If you don't plan to release the update I'll be returning this Galaxy S ll for lack of functionality and poor battery life!
No wonder T-mobile is losing customers!
Just for T-Mobile UK and Orange yesterday. Ours should be coming this week.....hopefully.
What other providers in the us have upgraded their phones to ics so far? Crickets. Does that mean they are all losing customers? Where are they going, moving out of the country? Such whining.
OP, c'mon. Show me where T-Mobile said it would update the US-spec, SGH-T989 SGS2 this week? THEY NEVER DID. No one in the US has done it yet except for Samsung themselves which just started yesterday. You have no right to return the phone for "lack of functionality" just because you haven't received an update yet!
HTC has confirmed along with T-mobile that they are working on the update for the U.S Phones. Google Ice cream sandwich update list and you will see that the sensation has been confirmed by T-mobile and HTC that they are working to get the update completed. T-mobile anounced this on their twitter account last week.
This is a Samsung device though....but I know what you are trying to say. The update WILL come. There is no way that the GSII is not going to get ICS. What has so far been "promised" referred to Europe, not the USA, but that doesn't mean that it isn't going to happen.
US carriers are always behind like the ***** of the dog becasuse all the crapware they want to put in.
Or maybe it's because they don't work on the same wireless frequencies or technologies used by the rest of the world...Every one of the US providers has to have a different build from the rest of the world because of those factors.
Yes, they also include a lot of bloatware, but most of that is installed using standard APK installation packages which are written to a different location on the device to prevent them from being uninstalled. The amount of time this adds is negligible.
The main factor is that, because of the fundamental differences in the communications interface for each carrier (determined by the spectrum released for wireless use by the FCC and the CDMA v. GSM technologies), the carriers also choose to add or subtract other features while those changes are being made to further differentiate the device they are offering.
GO to Sprint or AT&T and get your Galaxy S II with ICS 4.0. Oh wait they don't have it either. Good God, people lets just be patient and wait. Let's go ahead and reserve all those complaints for when ICS is released!
Exactly! FFS people be patient. Do you have any idea how long it takes for developers to take a perfectly good and working piece of software, load it with a bunch of crapware and bloatware, test it, make sure that it breaks if it does not then sit on it for a few months laughing at the consumers before they consider releasing it? This **** takes time people!!
You think crapware and bloatware are the only things added to make a device-specific release of an Android OS update?
Does every device come with identical components? Of course not. So the kernel has to be built to tie in the specific hardware components of your model to the Google OS.
Do all the US carriers use the same wireless spectrum as each other and the rest of the world? Absolutely not. So each variant had to be modified for a different physical antenna, usable spectrum and radio interface layer.
Do all carriers offer the same core functions? Well, TM certainly offers wifi calling enabled on the device, which is something none of the other main carriers do. So that has to be tied in to the device in a more integral way than simply loading an app.
Adding the crapware and bloatware is the easy bit. For the most part these are just applications installed in a part of the storage system that isn't accessible by a normal user.
But when all of these things are put together by the manufacturer, they need to be thoroughly tested. If not, you could end up with thousands of unusable phones. Since most customers don't care one way or the other about OS updates, but do care passionately about their phone actually working, releasing buggy software is not a good idea.
Check out Samsungs announcment today regarding which US carriers will get the ICS update. It looks like it's not coming to Tmo anytime soon. T-Mobile just lost a customer. I've stuck through all the b.s. and now this! I'm gone!
They also didn't put a on those devices either.
More then likely was just told not to release any information about the updates yet.
Other the the tablets the Gs2 would be the only Samsung phone to get the update. May also be to not give false information to the galaxy s 4g owners.
I still think it will get updated at the same time the others do.
Buy hey if you want top cancel and pay a ETF of 200 per line for having to wait, by all means go ahead. But before that I would wait for a official announcement from magenta.
Yup. All that announcement does is indicate that they haven't settled the list of devices that will be updated. It doesn't say anything about the plan or timetable for the GSII.
Still, it does surprise me that TM continue to allow third parties to set the customer perceptions of their company. It's not like there is a long list of devices to make a decision about. The person responsible at TM must be brain dead not to realize that allowing a list like that to be published by the manufacturer with nothing concrete from TM can only do more damage to their sagging reputation.
I love all these ridiculous calls for patience. The damned OS has been out for OVER six months! This was supposed to be the very hottest phone on the market and SIX FREAKING MONTHS later it still doesn't have a current OS???
Are you kidding? Be PATIENT??? I think over six months is MORE than patient enough. It's completely ridiculous and unacceptable that a phone that's supposedly cutting edge can't get a modern operating system that many, many, MANY inferior phones already have.
So shut the hell up with your pitiful calls for patience. The original poster was right to be angry more than six months after the supposed best phone on the market SHOULD HAVE had the (formerly) new OS. Now the new Android 5.0 is expected in less than six months and we don't even have the current one yet. Don't be patient. Be ANGRY. Every Galaxy S II owner has been screwed over this and American G S II owners just happen to be the last to continue suffering.
This whole thing has been an offensive fiasco.
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