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Old 01-04-2011, 08:14 PM   #1
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Samsung Transform or LG Optimus S?

Pros and Cons??? Also will the Optimus get Gingerbread 2.3? And will the Transform get Froyo 2.2 and Gingerbread 2.3?
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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With Samsung prolonging the Epic to get 2.2, Transform owners are probably going to be waiting even longer. And 2.3, I don't think it's likely

If you want out the box 2.2 with something that just works, the Optimus for you. If you aren't worried about having 2.2 right away and don't mind tweaking (rooting) your phone, go for the Transform.
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I think its safe to say that the Optimus has a way better chance of getting 2.3 than the Transform does, but no guarantees at this point.
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I have a Transform but I will try to stay impartial. From all accounts, the Optimus is a great phone. It doesn't have a keyboard, it has a smaller screen, and something that's a big deal to me is it doesn't have a light sensor.

Even with all of that, if you aren't willing to root your phone and/or wait for 2.2 like Mr. Lloyd said, get the Optimus. If you do any sort of 3D gaming, get the Optimus.

Also if you're upgrading, find the Transform on sale. It's already an argument whether it's better then the Optimus but I don't think it's $149.99 better. $100 max is all I would pay for an upgrade to a Transform knowing I can get the Optimus for free.
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This is a transcript that i got today from sprint customer chat

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05/18/2011 08:15:02AM Session Started with Agent (Alex Ka)
05/18/2011 08:15:02AM System: "Thank you for contacting Sprint. My name is Alex Ka."
05/18/2011 08:15:02AM Brendon De Shon: "android samsung transform"
05/18/2011 08:15:09AM Agent (Alex Ka): "I am happy to help you."
05/18/2011 08:15:12AM Brendon De Shon: "hello"
05/18/2011 08:15:29AM Agent (Alex Ka): "While I access your account information, can you please provide more details about why you???re chatting with us today?"
05/18/2011 08:15:45AM Brendon De Shon: "Will the samsung transform be getting android 2.3 gingerbread?"
05/18/2011 08:16:17AM Agent (Alex Ka): "Let me check this for you."
05/18/2011 08:16:30AM Brendon De Shon: "thanks"
05/18/2011 08:17:12AM Agent (Alex Ka): "Thank you for waiting."
05/18/2011 08:17:25AM Brendon De Shon: "no problem"
05/18/2011 08:18:26AM Agent (Alex Ka): "Yes, android 2.3 gingerbread will available soon, we are in the final stage of launching, But we don't have exact date of launching."
05/18/2011 08:18:46AM Brendon De Shon: "So the transform is finally getting 2.3?"
05/18/2011 08:19:08AM Agent (Alex Ka): "Yes."
05/18/2011 08:19:27AM Brendon De Shon: "yay this will make a lot of users happy thank you"
05/18/2011 08:19:29AM Session Ended
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Evidence suggests that:

1) The Samsung Transform, and perhaps most or all Sprint Samsung Android phones, are unable to roam on 1900MHz.

2) Verizon is forcing roamers onto 1900MHz--perhaps first in some cities like Chicago, but presumably later across the country. It makes perfect sense that Verizon would push roamers onto the less penetrating, lower-coverage frequency. After all, Verizon's lawsuit against the FCC makes clear that Verizon permits roamers only due to legal requirements, and would prefer to shut them out entirely.

If so, Samsung phones have a significant disadvantage with respect to those of other brands.
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