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  • storm20200 - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - link

    Is it not almost time for a new Galaxy S like a Galaxy S III? I know it's still not that old but technology seems to have made some pretty big performance leaps since it was released, the quad core tegra 3 for example. When are they planning a new release? Reply
  • JasonInofuentes - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - link

    I wouldn't be surprised if we got an update on GSIII at CES, MWC at the latest, it depends on the next generation Exynos tape-out. Reply
  • Cisephys - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - link

    And then once Samsung is done hacking their modifications onto it, have fun waiting for the US carriers to delay things even further. For the original Galaxy S, Samsung did finally get it up to Gingerbread some four months late, good for them. It took then took the carriers another 7 months to get it out for their respective versions -- and T-Mobile still hasn't, and probably won't, release it for their original non-4G version. Yet they all still do their best to discourage rooting and custom ROMs.

    Samsung may be pathetic, but the carriers are an outright joke.
  • mcnabney - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - link

    Actually, Facinate received updates about 6 months after the quarter promised. Samsung was trying to get $$$ out of the carriers to receive the update. Reply
  • r3loaded - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - link

    What about the Galaxy S? Can we expect an update for that or is that going to be a CyanogenMod-only affair? Reply
  • JasonInofuentes - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - link

    Not likely. I don't imagine anyone will be updating phones dating pre-CES 2010. Reply
  • ananduser - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - link

    Seems like Samsung is keeping the superior AMOLED+ variant for themselves. By Q1/Q2 next year I can only imagine the Galaxy successor's specs. Reply
  • vision33r - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - link

    I'm patiently awaiting for the ICS release for SGS2 but it is clear that Apple is superior than Google in the software game.

    When Apple releases their software update, it comes every single Apple device they support in the same time. The iPhone 3G still gets updated to iOS5 and no delays and Google can't even get a friggin ICS update for the Galaxy S.

    When the iPhone 5 comes out if it is bigger, I'll be happy to switch back to iOS.
  • insurgent - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - link

    Yeah... no. Apple has to update how many devices? They use a closed f***ing system with hardly any available customization for the end-user, they really have no excuse for delays of any kind but they still release buggy products (battery problems anyone?)... iTards really are stupid. Reply
  • kmmatney - Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - link

    it doesn't matter that it's a closed system - the bottom line is you get updates a lot quicker with the iPhone. iHaters really are stupid. Reply
  • sigmatau - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - link

    Total BS! You can't even upgrade a iphone 3G to iOS5. Actualy, you couldn't use much of the new functionality of iOS4 on the 3G. Actualy, the last iOS that was fully supported by the 3G was 3.1 or so.

    Are you talking about the 3GS? Almost same crap, you can't use many of the new features of iOS5 on the 3GS. It is simply not supported.

    Talk about a fragmented phone portfolio.
  • vision33r - Friday, December 23, 2011 - link

    I meant iPhone 3GS, every device Apple currently support with iOS 5 is iPhone 3GS and up which includes all generations of iPads.

    This is a lot better than what Google supports since the Galaxy Nexus S is technically the same generation of the iPhone 4.

    The Galaxy Tab, Nexus S, and Galaxy won't be receiving ICS mainly because Touchwiz and Samsung just want to keep selling phones so you need to upgrade.
  • Boejob - Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - link

    How can you compare non-nexus devices with the iPhone products, and also the nexus S is updated by google, not Samsung, there is so touch wiz on it.... Reply
  • abhaxus - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - link

    By "every single Apple device they support" you mean, all 3 iPhones that are currently out? Plus the iPad 1 and 2, and iPod Touch 3-5? So basically, 8 products, most of which share significant amounts of hardware. At any given time, each US carrier is offering at least twice that many android handsets, with vastly different hardware between all of them. I happen to think it's impressive given the fragmented nature of the hardware scene that new Android versions make it to old hardware at all.

    Android users feel too entitled, for sure. I was very pleased when my OG epic got updated to gingerbread, even if happened a year after the OS released, and only a few days before ICS dropped. I'll be happy when ICS comes to my Epic Touch as well. I bought the hardware for the capabilities it had when it I made the purchase, not what could possibly come out in the future.

    From what I understand, one of the main reasons Galaxy S devices won't be getting official ICS updates is because of partition sizes for /system that aren't large enough. At least, that's the story on the Epic.
  • erple2 - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - link

    <quote>From what I understand, one of the main reasons Galaxy S devices won't be getting official ICS updates is because of partition sizes for /system that aren't large enough</quote>

    Bah. I find that silly, given:
    1. Android is based on Linux
    2. Linux isn't stupid about how it can allocate space
    3. Partition resizing in Linux is (relatively) simple to do
    3a. You should be able to do this easily when flashing.

    I know, I know. It may not be as simple as that. I'm still waiting for (official) Gingerbread on my Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S, AT&T flavor).
  • erple2 - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - link

    DANGIT! Could SOMEONE PLEASE put a "quick guide" when you're posting a reply to do things like:

    and what have you???
  • Midwayman - Friday, April 06, 2012 - link

    Which is exactly why we have gone from BML to MTD on XDA for many roms. cm9 is nice on a galaxy s varient. you should try it. Reply
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  • 3v1lkr0w - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - link

    Just like Samsung and AT&T promised the Infuse 4G would get 2.3 before the end of the year...10 days left, and I don't see it happening. I bet XDA will have ICS for Infuse before the official 2.3 is released. Reply
  • agnar - Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - link

    Why would you Ipad guys like to be limited to what you can do? With Android you can customize the device as much as you want. I download music and it sounds better than my Iphone and it can be transferred and played on any device. The games are even better. You never need to sync with your computer. That is just stupid anyway, The only downside is that my kids won't let go of it. Reply

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