Now it's time for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch to receive its Android 4.0 update

Now it's time for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch to receive its Android 4.0 update
The Samsung Epic 4G Touch

The Samsung Epic 4G Touch

Yesterday, we told you that Sprint customers with the HTC EVO 3D were getting their handset updated to Android 4.0. Today, the focus remains on Sprint as its version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, receives its Ice Cream Sandwich update. The actual Android build coming to the device is Android 4.0.4 and is software version IMM761.FF18.

Of the three major U.S. carriers that offered the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Sprint version was arguably the best. It was the only model that offered both the 4.52 inch screen and the dual-core 1.2GHz Samsung Exynos processor. The AT&T version of the phone was equipped with the same dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos processor, but had a smaller 4.3 inch screen. And the T-Mobile variant of the phone had the same 4.52 inch screen as Sprint's model, but was powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

If you are a Samsung Epic 4G Touch owner, did your unit get updated yet to Android 4.0? You can let us know and tell us what you think of Android 4.0 by commenting in the box below.

source: Phandroid

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Epic 4G Touch
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8.70h talk time)

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38 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Mar 16, 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: Feb 17, 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: Mar 16, 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: Apr 04, 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: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

he's rite updating makes android fone buggyy!

34. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Could you explain?

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

what kind of bugs? o.O yeah, Samsung really pales in the update department.

22. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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

2. pokergator18

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

now update the photon now Sprint

3. ZeroYSL

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

When P6800 get it...

4. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

ohh when will it get jelly bean ? lol or will it ?

11. md227a

Posts: 222; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Is that too soon? I think not haha

5. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 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: Jul 31, 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: Feb 04, 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: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

My dad's OTA to ICS for his Epic Touch came over two weeks ago.

8. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 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: Oct 17, 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: Nov 21, 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: May 29, 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: Nov 21, 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?

29. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

I did.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 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 unregistered

And yet it took the same amount of time to send ICS out as other Android builds did.

27. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 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: May 21, 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: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

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