Sprint’s Epic 4G Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Rolling Out Now
By on November 9th, 2011

Sprint has finally started rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Samsung Epic 4G. The update comes weeks after Google announced the much awaited successor to Gingerbread, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The European version of the Galaxy S also got its Gingerbread update nearly 5 months ago. Better late than never, eh Sprint and Samsung?

Apart from the bump in the Android version, the update also brings some bug fixes, and other Gingerbread goodies like a Download manager app, improved copy & paste functionality and much more.

Below is the full change-log for the update -:

Enhancements/Fixes:

- Upgrade of the Google OS from Froyo to Gingerbread (Android 2.3)

- Audible Sprint AIRAVEâ„¢ notifications when answering call

- SMS messages sent without area code

- PRL and Profile update

- EAS (Exchange Activesync) email displaying HTML

- Bluetooth headset sound improvements

- Fully visible date on device lock screen

Sprint is the first  U.S carrier to roll out the Android update for its variant of the Galaxy S. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon’s variant of the Galaxy S are still stuck with Android 2.2 (FroYo), with no official time frame as to when they will get the update. An Android 2.3.4 based firmware did leak for the AT&T Captivate and the T-Mobile’s Vibrant, confirming that the update is under works for these handsets.

 

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  • PS

    I tried to load it manually on my 1 yr old Spring Samsung Galaxy but it failed. The zip file is a ‘bust’ :-( And, I did follow the instructions; done this kind of thing before; tried it several times.

    I dropped by Sprint store and the tech said that they have not seen any internal notice that 2.3 will be released on this phone. I’ve daily hit the update function from my phone but it doesn’t find the update.

    I’m hoping that the zip file was just put out early and that Sprint/Samsung will figure this out soon.

  • PB

    I did the same exact thing as PS and Sprint told me to wait until they roll it out to me, I’ve waited 9 days! How many more days wll I have to wait??????

 
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