Froyo is NOT coming for Fascinate

Discussion in 'Samsung Fascinate' started by Jeffsasse, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Jeffsasse

    Jeffsasse Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    At least this is what I'm hearing from other blogs and unverifiable sources. Instead, at the end of March we may be seeing an update directly to 2.3 Gingerbread.

    I'll believe it when I see it.

    What does everyone else think about this?

    I'm waiting for more info...
     
  2. hookbill

    hookbill Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,502
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    168
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    Ratings:
    +7
    I'm hearing something similar about other Droid/Android phones. That would be bad news for the D1 though.
     
  3. Scott1974

    Scott1974 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'd be fine with this. Just going to sit back and wait to see what happens. Would be nice to be "up-to-date".
     
  4. wolfman4u

    wolfman4u Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1
    I can assure you. If u have a fascinate, you will never know the taste of gingerbread.

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using DroidForums App
     
  5. Jamis0n

    Jamis0n Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +2
    I hope so.

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using DroidForums App
     
  6. acala18

    acala18 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Please don't speculate

    For God's sake, we've been going crazy for an official OTA update since literally SEPTEMBER or maybe OCTOBER 2010, (5 months), so please, don't post any more speculation unless you are prepared to post links or cite exact (and reliable) sources for your info.

    I do not need to get excited over this, now a Gingerbread rumor. For all we know, Sammy could literally give up on 3G devices altogether, in favor of promoting their new-buzz 4G Galaxy S devices. Either idea is POSSIBLE, but both are at this point unsubstanciated, which leaves us at square-one, which is wasted time and frustration. With that in mind, let's post reliable info (as soon as any might surface,) with sources please.
     
  7. fordee11

    fordee11 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I wouldn't mind it either, but acala18 is 100% correct.
     
  8. SHAKE_JONES

    SHAKE_JONES Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Are you sure it is for US customers? Found THIS LINK earlier about Europe getting Gingerbread in March but I haven't read anything about us getting it here in the US...
     
  9. wolverine7

    wolverine7 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Acala18 is exactly right..with all the endless rumors of us getting froyo, why post unverifiable sources...
     
  10. Mwsr

    Mwsr Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    When getting another replacement fascinate the other day the Verizon cs rep looked up 2.2 in her computer and said it told her they started sending it out ota on Feb 3rd. I told her noone has got it and that I go on the forums also and she said that's all it told her no further Info was available

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using DroidForums App
     
  11. SHAKE_JONES

    SHAKE_JONES Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    You should've asked her to upgrade yours before you left since your version was outdated haha
     
  12. Jamis0n

    Jamis0n Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +2
    all we know is the fascinate community has froyo ready for us and Sammy is reluctant. Rooting FTW!!

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using DroidForums App
     
  13. Mwsr

    Mwsr Guest

    Ratings:
    +0

    LOL ya. This was cs over the phone not in store. I asked her why of said that but noone has it and she just said no notes were posted but that on the 3rd


    Sent from my SCH-I500 using DroidForums App
     
  14. tenacious bee

    tenacious bee Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I am a vzw csr. I would love to know where she saw that. VZW tells us next to nothing that cannot be found in these forums already. The only advance info we get on new products for instance is an online course maybe a day or two before it is viewable on the vzw website. That is usually a few days after a product announcement. A VZW employee in marketing, engineering etc will know the future but not us CSR folks. Look at it this way. There are like five thousand of us. How could they possibly give any real secret info to that many people and expect it to stay a secret ? They know they cannot so they do not.

    Updates for a device can be viewed in the product guide along with the upgrade notes. As of yesterday I saw nothing about an update being rolled out for the Fascinate.

    I have a droid X. Works flawlessly. Wife had to have the Fascinate. I endorsed it as the hardware was up to the X's specs and the screen rez and virtual KB were superior. I balked at the 2.1 but figured it wouldn't matter all that much as my son's previous D1 was a great phone and the Fascinate was due to get the 2.2 update.... okay , please stop laughing. Then came the little quirks of the Fascinate. Like no audio output via usb. Okay so heck with the oem ca rdock I will just use a digital audio cable and a generic mount . Nope, can't use the headphone jack and the mic at the same time. Music stops just fine, the caller can be heard just fine. Problem is they can't hear her. So she has to unplug the digital audio cable to be heard on a call if she is listening to music on the phone. Okay so I tell her to use her bt headset for calls. Guess what ? Still cannot be heard with the the digital cable plugged in. Then there is the need to download a program just so my pc's can see the dang thing. Just as I get that figured out along comes an update that kills that fix and ruins the battery life. I think I have the battery life thing handled as it appears the update(or maybe my wife :) ) set the screen brightness to high. There are also two, that's right two programs that when used together allow one to mount the sd card after the update. Now I am reading there may be an issue with usb charging by sources other than the wall charger.

    I could have convinced her to get an X or an incredible. I saw no reason to so I did not. I now want to kick myself in the face. Good thing I can not.
     
  15. Mwsr

    Mwsr Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    Ya I have no idea that's just what the lady told me. IV asked to be traded out for a different phone and they said no. So I said to them. . You would rather send me a replacement phone every week then just trading me out for a different phone that doesn't have issues and they said yes. So I keep calling and getting new phones.

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using DroidForums App