Samsung Intercept Nabs Froyo Starting Today

April 11, 2011
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We're getting reports from owners of Virgin Mobile's lovely Samsung Intercept that they're being bumped up to Android 2.2 Froyo today, finally, oh joyous day! This update, like most upgrades to newer Android versions, comes after months of speculation. The first date was December 17th of last year, then it was "sometime this spring," and now it's today. Today, today, callooh, callay!

This update brings Virgin Mobile-carried Samsung Intercept up to the nearly-newest version of Android, Android 2.2 Froyo. Of course eventually it would be ideal for this phone to be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread and then 2.x (whatever it'll be) Ice Cream. Don't hold your breath! This may well be the last update in the lifespan of said phone. That said, we've been taking a peek at the cute little LG Optimus V for the past week, and Virgin's been treating us well.

To see if you're next in line to get the upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo, just follow the following directions:

Within the next few weeks you will be receiving a prompt on your phone to update your Intercept phone software from 2.1 éclair to 2.2 Froyo. The update process will take 5-15 minutes to complete. Ensure that your phone is charged or connected to AC before clicking Restart and Install. Do not remove your battery during the update process.

Google or Exchange Contacts, Email accounts, Text Messages, Alarms and installed applications will be backed up and restored. A soft reset may be required to re-sync Calendar events. Music files, Photos and Videos are stored on the memory card and are not affected. Memos, Call Logs, Speed Dial numbers, Playlists, Folders, App shortcuts and Widgets will be deleted. Backup any important Memos before proceeding.Speed Dial numbers, Playlists, Folders, App shortcuts and Widgets can be recreated after the update is complete.

After the installation is complete, your phone will restart. You will be prompted to re-enter your Google Account Password.

Froyo 2.2 enhancements include:
· Exchange Active Sync updates
· ability to install applications to external memory card
· improved Bluetooth device support
· Bluetooth Voice dialing
· improved operating system performance
· dedicated phone, application and browser icons on every home screen
Virgin Mobile

[thanks to everyone who sent this in!]


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  • http://profiles.google.com/j.w12321 James W

    Has anyone got it yet?

    • Chris

      I am in CA, and I have not gotten an upgrade option yet. Checked around 4pm PST and still nothing. It’s now 6pm. I’ve decided that if I don’t get it by tomorrow end of work, I will cancel and go back to a landline. We all need to band together as consumers and demand the updates. If we don’t, VM will not get the message. Once these telecom’s see that the CONSUMERS have the power to cancel their service and stop the revenues, then they’ll get it. If ya’ll keep complaining and don’t do anything about it, nothing will change.

      • Noemail

        yeah that will work….

    • intercept hater

      No update in Missouri! This is some serious bullshit…..I’m about to break this thing with a sledge hammer if this update doesn’t hurry up

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mcglovin57 Brett Glover

    I haven’t. It better come soon or I’m gonna throw this thing across the room again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mcglovin57 Brett Glover

    I haven’t. It better come soon or I’m gonna throw this thing across the room again.

  • FarfalleAlfredo

    We’re still waiting, the upgrade hasn’t happened yet as of 6:30PM

  • Andrewthebest23

    no sign of any upgrade

  • skeacer

    i cant wait to get the update but there are no signs of it and its getting on my nerves!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QB56JW34HEHJ32NZ74HGEIH7NU jasonh

    no update here. living in the midwest

  • Helen Sf

    i haven’t gotten anything yet. how does this work? They don’t let everybody just download it so it won’t overload the server or something? Meaning that people will just randomly get the option to…?

  • Helen Sf

    i haven’t gotten anything yet. how does this work? They don’t let everybody just download it so it won’t overload the server or something? Meaning that people will just randomly get the option to…?

  • Helen Sf

    i haven’t gotten anything yet. how does this work? They don’t let everybody just download it so it won’t overload the server or something? Meaning that people will just randomly get the option to…?

  • Jcedeno925

    8:26 EST…and nothing yet

  • J14puckjohn

    Where’s the update?

  • Alexton20123

    out in az and no update yet ether >.<

  • Tc4feli2010

    Wtf where thf is it ???

  • http://twitter.com/LiLKiDALex ALex

    I’ve been waiting all morning for this as well, lol.

  • hughey

    no update in MI. also phone has been acting very weird 2day! wtf VM?

  • Andrewthebest23

    this is some bs u think they lied again?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mcglovin57 Brett Glover

    I bet Afghanistan gets it first. Jesus.

  • Andrewthebest23

    i shoulda got the optimus this thing is slow and i have to fight it just to get to my text messages i only want this update for this so called “improved os performance” i dont think thats too much to ask!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mcglovin57 Brett Glover

    No update in kansas yet. 8:40

  • J14puckjohn

    No update..in Ohio yet… 9 50pm :

  • Esmirgalaxy

    I really wish my Samsung Galaxy S [Vibrant] would be upgraded to Android 2.2 without me rooting it.

    http://dmt3d.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mcglovin57 Brett Glover

    Let’s all send sarcastic tweets to @vmucare until we get it. I don’t think it’ll hurry it up at all but it’ll make me feel better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mcglovin57 Brett Glover

    Will rooted phones get the update does anyone know?

  • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

    Updates such as this don’t always come all at once – you might still be waiting for weeks until the update is sent out to you depending on where you live in the United States or Canada.

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    At last samsung getting froyo updates, too bad!!..

  • http://www.facebook.com/npassanante Nathanael Passanante

    So far no one has gotten the update…..not sure how much more “not all at once” you can get……

    “VMUcare VirginMobileUSA Care
    @
    @2010GLEEk The update has been released in waves. If you received a notification, you will receive the update today. ^SB”

    I recieved a notification….but no update TODAY…..not sure how much more blatantly VM can bullshit us….

  • Emandeni

    Nothing in NY! I was really looking forward to it yesterday…it’s really annoying.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QB56JW34HEHJ32NZ74HGEIH7NU jasonh

    still no freaking update how hard can it be. link it from the freaking website FFS

  • http://profiles.google.com/iowaporter Paul Porter

    Has anyone, I mean ANYONE, received the update????? Anyone?

    • Cruz8869

      I have not got mine yet and im in Michigan..

  • Cruz8869

    Has anyone in Michigan got the update yet??? Please respond, better yet has anyone got there’s yet??

  • Jcedeno925

    PA..7:48….nothing as of yet

  • TheBiz01

    DON’T YOU BELIEVE IT!
    4/12/11 @ 11:27PM…..NOTHING IN NYC!!
    GAMES VM PLAYS!

  • Nate L

    No update in Austin

  • miked

    no update here in ohio as of 106 pm 04/13/2011 I have two of these phone and one of them received a email saying they are starting the updates on april 11 the other got nothing

  • Btrflykys

    I received my update 3 days ago… it was on my phone when I woke up. I live in NC. My husband has the same phone but has not received him. I had my service almost a year before him so that might have something to do with it. IDK

    • miked

      can you share the link with us?

  • Erinoe91402

    I am from Sacramento CA, I got the update on 4/14/11 on my wife phone. took about 5-10 min to update.

  • Erinoe91402

    I am from Sacramento CA, I got the update on 4/14/11 on my wife phone. took about 5-10 min to update.

  • Erinoe91402

    I am from Sacramento CA, I got the update on 4/14/11 on my wife phone. took about 5-10 min to update.

  • Mcgweedz

    nothing in chicago…

  • Mcgweedz

    nothing in chicago…

  • Mcgweedz

    nothing in chicago…

  • Ohdrama0901

    I got my upgrade to Froyo on my Virgin Mobile phone about an hour ago and I am pleased with it already. My apps are playing better and I am actually able to connect to the Internet at work where before I had a problem connecting to our WIFI but now I am able to get access to 3G finally.

    • Eduncan982

      what state are you in?

  • Ohdrama0901

    I got my upgrade to Froyo on my Virgin Mobile phone about an hour ago and I am pleased with it already. My apps are playing better and I am actually able to connect to the Internet at work where before I had a problem connecting to our WIFI but now I am able to get access to 3G finally.

  • Ohdrama0901

    I got my upgrade to Froyo on my Virgin Mobile phone about an hour ago and I am pleased with it already. My apps are playing better and I am actually able to connect to the Internet at work where before I had a problem connecting to our WIFI but now I am able to get access to 3G finally.

  • Eduncan982

    just got my update this morning here in Ohio ya!

  • tom

    NYC just got my update.

  • tom

    NYC just got my update.

  • randomvd

    I got my update in NYC yesterday morning…the phone is much better now

  • Gods_heavy_rocker

    got my update yesterday. in MI wifi doesnt work anymore though. other than that…pretty good.

  • Gods_heavy_rocker

    im in MI, and my home wifi doesnt work*