The Optimus V has a dedicated Graphics chip and the processor for Apps is separate from the processor for calling/the radio. That plus a STANDARD resolution makes the Optimus faster in all the tests. Look for Youtube videos Optimus vs Intercept. Optimus wins every time.

          • YamiYaiba

            Oooh, interesting. That sounds…intelligently made. I’ll probably be getting her this, as there really are no other affordable Android options for my budget.

        • YamiYaiba

          The resolution is abysmal too…..

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      I would DEFINITELY opt for the Optimus over this phone. I’ve been trying to get one of my friends to ditch their Mytouch 3G for the Optimus T on T-Mobile…

  • Kujayhawks77

    This is the Samsung version of the HTC Droid Eris. Nice in theory but way underpowered to be a daily driver. On a side note, the fact that this phone manages to get Froyo but the Fascinate is still Froyoless (except those of us who are smart enough not to wait on Samsung and Verizon) is pretty irritating. Which I believe to be Bing’s fault, which means Microsoft still manages to screw me over.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5YX7E5EAH6S2J52LZARPAERCCA SilverKing

    My wife bought one of these recently. For the price it is a very good deal. The phone has some shortcomings that more demanding users would not be happy with but for someone buying their first smartphone or someone who mainly wants email, web, navigation and social networking it’s a good device at a great price. I hope the 2.2 update improves the performance.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mark.munsell Mark Munsell

    Most Intercepts have had Froyo for months! Plays CamGun awesome!

  • Pavel

    I got this phone for my mom and it does the basics well… doesn’t come close to my former N1 and now I got the T-bolt.. hopefully 2.2 improves it.. Virgin Mobile has decent data coverage though.. can’t beat $25/m unlimited everything but the minutes.

  • Gods_heavy_rocker

    im still waiting on the update myself for the intercept. really hope it makes it run better.