I just saw this posted over at PDAPhoneHome.com by another user and thought I would share it. Sounds like very good news, especially the memory reallocation and the GPS being unlocked.
Samsung to release firmware update in 2-3 weeks for i910
I was on the phone with Samsung tier 3 support today to address a very persistent issue with a possible conflict between Verizon Wireless Sync and the Omnia. The very helpful support engineer told me that Samsung will be releasing the firmware update in 2--3 weeks and it will address a number of issues:
1 - Change the allocation of memory to give more to the device vs My Storage
2 - Unlock the GPS to enable Google Maps, etc.
3 - Address power issues
4 - Adress misc sound and graphic issues
5 - Myriad of other issues
This is very good news.
My Reply from Verizion on April 21 on this subject. Seems to be a waste of my time, just Stroking me, hopefully we'll see better info from Samsung
Thank you for contacting our Verizon Wireless website. We regret your disappointment in the Samsung Omnia functionality when it comes to GPS being used with Google Maps or Mobile Windows Live. We are happy to assist with your inquiry on updating the Samsung Omnia.
We value your business and do not want to loose you due to the functionality of GPS on the Samsung Omnia. We are pleased that you decided to upgrade to the Samsung Omnia and not purchase the iPhone. We appreciate your interest in our data products and services.
The Samsung Omnia's GPS chip is used to provide the handset's location to emergency responders when placing 911 calls as are other Verizon Wireless phones. It does not provide any user accessible functionality such as location information for directions, mapping, or any other application. The Samsung Omnia is compatible with Assisted GPS (AGPS) functionality. Verizon Wireless supports AGPS rather than stand-alone GPS like some other carriers use.
We would like to assure you that we are committed to providing the very latest in products and services. For that reason, we rigorously test our products prior to launching them in an effort ensure they meet our standards of excellence. Doing so allows us to confidently address information regarding products or services that we currently offer. Disclosing any unconfirmed information that may be subject to change could raise expectations that may not be met. At this time, we are unable to state when GPS will be unlocked for the Samsung Omnia as no information has been given other than what you have stated.
AGPS uses the Verizon Wireless Network to provide more accurate, faster location information, in addition to better navigation performance indoors and in dense urban areas. You have stated that you are not interested in using the VZNavigator application. If you would like to use mapping software with the Samsung Omnia, we offer VZNavigator for $9.99 per month.
With VZNavigator you have all the features of an advanced navigation system right on your phone. You can get spoken turn-by-turn directions, maps, local point of interest search, and more. Please reply to this email if you would like to add the VZNavigator service to your account.