T-Mobile responds to Galaxy S Android 2.2 delay

T-Mobile leaving users in dark over Galaxy S update
T-Mobile leaving users in dark over Galaxy S update

T-Mobile's self-imposed deadline to bring Android 2.2 to Samsung Galaxy S owners by 1 December has passed, but the network is still unable to give a reason for the delay.

UPDATE: T-Mobile has now posted another update on the Support Forum, claiming the over the air update has been scrapped for now and the upgrade will be available next week:

"Unfortunately the 2.2 update will not be available via KIES today as expected and Samsung have confirmed that FOTA will not feature as part of this update, but should appear at a later date.

"Samsung are indicating the firmware will be made available at some point next week. We'll keep you posted with further updates as we get them."

The original promise was to have the update made available over the air to Galaxy S owners by 30 November, but failing that would offer it through Samsung Kies, the dedicated PC software.

Vague response

Both those deadlines lapsed, and TechRadar only received the following (very vague) response:

"Regarding the Galaxy S [Android 2.2 update], T-Mobile are working on getting the update out as soon as possible.

"More information will be provided in due course."

We're still pushing T-Mobile for more information on why the delay has happened - the network promised a deadline and the passing of that and the lack of information on why no update is forthcoming has understandably riled many users on the forum.

We'll update you with more information on this story as we get it.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.