Samsung Epic 4G could visit the Gingerbread bakery this month

Samsung Epic 4G could visit the Gingerbread bakery this month
The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint is expected to come this month, around the 24th, says unnamed source from the nation's third largest carrier.

The Gingerbread update brings a more refined UI, as well as improved text input, downloads, applications and power management. The source mentioned that Samsung's TouchWiz interface overlay (what else) has been the culprit for the Gingerbread update delay, but the issues are obviously being sorted out, and it should be just a few weeks before the improvements start gracing your Epic 4G.

This confirms for the Nth time that manufacturer overlays are thorn in the paw when it comes to timely Android updates, regardless how useful their creators perceive them. Oh, well, we can't have it all, and Google said it will slow the pace down with Android updates annually after Ice Cream Sandwich, so next year we might be looking at a different Android world.

source: SprintFeed via AndroidAuthority

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Epic 4G
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh

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8 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey that is great, I can't wait to install the Android Gingerbread update to my wife's Samsung Epic 4G. She had an Apple iPhone 4 & just loves the Epic 4G. She loves the physical keyboard way better than the iPhone 4's virtual keyboard. Also she can't get enough of the 4G speeds of the Epic 4G. You know what they say, a happy wife = a happy house hold! lol

2. Debbie unregistered

You also forgot better "sex" 8)

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well Debbie, that falls under a happy house hold! lol But I like how you think! lol You are a good woman! lol ;-)

4. rican

Posts: 132; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

ur a very insecure person superandroidevo...u dont have to use lol everytime u end a sentence..can u imagine someone talking in person laughing everytime they end a sentence that would annoy the s**t out of me.

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude what are you talking about? Because I say lol I am insecure. Really? Dude if you need to even type that, YOU are the insecure person. What Debbie said to me was VERY funny. I was laughing as I was typing my response to her. I laughed longer than it took me to type that little post. I can't believe I need to explain myself to YOU! Just so you know I don't laugh as I talk you moron. rican thanks for your diagnosis. I didn't know you are a psychiatrist. Just so you know your stupid post just annoyed the sh*t out of me. LOL

6. rican

Posts: 132; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

woosa woosa just statin my opinion you didnt have to get too offensive about it.

7. Sprintdean unregistered

According to the sprint website, the Epic 4g is showing to ship with Android 2.3 as of 2:45pm ET on July 13th

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Nice thanks!

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