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Virgin Mobile's Samsung Intercept getting Froyo in coming weeks

It's been a couple months since Virgin Mobile told us the Samsung Intercept was due to get Android 2.2, and a couple weeks since the first expected window, but it looks like its day in the Froyo sun is upon us. We're getting numerous reports of text messages that read:

The Froyo Update for the Virgin Mobile Samsung Intercept is finally coming out on Monday the 11th! VMFreeMsg: Starting 4/11/11, you will be notified of a phone software upgrade available for your Intercept. Click for more information.

That link then takes you to a Virgin Mobile detailing the update. In addition to all the Froyo goodness, you'll be getitng:

  • Exchange Active Sync updates
  • ability to install applications to external memory card
  • improved Bluetooth device support
  • Bluetooth Voice dialing
  • improved operating system performance
  • dedicated phone, application and browser icons on every home screen

So look for it any week now. Thanks to @mjsalinger and the Android Central App submission.

  • Good news for my friend whos had this for a couple months and wont stop complaining about the lag and slow speeds of the phone and also the terrible battery life, it really was putting bad things about Android in his head, So I guess I just need to keep him from buying an iPhone for a couple more days and see if this changes his mind a little. But overall it is his fault for buying a low-end Android device.
  • My parents are looking at getting an android phone on VM, how does this one compare to the optimus v?
  • After being a BB customer on Sprint for several years, my contract is done and I'm thinking of making the move to both Android and no-contract service, specifically Virgin Mobile. So, needless to say, this caught my eye. Will be curious to hear how the Froyo update stabilizes the Intercept, and if it ends up making the choice between Intercept and Optimus V simply one of whether I want a physical keyboard or not.
  • If they release it... it is now 11:38 on the specified release date, and i have been all over the forums, as well as VM's twitter and FB accounts, and have yet to see one confirmed upgrade to 2.2 (except for the liars running around stating they did with no proof)