Epic 4G

Samsung Epic 4G Game Gripper Available Now

The Game Gripper has been a much loved addition to the devices it's available on. Providing a physical gaming keypad to mobile phones, it provides an easier, more enjoyable way for users to play games on their mobile device. Because devices come in all shapes, sizes, and layouts Game Gripper has to be made specifically for each device.

Sprint Giving New Epic Buyers $50 Media Hub Credit

If you have been looking for even more reasons to finally pick up the ultra fast and powerful Sprint Epic 4G, now is your chance. Sprint is currently offering up a $50 credit to anyone who purchases the the device between October 31st, 2010 and January 8, 2011.

Owner of Epic 4G takes apart keyboard to put in custom gaming controls

Well this is a first. I enjoy playing games on my phone as most people do, especially console emulators, but I have never seen one person go to such an extreme. Android user Cary Golomb decided that he needed to optimize his phone for gaming, so he decided to remove the unnecessary keys on his keyboard. After taking a knife to the keys he didn't need, he painted the keyboard over with black and gave it a slicker look. Keep in mind that the phone is still fully function-able without a keyboard as well.

Epic 4G update started to be pushed, for real this time

A few people have been pushed the DI18 update that we covered last week fixing an array of things before it was hit with an “administrative issue,” which prevented the update from reaching owners. Well, the wait is over, more and more people are receiving the update right now, and we can expect a 4 day timeframe until all the updates have been pushed.

Epic 4G misses Sprint update over server issues

The Samsung Epic 4G update Sprint had promised would roll out on September 30th has failed to materialise, with the carrier blaming an "administrative issue" in getting the software onto Google's servers.  The new firmware, which is said to address problems with the Epic 4G's 3G upload speed, issues sending large emails, excess WiFi battery drain and problems downloading Amazon MP3s over 4G, was to come just as the 30 day return window for early adopters of the smartphone was expiring.
“We  were planning to release an update for your Samsung Epic 4G on 9/30.   The file was delivered and on track for distribution but late this  afternoon, we learned that an administrative issue prevented Google from releasing the update as we had planned.  We are working to resolve the  issue and will provide an update as soon as we understand the new  delivery schedule. We  would like to clarify that the timing of this update has nothing to do  with the 30 day return window that many of you on these blogs have been  discussing and that this delay has nothing to do with any last minute  changes within the release package itself.  The delay is simply due to  an administrative issue that we are working to resolve.” Sprint statement
There is no new timescale for the firmware's release, but it will now inevitably come outside of that window for some owners.  No details on the particular administrative problem have been revealed.

Samsung Epic 4G update delayed due to administrative issues

The much anticipated Samsung Epic 4G update that was supposed to fix 3G uploading speeds has been delayed due to issues getting the software loaded onto Google’s service. The update is ready, it just can not be downloaded, yet. In an official statement from Sprint regarding why we have yet to see the update been pushed to devices, they stated: "We learned this evening that there were administrative issues getting this software loaded to Google's servers.  We don't yet have an expected time when this will be available but will update you as soon as possible.  Please see the statement below that was sent by the Sprint Product Management team:     We  were planning to release an update for your Samsung Epic 4G on 9/30.   The file was delivered and on track for distribution but late this  afternoon, we learned that an administrative issue prevented Google from  releasing the update as we had planned.  We are working to resolve the  issue and will provide an update as soon as we understand the new  delivery schedule. We  would like to clarify that  the timing of this update has nothing to do  with the 30 day return window that many of you on these blogs have been  discussing and that this delay has nothing to do with any last minute  changes within the release package itself.  The delay is simply due to  an administrative issue that we are working to resolve.  The update is set to fix the following:
  • an issue where the battery would drain as a result of the cell modem continuously searching for available networks while on standby
  • an issue with 3G upload speeds
  • an issue with Amazon not being able to download music over 4G
  • an issue where large emails would be slow to upload
More information on this coming soon, it can’t be too long until the download is ready, and when it is - we will for sure let you know. [Via Sprint Forums]

Epic 4G upload speed fix is almost here

If you are an owner of an Epic 4G, chances are you know how frustrating the upload speeds on the device can be. We already know that it is not the speedy Sprint network or the devices impressive hardware, it is a software problem that the device shipped with. The wait seems to be just about over as Sprint and Samsung are prepping the update as we speak and it will be present in the next maintenance release.

Samsung Epic 4G for Sprint Reviewed by SlashGear

It's only been a few days since we heard official word from Sprint and Samsung when customers would be able to get their hands on the newest 4G capable device coming to market. You should have already got your reserve down, or even your pre-order, with a release date of August 31st set in stone for Sprint. And considering that's right around the corner, we figured you'd want a review of the device, so you could decide whether or not to pick it up come the end of the month.
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