Jan 14th, 2011

Things just hit the fan (sort of): an XDA member – MicBeast, to be exact – has filed a class action lawsuit with firm Edelson against T-Mobile and Samsung over violating the law of “Unfair and Deceptive Consumer Business Practices” due to the lack of updates for the Samsung Vibrant. Here are his claims:

they have continuously lied to us about the hardware, and software reliability of this phone, they promised us updates (to 2.2! Not the functionally dead JI6 2.1!) over and over, NOW they plan to release NEW galaxies without updating the old ones they currently have. The GPS is clearly a hardware defect. There are just too many issues with this phone and the Customer service reps have been combativeeven bullying and threatening customers!

a clear violation of US law

He’s undoubtedly referring to the as-of-yet unconfirmed rumor we reported about the other day that said Samsung and T-Mobile were purposely holding back an official upgrade to Android 2.2 until their Vibrant 4G has been released. (We were not the originators of said rumor.)

Do you guys think he has a case? Class action lawsuits almost never work, but I’m speaking based on cases where money is usually sought after: this gentlemen just wants his Android 2.2 and a working GPS. Edelson certainly seems to think so as he’s confirmed they have taken on the case. If you believe he has a case, will you join in? [XDA via AC]

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