Now it's time for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch to receive its Android 4.0 update
0. phoneArena 01 Aug 2012, 11:10 posted on
After Sprint's customers with the HTC EVO 3D were busy loading up Android 4.0 on their stereoscopic device, Sprint customers are once again the focus as the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch has now starting rolling out...
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1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i have a friend that just bought one of these. i don't support his decision but i'll make sure he gets this. o:
16. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
I've heard it's insanely buggy to the point of almost being unusable. Samsung sucks wih updates, and I'm probably not downloading this on my Epic 4G Touch.
Just don't tell him about it. XD
18. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)
I know why you have the name nonsense now. How stupid., A real nonsense hit piece. CM9 has been running flawlessly for months on the Epic 4G Touch
19. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Some people don't have experience with rooting, ROMing, or installing custom firmware on their device. Some people just don't want to for fear that they'll screw it up.
And if you had half a brain, you'd know that I wasn't talking about any Android ROM, I was talking about Samsung's official update.
Also, my name is not "nonsense," Why are you bashing me about something so trivial in the first place? I don't believe we've met before.
Mind your own business and don't be a brainless jerk.
23. mahony (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
I do not have this device, but I think it is a great phone. I work at a sprint store with a service and repair center. Ever since this phone started getting the update about two weeks ago, it has been unstable for many customers. We have been able to replicate the main issue of the battery life draining within hours of the phone being on stand by. The phone gets very hot after the update too. There have been internet stability issues as well.
32. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
he's rite updating makes android fone buggyy!
21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
what kind of bugs? o.O
yeah, Samsung really pales in the update department.
22. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Abysmal battery life, wifi connection and network strengths go on and off, UI issues, all kinds of crap. Don't update. Do CM9, like douchebag above me stated, if you can. I don't want to though, for fear of messing up my device. xD
4. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
ohh when will it get jelly bean ? lol or will it ?
5. Yankchef (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)
yea seriously... evo3d came out before the photon and the s2 was released after it, and thats two seriously two sprint phones from 2011 that have gotten ics. cmon!
6. dhusted (Posts: 6; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
This update has been live for about two weeks now. It went active in mid july. We have been running it since then with an OTA. Others I know with it got theirs in mid july as well. Don't know why you say it happened today.
13. halcyoncmdr (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
Because PhoneArena doesn't have any "new" news or information anymore. They haven't for over a year now, they just repost news that has already been posted elsewhere. Usually reposting it days or weeks later as "new" still. It's sad it has gone so far downhill here recently.
7. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
My dad's OTA to ICS for his Epic Touch came over two weeks ago.
8. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
Yeah this is confusing to me. Two of my friends got their ICS update on the 16th of July.
9. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I've been trying to download it on my sister's phone for that long with no luck. I guess it was a very limited rollout before
10. mad5870 (Posts: 60; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
it has been rolling out since mid july but sprint put it on hold to fix a few bugs, so they say. and it just started back up a couple of days ago.
24. inertiatic (Posts: 34; Member since: 29 May 2012)
That makes sense. My wife got her update July 17, and I have yet to get it. If they are fixing bugs, will hers get another update? It is a bit buggy.
35. mad5870 (Posts: 60; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
It might. Over on XDA someone said the only difference they noticed between the two updates was the newest update clears your swype keyboard data. so if your wife is having trouble with swype have her clear here data for swype.
12. AFnerdTP (unregistered)
I've had the update for a little over a couple of weeks now.
very happy with the update. UI definitely feels snappier and chrome is awesome.
one thing i've noticed is that battery drain during use seems considerably worse. standby time seems to be the same.
anyone else notice it?
14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Why did it take so long to bring ICS to the device? ICS is a few months from being a year old and JB just came out. All this time the device has been running GB which is very outdated now.
15. ojdidit84 (Posts: 457; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
If you've payed attention to previous news about ICS updates, all of the OEMs seem to say that it is the most intensive update from previous because it's so different from other builds of Android. Even Cyanogen took longer than normal to get their first builds of ICS out for phones. Jellybean updates should be a smoother transition for those that are able to and do get it.
26. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12069; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
And yet it took the same amount of time to send ICS out as other Android builds did.
27. ojdidit84 (Posts: 457; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
And if that's the case, then what is your gripe with the update taking "so long" for it to come to this device?
If it wasn't a US device it most likely would've had the update sooner but we all know that US carriers have to put their tramp stamp all over the release rom...
31. Nocturne (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 May 2012)
Simply put, even with software that is nearly two years old, it didn't really need a software update because it is more advanced and has more features than any other mobile OS available already.
This is really just icing on the cake.
20. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
If you havent downloaded the update yet, I highly advise not to do it. A lot of my customers have been having issues with it, so don't do it, wait for the next one.
BTW, Phone Arena is slow, update has been available for almost 3 weeks now.
30. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)
Just got it 4am this morning.Yes it does feel snappier,no lag,face unlock,and all but battery consumption needs to be looked at.Otherwise happy.Now all I need is LTE.
33. YellowSmileY (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)
I've been waiting 2 weeks to get this update. Apparently Sprint pulled it due to issues....
36. silentchaos79 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
My wife and I just upgraded to the Epic 4g Touch and while we were in the store activating our phones...hers got the 4.0 update and mine has yet to update..whats up with that?
37. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
hers was made on Monday and yours was made on Friday?
38. silentchaos79 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
haha probably...now she taunts me because hers does a few things i have to jump through a few hoops with on mine till the update..keep in min she had a palm pixi before this phone for 3 years