It has been frustrating waiting for the Fascinate 2.2 update... Well this rumor might shed some light on what Samsung is doing. Recently, word has been spreading that Samsung has a deal going with T-mobile keeping them from updating their current Vibrants, and maybe even Fascinate, to the next level of Android because they want to launch the new Vibrant Plus with something special. They say the update has been ready to be pushed out to devices for weeks now, but Samsung wants to sell more devices so they are holding out on us.
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Is this the way Samsung should sell phones? I don’t think it’s too smart, but I shouldn’t say much considering I will be buying the new Samsung Vibrant 4G .Some disturbing things have happened the last week or so concerning our "Vibrant". Samsung has NOT allowed us to push the update OTA for 2.2 because they feel it will decrease the value of the upcoming Vibrant4G +. While from a marketing aspect i totally understand, as the Vibrant 4G is what the original Vibrant should have been in the 1st place. But to shun off and bold face lie to customers is NOT what T-Mobile is about.
...Being that, Vibrant 4G and Vibrant have exactly same stats, added FFC and a new movie and the 4G. But i will tell you this, the original vibrant CAN utilize 4G FULLY. Yes FULLY. not what they are telling you.
Now when you think about that 40 Million mark Samsung is hoping to hit this year… This makes more sense now.
Source (Rumor: Original Samsung Vibrant Froyo Update Being Purposely Held Due to Vibrant Plus | Android Phone Fans)