T-Mobile has fallen under a lot of heat lately as it faces, along with Samsung, a class action lawsuit for the lack of Android 2.2 Froyo updates to its Vibrant (Galaxy S) smartphone, which is a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S for the T-Mobile network. However, T-Mobile has assured users in a press conference this morning that the carrier is working with Samsung to get updates out to its Vibrant fleet, which includes UMA (Wi-Fi calling) capabilities.
Like Samsung, the carrier isn’t able to commit to a date for the update, but can only say that it’s coming soon.
The U.S.’s fourth largest carrier also confirms the lack of an iPhone in its future for now because of its 3G spectrum. The current GSM iPhone doesn’t support the 1700MHz AWS bands that Magenta uses for its 3G data network. However, the carrier thinks that in the future its chances of getting an iPhone will get better.
In the meantime, with AT&T and Verizon offering the iPhone this year, T-Mobile is sticking to its guns and reminding customers of the advantages of choosing its network. As it strongly pushed during CES, the carrier’s 3G network speeds are constantly increasing and improving, which might be enough of an incentive for some to either join or stick around.
Now, we’ll just have to wait and see if the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Froyo update will go live ahead of the Galaxy S 4G launch. Any feel like putting bets on which will happen first?
[Via: PC Mag]