Newest Samsung Fascinate Update a Step Backwards?

| January 23, 2011 | Reply

After months of waiting for Samsung and Verizon to upgrade their Fascinates to Android 2.2 (Froyo), we were finally given an update. A maintenance update. An Eclair maintenance update. Yes, even after the update, we Fascinate users are still two versions behind the newest Android build, 2.3 (Gingerbread). While we are sure Samsung’s intention was to correct bugs from the previous release, they actually managed to do more harm than good. Problem number one, and one that most of our users will probably encounter most often, is the complete lack of USB mounting options. That’s right folks, if you happen to use your PC to copy files to/from your phone, you may find yourself a little angry at Samsung. Your PC will now recognize your phone as a CD-ROM device. Thank you Samsung, I’ve always wanted that feature.

The next problem some users may encounter (though hopefully, you won’t need too) is the lack of emergency calling. Some users will find that they must actually unlock their phones in order to make an emergency call. I don’t know about you, but if I need to make a call to 911, the very LAST thing I want to have to do is mess around with my phones unlock screen. Again, lets put our hands together for Samsung (and Verizon for their “strenuous testing practices”).

Not everyone reading this will encounter both of these bugs. It appears that the more common of the two is the USB Mass Storage error. Rest assured, the majority of OUR developers out there have already come up with a solution for this. You can take a look over at XDA-Developers for assistance. 

Be sure to take a look at the video below, and leave us your comments.


Source: AndroidCentral

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Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, a USAF veteran, and an avid gadget user for as many years as I’ve been around. I’ve used everything from Blackberry’s to iPhones, and am now currently hooked on Android devices. I use a Samsung Fascinate as my daily driver, and a viewsonic gTab for fun, as well as whatever else I may have laying around. :)