I dont care anymore about Fryo Joyo ggingerbread man or the crying wolfman, I am getting drunk and will wait and see so stay calm everyone it is a nice phone
Unfortunately, you can't have it both ways. Either you give Samsung and Fascinate time to properly test the software (which is frustrating) or you get the software earlier and live with the bugs (which is harder to accept).
No matter how much we think Froyo is past due, they can't release Froyo for the Fascinate until it ready. That means it has to be optimized for Verizon's network and software. If it isn't, you will not want it. Comparisons to other platforms and countries just don't matter since they are NOT the same phone.
Remember that Verizon has given us the DL09 and EA28 updates, each of which has improved the phone's performance. Are they Froyo? No, but I can live with an optimized version of 2.1 until Froyo is ready. It sounds like I don't have long to wait...
I look at it from this way. All of the phone carriers in the past never had to really worry about updating the software on the phones because there really was not a need to update them, unless there were problems / fixes. Windows SmartPhones really only had OS updates every couple of years, and I don't think RIM and their BlackBerry OS ever really had too many. Apple and the iPhone was the first to really think about updating the OS of the phone, but that doesn't happen that often either. Android is the first to really push out updates to it's OS, so I am sure it is taking the Manaufacturers and all the carriers time to figure out how to make sure the version work right with their phone, without killing the phone. 1 wrong piece of code pushed out, and your phone is basically useless.
According to a wiki, the version release dates are:
9 February 2009, Android 1.1 update for Android was released for T-Mobile G1 Only
30 April 2009, the official 1.5 (Cupcake) update for Android was released.
15 September 2009, the 1.6 (Donut) SDK was released
26 October 2009, the 2.0 (Eclair) SDK was released.
The 2.0.1 SDK was released on 3 December 2009
The 2.1 SDK was released on 12 January 2010.
6 December 2010, the 2.3 (Gingerbread) SDK was released.
26 January 2011, a preview of the 3.0 (Honeycomb) SDK was released.
Ice Cream Sandwich - Possible mid-2011 release.
You have to admit that this is quite fast for updates to a phone, and for all the manufacturers to work on it, release it to the carriers, and for them to work on it to release it, would probably be intense.
Am I waiting for Froyo to come out to fix the things that were promised by the Verizon's "TellThemAnythingToMakeTheSale" Salespeople? Of course I am. I also want it right though.
Just my $.02
welp, eb01 has now made it to xda and unfortunately Bing is back for those that hate it. There's an option in the browser to change the default search engine but it doesn't work. oh well. Hopefully battery life is a bit better. And lol, anyone notice anything out of place in the screenshot below?
I am sure that Verizon will update the Fascinate to Froyo it will just ake some time, little by little you see the firmware and bug fix trickle down preparing for Froyo. Just leacked on androidcentral.com is EBO1 Froyo (firmware 2.2) so my guess is Froyo will be soon.