It’s been a long time coming for Epic 4G owners who have sat back questioning the empty promises of Samsung to deliver Android 2.2 to the Epic. Customers of the high-end Android device have seen its cousin, the Samsung Vibrant, already receive the Android 2.2 update with no sign of Froyo coming to their device in the near future. However, today, Sprint went ahead and posted on its Community Forums that the Android 2.2 for the Samsung Epic 4G will begin February 21 and continue through February 25. On the 25th, all Epic 4G owners should have received the Froyo update OTA. The text of the announcement can be read below.
Below is a statement that will be released today regarding the Android 2.2 upgrade for the Epic. Watch for additional information to be posted on Monday! Android 2.2/Froyo will be pushed to Sprint Samsung Epic 4G customers beginning Feb. 21. All users should have access to Android 2.2 by Feb. 25. New Samsung Epic 4G MR EB13 will upgrade the Epic 4G to Android 2.2/Froyo, many updates including Flash Player 10.1, Bluetooth dialing, allows app installs to external storage This software update (version EB13) will include: Upgrade of the Google OS from Éclair to Froyo (2.2.1) Ability to install applications to external storage Improved Bluetooth device support Bluetooth Voice Dialing Flash Player 10.1 GPS Enhancements Improved OS performance UPDATE PROCESS: The software update will be delivered as a wireless download (over-the-air, or OTA) in waves starting on February 21. All Samsung Epic 4G owners should have access to the download by the end of the week (Feb. 25). Once your Epic is in the queue and eligible to download the update, a message will be pushed to your device saying that a software update is available. If you are not yet in the queue and you attempt to check for a software update manually, you will receive a message saying “no upgrade is available”. This simply means your device isn’t in the current wave of updates. All customers should have access to the update by the end of the week (Feb. 25).