If we can depend on the folks over at Sprint, we should start seeing the Froyo update for the Samsung Epic 4G start to roll out today. On Friday, a Sprint Administrator in the carrier’s community forum pretty much made it official. Here is snippet of what was told to the loyal Galaxy S owners: “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.”
We are sure everyone wants to be in the first wave of update. However, that is not the case. The only guarantee of when the update will hit your device is “by the end of the week (Feb. 25).” So when you check manually for an update and you get the “no upgrade is available” message, don’t worry too much.
If you are unfamiliar with Android 2.2, here is what Epic 4G owners should expect from this update:
- 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
Additionally, since this is the day for over-the-air (OTA) updates, we wanted to make sure they are really happening, and let everyone know when and where they have rolled out. So whenever you receive your update, come back and let us know so the whole world will know. I’m officially happy to say that I think the wait is almost over.
UPDATE: According to Samsung Galaxy S Support Twitter account and Sprint’s Community Forum, The Update Will Begin Rolling Out At 9PM