6 month old Samsung Behold 2 not upgradeable beyond Android 1.6

May 28th, 2010 by Derek Anderson Leave a reply »

Samsung Mobile and T-Mobile USA are planning to update the Behold II to Android 1.6 which provides access to Google Maps Navigation, Google Voice Search capability and quick search box for Android. The update will also supply additional benefits including Swype, an improved Media Player, updated core Android applications and improved Bluetooth capabilities. However, the Behold II is not upgradeable beyond Android 1.6.

This appears to be the beginning of the 6 month cell phone contract.

If carriers and manufacturers can’t put together product that can last more than 6 months without becoming completely obsolete. The current 2 year contract structure must either be replaced, or mobile handsets need to be designed to handle any updates/upgrades that are released.

T-Mobile and Samsung need to bite the bullet here and replace the current Samsung Behold 2 phones with new, comparable Android devices that won’t be rendered obsolete in 6 months.

Rumors of a lawsuit against Samsung have surfaced.
http://androidheadlines.com/2010/05/samsung-behold-ii-not-getting-2-x-legal-action-being-considered.html

The Samsung/T-Mobile Behold II saga continues to progress. There is a serious movement to get Samsung to update their phone. If you haven’t already, you may want to consider signing this petition to not only help Behold II users, but also send a message to phone manufacturers as a whole that customers don’t appreciate being ripped off or feeling that they are being ripped off.

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