It has come to my attention that Samsung has finally rolled out it’s gingerbread update for the Rogers Captivate in Canada. Bell released its update for the Vibrant a long time ago and many customers were wondering when Rogers was going to follow suite, and it’s been almost a month and finally, the update for the Captivate is finally out!! Customers shall rejoice 🙂
The availability of the update is not mentioned on the Roger’s website or on the Canadian Samsung website, but the update can be obtained by plugging your phone to the Kies Software (the official Samsung software for its current phones) through your computer.
The Kies software can be obtained here.
Now one has to wonder what AT&T is doing with its update in the US for the it’s captivate model? Its been ages and the promised update is still not out. Usually is AT&T that releases an update first and Rogers follow suit, but its been the other way around in the case of good ole’ Ginggy!! Why the delay? Have the people not been pushing the network hard enough to deliver it sooner? But how can that be? Blogs and threads have been buzzing with requests from people all over for AT&T to start rolling out the update….then why you ask is AT&T holding out?? well its simply because of lack of competition. AT&T’s and Verizon are the two biggest players in the market and that’s pretty much it. Rogers had to bring its up-game as soon as Bell, Telus and Virgin mobile started rolling out gingerbread updates.
I guess its all cooperate bull shit at the end of the day, as consumers we should at least demand what we deserve I guess!!
Oh and a word of caution, from the reports I read, the new Ginnngy cannot be rooted by any means that’s available at the moment! even Gingerbreak, has been patched (hmmm maybe that’s why there was a delay in the release of the update), so if you update, remember you will loose your root!!