All the speculation about the Android 2.2 update for the Samsung Vibrant — all the claims that Samsung and T-Mobile were holding it back intentionally or that T-Mobile didn’t want to pay Samsung for the update — looks like it is about to end. Speaking to PC Mag, chief marketing officer at T-Mobile Cole Brodman has confirmed that the update to Froyo for The Galaxy S Vibrant will begin January 21st. For those not near a calendar, that would be tomorrow.
And no, the reason the update was being held had nothing to do with any of the un-based speculation that led to a class-action lawsuit. Instead it had everything to do with getting the update up and running to T-Mobile and Samsung’s standards. The update was delayed, in part, to make room for certain TMo-specific features like Wi-Fi calling. Sure, cry conspiracy theory or that they are only releasing the update now in the face of some pretty angry customers — and we admit the timing might suggest that — but it makes sense that they should launch the update now knowing in a few weeks it will be shipping on the Galaxy S 4G (formerly Vibrant 4G).
If you don’t get it right away, don’t fret. As with most Android updates it will be rolling out in waves. If you’re lucky, you’ll get it early. If you aren’t, you just might have to wait a week or two. Either way, patience is a virtue.
[via PCMag, Thanks, Zac!]