Samsung gives free Galaxy S II devices to CyanogenMod developers

By Emil · 11 replies
Jun 8, 2011
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  1. Samsung has given a free Samsung Galaxy S II to each of the four developers responsible for the CyanogenMod on the original Galaxy S device. The Korean company's only request…

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  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I'm so glad that companies are finally starting to act more progressive in this regards. I hope this is an indication of more things to come. I really don't see a downside to this. The manufacturer gets to have a free development team that does this because they want to, the mods no doubt boost sales, getting them buyers who would not have bought the device but for the mod.
  3. WOW! I might have to re-think Samsung devices as I was so turned off by their handling of the Vibrant that I sold all my samsung devices, (TV, phones, etc) and 'bad-mouthed' them every chance I got.
  4. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    The vibrant wasn't samsungs fault. Your US carriers are holding back updates. I've been on official 2.3.3 for months.

    Unfortunately you Americans need to start thinking instead of blaming samsung.
  5. It's nice to see large companies being generous. Definitely a +1 for Samsung.

    (I can't wait for the SGS2 to be available in canada)
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Well Bell typically just takes the European version(unlike the ***** carriers in the US) so we should have it soon.
  7. Ran both Nightly build 16 & 17 of Cyogen 7, for Vibrant.
    Very impressed with it so far.

    Faster / Better battery life then official stock Andriod (T Mobile / USA).

    They still have Vibrant as ** experimental ** support so your millage may vary.
  8. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    US Carriers are always a year or two+ behind everyone... =(
  9. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Now that's just un-american ;)
  10. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

  11. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Exactly. We pay people in India to do that!
  12. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I like guys like you. You're not afraid to poke fun at yourself. Made me laugh my *** off.

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