There’s now word directly from Samsung that Epic 4G users will finally have the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update they were promised last September. Known as build EB13, the update, will be delivered over-the-air (OTA) and should get to all Epic 4G users by released to all users by week’s end. Not only will Epic 4G users enjoy a new flavor of Android, but they will also get additional features that include ability to install apps on external storage, Flash Player 10.1, improved Bluetooth support including voice dialing, and GPS improvements and improved OS performance in general. But the great irony is, with Epic 4G users already complaining about not having vs. 2.3 (Gingerbread) and with Honeycomb’s hybrid OS on the horizon, could this be a case of too little too late?
The Epic 4G will certainly be able to handle it, with it’s 1GHz Hummingbird processor running with TouchWiz 3. TouchWiz isn’t rather long in the tooth, granted, so this Froyo update should bolster that and make it more bearable. Previous Samsung Galaxy S devices started getting some Froyo last September, so this update is long overdue. One thing though, Samsung warns that users must be in the update que to be “update eligible.” Should users try and update the OS manually, they will get a message saying “no upgrade is available.” So patience is required.
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