New Official update to fix 720p audio codec to AAC.
Samsung will soon have a major official firmware update available for Samsung i8910 Omnia HD users, this update will bring us a much needed general update. Which will focus on improved battery life, general speed improvements, new widgets and new games and applications. But biggest fix of all for most users is Samsung will replace the AMR audio codec (which plagued the 720p audio) with a much better AAC audio codec.
As you can see from the media info screenshot above, taken by a German tester of the new firmware. The 720p video is at 24fps, while audio is now a AAC codec, 32000 Hz 16000 Hz, mono @ 512kbs 256kbs (bitrate). Which isn’t too bad. This should give us good audio quality.
Edit: We have since seen a video recorded on the new firmware. And the properties state:
Video: MPEG4 Video 1280×720 [Video]
Audio: AAC 16000Hz mono 256Kbps [Audio]
Download the sample to see for yourself:
Edit: We have since seen a video recorded on the new firmware. And the properties state:
Video: MPEG4 Video 1280×720 [Video]
Audio: AAC 16000Hz mono 256Kbps [Audio]
Download the sample to see for yourself:
Interesting to note that its 2 channel, does this mean Samsung are not only using the Mic just above the camera lens (That’s the dedicated video mic). but also the microphone for voice calls too? To record stereo?
Samsung Omnia HD The development of new software version is complete. The quality checks, which are always performed for each new version, have been launched and will end within a week. Soon after, you can upgrade the terminal through PC Studio 7. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. We are confident however that the result will live up to expectations.
We think the update will be either i8910xxig2 or i8910xeig2
Thanks to cinek from our forums for the info.
We will post asap when we either have the update or the official update is live over the Samsung phone updater.
Very good job to all who have posted, contacted Samsung and not the least the developers at Samsung for making this possible!
Now we will have THE BEST SMARTPHONE ON THE MARKET TODAY )
I hope all the review sites will pick up the news as soon as the update comes live and try it out.
Thaaanks Samsung!!!!! XD
Thats awesome news, we will have to check regarding the stereo thing.
any idae if it will re-enable the FM Transmitter? or did they remove the hardware too (and not only the software)?
The FM transmitter was removed from the hardware specs. in the end, so no software will enable that function, sadly.
THANK YOU SAMSUNG !!! YOU ARE GREAT!!!
Well I don’t really care about other functions as FM Transmitter as long as camera will record in this type of AAC. The java heap memory issue is quite overwhelming but I am sure they will fix it in next firmwares. All in all with these updates this is becoming by far the best mobile device on our planet. Thanks Samsung!
Oh please god be true….how will we get this official firmware update though, because i have the latest version of samsung pc studio 7 and everytime i try the updater, it wont get past step 1….it just scans my phone for ages and ages without getting anywhere. Now i’m worried that we’ll finally have a great firmware update soon and i wont even be able to get it
great news love it
Unfortunately, VLC read the data wrong, the audio hasn’t got a sampling rate of 32kHz, instead it has just 16kHz.
Just 16Khz , 1 Channel, Mono and Video has 22fps
OOh and btw. the Audio Bitrate is just 98kbit/s not 512kbit/s!
for example, the Nokia 5800 XM has 48Khz Audio with a Bitrate of 768Kbps
Hopefully i8910HD Browser(OSS Safari Core) can do every things as same as Windows Internet Explorer,check it out again for sure,if not please fix it too.
Dont make it mistake for your very Expensive Smart Phone I’ve to pay for.
I’ve learn that its in fact 16Khz / 256kbs mono. From the latest video sample here: http://rapidshare.com/files/251897008/Video009.mp4 or
Briggs….even though not brilliant, that video sample is still MUCH better than the current crappy AMR codec. I’d easily much rather have what that guy has. Any way we can get it sooner?
Mr. Briggs, I’ve been a Nokia fanboy for a couple of years now… but now I plan to buy the Omnia HD(once it becomes available here in Dubai UAE)because the N97 doesn’t cut it! My question is about FIRMWARE UPDATES. Is updating the FW of a Samsung unit(in this case the i8910 Omnia HD) as easy as updating a Nokia(Nokia Software updater)? I also read in some forums that Samsung has these drawbacks regarding after-sales service, specifically firmware updates?
I need to see a test on D1 resolution, or VGA. I just hope they make it 44Khz in these resolutions, because 16Khz isn’t that good. And we can’t judge anything just by that video, it’s almost silent.
The good part is that Samsung do try to fix it, what is awesome. The bad part is that a good intention isn’t enough here.
Yes it will be the same, that is once Samsung release the offical firmware update. Which is soon, you just need to run the software update once its live. Much like Nokias updater. It looks the same.
Depends on if Pavel in our forum can get hold fo the firmware before its live on the samsung updater. Check our forums for the newest firmware.
But briggs….every time i try the samsung updater, it will not get past step one. When i press start it just scans my phone for the firmware i currently have but just scans and scans. It never gets past step 1 as i say….so must be a bad piece of software cos i know other people have this problem too. The previous version of samsung pc studio wouldn’t even load up the updater, but the latest version loads up but as i said, wont get past step 1. So god knows how i’m gonna be able to get the firmware update, if it ever does come out!
If mine is on orange, do I have to debrand it first before I can use this update when it comes out?
I have the same proble and i have a i8910 debranded by samsung no operator lock but when try the update in the first step dont pass i disconect the phone and 2 or 3 times more try and finaly the update software say my phone not supported
I have the same problem. I have unbranded i8910 and PC Suite Software Updater says that this phone is not supported. I hope this service for i8910 is just turned off on Samsung servers for there have been no official firmware updates so far. When this update is ready I think Samsung will add support for i8910 on it’s servers and we’ll be able to update our devices.
Solos it sounds like you havent got the newer version of pc studio 7, there was one released sometime last week, but as i say, the newer one aint much better cos even though the updater works, i cant get past step 1. And by the way i havent debranded my phone, it is still the crappy orange version.
Anyone have any idea if we might be getting that Dolfin browser? The one with the Samsung Jet. Looks pretty cool!
download link for the firmware please? rapidshare or megaupload will suffice
Download the latest version of Samsungs PC suite should fix this.
Briggs it doesn’t, a new pc suite came out last week sometime didn’t it?? That’s the one i got….version 18.104.22.168
The version before that wouldnt even let me load up the updater, it just said cannot access or something, but this new version will load up but as i said it wont get past step 1, and i’m not the only 1 with the problem.
Today I try to Softare update again and the program download some updates for himself later run again and when launch the update only take about 4 seconds to tellme my phone is not supported in this time, and the message display is diferent, Samsung all ready fixed this bug reported some days ago and I think Samsung is ready to upload the firmware
I tried the same thing and yes it did the same. It downloaded an update, then when i scanned it in step 1 again instead of just scanning forever, it gave me a message saying “phone software updater does not support the connected model, thank you for checking”
I hope this just means that they are going to upload something soon!
Please steal someone the new firmware and share link If is already video on youtube showing functions of this new version, somebody must has it
Why do you get a different codec details ?, i got the same information : Abtastrate: 32.000 hz., 16 bit, 24 frames and 512 kb/s bitatre.
I got 16.000Hz, 16 bits, 94kbps sound and 22 frames with MediaCoder latest version.
Here is a link to a screenshot: http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9528/video009doi8910analised.jpg
I also got something similar to Gabriel with MediaInfo
Overall bit rate: 6851kbps Nominal bit rate: 7550kbps Maximum bit rate: 8389kbps Frames:22.315fps
Bit rate: 94kbps Sampling Rate: 16000Hz Resolution: 16 bits
PLS someone post the link for the new firmware. THANKS!!!
Hello guys, i used the VLC media player and the results are what i wrote before.
Alex….irongoat…..gabriel….ANYONE…..where have u got this firmware from to test with???? People been asking for links but no response….you lot are talking as if you have it??
I will buy the i8910 as soon as i read positive things about the quality of the sound of HD recorded movies……i hope the firmware will fix the issue! The i8910 will be the best gadget on this planet…… iPhone is for losers….N97 for girls!!
@ Clark, I don’t have the firmware, i don’t even have the phone! lol What we did was to download the video sample, published in the news, and then run a analysis on it. The firmware is NOT out yet, as far as I know.
Guys I have the same problem with the updater and I have the latest pc studio (and isn’t that annoying to update in itself ( i had to totally wipe the old version before it would let me install the new one)
Previously PC studio told there was an error of communtication now it tells me the connection has been updated and tells me to reconnect but no further
If anyone has an idea please help
maybe you need unistall and then go to registry entry (regedit) and search all samsung name and delete all files and you have a competly unistall
We need another sample one with a person moving and talking in frame on a busy street to be able to see if the extra visual data effects frame rate, how background noise is handled and wether the camera can keep lipsync. Also I know this may sound strange, but I used to do this with my original XDA, if the headphones are plugged in, the recorded audio should switch to the mic on the headphone line so it can be used as an emergency lapel mic in the field. This also allows for third party mics to be adapted for use.
I went to Britney Spears concert last month and I shot the video with the Omnia HD and the audio is AMAZINGLY HORRIBLE. Check it out my youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQlZOBCUF4E
I also shot the same show on a different date with a Nokia N95 compare de sound quality between the two mobiles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSkV9nA8UKU
Today Im in Antwerp and Im here for another Britney Spears concert and Im very sad that the firmware update wasnt released cause Im going to have another bad video(audio) I think Im going to take my iphone with me and record the sound as mp3 and then add the mp3 to the Omnia video.
firmware is not out hope it comes out soon as previously mentioned we are running tests on the sample clip provided. For pc suite problems uninstall everything to do with samsung and nokia then go program files and delete samsung folder then reinstall
I have disabled my virus suite (Mcafee) and PC studio 7 is working fine. I get the usual few minutes of magnifying glass, then in a red font, there is a message that there is no updates available yet.
Hope this helps
Today i Check again and the Software Updater again update files for himself I try to upload the image but i dont find this option here, somenthing is cooming !!!!!!!!!!
Today, i became the message in PC Studio, that no updates aviable yet. Before this the Suite only search the phone informations (…). I think that is a sign …maybe the update come tomorrow, i hope. (Sorry for the bad english).
I’m sorry to sound a bit thick but, does it matter if u use windows vista to UPDATE the firmware or do u need xp (which is the preferred choice when DEBRANDING).
Well, the general opinion is that one should use windows xp for debranding and that pc studio may not be so compatible with windows vista. However,as i already posted, i have disabled Mcafee virus scanner/suite and pc studio 7 worked fine, even though there are no upgrades yet. PC studio 7 never worked and hanged on the magnifying glass step 1/4 before when i didnt disable the virus scanner. Who knows , maybe this was the problem everybody talked about, regarding pc studio 7 and windows vista. I hope this helps others!!!
FFS i’m on vista and just ran updater again….it downloaded some new stuff when i ran it, so i thought happy days…..but still…..i scan it, and 3-4 seconds later it says updater does not support the connected model. I give up, i’m just gonna wait till someone else says they have it
So…. It’s been a week now, a long painful week of waiting; is the software release here yet?
it’s still not here, I love my samsung phone but am honestly not impressed with samsung this should have been sorted ages ago; it’s bad enough they allowed orange to ruin the firmware and I had to debrand it, now I’ve got to wait for another update! Come on Samsung get to it already!!!
Ps great work from everyone in the forum have learned slot from this site!
Lets keep it alive!!
Its 11:50 yet. The day is not end
after speaking with a member of samsung customer service she informed me I could go to my local carphone warehouse and they would be able to update the firmware free of charge and they would be able to do it there and then. Going to give it a shot tonight will let you know how it goes (if at all lol)
It’s 10th July for me in London, England ; and when I spoke to cust service she said she had been sent an email regarding the firmware update just a couple of hours ago; either way it’s HERE ( according to samsung’s customer service)
I called support here in Denmark, and they told me that i had to go to Telecare (Danish mobile rapair center) to get it updated. PC studio don’t have the function to update the phone as Nokia at the moment. Strange – because PC studio now checks for updates and says i have the latest software. Still, it’s a good sign that PC studio now works.
The promblems i have is: Very poor battery time, will only last for 8 hours. Geotagging is not working, and Road sync dosen’t sync my contact pictures from Outlook.
Samsung here in Denmark dosen’t now anything ! Poor support for such a great phone. Samsung need’s to come with some updates, if they want succes.
WOW WOW WOW… SAmsung you are wonderful. I have finished updating my omnia hd . no problems at all. Well samsung have kept their word, and delivered in time, so hopefully anyone saying bad things about SAMSUNG credibility should shut up now!!!! …more comments later on after i check things more deeply…. Thanks Samsung! You deserve it after so many complaints. Hopefully you keep supporting this MAGNIFICANT mobile phone!!!!!
how did u get it, did u use pc studio 7…..if so what version do u have and what windows do you use and what country are you in??? Just checked mine, i’m in uk….and on vista but ran the check and it’s still not recognising the phone But i see on italy facebook site that the update does exist…..just wanna know if i can get it yet cos i’m in uk!
Hey James icant update via software updater again display the phone not supported.
Ad today the software update download again more updates for himself .
How do you do t update
I disactivated the virus scanner (mcafee in my case) and everything worked fine. I didnt do any thing more. My phone is with the italian software even though i live in Malta. Hope you succeed
so basically you’re saying i have to invalidate my warranty to flash my orange software to italian firmware first….then update it……is it worth it?? Surely it will be available in uk soon?? Or not??
Im not saying to anyone to invalidate your warranty. I bought the phone with the italian firmware installed. I have not invalidated my warranty cos i have left my firmware as it was originally in my phone.
i know you have….but do you think because i have uk firmware, that i have to flash it to italian first for it to work?? Sounds kinda dodgy.
I think that as you said you will invalidate your warranty, so you better think twice before you upgrade. However i think it should work.
This is so silly. The update is available but the Updater still says: The connected model is not supported by Phone software updater. Thanks for checking.
I have no virus software running.
I’m in The Netherlands.
Nice forum btw!
as said before i think you will need italian firmware, so either we’ll have to wait….or you can flash your phone to old italian firmware first then update through pc studio.
LOL. No way will I install Italian firmware. I will go to the shop (T4Telecom) where I bought the phone and ask them how to upgrade the fw.
Hi guys, i would like to know how many frame rates you get on HD videorecording with normal action and light on screen ? thanks,
I mean, low light and intense action reduces frame rates when you record ?
HELP PLEASE !!!! Someone help us to update
I flashed my phone now to the newest italian firmware! Now PC Studio tells me that my phone are not supported . I think i must wait for the IG2 Firmware to flash with symbian flash tool.
Why samsung not release a full worlwide compatibility firmware update
I Have the Humngary firmware someone have tips to update
Folks its already out !!!!!
Just connected via pc suite and it actually connected and installed new firmware and guess what ——— The audio has vastly improved and it’s in all resolutions not just the highest as thought.
Didn’t have to buy it but phone had already been de branded onto Italian firmware.
yeah! i flashed to the XIE4 Italian Firmware and now PC Studio Updates to the new IG2 )))))
What are the audio spec on the D1 and VGA resolutions?
Wow. This phone is great. No other comes even close. The video recording is super at 1280×720 and the sound is much better. I think the phone in general is faster as well. I understand the frustration of others still waiting ( I have completely nibbled my nails yesterday waiting for the firmware), but surely samsung will deliver. It doesnt make sens to develop the firmware for one country only, its just a little more waiting probably….
I have updated my phone with latest firmware XXIG2. The phone works amazingly faster & kewl compared to its previous Orange firmware. Can someone please tell me how to find out if the audio is changed to AAC??
When I start PC studio I see to the left my phone with some messeges under it and to the right I see all the options. If i click on update software ( bottom right-hand corner) I get the message that he’s downloading the update. Then a new screen pops up to install the update on the phone, when I click start it says ‘phone not connected’
Can anyone help me plz?
Just updated PC Studio 7 by clicking on update icon and then ran the update with phone set to PC Studio and ………. “updater does not support this phone model”. Not happy. I have emailed Samsung but don’t expect much back. Unless a miracle happens before my contract expires I won’t touch Samsung again. Useless.
I have same problem ‘updater does not support phone model’ looked everywhere and asked everywhere and still had no asnwer.
Re: Updater does not support this phone model. ….According to Samsung Technical Dept. This is a misleading message which should more correctly have said there is no firmware upgrade yet available for download. I was told that the updater does support the i8910HD & Samsung agreed that the message is misleading. I was told that they are hoping to have the updated firmware available for download soon (whatever soon means).
Hello, I’m trying to update my omnia HD unlocked via the PC studio 7 but it gives me the following messages after i click the ‘START’ button on the software updater-symbian page:
The connection between the phone and PC has been updated.
Please try again after removing and reconnecting the USB cable first.
What am i doing wrong? please help me!!
I read people talking about media info on samsung i8910, I need to know if anyone can tell me how to view and check my codec, if I’m using AAC or AMR.
also, how do I chechk if my memory RAM is more or less after upgrading to a different firmware, any software that would tell me these info?
Thanks for your suggestion guys!
Monckeee, just record a video, when the sound is horrible, you have the AMR codec, when the sound is good/normal then you have the AAC codec… and trust me you WILL notice the difference… just search for omnia hd samples on YouTube, you will see what I mean
Even with AAC the sound is shit! Ok its an improvement over the AMR codec, but still….
Read my following topic where i prove my point
you keep on talking about the new firmware but i havent seen or have any of you ever provided download links for us to get it. i get to read all the forums around but stil i have no luck of finding any link for the latest FW ..this sucks!!!
Thats because your phone’s firmware doesn’t have an update yet , me having the same problem with the UAE firmware .
samsung omnia is a stone
that u cannot change to make you comfortable
samsung had made a very good business
to make people to suffer. i think samsung have
learned something from these sufferrers.
i have a stone of samsung. really i cannot update it
even cannot find a website to update.
such a big brand with such a big stone on the market.
I have the same problem. Any information plz.
The firmware update will be available via PC Studio 7, Samsung’s unique in-house software upgrade program. PC Studio 7 was included in the package of I8910 HD or can be downloaded at the Samsung mobile website (http://www.samsungmobile.com).
The firmware update will be available from January 2010 in the UK and gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world.
Here is the solution:
downloud firmware for samsun omnia i8910
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