Epic 4G Gingerbread

We broke the news yesterday, and today Sprint's confirmed it: Gingerbread is here for the Samsung Epic 4G. Here's the full changelog for software version EI22 (s:D700.0.5.S.EI22):

  • Upgrade of the Google OS from Froyo to Gingerbread (Android 2.3)
  • Audible Sprint AIRAVE™ notifications when answering call
  • SMS messages sent without area code
  • PRL and Profile update
  • EAS (Exchange Activesync) email displaying HTML
  • Bluetooth headset sound improvements
  • Fully visible date on device lock screen

Be on the lookout for the update, and we're talking all about it in our Epic 4G forums. Join in!

Source: Sprint, Sprint Epic 4G Software Updates

 
There are 15 comments

mike340t says:

Hopefully Hitch-free !!

wdfalco says:

what version 2.3.?

birdturbo says:

According to the guys over at XDA, it's 2.3.5

gray21t says:

2.3.5

uranidiot says:

SO HELL HAS FROZEN OVER....But where is it.

alex737 says:

Bought Epic last October. Was told Gingerbread would be "any day now" Never trust Samsung again. Epic 4g was a "flagship" that was finally updated after a new flagship was released. Thank you Samsung.

briankurtz79 says:

If you have this phone and read this blog you've probably rooted to get what you want by now. If you have this phone and don't read this blog you probably don't care about upgrades in the first place.

A year later? .......really??? .........

ratsttam says:

Well, yes and no.
Average Joe won't care about it. And power users like myself, want the features of GB, but none of the roms are able to be stable enough without official source. CM7 came along nicely after Samsung dropped the source, but not 100%. MIUI is making strides right along with CM7. The rest of the roms we have for it are well done, but are subject to most of the flaws of the leaked kernels, which either crashed in low signal areas, or random reboots, battery draining radio issues.

I agree a year later sucks, but for a device that shipped with 2.1 Eclair, there has never been a promise of an upgrade path. We have since gotten 2.2, and now we're getting 2.3. I would say getting two major upgrades in the lifespan of a device is more than enough. Average Joe that somehow missed the 2.2 upgrade, doesn't know what's missing, since it does what it was promised to do with it's ORIGIONAL Eclair.

Robbzilla says:

I have to call Bullshit. I ran the various kernels and ROMS for a few months on GB on my Epic, and it ran pretty damn stable. I had no problems of note on it, and settled on Frozen Epic 1.2 and left it there until the day I sold it. It was just fine. Of course, given the chance to get the Epic II for $35 total outlay, I jumped at it. (Sold the Epic for $180 on CL)

cheburashka says:

Its 2.3.5

Toxikhiro says:

Yay! Now the only decision is whether I update manually or if I wait for the OTA!

Aw, who am I kidding? I'm-a do it manually!

astraelraen says:

Fascinating

See what I did there?

ctleng76 says:

Captivating as well!

PingaDulce says:

Epic!

Nero Jagger says:

Captivate has official GB, so what are you taking about?