Samsung stifling Android 2.2 update for T-Mobile’s Vibrant, tips anonymous insider

A report filed by AndroidSpin is sure to make the collective blood of Samsung Vibrant owners boil. According to an anonymous source working for T-Mobile, Sammy is purposely holding back the Android 2.2 update for its original Vibrant handset to help differentiate and drive sales of the recently leaked Vibrant 4G. The site’s source writes, “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 +.” They later go on to say, “But to shun off and bold face lie to customers is NOT what T-Mobile is about.” As a reminder the report is, up to this point, unverified — not to mention precariously timed as the Vibrant 4G leaked just two days ago. We’ve reached out to Samsung to see if they will go on the record with a comment on the report and will update this article with any new information provided. The complete text of AndroidSpin‘s source is waiting for you after the break.

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.

In a subsequent correspondence:

We have already put it out there that most of out devices would see a speed boost with the new network. Just the Vibrant will see a bit more. So I dont see why that is such a huge surprise to your readers. But not full 4G.

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