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[AndroidCommunity] Class Action Lawsuit Filed against Samsung over lack of updates

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http://androidcommunity.com/class-ac...rant-20110114/

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Class Action Lawsuit filed against T-Mobile and Samsung over lack of Froyo (2.2) update to Vibrant

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MicBeast says that Samsung and T-Mobile have broken the law! He says they’ve violated the law concerning Unfair and Deceptive Consumer Business practices in the following ways:
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they have continuously lied to us about the hardware, and software reliability of this phone, they promised us updates (to 2.2! Not the functionally dead JI6 2.1!) over and over, NOW they plan to release NEW galaxies without updating the old ones they currently have. The GPS is clearly a hardware defect. There are just too many issues with this phone and the Customer service reps have been combative even bullying and threatening customers!
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a clear violation of US law
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This is interesting seeing that thread about T-Mobile unofficially saying Samsung asked them to withhold the OTA.
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Umm, it might suck that they don't get updated, but Samsung isn't legally obligated to do so even if they said they would. And why does it say that they will no longer be releasing the update anymore? That isn't true.
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hopefully it expands to include other galaxy S cusotmers at&t etc.. at&t needs a beating from the courts.
    
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Umm, it might suck that they don't get updated, but Samsung isn't legally obligated to do so even if they said they would. And why does it say that they will no longer be releasing the update anymore? That isn't true.
I doubt it would even make it to trial. I think it's just a kick in the pants to get Samsung to stop being jackasses.
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Umm, it might suck that they don't get updated, but Samsung isn't legally obligated to do so even if they said they would. And why does it say that they will no longer be releasing the update anymore? That isn't true.
this is mainly a knee-jerk reaction to the rumor that samsung is making tmobile us hold back to 2.2 update to make for better sales of the vibrant+ 4g (which is a vibrant with a "4g" radio, fron facing camera and inception as the movie instead of avatar).

And actually, one of the selling points that WERE listed in the phone specs would be the update to android 2.2. The phone being updated to this was listed everywhere and told to everyone, and since that was one of the "features", the removal of this feature is technically false advertising.
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And actually, one of the selling points that WERE listed in the phone specs would be the update to android 2.2. The phone being updated to this was listed everywhere and told to everyone, and since that was one of the "features", the removal of this feature is technically false advertising.
It is going to be updated to 2.2 though.
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I read about the suit yesterday on xda and I feel that Micbeast knows he might not win, he just wants to give samsung a kick in the ass to get things moving.
Then theres the forum users who are so high on their ego that basically trolls every thread in xda to fill up their own ego.
    
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i will sue htc becauase i cant get windows pho....errrr android ginger....... fro.......eclai...... or ummmm ubunt.......... mego?

i love my HD2!!!!!!!!!!!
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It is going to be updated to 2.2 though.
uh that is what the suet is about dummy
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