T-Mobile and Samsung preparing Samsung Behold II Android 1.6 OS update for June 28?

T-Mobile Samsung Behold II press imageThe T-Mobile Samsung Behold II might be all about having a high-quality camera and impressive AMOLED display, but it sadly will have nothing to do with Android 2.2 “Froyo” OS, or even Android 2.1 OS, for that matter. The Behold II will end its journey along the Google-brick road with its upcoming update to Android 1.6 OS, and the latest word on the street has that long-awaited update scheduled for June 28th. That should be bittersweet news to Behold II users out there clamoring for more updates for their smartphone of choice.

According to Phandroid, an anonymous source has tipped them to the upcoming update coming later this month. We have no official word on when Samsung and T-Mobile will flip the switch on the Android 1.6 update for the Behold 2, but the tipster claims that June 28 is the date to look for. The update should bring with it the Swype keyboard and Google Maps Navigation. Now, before we go any further, you should definitely be filing this bit of info away in the “rumors” part of your brain.

The Behold II was the first Samsung Android phone in T-Mobile USA’s lineup. It sports a 3.2-inch AMOLED display (320 x 480), 5-megapixel camera, 3G data, WiFi, GPS, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack. As it stands, the handset is powered by the Android 1.5 OS. The phone does have its upsides, but it comes skinned with a custom UI that many have complained of being awkward in real-world use. Having to deal with the more limited 1.5 OS isn’t helping matters, either.

So, if this rumor pans out, Behold 2 owners could be surprised with an OS update in less than a few weeks from now. Are you waiting for your 1.6 update? Chime in below!

Oh, and for a few good laughs, check out Samsung’s hilarious Behold II ads here.

[Via: Phandroid]

  • Bart in NJ

    Yeah I'm waiting… for 2.0 or a refund.

  • Dustin

    I am with Bart.

  • Bob

    Not sure why folks that extended their contracts for another two years earlier this year or late last year based on the info about the 2.x update would be happy about getting 1.6… is it better than 1.5? Yes. So I suppose in the same sense that a guy punching you in the face repeatedly deciding to take the brass knuckles off before continuing to punch you repeatedly in the face, Behold 2 users should be happy for 1.6, eh?

  • Ai Tevlin

    Properly I’ve been addicted to flashing, on account of VZW not wanting us to possess entry on the GPS on our phones. So I found the threads that tought me to flash my telephone. Can even cook a small, but you will find very much far better chefs available, so I’m pleased to toast their operate. I currently am running Lioryte’s 23529 create of the WinMo 6.five.one on the Samsung Omnia with VZW. So now I’ve won the Behold 2 from Samsung, been playing with it for a couple of months.We’ve it rooted, We have BusyBox on it and aHome UI. looks great, performs excellent, but too a great deal bloatware. (The Cube and a lot more) Tried the Galaxy trick, incredibly rapidly and complete of useable memory. It is Android 1.five pure. I would rather update the B2, not revert to Galaxy, and build from that. I will if that’s the only way, I’ll test new Odins to the B2 and do whatever help I can to support the B2 community advance the good quality of this cellphone.I’m looking forward to helping make the B2 the best Android telephone accessible.

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