Folks, please appreciate a few things.
1. I have a long time bud who works for Samsung as their regional consumer electronics rep. Samsung treats phones no different from other consumer electronics. They build it, ship it and move to the next device. They rarely update a device unless something is broken, because this effort cuts into their profit margins for the product. Yes, I have mentioned this before.
2. This device ROCKS and may possibly be the first device Sammy actually considers to make an effort to update, since they are launching it everywhere a carrier wants it. That said, the plan (for now, at least) is to provide the CARRIERS the code & drivers needed to update the device.
3. The new Galaxy line is a litmus test for Sammy. If the device is a huge success, they may change their current business model and afford more resources to post-sales development work (OS updates).
Of all the touch-only devices (for any carrier) out now and for the year, I think this is the best of them all. Perfect screen size, IMO.