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]