Android 2.1 update for Sprint's Samsung Moment quietly launches

Android 2.1 update for Sprint's Samsung Moment quietly launches
Well that surely did take long enough, but the day has finally arrived as many owners may have given up in getting their hopes up for the Android 2.1 update for the Samsung Moment. As all eyes are pointing towards the Android 2.1 powered HTC EVO 4G that'll be available in a few weeks, but Sprint has finally joined the Android 2.1 game now that the Samsung Moment has officially gotten the long awaited update. Releasing it with little fanfare, the Samsung Moment can now claim to fame as being the sole Android smartphone that's currently available on Sprint's lineup to feature the latest version of the platform. Before clicking the source link below, just be sure to backup all of your data before proceeding with the installation – you just never know what can happen during the process.

Samsung Moment Specifications | Review

source: Sprint via PhoneNews

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11 Comments

1. EvoAnubis

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 14, 2010

I got this update, and it rocks! Bad news is, still only 3 homescreens. Good news includes updates to the camera, voice search, new lock screen and phone interfaces, runs faster than ever, and can use more apps off of the Market. This is a really good update!!

4. nastynoodles

Posts: 4; Member since: May 14, 2010

Go to the Market and Download the Helix Launcher (Not Helix Launcher 2), you get up to 7 Screens. Launcher 2 forces close and can brick your phone.

8. EvoAnubis

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 14, 2010

Dude, good looking out!! Just downloaded it, and I love it already!!!

2. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Got it installed pretty quickly way to go Sprint! I have renewed confidence in you. I especially love that voice text features now work etc :) Finally & better sooner then later glad this came before the Evo

3. Vegas89

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

Well it's not to different from the betas that got leaked. Still happy the official 2.1 is finally here.

5. nastynoodles

Posts: 4; Member since: May 14, 2010

It was a 2 hour project, I had to download this install that, whats up with an OTA? Ran into many port errors but finally it was able to install and running smoothly.

6. glhitw

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

You and me both. No matter what I did I couldn't run the update in Windows 7 64-bit. I downloaded the proper drivers and whatnot and the update program crashed and bricked my phone. I had to use a computer running Vista to update the phone. So if you are thinking of updating and use Win 7 64 just be careful because who knows what will happen and make sure that you have a backup computer to try it from running Vista or XP.

7. nastynoodles

Posts: 4; Member since: May 14, 2010

I ran mine on Win7 it took a couple of tries, but do not uninstall the driver, you might have to repeat the process until it recognizes your device. Then when it finally does it does not upgrade. I had to repeat the steps about 5 times until it worked.

9. jeryzkid22

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

I'm trying to do the update on my laptops at work with no luck. One laptop erases everything you add to the laptop so when I have to reboot the computer after installing the software the program keeps reverting back to the update that came out in February. The other laptop won't connect to the three different moments that I have and keeps popping up with add new hardware when the newest samsung drivers are already installed. I hope nobody comes to my store today to try to get the update!!!

10. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Love the update but is it just me experiencing the phone taking a little longer to power up then it did before sometimes up to a minute???

11. KateSharp18 unregistered

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