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According to Samsung the Fascinate Already has Android 2.2

One of our readers dropped a link on us this morning from Samsung that clearly states in more than one place that their Fascinate should already  have Android 2.2 running on it.  In fact, their official site is filled with Froyo references, but without any sort of timeline for release, this does nothing except frustrate all Galaxy S owners.  

Our reader even went the extra mile, contacted Sammie customer service and was told that they can’t give a date if or when 2.2 will be released for the U.S. Fascinate because that would lead to “inaccurate and confusing” information.  Great answer.

We have a lot of Fascinate owners and I’m wondering how frustrated you all are?  During my time with the device, the thing that made the phone a no-go was the fact that it ran 2.1.  It was unbearable and I only had it for a couple of months, so I can’t imagine how you all must be feeling.

And don’t forget to check out our Samsung Fascinate review.

Via:  Samsung

Cheers Lee!

  • Brayden109

    My fascinate had android 2.2 I triple checked and I went on a website and it said I dont have flash player!! Froyo was supposed to have flash player 10.1!

  • EX Samsung Consumer

    I love the phone but this lack of update was ridiculous 6 months ago. I have 2 Samsung LCDs, other Samsung products also. But &$*(#@&$(*@#!)(*@!* WTF?!?! Samsung – this is so far beyond unreasonable, I, and many others, will never, ever, buy another Samsung product again even if it is kick ass.

  • Jsman23

    just download the rom 2.2 froyo

  • WALDEK400

    Is over 6 months of speculation.Samsung and verizon suck big time.Contract end bay,bay verizon.NEVER AGAIN.VERAIZON.

  • WALDEK400

    Is over 6 months of speculation.Samsung and verizon suck big time.Contract end bay,bay verizon.NEVER AGAIN.VERAIZON.

  • I can’t stand my phone being stuck on Android 2.1. I don’t know if it’s Samsung or Verizon causing the delay, but for now, I’m frustrated with both.

  • Goldenshibby

    Jeez. All these haters. The Fascinate’s hardware is simply amazing. It is a lot better than your droids’. Software can be updated and changed to fit one’s needs, while hardware can’t be changed so easily. Plus, if you root your phone and install custom kernels, roms and whatnot, the fascinate runs like magic and feels completely personal. Just because you dont have the knowledge or mental capacity to do the things mentioned does not make the fascinate a horrible phone.

  • Goldenshibby

    Jeez. All these haters. The Fascinate’s hardware is simply amazing. It is a lot better than your droids’. Software can be updated and changed to fit one’s needs, while hardware can’t be changed so easily. Plus, if you root your phone and install custom kernels, roms and whatnot, the fascinate runs like magic and feels completely personal. Just because you dont have the knowledge or mental capacity to do the things mentioned does not make the fascinate a horrible phone.

  • Wahya_Unega

    Can we say Photoshop? GOOD! Look at the article again a little closer and look at the graphic of the love-able Android mascot peaking out frmo behind the Fascinate, OPS someone forgot to edit that 2.1 to 2.2 O_O.

  • AngRiaz

    I just want adobe flash player, dammit. And without having to go through some inane process involving rooting, dissecting my phone, kissing a leprechaun, or sacrificing my firstborn. How do they manage to market a multimedia device without the ability to use software that has become a necessity for the viewing of multimedia. Dumbest damned smart-phone I know.

  • Anonymous

    I’m dropping this phone as soon as the LTE iPhone 5 surfaces. I miss my iPhone 4, but like having a signal with Verizon. Very disappointed in Samsung. This will be my android dev tester phone…. Or a brick that gets sold.

  • Dumbasses

    look closely at the little android dude, it clearly says 2.1 on and next to him. Some idiot photoshopped this and people actually believe this, lol

  • Njknutson

    Me sir thinks me likes tasty Gingerbread with jar jar of jelly.

    Too bad Gingerbread won’t come out on Galaxy S devices until 2015!

  • SenseiScott

    I loved my D1, and I was torn between X and Fascinate. Went for Fascinate. I am SO going back to Motorola next time around. This “hurry up and wait” stuff is for the birds.

  • Struman1

    I enjoy my Fascinate even without the Froyo. Not having Froyo isn't unbearable though. Not having food and heat is unbearable. Just trying to keep it in perspective.

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  • Planb_5

    Looks like they changed it back…

    http://www.samsung.com/us/mobi

    • purplehaze

      all you dogging the sammy… painfully obviously have no idea what it’s potential capabilities are. As well as the ease with which said mods can be done and undone. And yes even a girl could turn the sammy into a complete uncomparable monster.

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  • Dannyborst

    I have a fascinate and it doesnt really bother me not having it, It would be nice to get it soon though.

    • KleenDroid

      What matters most is if the phone you have does everything you want it to. If it does, and you like it, that's all that matters. A person could easily go crazy comparing all the phones out there… 🙂

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  • Stephen D

    Actually, Samsung has had 2.2 done. Verizon is either rejecting it or taking time to bloat it up.

  • Elwellj

    The Samsung site still references 2.1 as the OS.

  • guest

    Samsung gave Verizon the froyo update months ago. Verizon is the hold up. They are probably having difficulty getting all of the VZW crap ware to work. lol

  • I'm running 2.2.1 on my device, works fine just download it, install it and get on with your life…

    I9000XXJPU

    • and 5 months later I now have 2.3.4 running on my SGS samfirmware.com ftw !!

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  • Yonkaoner

    I see people put up that this Samsung fascinate is better then the Droid x. Please, fascinate don't even have a chance when it comes to what the Droid x can do. Thing only thing that nice about the fascinate is the screen. Other then that, Gmail, mail, social networking and integrating is way better in the Droid x. Sorry

  • mlpjunior

    I'm going to be ditching my Fascinate as soon as the Thunderbolt is available.

    • KleenDroid

      Cool… that's a no brainer. You should even consider getting a phone that is more up to date such as the Droid 1. Oops I'm sorry, they don't even make the Droid 1 anymore. Ouch… the D1 got the software that is on the Fascinate almost a year ago… lol

      The holdup on the 2.2 update is probably that they are trying to figure out how to take all the Google out of update.

      I'm sorry for picking on the Fascinate. It should have been a very strong phone, but for some reason they crippled it with out of date software and features. It is not acceptable of Samsung to launch this phone with out of date software. It prevents it from being a serious option except to those that only look at it's pretty screen.

      Samsung is soon going to be producing the Nexus S for Google which “should” be an amazing phone. If they can do this why can't they put current software on the Fascinate?

  • WTF??? I skipped the Droid X for this phone hoping it would get an update soon…been months now and we get nothing but BS run around answers…

  • Paltema

    Does anyone know when this popped up on their site? has it said 2.2 forever or was it recently updated?

  • False advertising and misleading. Fire us the calls to the FTC.

  • Achilles

    Dear Verizon, I was away from my Fascinate for a few minutes and thought you may have sent an update in my absence…hit me back an let me know…just sayin'

  • Just to let you know, this website is not wrong. The Telus Fascinate has 2.2. No where on this site does it say it's talking about either the US or the Verizon version. This website is accurate.

    • Paltema

      good point

  • 1T2dirtnap

    Went from a D1, DInc, DX, to a Fascinate, and I must say I thought the Fascinate was the worst of the newer phones. You shouldn't compare it to the D1 even though the D1 has all the 2.2 goodness that the Fascinate doesn't have. I love the 4″ AMOLED, LP and ADW ran smooth on my Fascinate, but after all that, all you really had was a knock-off iPhone! I don't root, I truly don't see the benefits in rooting except for a few programs, which isn't enough for me. Now I'm back with a DInc., screen is smaller yes, but I couldn't be happier it does all the latest software and it looks more like an Android headset and not some wana be iPhone.

  • PBWarrior

    Anybody else notice that as of 12:38PM Central time, the Samsung link now lists the device as having 2.1? Maybe it was an over-zealous web admin?

  • Romma1

    Take your Samsung, throw it in the freezer for about two hours, remove, tie 3.5 feet of string around it, wind it up around and around, tie little loop around middle finger… You now have Fro-Yo-yo….
    Peace!

  • My wife has a Fascinate as well, and she loves her phone, but waiting for 2.2 has definitely taken its toll in frustration. She rooted & de-binged it, and it's really an impressive phone. I have an X and am often jealous of her screen, though in general I prefer the build, etc, of my phone. It's the random things that create the most frustration – I had completely forgotten that Chrome-to-Phone only works on 2.2 (& later).

    Between her troubles with waiting for Samsung to update this, and Moto's locked bootloaders, I kind of think both our next phones will be HTC or possibly some later iteration of the Nexus, if one is usable on Verizon.

  • TopShooter

    It does have it in Canada, it is a carrier issue.

  • Ozzzy3z

    The main reason I went with the X over the Fascinate was my concern over Samsung support. Odd how major corporations just don't get it.

  • My wife has one and I am frustrated on her behalf. The Youtube app available for 2.2 is sooo much better.

  • Darkseider

    The Galaxy S phones with 2.1 update 1 perform nicely, my wifes Captivate as an example. That being said my friends Captivate that is rooted and running 2.2 is a freakin' monster! Samsung release Froyo already!

  • Klewis Kkl

    Yeah that suck, because i went from a Droid to a white Samsung Fascinate and its a little hard getting use to 2.1 all over again. :/

    • jason w.s.

      What? Why in the world would you wanna DOWNgrade phones? Im not tryin to be a jerk….im just sayin

      • Klewis Kkl

        I didnt downgrade, the fascinate is better. Minus the fact that it doesnt have 2.2

        • KleenDroid

          Yes it is a downgrade. Yes the Fascinate has stronger specs, but with a year old operating system it is not at it’s potential. The Fascinate should have been a good phone but Samsung crippled it with year old software and removing standard Google software.

          The D1 which is a year older has up to date software. Put the Fascinates stronger processor and ram in the D1 and the D1 would kill the Fascinate. The D1 was a Google phone while the Fascinate is a Bing phone.

          P.S. The D1 worked very well with google maps and navigation…. the Fascinate has problems with gps

          Slam dunk… you took an overall downgrade to get an upgrade in styling and screen.

        • KleenDroid

          Yes it is a downgrade. Yes the Fascinate has stronger specs, but with a year old operating system it is not at it’s potential. The Fascinate should have been a good phone but Samsung crippled it with year old software and removing standard Google software.

          The D1 which is a year older has up to date software. Put the Fascinates stronger processor and ram in the D1 and the D1 would kill the Fascinate. The D1 was a Google phone while the Fascinate is a Bing phone.

          P.S. The D1 worked very well with google maps and navigation…. the Fascinate has problems with gps

          Slam dunk… you took an overall downgrade to get an upgrade in styling and screen.

      • Stephen D

        How was it a downgrade? I loved my Droid, but the thing is slow. Even when at 1300mhz with froyo or gingerbread.

      • Stephen D

        How was it a downgrade? I loved my Droid, but the thing is slow. Even when at 1300mhz with froyo or gingerbread.

  • Ynotbike

    I got the fascinate car dock, the dock has an audio port with a sticker that says it will work when 2.2 is released since it uses the usb port on the dock. Would be kind of upset if I cant listen to music through my car dock ever

  • EC8CH

    Samsung Jedi Mind Trick:

    “You're Fascinate already has Froyo”

    • Jas

      Well played, sir.

    • hahaha awesome

    • Michael_NM

      Trying this with my Droid X…

      “Gingerbread you have…”

      • EC8CH

        +1 for Yoda speak

      • EC8CH

        Remember the Jedi mind trick only works on the weak minded…

        the force is obviously strong with your Droid X.

    • RoadDawgOne

      This bull. 2.2 has not yet been released by Samsung. Verizon Wireless verified it. Release date still is unknown.

      • EC8CH

        *waves hand*

        You don’t want 2.2 anyway.

      • EC8CH

        *waves hand*

        You don’t want 2.2 anyway.

  • i've owned a Droid 1, X, and Inc. I now have a fascinate, and i will tell you, regardless of which android build it is, this phone is hands down the best one (only if you root). Droid 1 was great, but it's last-gen. The X had way too many issues, and the incredible would never stop rebooting (3 replacements as well). The samsung has none of these problems and with DJ05 the GPS issue is moot. dungeon defenders also ranks it as high end, with all the other droids as mid-range. If this device had froyo or gingerbread it would be on top at Verizon. theres a reason google chose this phone line for the nexus S.

    • This phone is pretty much trash….. except for the screen

      • jiggaman508

        I have owned a d1 a d2 and now a fascinate and while I agree samsung sucks with updates, this phone still blows both of my droids away. Yes, froyo would be nice sometime this century, but like the above commenter stated, DJ05, voodoo lagfix, and a good custom theme make this phone everything i want. My only gripe is lack of flash player…which does kinda blow…

        • KleenDroid

          I am surprised you would rate a phone as superior that is lacking 6/10s of what your other phones ACTUALLY had.

          Even the original D1 has up to date software which was sold an entire YEAR before this new Fascinate.

          For crying out loud, the fascinate has to be rooted to even have the chance to fix some of it’s severely lacking shortcomings.

          Even though the Fascinate is a stronger phone spec wise than the D1 it still falls well short.

          Obviously people like this phone only because it is pretty and has a nice screen. Simply put… it’s a girls phone. ( I say this because many girls don’t know any better… many girls didn’t even know the D1 had gps… lol)

          • Boy who owns the fascinate

            Lfmao. The d1 pales completely compared to the fascinate. Even with 2.1, the fascinate runs smoother than the d1 plus it has a super bright amoled. And the fascinate like most other smartphones are neither feminine nor masculine. So u can take ur blatant sexism and go suck a dick.

          • Hola22

            Droid loser

        • KleenDroid

          I am surprised you would rate a phone as superior that is lacking 6/10s of what your other phones ACTUALLY had.

          Even the original D1 has up to date software which was sold an entire YEAR before this new Fascinate.

          For crying out loud, the fascinate has to be rooted to even have the chance to fix some of it’s severely lacking shortcomings.

          Even though the Fascinate is a stronger phone spec wise than the D1 it still falls well short.

          Obviously people like this phone only because it is pretty and has a nice screen. Simply put… it’s a girls phone. ( I say this because many girls don’t know any better… many girls didn’t even know the D1 had gps… lol)

      • obvious troll is obvious.

    • balthuszar

      my husband went to the fascinate from the incredible, and he couldnt be happier, constantly talking about how much better the fascinate is than his incredible(rooted) was…

    • jason w.s.

      nope, you are wrong. kthanxbye. just messin with ya, thats your opinion

    • Rshan93

      I’ve got a rooted dinc and i love it, my brother has the fascinate and from what i’ve done with it is much more laggy. I will admit that samsung’s screen is fantastic but the dinc, in my opinion, is a better phone.

    • Rshan93

      I’ve got a rooted dinc and i love it, my brother has the fascinate and from what i’ve done with it is much more laggy. I will admit that samsung’s screen is fantastic but the dinc, in my opinion, is a better phone.

    • Stephen D

      Agreed. Kellex never gave the phone a chance either. Sure, Bing is a negative, but it’s easily replaced. It takes 15 minutes to root, remove Bing, and install an apk that integrated everything with Google. The GPS and poor reception are fixed with DJ05. It has one of the best displays out there, and it definitely has the best and fastest hardware.

    • Stephen D

      Agreed. Kellex never gave the phone a chance either. Sure, Bing is a negative, but it’s easily replaced. It takes 15 minutes to root, remove Bing, and install an apk that integrated everything with Google. The GPS and poor reception are fixed with DJ05. It has one of the best displays out there, and it definitely has the best and fastest hardware.

    • KleenDroid

      I’m surprised anyone actually purchased this phone with all its shortcomings. Yes it has a nice screen…

      There will always be people that like a particular phone, but I am surprised there are guys that purchased this phone. It’s kinda like back in the day when guys bought the D1 while girls got the Eris. With no gps… bing…and so forth, this is the modern day Eris.

    • KleenDroid

      I’m surprised anyone actually purchased this phone with all its shortcomings. Yes it has a nice screen…

      There will always be people that like a particular phone, but I am surprised there are guys that purchased this phone. It’s kinda like back in the day when guys bought the D1 while girls got the Eris. With no gps… bing…and so forth, this is the modern day Eris.

    • Ligbog

      I have Imagio, Eris, Droid X, two Incredible and Fascinate which size, weight, screen is perfect for me but is to slippery,colors in some places make me feel kids again and software which has problem with handling apps constantly freezing, slow down to many times, only 5 megapixel, 300+ram, 2.1 like for different phone. I bought it to replace Incredible but Fascinate fall far behind even Eris has 2.1 better build. Incredible is fast, more features, never freeze. 2.2 may change the user experience if they build it right.but is getting late. Samsung 2.2 fall promises, Verizon fall to delivery features.

  • Bob

    It's not just the fascinate. http://www.androidcentral.com/

  • Typical Samsung. I won't be buying a handset from them. Ever. They should stick to TVs.

    • Josh

      They make one hell of an LED TV. I love my 46″ 😉

      • Stephen D

        Meh, Panasonic makes better plasmas and LG makes better LCDs and LED-LCDs. That said, they still have great TVs.

      • Stephen D

        Meh, Panasonic makes better plasmas and LG makes better LCDs and LED-LCDs. That said, they still have great TVs.

    • Guest

      Or refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, microwaves, etc, etc, etc…..

  • Jamerson90

    Hah. I like how the image says “2.1” on Andy's stomach right underneath 2.2 (Second image under Product Features)

  • Nathanbull33

    Wow slap in the face much!? ALso FIRST!

    • DBK

      Ooooooh so close…….

  • bkj216

    Well that's the easy way to get 2.2. Now Sammy can get to working on 2.3