hopefully the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be getting the update fairly soon
Hopefully this will be a common theme (no pun intended) among all carriers. A common fix for this would simply be to allow users to "flash" pure official google builds instead of being stuck with the carrier version. No root should be required. We should just be able to check for updates in our phones settings, choose from available builds (froyo, gingerbread, ice cream sandwich etc) and be on our merry way.....or perform a tethered update from google on the web.
Early adopters often get the shaft. Xoom users have it maid. They have the oldest Honeycomb tablet, yet they get updates first. Much like the Nexus One is the oldest "next gen" Android device, but its among the first to get updated with new software. I think some ppl (even saavy ones) assume that since all Honeycomb tablets are pretty much "Vanilla" that they'll all get updated almost instantly. Obviously that's not true. The only HC tablets running 3.1 are the Xoom & Galaxy Tab 10.1, although Asus and Acer said they'll update their tablets....but when?......I was an early adopter of the T-Mobile G-Slate (their flagship Honeycomb tablet)....I have since sold my G-Slate on principle b/c neither LG or T-Mobile even bothered to comment on 3.1 or general bug fixes. It has zero support on XDA also. And when i say zero, i mean zero. There's no G-Slate section on XDA. Its the only Android device i've owned that didn't have a dedicated section on XDA and i've owned (i've owned 8 different Android devices btw).....There's virtually no fragmentation with Honeycomb tablets. The Xoom, Transformer, Iconia Tab, Galaxy 10.1 & Thrive all have the same screen size/resolution & the same Tegra 2 processor. One would think it would take very little effort to update theses tablets with them all being identical at the core......Just imagine if Netflx support comes to 3,2 + devices only. Alot of ppl would be itching to get that 3.2 update. Android updates (even incremental ones....tend to me be very important.
That battery is waaay too weak...i believe the HTC Sensation's battery is nearly identically (capacity wise)....That tablet is still over-priced too. I'd pick up the 10.1" 16GB Asus Transformer for $50 more
The get your point as well, but Sprint had this phone last summer (EVO). TMO has the MT4G altho the screen isn't quite as big and Verizon has the TBolt coming soon. The Inspire and Tbolt are running the second gen Snapdragon, i just feel releasing a device with that now is a bit late in the game.....the same can be said about TMO rehashing its old Vibrant with the same core specs in addition to the FFC and 4G radio......In the defense of carriers and manufacturers tho, smartphone tech evolves so quickly, it does seem impossible to keep up....I think devices that are too similar come out too quickly
Definitely a cool concept with this phone. Being able to purchase the phone, then add on to it and expand the user experience. The complete package is a bit hefty in price, but you have to pay to play i guess.