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Wondering Which Samsung Devices Will Get The Bump To Ice Cream Sandwich? Here’s The List

When a new Android OS is coming out, the question on everyone’s mind is always, “Will it come to my device?” Samsung owners can now know the fate of their devices with the newest report coming from Samsung Italy. The Korean based manufacturer looks to only update a few existing handsets.

We have the Galaxy SII which has become Samsung’s flagship handset. We know it sports more than enough power to run Ice Cream Sandwich with ease and definitely deserves to receive the update. Samsung’s entire lineup of next generation tablets will also receive the update which makes sense to us, and don’t be surprised if you see ICS running on these tablets before any others.

  • Galaxy SII
  • Galaxy Note
  • Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab 8.9
  • Galaxy Tab 7.7
  • Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

It’s clear that Samsung has realized the formula for creating a popular Android device. Powerful hardware, newest and most impressive operating system, and a delightful spot on Google’s good side with the Galaxy Nexus. We’re a little interested on the fate of the DROID Charge – curiously we don’t see it on the list.

Via: AndroidHD

  • Anonymous

    : Their first DROID device should receive this update! They should have known what they were getting into when they decided to create one – the DROID line up is nothing but the best of the best at all angles in that given time. It deserves the update, or at least Gingerbread yesterday! lol

  • Anonymous

    Cool. I have the Tab 10.1 so this is good news. IMO, I would sacrifice having super specs on my phone for having the latest updates. ala Nexus. I just want the most up to date phone software wise. I can settle for not having the best hardware.

  • Balls

    Fascinate????

  • Wesleyanderson0688

    I’m sad about this cause my charge is still 2.2 froyo I mean wtf the charge came out this year and what happened with the leaks of gingerbread did they just give up on that also?

  • Anonymous

    This doesn’t necessarily mean that U.S. versions of the GS2 will be getting the ICS update, right?

  • Grasshopper239

    Why would you be surprised the Droid Charge doesn’t show up on a list from Samsung Italy?

  • Anonymous

    removed

  • Anthony Vella

    I bought my Droid Charge in regards of getting Gingerbread or even ICS. Why the hell is this not being updated. This is complete BULLS***. They better give us Charge owners some god damn deal to trade in our phones and pay a little for a Galaxy Nexus. This is BS!!! I paid $300 for this crap support. I should be able to turn in my Droid Charge and pay $100 and get a Galaxy Nexus. Anyways, time to go to the Verizon store and bitch up a storm.

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t get another Samsung device. They treat us like garbage. I am having Sasmung Fascinate deja vu from reading these posts. Verizon eventually started replacing Fascinate with other phones for customers because they were complete garbage, maybe they will do it with the Charge eventually.

      • Anthony Vella

        I just filed a complaint to the BBB regarding un-reliable communication with customers. They said that they have never seen so many complaints against a company in a day. Also the stock prices of Samsung have began to already hit hard. I will NEVER buy a Samsung device EVER again. I will buy the Razr at this point and a ASUS Transformer 2. ASUS is a hell of a company that actually listens. The tablet is going to run nearly pure Stock ICS! Screw you Samsung and your crappy support. I also am contacting a Bloomberg writer so write a story on the terrible support and lack of work from companies since that’s a wide, public source.

        • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

          I like the Razrs specs, but Moto is slow on updates and they do not test out the upgrades very much. Many bugs that get passed on that should have been fixed before.

  • Guest

    Sorry… But I can give 2 sh*ts about what devices in Italy getting ICS.  I want to know when we’ll be getting our hands on the Nexuse, on Verizon, in the States!

    • Guest

      *Nexus

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Burgee/647840781 Tom Burgee

    would rather know which MOTO devices.. 

  • SamSuck

    My Charge doesn’t even have Gingerbread yet… Horrible display by Samsung

  • Jonathan Ofalla

    What about the Samsung Infuse?  It released not too long before the S2.  Could it be that dual core is a requirement for ICS?

  • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

    You don’t see the charge because it was an underpowered piece of shit that Samsung should have never put its name on.  It is a really bad device.

    • Dominick DeVito

      I disagree. The Charge (imo) is the underdog of the year for VZW. It runs fast (enough), that screen is drop dead gorgeous. My wife has it and loves it.

      We just wish it gets Gingerbread, don’t know what’s taking so long. Samsung appears to be too busy with new products rather than updates to existing phones.

      But it really never deserved the ‘Droid’ branding.

      • Mark Christian

        You may be in the lucky 30% of people that do not have an issue with the phone.  Dropped calls/LOUD static/voices cutting out/data connections dropping for no reason and will not return until the device is reset, you toggle airplane mode 3 time, reset the device, etc.
        I honestly dont care if it gets ICS or really even GB as long as it would work as intended. The ONLY plus for this phone is that the screen is amazing and it has 4G.  Otherwise, it’s not even close to underdog of the year, well, that is unless you ROM your phone. Lots of good reports on people who are putting new ROMs on the phone, saying it runs much faster, but they still exhibit the issues listed and even more because GB is not officially supported.

      • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

        Then when you finally get GB, you will bitch and moan about the bugs and glitches it has and wish you could go back to Froyo. Trust me, GB is not all it’s cracked up to be. At it’s best, it’s a bit faster at it’s worse it will make you take that phone and drive a Sherman Tank over it. Random reboots, can’t keep the phone turned off, force closes, bad battery life, etc.

  • Mark Christian

    They have basically given a huge middle finger to all Droid Charge owners, for the ones that actually paid the $299 when it first came out, they also beat us with a sledgehammer.
    For a Droid branded device, and an astronomical price for what it is, there have only been 2 updates.  Coupled with the fact that the updates never actually addressed the issues the phone has, Samsung and Verizon playing the blame game, I’m hard pressed to recommend either company.
    The biggest issue is that Samsung has come out with WAY too many Android devices this year, so anything older than 2 months, you’re likely to get the response: “we dont even recognize that phone was ever made.”  But that pretty much relates directly to the earlier blog about Android coming out with too many devices to support this year.

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    samsung is lapping the field of android handset makers. soon it’ll just be samsung vs iphone for OS/phone supremacy.  i can live in a world without motorola. they killed themselves.

    • Dominick DeVito

      Motorola had a great year – what the hell are you talking about?! When you can spit out 4 phones in 2 months you’re doing something right. I think all they need to do is release 1 or 2 unlocked (even non Droid-branded) phones a year and the developer community will be on board 100%.

      But I wouldn’t say they killed themselves.

  • http://twitter.com/willsours Will Sours

    This update situation is unacceptable. With 1 year contracts pretty much eliminated, two years tied to a phone that MIGHT get 1 real update is BS.

  • Anonymous

    Really, not even the Droid Charge? Luckily, I don’t have that. :P
    Also, why Nexus S isn’t there?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LQNNJDZQIWIIHJWUIUV7R24XAM Aaron

      Nexus S isn’t in there because it’s not up to Samsung to update it, updates come from Google

  • Celebritybabydaddy

    Why on earth are people standing up for this? Google SAID themselves this is a problem, Google and the open handset alliance SAID they would address it. Google disagrees with those who say this isn’t a problem. This is a problem, if you want Android to win, you want people to get updates. This is not Apple vs. Android. This is HTC, Samsung, Moto vs YOU.

  • Dwjr82

    Does any of the galaxy tabs have a NFC chip installed and enabled

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LQNNJDZQIWIIHJWUIUV7R24XAM Aaron

    The Charge will get GB in a month or so and then Samsung will act like the phone never existed afterwards.

    • Booboolala2000

      They already act like it never existed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VDASTX5FE3JS4HBNSAJPH4SKM steve

    Cannot BELIEVE that my Galaxy S Virbrant is still on 2.2.3.
    Samsung is AWFUL at updates. Literally AWFUL!
    Thats the only reason why I havent got the S2. I dont trust em.
    This is unreal…

  • Kierra

    Someones sleeping with Sammy …

  • Anonymous

    What about nexus s 4 g?

  • Anonymous

    Man on man… Galaxy Note with ICS would be the best! Unless I hear of something better between now and it’s US launch (which could be never I suppose) I will finally be updating my DX.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe the charge isn’t getting it because its a verizon phone and vanilla doesn’t taste as good with bloat..

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s time Google starts working with the handset manufacturers and the carriers to lay down some serious rules.  Something along the lines of:  Each handset is guaranteed X number of updates or at least one “major” maintenenace release or OS update during its first year on the market. 

    Another thing I would LOVE to see is manufacturers charging for updates.   Let’s take the TB, Revolution, and Charge as perfect examples. They all launched earlier in 2011 with Froyo and are in the procees of getting a free GB update.  I would gladly pay $10-$20 or so for a solid ICS update, especially if it guaranteed a few subsequent updates and bugfixes to carry me through the duration of my contract.  This sort of thing could easily be done by ESN/MEID to clamp down on piracy concerns.  Look how it’s done with GPS receivers (the ones without lifetime map updates).  You get one free “guarantee” map update upon purchase and you can keep paying for new map releases each year OR you can buy a lifetime subscription for that particular device. Or you can just make do with old maps and buy new hardware down the road. 

    Remember when Apple was selling $10 OS updates for the iPod Touch due to their “accounting rules”?   I’d rather have the option of paying a few bucks for a solid update than owning a completely orphaned device.

    • Mack

      But then Android wouldn’t be open and free (In that respect anyway).

      • http://twitter.com/jamdev12 jamdev12

        Android is still free. This is not Google charging that fee, but the manufacturers putting that fee on customers who don’t want to pay for a new phone and are willing to spend a little bit of money to get an OS update that would likely not happen because the phone is too old. Of course with a charge, I would suspect a guarantee coming from the manufacturer. Without this guarantee you will definitely have companies who will say that can update your product, but can’t guarantee that the phone will be fast enough or smooth enough.

  • Question

    Um.. this is for phones in Italy. Where exactly is the story?

  • RealTalk

    I’d like to hear a write-up on whether every phone running Android should be considered a “smartphone”

  • Alanpaone

    Soon, they’ll br telling you that even though a charge is the same as the nexus S, it totally can’t ha.dle the ICS update, and that gingerbread is iffy

  • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

    So, Nexus S is getting ICS but not the other Galaxy S phones? Lame.

    • Danny Herran

      CyanogenMod will bring it to you, fully optimized, fast and non-bloated sooner than Samsung.

      • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

        I know about CyanogenMod :)
        So, Samsung simply choose not to update Galaxy S line. Oh, well. I’m not surprised much.

  • Anonymous

    Love how people cannot read. This is for samsung Italy you morons!!!!!!!!!!!!!SMH

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    i would be pissed if i owed a droid charge because its def. within the 18month time frame that man. said they would update phones!

  • Anonymous

    The Charge will get it if the Nexus S gets it….same hardware.

    • Anonymous

      Except the nexus s gets updates from google not samsung.

    • Alanpaone

      The Desire is the same hardware as the nexus one and it never saw gb

  • Whatinthe23

    My question is…will the Galaxy Tab 10.1 be TouchWiz’d up to all hell? I’m assuming so…but at least with source it might be easier to return it to stock.

  • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

    the only questing is WHEN will these devices be getting them lol

  • Bryan Williams

    I just got down on one knee and started http://www.tebowing.com in the middle of the grocery store since I was so happy Tim posted this story out of ITALY.

    Come on Tim.

    • Superior1

      LMAO….I just heard about that a little while ago.

  • Anonymous

    Seeing as it can run on the Nexus S with the Hummingbird chipset, it should run on all Galaxy S handsets.  Did Apple threaten litigation because they invented software updates?

  • http://Twitter.com/eggoespada Eric Gonzalez

    Yea, I’m sure the tablets will receive the update a lot earlier than Q2.

  • http://twitter.com/imnuts07 Mark Dietz

    I’m guessing no DROID Charge because the last I checked, the DROID Charge is only offered in the US, not Italy. I’ll wait for the list from Samsung US…

    • Anonymous

      You would have to think the Droid Charge will be updated.  It’s got the same internals as the Nexus S so you know it will run ICS.  Granted the Charge has Tuchwiz…but if the Nexus S gets it…it should be able to be ported over easily.

      • Anonymous

        Not quite. The Charge has a LOT less internal storage space than the Nexus S does, which could present a problem for ICS like we saw on the Nexus One.  Otherwise, they are pretty much identical.   Not sure if that makes a huge difference but I would imagine so.  Plus, it has TouchWiz and has not yet even gotten Gingerbread, so that’s probably another strike against it. 

        I think the main criteria is how many units it sold and when VZW plans on EOLing the Charge.  Right now, I think VZW would be content to get the TB, Revolution, and Charge all on Gingerbread and then put ‘em all out to pasture ASAP as they give its LTE network a “bad” name (weak battery life, bulky formfactors etc).

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      There will be a list from Samsung US? That’d be a surprise…considering their horrible update history so far.

      • Anonymous

        I’ll can tell you guys right now that the Charge will not get ICS. I dont think it will even get Ginger Bread. Samsung is a hell of a company…don’t give them your money.

        • http://twitter.com/Siphyn Adam Newman

          The Charge will get Gingerbread.  In fact I’m running the 2.3.5 leak right now.  It’s only a matter of time before Samsung and VZW push the update out.  

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      Droid Charge is a Galaxy S phone (and so is Fascinate and Stratosphere). Galaxy S phones were definitely sold in Italy. 

  • Anonymous

    Hell, as a Charge owner, I can’t even freaking’ get GB on my Phone.  ICS?  Seriously?  You are honestly curious at the absence of the Droid Charge on this list?? 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Wilson/1491637008 Scott Wilson

      I am surprised that phone was even Droid branded.. Personally, I think its slightly odd (not ugly) shape threw a lot of potential customers off..  

    • Anonymous

      Not surprising, seeing as that the Galaxy S phones are also not on this list, and the Charge was basically a slightly enhanced Galaxy S series phone.  Just be glad the bootloaders on Samsung phones are wide open, so that community devs can create ICS roms.

    • Anonymous

      There are tons of GB leaks available for the Charge.  Not only that, but it’s extremely easy to load them.  As mentioned, the phone is wide open.

      Go to XDA and get yourself some GB.  The phone has a good following.  Like I said, super and easy and totally worth the small amount of time you’ll devote.

    • Anonymous

      This lists devices that are available in Italy. I am pretty sure charge isn’t available there.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      It was tiny joke. Hope you get GB soon! :)

  • Lolercopter

    why even post this, the source is ITALY.  CDMA is no available in ITALY so obviously no verizon phones are listed here.

  • kep

    Woohoo! my 10.1 will get it.  Hopefully by end of Q1 2012, would be nice.

    I told my wife not to buy the charge, it’s a good thing she could care less about updates.

  • BJ P.

    how about galaxy r or glide? these two phones also have dual-core..

  • Anonymous

    What about the OG GTab? XDA it is, then.

  • Stev

    No ICS update for Nexus S 4G?

    • Anonymous

      Google updates the Nexus S, not Samsung.  It is a Nexus device, therefore the updates come directly from Google themselves.  With no carrier or manufacture interference. 

  • http://www.youtube.com/MKBHD Marques Brownlee

    No Nexus S?

    Edit: Comes from Google, not Samsung. Thanks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      Samsung doesn’t handle updates for the Nexus devices, Google does. Google already said the Nexus S would get ICS.

    • RealTalk

      Comes from Google, not Samsung. 

    • travis

      Nexus S isn’t getting ICS.

      • Anonymous

        Google updates the Nexus S, not Samsung.  It is a Nexus device, therefore the updates come directly from Google themselves.  With no carrier or manufacture interference. 

    • Anonymous

      Google updates the Nexus S, not Samsung.  It is a Nexus device, therefore the updates come directly from Google themselves.  With no carrier or manufacture interference. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    And expect the updates by the end of next year…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MTSWHD4GSTYHTIRHICJQZDWNSU B

    Is the Droid Charge in the Italian market?  It could easily explain the omission.

    • http://twitter.com/chromix Tom Chromix

      Thank you for talking me off the ledge.

  • Mctypething

    How do manufacturers not recognize a serious issue here? Only the GSII and Note will get the latest OS update. If you’re not going to update your phones to the latest and greatest, then stop making so many damn phones! Each manufacturer should make 1 phone a year that will get continued support, not 800 which are forgotten about by the manufacturer 5 minutes after they are released.

    • Anonymous

      U upset Bro!!! :P

      • Mctypething

        kellex, are you going to flag or delete this post? Or the posts when you used the bro meme directed at me?

        • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

          Yes, only when they’re directed at you, because you’re special.

          • Anonymous

            Good One :) +1

        • Anonymous

          Oh, come on man, can’t take your own medicine??? :)

          • Mctypething

            Yes, I can. But, if you’re going to wage a ban of U ___ Bro posts, then it shouldn’t be just mine that get the axe.

          • Anonymous

            @Mctypething, Dude, you misused that U Bro stuff for so long it was pathetic. I don’t ever use it, to piss people off on here like you do. I was surprised that you actually had a great point without the U mad bro comment.  Good job looking forward to reading more good posts from you :)

          • Guest

            cry baby!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

            You should change your pic to just the words “u mad bro?”

          • Guest

            don’t give the prick any ideas!!!!!!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Wilson/1491637008 Scott Wilson

          Your wittle feewings hurt bro?

          • Anonymous

            LMFAO!!!  I almost fell out of my office chair, ok man I am done :)

          • Guest

            NICE ONE!!!  he can dish it out but can’t take it!!

        • http://wwjronline.com Wayne W.

          U mad bro?

        • Jarred Sutherland

          It’s a two edged sword man .. except you got stabbed with the pointy end, so the edges didn’t matter.

          Anyways .. 

          Isn’t this the crap that the “handset alliance” was supposed to fix? Samsung was/is a partner in the “we’ll provide updates for 18 months” idea. I guess Samsung and others just get to pick and choose which devices that applies to.

        • Guest

          can dish it out but can’t take!  cry me a river!!!!!

        • Anonymous

          +1

      • Derp

        this is getting old

        • Mctypething

          I find it hilarious that so many people seem to be bothered by the U __ Bro posts, but whenever I post something other than that, a littany of U __ Bro posts result, including some from kellex and tim-o-tato. Pretty hypocritical. 

          • Anonymous

            @Mctypething, C’mon man stop crying you were abusing the HELL!!! Out of it and you know it. So lets call it even and and I would like to hear more great comments from you without the U Bro stuff, seriously man its all good man lets stick to the post :)

          • Anonymous

            You’ve got to be the nicest poster on this blog. 

          • Anonymous

            @cizzlen Why, Thank you, I think we all try to be :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Wilson/1491637008 Scott Wilson

            Mctypething, I’ll bet if you knock it off, the people that do it back to you even when you don’t do it will stop eventually… Let it go and someone else will come along with some scandalous behaviors,, Soon it will all be forgotten.

          • Anonymous

            Quit sulking.  Pull up your big girl panties and move on.  You beat that meme into the ground, people hated you for it and now you’re reaping what you sowed.  It will all be over soon, so drop the hissy and get back to helpful and insightful posting.

          • Guest

            AMEN!!!!

          • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

            I do what I want lol :)

          • Anonymous

            Because your the MAN!!! Whats up Tim A Tato lol  How’s that weather up their in the Pacific Northwest ???

          • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

            Cold as heck! :P Hope the kids are doing well!

          • Anonymous

            Getting bigger, prety soon they’ll be asking to use my device or want one for themselves lol!!!! Temperature is starting to get cold here in the bay area too, Will be putting the top back on the Jeep tomorrow, its too cold to keep driving in the dark at 6am to the office lol :)

          • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

            Hah word. When I visit back down there we’ll have to meet up! I’ll let you know when I plan on doing so.

          • Guest

            finally shutting you down!!  thank phucking god!!!  now you’re going to cry about it!!  

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

            U happy bro?

          • Guest

            are you mctypething little brother??

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

            I never understood why people get so bent out of shape about someone’s harmless post.  “OMG!  He said, U _________ bro? to me!  I’m so pissed now and bent out of shape.”  You spend more energy getting bent out of shape about than you would just ignoring it.  It’s like those assinine “first!” comments.  They were first! and wanted everyone to know they were first!  Ok cool.  Let it slide.  No need to draw more attention to it by raging about it.

            If one of my posts got “U ________ bro?”‘d, I’d wear that comment like a badge of honor. 

          • Anonymous

            They are purely a bit of levity in these posts which are so inundated with “super-serious” fanboys who are chastising other people for choosing a different phone than they are due to different specs.  Yet, these are the same people who are crying that “U_bro” is immature and is “ruining” DL.  

            Get over it

          • Guest

            it’s phucking dumb!!! and he wore it out!!  it’s not even funny anymore neither is the “first” crap! this is a droid forum for talking phones not a 5 year old sesame street hang out.

          • 1loudls

            And its one comment, its the people that keep posting about how bad it is that keep filling up the comments.

            A lot of people got mind f’ed on that one.  It takes a darn good hunter to catch so much prey with such a small amount of bait.

          • Guest

            can i get some of that stuff you are smoking!?!?!

          • Anonymous

            yep

    • Anonymous

      Well you have to see that the software is also getting more advanced, and is taking advantage of the software that is being pushed out. By taking this into consideration, a phone like the Continuum or even the Fascinate might not be able to handle the new software and is best left alone to run an “out dated” gingerbread smoothly, rather than an up to date ICS really buggy. I don’t know, just my opinion I suppose.

      • Mctypething

        I think the Droid Charge is the best illustration of my point. Not that long ago, people were ponying up $300 for this phone, which isn’t that old. The phone hasn’t even received GB, and for sure won’t receive ICS. To me, that’s an abomination. I thought one of the main points at the last Google conference was to get updates out quicker and to more devices? Seems like we’re going backwards.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Russell-Sakolsky/138900518 Russell Sakolsky

      So in reality, what you are implying is that every manufacturer in the world of android should become Apple, and release 1 phone a year. Wouldn’t that void a significant reason why we choose to buy android phones over the iPhone. You know, the ability to choose and customize.

      • Mctypething

        No, what I’m implying is that this current system is not acceptable. Apple has one manufacturer, themselves. Android at least has 4 or 5, which to me is plenty of choice considering these manufacturers keep regurgitating barely improved versions of the same phones constantly throughout the year. There shouldn’t have been a Charge, Bionic, Droid 3, etc.. as those phones were quickly made obsolete by better phones soon after. This wouldn’t be as big an issue if the manufacturers continued to support these devices, but that’s not happening.

        • Guest

          Obsolete?  By your own logic, the difference from one phone in a line to the next is “barely improved”.  So how can a phone become obsolete just because something “barely” better than it was released?

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Don’t take this as an attack, it is not, by ANY means .. (what phone you choose is great with me, I don’t care).

      But this is the EXACT reason I switched back to the iPhone. I worked on a 3GS last week that has iOS5, a 2 year old phone that still gets the latest update from Apple.

      As much as people may hate Apple, at least they aren’t pulling this kind of crap. So much for users with the Charge, Fascinate, etc, phones perfectly capable of running. So much for Google’s “handset alliance” and their 18 month commitment to software. 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, but you have to admit, you’re not getting ALL the features of iOS5.  And how’s the performance.  I have seen that on the iPhone 4, the update took a hit on battery life.  How is it on the 3GS?

        Edit: not being an Android fanboy; I just switched from iPhone, so I can’t yet say what’s better for me.

        • Anonymous

          its mixed results for iOS 5…my 4S gets amazing battery life…a lot of people mistake Siri for an iOS 5 feature when it is indeed an iphone 4S deal…nothing to do with the OS…dunno bout the 3GS missing features but i left android and got the 4S for the exact same reasons jarred mentioned…

      • Anonymous

        My old iPod touch 2 (I think it is) won’t let me update past FW 3.3 (again, I believe.. It’s been awhile) do I can’t play any new games or download anything really.. Please explain that to me or correct new if I’m wrong… But that’s the exact issue here, new operating systems have such awesome features and use so many resources that old hardware just cannot be updated to the newest os…

    • Anonymous

      They need to put out the number of devices they can support in a timely fashion both with bigs and OS updates.  Saying it has to be 1 is nonsense. 

    • Anonymous

      What is this the time of the model T? (btw you can only have it in black) Not everyone is the same and one phone won’t fit everyone’s tastes.  That is the beauty of the modern market, there is something for everyone. 

      I Agree that they should have continued support, but a single phone will not cover an entire smartphone market.

    • Dmzman

      You mean like the Samsung Droid Charge?  Now the LAST Android or 4G phone on Verizon STILL running Froyo 2.2.  Try to call Verizon OR Samsung to get a straight answer when Gingerbread will be available or if it’s even in the works for this device and the 2 companies point fingers at each other claiming it’s the other’s discretion.

    • Dmzman

      You mean like the Samsung Droid Charge?  Now the LAST Android or 4G
      phone on Verizon STILL running Froyo 2.2.  Try to call Verizon OR
      Samsung to get a straight answer when Gingerbread will be available or
      if it’s even in the works for this device and the 2 companies point
      fingers at each other claiming it’s the other’s discretion.

  • Trdracer21

    what about galaxy nexus oooh no lmao

    • Trdracer21

      i know its getting it…

      • http://twitter.com/Drweird13 Brian

        It answered itself.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not getting it.