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Samsung Intercept (Virgin Mobile) getting Android 2.2 update

One of the most frequent questions about any Android handset is, when will it get an update to OS 2.2 (Froyo)? Many handsets will not get it. There was a good chance that the Samsung Intercept on Virgin Mobile would be stuck with Android 2.1 for the rest of its life. This is not true. On their official Twitter account, though, Virgin says that the Intercept will, in fact, get Froyo 2.2. It will come on March 25, so we have about five weeks to go. Still, that’s incredible news for those who bought that and regret it, because the Optimus comes with Android 2.2.

17 Responses

  1. Wadya Says

    Feb 2011 Tweet from Virgin Mobile USA regarding Samsung Intercept Froyo upgrade:

    We know you have been asking for specifics on when VM will be getting the update to Android Froyo 2.2….it will be available about 3/25.
    24 minutes ago via web

    virginmobileus on

    about 2 hours ago via Radian6 in reply to NG_Player

    Posted on March 23rd, 2011 at 11:32 am
  2. Wadya Says

    Virgin Mobile USA is pushing back the Android 2.2 (FroYo) upgrade to first week of April 2011.

    Here is latest from their Twitter Account:

    @NG_Player I’m sorry, the update is being rescheduled due to some internal timing issues. It should be ready the first week of April.

    about 2 hours ago via Radian6 in reply to NG_Player

    Posted on March 23rd, 2011 at 11:33 am
  3. Cwuwlaw Says

    So where is it?

    Posted on March 27th, 2011 at 5:26 pm
  4. mickster1245 Says

    rec’d from VM today

    Starting Monday April 4th, Virgin Mobile will offer a software update for the Samsung Intercept which will update the device software from Android 2.1 Eclair to Android 2.2 Froyo. Not all Intercept customers will receive the software update at the same time. The initial software update push will be to 5,000 Intercept users. Further deployments of the software update are scheduled for 4/5/2011 – 4/7/2011, 4/11/2011 – 4/14/2011 and 4/18/2011 – 4/21/2011.

    Posted on April 1st, 2011 at 6:31 pm
  5. William Flar Says

    Just got a text from VM that on Mon. 4/11/11….I will be able to upgrade from 2.1 to 2.2……YES!!!!!

    Posted on April 9th, 2011 at 3:53 pm
  6. whitejones Says

    I’m still sitting here with a outdated Interecpt on 4/15/11.
    Hearing other VM folks getting a text about the upgrade makes me feel better. Come on Froyo!!!

    Posted on April 15th, 2011 at 9:44 am
  7. alaysheia Says

    yea i got that text too but it is now the 16th and still no update….

    Posted on April 16th, 2011 at 1:01 pm
  8. Luke Says

    Its now April 19th and ive been waiting since i got the phone for Froyo, idk if they will push it back AGAIN but i heard recently that its going to be available sometime at the end of the month. Fingers Crossed!

    Posted on April 19th, 2011 at 10:05 pm
  9. tor8i Says

    yeah my dad got it but i have the same phone and i didnt… so what is going on

    Posted on April 20th, 2011 at 11:29 am
  10. GOOSE Says

    will you still get the text if your prepaid month runs out?

    Posted on April 20th, 2011 at 4:58 pm
  11. bj Says

    Got mine today. No email or text before hand just pressed update android and it worked. Was stuck at half way on the 46.3mb download for a while but I think it comes in two pieces as not to overload the network. Later in the day it prompted me to install. Took a few minutes and works great! Major improvement…faster..and like how it looks! Go VM!

    Posted on April 20th, 2011 at 9:48 pm
  12. Travis Says

    just started installing the update on my intercept

    Posted on April 21st, 2011 at 11:46 am
  13. ramone Says

    Still waiting 4-21…what gives…

    Posted on April 21st, 2011 at 12:17 pm
  14. amy Says

    OK!!! its 4/21/2011 and still nothing i cant take this anticipation any longer. uuuugh why so much delay

    Posted on April 21st, 2011 at 2:46 pm
  15. amy Says

    i should have got the optimus. :(

    Posted on April 21st, 2011 at 2:48 pm
  16. dazedgenesis Says

    Stalled for a week on the update messages n finally installed it… my intercept has been having different issues ever since.. VM just suggests I call samsung to request unspecified help since Vm apparently doesn’t want to trouble shoot it incase they kill my phone doing so.. third time I’ve had issues with vm tech support/customer service scape goating an issue.

    Posted on May 4th, 2011 at 7:40 am
  17. drake Says

    my mom got it last week with no txt or email it works better then 2.1 Elciar

    Posted on May 6th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

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