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Samsung breaks cover on Android updates: ‘we don’t charge networks’

Samsung breaks cover on Android updates: ‘we don’t charge networks’

Suggestions that Samsung is charging US networks for Android operating system updates are unfounded, the South Korean phone maker has claimed.

American Galaxy S owners are still waiting for Froyo, AKA Android 2.2, to hit their phones – several months after it was pushed out to us in the UK.

The ongoing delay fuelled a report on Android fansite XDA Developers that the reason for the wait is that Samsung is levying a “per device update fee for each incremental Android update”.

So much credence did the theory gather in the last week that Twitter campaigns were launched to force Samsung into a change of heart. In response, the company has today issued a blanket denial that there is any such policy in place.

Speaking to PhoneScoop, Samsung stated: “Samsung is not charging carriers for Froyo updates to Galaxy S. We hope to have more detail on status shortly. Promise!"

Other conspiracy theories doing the rounds included the suggestion that Samsung had deliberately postponed pushing out Android 2.2 to US Galaxy phones to avoid hitting sales of new additions to the Galaxy range expected to land at this year’s Mobile World Conference as well as the as yet unconfirmed Vibrant.

Via:

XDA Developers

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