We're not sure when it happened, but some how the Samsung Epic 4G has managed to gotten itself caught up in some wild accusations regarding its release date. For the most part, and especially compared to other devices, the rumor mill consisting of the banter about its suspected release date has been pretty quiet. But, as we inch closer to that August 11th announcement date (without so much of a peep from the third largest wireless carrier in the States), we're beginning to assume that maybe that date isn't right.
There were some grumblings that the Galaxy Tab from Samsung, the Galaxy S-based tablet, would be unveiled some time this week, but apparently that's not the case anymore. Samsung Hub has heard that the device will actually be shown off next month, in September, at this year's IFA.
It may not be the easiest way to get a device, but it may be one of the funnest. Like most of Sprint's high-profile handset releases, they're doing what they can to make sure that a few lucky folks out there in Sprintland get their very own, without doing much at all in the way of work, or, paying. This time around they're working with Warner Brothers Entertainment, and they're handing out 10 Samsung Epic 4Gs.
Thanks to a trusted tipster to Boy Genius Report, it looks like we may finally have a release date for the Samsung Epic 4G. That may sound familiar: it's the Samsung Galaxy S variant that's heading to Sprint. Though, the Epic is definitely the more diverse of the Galaxy S devices out there, and probably most noteworthy is the fact that it's going to have that 4G connectivity that Sprint talks so highly about.
No surprises here, folks. Though, it is a bit strange to see that the Captivate and Vibrant are the options being sent up to the Great North, and not the international version of the Galaxy S. It must have something to do with the 3G bands, and how they don't have to work too hard to make them work on the Northern wireless carriers. In any event, both the Vibrant and Captivate are making their way up to Canada -- this month.
Another day, another announcement regarding a Galaxy S device. We're not saying that we're getting tired of seeing it -- that'd be impossible with that screen -- but it's definitely getting kind of ridiculous. Samsung's making sure to go to extreme lengths to make sure that everyone has the option of purchasing this device. That certainly won't hurt Android's numbers, that's for sure. There's a big difference with this device, though, which is a good thing.
The Samsung Fascinate for Verizon just broke cover, and now we are hearing that Sprint is getting ready to announce something involving their own Samsung Galaxy S variant, the Epic 4G. Of all the Galaxy S models that made it State-side, the Epic 4G is definitely the most unique, from both the physical aesthetics, to the fact that it will be rocking on Sprint's 4G WiMAX network.
The Samsung Galaxy S is a pretty impressive device. We all know this. Even if its marred by its intricacies, it still manages to stand out amongst the bolstering Android crowd with its feature set. And, while we've had plenty of time to spend with the AT&T branded Captivate, and the T-Mobile variant, the Vibrant, the Fascinate for Verizon Wireless has been a hidden body, shadowed by an unknown release date. While that hasn't changed with this latest batch of images, at least we get to see it. Oh, and the Samsung Gem, too.
Through all the variations of the Samsung Galaxy S out there, there haven't been any that have moved away from the plain black/chrome color scheme. While that's not necessarily boring or anything, we can safely say that there's plenty of options out there, without much coming in the way of colors. And, we love our options. That's why we're so excited to hear that the Samsung Galaxy S comes in white, too.
We're all waiting for the update to Android 2.2. Perhaps for most situations, at least in an official capacity. And while we sit here with our fingernails between our teeth, we're eagerly anticipating when phone manufacturers around the world tell us, beyond any shadow of a doubt, when that update is coming for any particular handset. Thanks to Samsung's UK Twitter account, we now know when the UK-based Galaxy S is getting their update.