All you lovers of the Vibrant that’s about to get replaced by its big brother Vibrant 4G, you’re in luck. Right here on the same day the Vibrant 4G is basically thrown in everyone’s faces, chief marketing Cole Brodman (of T-Mobile) speaks with PCMag, telling them that the updates should start rolling out tomorrow and will be out to everyone within weeks.

So what’s the deal? Says everyone familiar with the situation and possible holdbacks and such. The deal, says Brodman, was that the update wasn’t ready until now, technical difficulties were the matter, and it wasn’t about marketing, payments, or sales. Looks like he reads blogs, doesn’t it?

Brodman went on to say “It was a quality control and timing issue. The biggest challenge is integration and customization.” Brodman continued by saying that T-Mobile in the future aims to have all new versions of Google’s Android OS out to users within 3-5 months after they’re made public.

Finally, Brodman added small points like the fact that smartphone users expecting frequent updates to their OS being “new to [them]”, and that they’re “going to have to step up and change the way we do things,” and that the upgrade to Froyo for the Samsung Mesmerize would be in March, and that the Galaxy S 4G release would be at Mobile World Congress on the 13th of February. No big deal!

[Via PCMag]

  • Guest

    Tomorrow is the 21st, not the 22nd.

  • Chris Burns

    Well played, guest.

  • splar
  • Frigadroid

    I wonder if I should pull my sd card for now and back up all my media just in case?

  • fauxhawk70

    Sounds like another crock of crap!!! I don’t believe it! We have heard this kind of stuff before!

  • Chris Burns

    Frigadroid might as well.

    fauxhawk70 – you might very well be right, very well might be right.

  • amber

    congrats guyes frm next time will get samsung or htc to get new updates se scukes n f**kss toooo………..

  • fauxhawk70

    So I have received the update today but it was not pushed to the phone but grabbed by using the KiesMini app.

    I live in Seattle, Wa USA

    I had to get the Samsung device driver for the Vibrant and installed that.

    I downloaded the Kies app from…

    Once Kies was installed I went to settings and applications and checked USB settings to Kies and then checked USB debugging to get Kies to see the phone.

    The option to update appeared which I dowloaded (took) about 20mins to download.

    From there the Kies app took over and I checked after reboot and saw version 2.2.

    Icons are different and I can voicedial from my bluetooth headset now by tapping the answer button once and speaking into the headset….. Call mobile 1

  • fauxhawk70

    I forgot to add that I did have to setup one of my account but all my apps, music, pictures, etc. Were still intact after the update.

    Just to be safe I would still backup all needed data just in case something goes wrong.

    P.S. This waiting game was still a crummy experience and I would still only buy Google stamped phones from now on to make sure I get regular updates!