Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Android

 

Samsung Galaxy Beam Gets Snubbed, No Android 2.2

Buy an unpopular phone, don't expect update support

Sep 29 2010, 7:51am CDT | by

10 Updates
Samsung Galaxy Beam Gets Snubbed, No Android 2.2
 
 

Comments

Recommend Your Tweet as Top Tweet:

Full Story

Samsung Galaxy Beam Gets Snubbed, No Android 2.2

Even though Samsung's Galaxy Beam has the hardware capabilities to run Android 2.2, it won't receive the update because the user base is too small.

It's an unfortunate sign that shows just how difficult it is to actually roll out the update to a specific phone. The Galaxy Beam was only ever launched in Singapore and didn't really get too much attention.

The "customer base is too small to justify for the allocation of dedicated resources at HQ," said Samsung, confirming the device wouldn't get an Android 2.2 update. It launched with Android 2.1 pre-installed.

As such, it's widely believed the electronics company has stopped production of the device.

Although it doesn't affect Android customers in larger markets like the US and Europe, it goes to show that Android updates aren't a guarantee. It makes us wonder how many legacy phones in the US could be updated to Android 2.2 but aren't because it's not worth it.

So far, actually, no Samsung phone has been upgraded to Android 2.2. However, the company has promised that all of its Galaxy S devices will get the update at some point. Hopefully.

Via Unwired View

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 10

MRCB, Nusa Gapurna and PKNS settle suit over RM3 billion PJ Sentral project

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), Nusa Gapurna Development Sdn Bhd (NGD) and PKNS Holdings Sdn Bhd have reached an out-of-court settlement over the own ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 21 2014, 2:53am CDT
 


Advertisement


Update: 9

Story behind Syed Mokhtar’s ‘RM2.25 billion tax-exempt’ Bernas deal revealed, says PKR MP

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – An innocuous written reply in Parliament has provided a peek into the cosy relationship between the Najib administration and Malaysia’s best-known businessman, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar... ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 15 2014, 12:56pm CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 8

Constitutional monarchy still murky concept

Source: Malaysia Today

After the RM4.5 billion land sale, the Sultan of Johor secured a 15% stake in MOL Access Portal (MOL) for RM396 million and took a 20% stake in Berjay ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 14 2014, 12:37am CDT
 

Update: 7

Sultan of Johor’s RM4.5 bil backlash?

Source: Malaysia Today

49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Has Sultan Ibrahim of Johor’s succession of big money deals over the last six months caused the tide of public opinion to turn against Johor’s royal palace? KiniBiz examines the ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 8:49am CDT
 

Update: 6

Putrajaya denies carpet dealer given interest-free loan

Source: Malaysia Today

Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider Putrajaya today refuted allegations that Bank Rakyat had allowed carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan to repay a RM32 million loan without interest foll ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 5:44am CDT
 

Update: 5

Malaysia Spends Over $9 million on MH370 Hunt: Report

Source: NDTV

49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Malaysia has so far spent about RM27.6 million (over $9 million) on search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an of ...
Source: NDTV   Full article at: NDTV Jun 9 2014, 3:12am CDT
 

Update: 4

Bill for Kidex likely to soar to RM3.4b

Source: Malaysia Today

The original RM2.4 billion tag on the proposed highway did not take into account the cost of acquiring the land mostly in the urban areas, claims an assemblywoman Fabian Comelius,... READ MORE ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 9 2014, 2:51am CDT
 

Update: 3

MACC: No elements of graft in Bank Rakyat’s loan to businessman

Source: Malaysia Today

BET AWARDS '14 - Red Carpet
(Bernama) – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) found no elements of corruption in Bank Rakyat’s RM32 million interest free loan to a businessman. MACC in a statement today said initial... READ MO ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today May 31 2014, 9:33am CDT
 

Update: 2

IHH Healthcare posts 25% rise in 1Q earnings to $62 mil

Source: The Edge Singapore

IHH Healthcare Berhad announced that revenue grew by 8% y-o-y to RM1.8 billion ($703 million) for 1Q2014 ended March, as earnings grew 25% YoY to RM159.1 million ...
Source: The Edge Singapore   Full article at: The Edge Singapore May 29 2014, 11:29am CDT
 

Update: 1

Hasan Malek evades media over RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan scandal

Source: Malaysia Today

Elizabeth Zachariah, The Malaysian Insider The minister embroiled in the RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan scandal refused to take questions from the press today at an event in Kuala ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today May 28 2014, 11:42pm CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 
 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

The World Gets Gears Up To Go Jurassic Again
The World Gears Up To Go Jurassic Again
Jurassic World has been making the news recently-especially since an online troll managed to convince the world Steven Spielberg killed a triceratops.
 
 
Jean Segura Returns Home After Death of 9-Month-Old Son
Jean Segura Returns Home After Death of 9-Month-Old Son
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura flies home to Dominican Republic after death of 9-month-old son.
 
 
BBC Wants Viewers To A Pull River Song And Avoid 'Doctor Who' Spoilers
BBC Wants Viewers To Pull A River Song And Avoid 'Doctor Who' Spoilers
"Spoilers" was River Song's catchphrase and BBC One is hoping to cash in on the idea since the first five episodes of the eighth season have leaked online.
 
 
LeAnn & Eddie: Reality or Scripted, Bonus Feud with Brandi Glanville
LeAnn & Eddie: Reality or Scripted, Bonus Feud with Brandi Glanville
LeAnn and Eddie Cibrian's reality show will be hitting Vh1 in less than a week, and the trio's feuding continues.