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Default Gingerbread rolling out in Europe

Galaxy S phones across the pond are getting 2.3 right now. That's got to be a good sign.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/16/g...across-europe/
 
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Yeah, it gives us a base to see exactly how ridiculously long it takes Sprint to bloat it up. I like Sprint, been with them for years, but THEY were the ones mucking up the Froyo update, not Samsung. Granted, we still make out alright compared to Verizon/ATT customers who pay double and get WORSE service... I mean, the Fascinate is still on Eclair.

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Yeah, it gives us a base to see exactly how ridiculously long it takes Sprint to bloat it up. I like Sprint, been with them for years, but THEY were the ones mucking up the Froyo update, not Samsung. Granted, we still make out alright compared to Verizon/ATT customers who pay double and get WORSE service... I mean, the Fascinate is still on Eclair.

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It will take Samsung longer to port to our phones because of the CDMA radio. Carriers like AT&T have no excuse why their phones aren't getting updates within a week or two of the international rollout. Sprint does add a lot of crap like CIQ to the rom, which probably is what causes most of the delay for us though.
 
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Still on Eclair?! Now that's an outrage
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Still on Eclair?! Now that's an outrage
Yeh, and I'm not sure if the captivate owners have a real 2.2 either
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Yeh, and I'm not sure if the captivate owners have a real 2.2 either
Both have 2.2 source code which is better than an official update.
 
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No, no its really not. Source code is great, sure, but a real update is what the large majority actually care about. I personally enjoy playing with stock for a while before going custom rom to see the benefits of the devs labor. Plus, I like to use timing and update quality to make future purchase decisions. If I was on Verizon or ATT, I'm certain I would use the Galaxy S update fiasco as a reason to change carriers.

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Both have 2.2 source code which is better than an official update.
How? Regular people can't use it and devs didn't take advantage when source dropped for the epic, so I don't know the advantages. Are they doing things with their sauce?

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The good news is that we've already seen Sprint's internal ED12 build being Gingerbread. So we'll see how long they dick around before actually releasing a build to the public.

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