Samsung Vibrant owners may be getting sweeter later this month. T-Mobile will begin updating the Samsung smartphone from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2. Subscribers will begin seeing the long-awaited changes as soon as January 21, though the rollout will come in waves--not everyone will receive a call to update on the same day.
Samsung's custom skin and T-Mobile's add-on apps are two complications behind the slow-down, according to PC Magazine. Delays like this are common whenever a carrier or manufacturer adds elements on top of Google's stock Android OS.
T-Mobile has acknowledged subscribers' frustration, stating a goal of updating Android-run phones to the newest OS within three to five months of a Google release. Let's hope T-Mo can make good on its pledge.