Sprint pushing out OTA updates for the Samsung Epic 4G and the Samsung Galaxy Tab

Sprint pushing out OTA updates for the Samsung Epic 4G and the Samsung Galaxy Tab
Sprint's subscribers who happen to have a Samsung Epic 4G or a Samsung Galaxy Tab running on its network are going to love to hear what we just found out. Reportedly, Sprint has started pushing out  over-the-air updates for these two Android-powered handhelds, which add a number of exciting features to their repertoire.

The most significant improvement to the Samsung Epic 4G is its upgrade to the most popular Android version out there – 2.2 Froyo. That translates into added Adobe Flash 10.1 support for a richer browsing experience, the ability to install applications to the smartphone's external storage card, and a number of other minor and major enhancements. Additionally, just as it was announced a few months ago, the updates also introduce the Sprint ID customization capability to both the Samsung Epic 4G and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which brings the total number of devices to support the feature to five. Users will now be able to easily customize their smart handhelds by choosing one of the many predefined lifestyle “packs,” which have been designed around a specific theme – golfing, business, automobiles, or fashion, to name a few. Each one of the sixteen “packs” contains theme-related widgets, sounds, wallpapers, and apps, and the entire selection can be browsed through via Sprint's website.

Sprint promises that the updating process will be complete on all devices by March 24 so keep an eye on the notification area of your handheld.

source: Sprint

Related phones

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
Galaxy Tab
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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15 Comments

1. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Today also gives us the Froyo update for the Samsung Transform, a phone that needed 2.2 as badly as the damn Epic did. Did PhoneArena purposely omit that? The 3 updates were all announced together, wow.

2. Goofy1 unregistered

Who said they will be updated? i emailed Sprint sunday and they just email me back that there is no update coming in the near future???????????????????

3. IHatePhones

Posts: 99; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

SprintID on the Epic? Not happy about that. I hope they fix the regular 2.2 and push that back out. I don't appreciate unecessary bloat on my phone.. SprintID takes a powerful phone and kidifies it, I can go on the market and download apps myself thankyouverymuch... In fact, I'd rather it be vanilla Android. I don't need Nascar or Asphalt 5 or a "Free HD Game" icon everpresent on my phone either...

4. DragonicNIght unregistered

The funny thing is if you dont like having the preloaded apps on your phone there are plent of home replacements that should go ahead and resolve the issue for you regarding the extra icons

6. IHatePhones

Posts: 99; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

But I shouldn't have to get another app to "hide" the apps I don't want in the first place. I have rooted it in the past to delete the stuff I didn't want and that made me have to hard wipe the phone to put the upgrade on it... It's a pain either way. And SprintID isn't an app it is a complete overlay. Like TouchWiz or TouchSense. Just more bloatware.

5. DragonicNight

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

My only other thing is if the Epic Gets 2.2 that would mean that the only deviec left ( mine ) The fascinate would be the only one needing 2.2 .......

7. nola7820

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

@ Goofy...it is true. I read it on Sprint's website as well as Android's website that the updates were going out today. Nice that they were supposed to "notify us" when the update was going to become available...I didn't get any notice...and it seems no one else did either. I had to find out the way the rest of us did...by continually checking every friggin website about cellphones to see if there has been any word on it. If that is the notification that they were supposed to be sending out then it failed...badly....and someone needs a lesson in customer service!!

8. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Wonder and hope that this will bring the option to have predictive text while using the physical keyboard.

10. nola7820

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

I hear ya on that. Kinda sucks it doesn't have it on the physical keyboard.

9. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Isn't this an old story that has somehow been recycled? This was a while ago.

11. nola7820

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Didn't get the OTA update so I went to Sprints website and went to the forums. They have the file listed there on page 12 for the downloadable file, Downloaded it and had to log into a couple of things, but other than that, it works perfectly. no problems. Thank you for posting the update online!! And for those that aren't as tech savvy, like me, i will repost the directions... download link from phone Open my files in app drawer after complete Rename file to update Then move file to root of sd (Hold file select move) at bottom of screen press move here Once moved turn off phone Then reboot into recovery by holding vol down, camera, and power Select update zip using vol keys to scroll use home button to select Enjoy!!! Dowload useing 4g Took me 10 min total

12. nola7820

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Added info: From what I understand, this only works for DI18 build, not the EC13 build. Here is the link: Its on Google server now !!!! http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/sprint_samsung_d700/5f372cb40834.update-SPH-D700_DI18 ToEC05

13. nola7820

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

14. nola7820

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Sorry about that....the link isn't copying correctly. There is no space between the "DI18" and the "ToEC05.zip" ...

15. IHatePhones

Posts: 99; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

Oh and I just got a message through SprintZone, apparently you can "turn off" SprintID in order to just use it as a regular Epic 2.2 experience.http://sprint.us/sites/sprint_zone/sprint_id/epic.php

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