Samsung Epic 4G

HTC EVO 4G, EVO Design 4G, and Epic 4G all seeing OTA updates

It looks like the Now Network is pushing out a slew of updates for their handsets today. While they've recently announced they'll no longer be releasing WIMAX devices and will instead focus on 4G LTE they aren't forgetting their current phones. The HTC EVO 4G, Design 4G, and the Samsung Epic 4G are all seeing over the updates today although none of them are anything major according to sources. More details after the break.

Samsung Stratosphere 4G LTE Slider Press Shots Leak

Well guys, what we have here is Verizon's first 4G LTE QWERTY Slider smartphone. This is the Samsung Stratosphere we first heard about at the beginning of August and the name being Stratosphere made us all think it would be something big, or tall, but I guess it will be fat and a slider instead. This is basically a Epic 4G turned Verizon with some 4G LTE radios inside.

Motorola Admiral, Samsung Epic 4G Touch, and HTC EVO Design 4G Leaked

It's that time again ladies and gentlemen, time to trust the word of a dude with a single black and white graphic. This particular graphic was passed to Engadget sometime in the night on August 8th, 2011, and points toward three new devices to be released on WiMAX in the very near future. The first of these is a very obvious version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, that being the Epic 4G Touch, the next being a next-gen HTC device by the name of HTC EVO Design 4G, the last being the only one of three to not tote the 4G tag, this one being the Motorola Admiral - a mystery device to be sure.

Leaked Handset Roadmap Includes Epic 2, Possible Galaxy S II for US Market

We've got wind of a leaked roadmap of CDMA devices for the handset market here in the USA, and a couple of them are rather high-class Android devices we're SURE you're going to want to hear about. Both of them are said to be coming out in the third quarter - this version being July through September - and will include two new versions of older very successful models. The first is the Samsung Epic 2. Everyone knows the cool sweetness of the original - this one's going to be ever so slightly better in just a couple o' ways. Then there's a "full touch 4G" device, whatever that means, coming from Samsung. Can you guess what it might be?

Samsung Epic Android 2.3 Gingerbread build leaked

Looks like the amazing developers from XDA have done it again, as always they bring us the latest and greatest for our android phones. This is a leaked build of Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread for the Samsung Epic. It comes pre-rooted for your convenience and is brought to us by ACS the Android Creative Syndicate Team. This is an official leaked build, but it still has some bugs to iron out, but as always we bring it to you as we see it. You can flash this if you'd like.

Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Froyo coming OTA plus Sprint ID for Epic 4G and Galaxy Tab

Sprint has announced it will be pushing out the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Samsung Epic 4G this week, as part of a new update for the handset and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Both devices will get Sprint ID, including access to apps, widgets, ringtones, wallpapers and shortcuts. After the OTA update is installed, a new Sprint ID app will be present from which various social networking, news, entertainment and sports content can be downloaded. More information on the updates at www.sprint.com/epicsupport and www.sprint.com/galaxytabsupport. Press Release:
Samsung Epic 4G and Samsung Galaxy Tab Now Sprint ID-Enabled, Bringing Unique Mobile Experience to 4G and Tablets for First Time Sprint ID quickly customizes device with apps, widgets, ringtones and more in a single download, based on customers’ interests or favorite brands; Most popular Sprint ID pack downloads include Yahoo!, MTV Music ID and ESPN ID Software update delivering Sprint ID will also include Android 2.2 (Froyo) OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – March 21, 2011 – Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that its award-winning Samsung Epic™ 4G* and Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will be Sprint ID-enabled, beginning March 21, allowing customers who own these devices to download a complete mobile experience, called an “ID pack” – including apps, widgets, ringtones, wallpapers, shortcuts and more – tailored to their specific interests, business needs or favorite brands in a single download. All existing Samsung Epic 4G and Samsung Galaxy Tab owners will be prompted this week to accept the over-the-air software update in their device’s notification tab. Once the update is installed, the user can find the Sprint ID icon in their Applications Menu and begin experiencing Sprint ID. All users should have access to this new software update by March 24. The software update for Samsung Epic 4G will also include the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system update. This update will add numerous capabilities, including Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Bluetooth dialing and allows app installation to external storage. Customers who purchase a new Samsung Epic 4G or Samsung Galaxy Tab can access Sprint ID from their Applications Menu when they turn it on for the first time. Customers can learn more about how to use Sprint ID on their device by visiting www.sprint.com/epicsupport or www.sprint.com/galaxytabsupport. Sprint ID launched in October 2010 on three devices – LG Optimus S™, Sanyo Zio™ and Samsung Transform™ – with 16 consumer lifestyle ID packs targeting specific interests including Home Base, Health & Fitness, Fashion & Beauty, Socially Connected, Business Pro, Golf Enthusiast, Auto Enthusiast, The Big Apple and Entertainment, as well as branded ID packs from Yahoo!, WHERE and Lo2Yo by LatCel. Since launch, brands that have deployed Sprint ID packs include MTV, ESPN and HSN. Select ID packs will be available for download onto Samsung Galaxy Tab. Customers with Sprint ID-capable devices can download up to five ID packs onto their phone and easily switch back and forth between them or swap them out for new ones. Sprint customers currently are downloading an average of two ID packs per device. Sprint ID packs are free to download with an Everything Data plan. “We are very pleased with the success of Sprint ID and excited to expand this rich mobile experience to customers with these two popular devices – Samsung Epic 4G and Samsung Galaxy Tab,” said John Carney, senior vice president consumer marketing at Sprint. “Sprint ID handset sales have exceeded our expectations, which is proof that customers, especially those new to smartphones, want an easier way to get apps they’ll enjoy rather than searching through thousands of apps in Android Market™. As this data about ID pack downloads shows, customers are passionate about certain brands, such as MTV, Yahoo! and ESPN, and are eager to download a complete mobile experience developed by that brand. We expect to see the same excitement from our customers about recently launched ID packs as well as branded packs from other partners we have in the pipeline.” Since Sprint ID launched, the most popular Sprint ID packs include: · Entertainment: Features games, music, photo and celebrity news apps to keep users entertained no matter where they go. Apps include Shazam (identify any song), WikiMobile (mobile encyclopedia) and Poynt (local search app that lets users connect with businesses, restaurants and people near them). · Yahoo!: Gives users access to their favorite Yahoo! services in one simple download including Yahoo! Finance, Mail, News, Sports, Messenger, Fantasy Football and Flickr. · MTV Music ID: MTV Music ID allows fans to quickly download a package of apps, widgets and other content, including MTV News, MTV Photos, MTV Twitter and streaming music apps. · Socially Connected: Delivers a customized experience for keeping users connected with friends while on the go. Features Facebook, TweetCaster and more, creating the ultimate starting point for their own multi-tasking, socially connected mobile package. · ESPN ID: Instant access to scores right on the device’s home screen, as well as one-tap access to sports news, fantasy teams and the user’s favorite ESPN programs, including more than 900 live events per year on ESPN Mobile TV. · WHERE: Enables people to discover the world around them by recommending local information, places and events; also helps people save money by providing location based coupons and cheapest gas stations. Allows users to find everything from weather, news and restaurant reviews to the closest coffee shop, traffic updates, movie show times and offers from local merchants. · Fashion & Beauty: Delivers a customized experience for keeping users connected and up-to-date on the latest fashion trends, celebrity gossip, beauty and style. Apps include TrendTracker (keep track of the latest runway looks, fashion news, trend ideas); TMZ & E! Online (breaking celeb news); and ShopSavvy (scan the barcode of any product and it will search for all the best prices from local and online retailers). · Health & Fitness: Healthy eating on the go is made easier with the Health & Fitness ID Pack. Apps include Fast Food Calorie Counter; Cardio Trainer (training partner for running, cycling, hiking, and other fitness activities); Yoga Trainer Lite; and iTriage (find closest health care providers and more). · Home Base: A great solution for those running a modern household. Apps include Big Oven (featuring 170,000+ recipes); E! Online (get celebrity gossip fix); Pandora (listen to your favorite tunes wherever you are); Grocery Smart (create shopping lists); and Springpad (save notes, tasks or lists). · Lo2yo Latino: Lo2Yo Latino ID brings users the best of their Latino world from news and entertainment to sports, soap operas and much more, all in Spanish. For more information about Sprint ID and to see all Sprint ID packs, visit www.sprint.com/sprintid.

OTA updates for Samsung Epic 4G, Transform and Galaxy Tab coming

A pretty strong indication of an over the air (OTA) update to the Samsung Epic 4G, Transform, and even the Galaxy Tab popped up on the interwebs today in the form of a screen shot from Sprint's website. The intended upgrades includes the Epic 4G moving up to Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) as well as some 2.2 yogurty goodness for the Samsung Transform. Even the Samsung Galaxy Tab joins the Epic 4G and Transform with a little nip and tuck courtesy of a Sprint ID update that will provide for a package of wallpapers, ringtones and apps to bring it up to where the current state of the art is for Sprint and Samsung.

Samsung Epic 4G gets Cyanogen Mod

XDA Developers have turned their sites on the Samsung Epic 4G and have released CynogenMod 7 for the Sprint 4G phone. The Gingerbread Mod is still in Alpha release and XDA developers Dameon87, nullghost, and DevinXtreme warn that the Mod is not fully functional. Users who choose to flash the ROM to their Epic 4G are advised that they will likely be able to make calls, send SMS text messages and data via bluetooth and WiFi, but that there are a few other things that aren't working just yet. Users will not be able to use GPS or the Epic's 5MP camera just yet. And hardware acceleration in the UI and in Video is still being worked on so it's out of the mix as well. But hey, it's small price to pay to get rid of TouchWiz, isn't it?

Sprint suspends Epic 4G Froyo roll-out

Yesterday, we posted a work around for Spring Epic 4G users who were having trouble with the Android 2.2 (Froyo) upgrade. The issues were reported to be with data connectivity to the SD card and failure to access photos, music etc. The work around revolved a hard reset. But it seems now that the issue is more involved than previously thought as Sprint has completely suspended the Froyo roll-out until they can figure out where the issue really lies.
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