Samsung Epic 4G Touch gets Android 4.1 update via Kies

Samsung Epic 4G Touch gets Android 4.1 update via Kies
Remember when the Samsung Galaxy S II was named the Samsung Epic 4G Touch at Sprint? We are happy to say that the device, which was updated to Android 4.0.4 in July, is now ready to receive Android 4.1. But, uh, there is one little problem and for most of you out there, it really is no big deal. The update is not being pushed out via an OTA notification. You actually will have to fire up that big box in your living room, you know, that dated device that used to excite you before you bought your first smartphone, and head over to Samsung Kies to pullout the update, which brings you version GB27.

While Samsung did not deliver an exact changelist, you can expect the usual which means Project Butter bringing the smooth and Google Now bringing the information you need, when you need it. Actionable notifications let you call someone back directly from the notification site, or view a video or a picture straight from a notification.  And now you can now put a widget on your home screen and have it fit the page automatically, resizing to fill the gap that you have to work with.

The update also brings a smarter QWERTY keyboard, always ready to more accurately guess your next word. And voice typing is now available when you're offline. With Android Beam, two NFC enabled Android phones can share contacts, pictures, videos and web pages with just a tap. And when you want to pair with a Bluetooth powered device, simply tap it to your phone to sync.

Yup, it's a whole new world out there for you Samsung Epic 4G Touch users. Just head over to Kies now to update your phone. Ah, just one last note. We know the phone in the slideshow is not the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, but we included the illustrations to show you what the update will bring with it.

source: Samsung, Sprint via AndroidCentral


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Epic 4G Touch
  • Display 4.5 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2

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7 Comments

7. AFnerdTP unregistered

after i upgraded to the Note II, i've been using my old S II as a media player around the house. Google Now has become pretty important for my life and it's awesome that now i can use Google Now with this as well.

6. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

nice nice

5. palmguy

Posts: 991; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I don't need a phone upgrade now. :)

4. uchihakurtz

Posts: 429; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Galaxy Ace II JB update is also out too, on Portugal though ..

3. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

good for sprint and samsung

2. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Downloaded it earlier. It's awesome. My phone is like an S3. Fixed all bugs as well.

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The U.S Galaxy S2 updates have begun! :)

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