Samsung Epic 4G, Transform, Galaxy Tab tipped to see Froyo updates next week

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: March 18, 2011

Samsung Epic 4G

Samsung's Epic 4G finally received its long-awaited update to Android 2.2 about a month ago, but thanks to data connectivity and microSD issues, the software was yanked shortly thereafter. According to a source speaking with BGR, Sprint will try it once more, with feeling. The tipster says that Android 2.2.1, build EC05, will begin rolling out over the air on Monday, March 21st, and that the upgrade will be pushed out over a four-day period. After installing the update, Epic owners can expect to see Sprint ID, better Bluetooth support, Flash 10.1, GPS improvements, and enhanced Android OS performance.

If the source is to be believed, though, the Epic won't be the only Sprint device getting some update love on Monday, as both the Samsung Transform and Samsung Galaxy Tab will also be getting Froyo upgrades. Transform owners can expect all the goodness that comes with Android 2.2 (EB28) as well as various bug fixes and enhancements, while Galaxy Tab users will be getting Sprint ID support (also EB28). Check out the full change logs below.

Considering how long it took for the Epic 4G to get its first Froyo update last month, I'm sure owners of the device have been champing at the bit for the upgrade process to get going once again. As for the Transform, it's good to see Sprint and Sammy bumping the device up to Android 2.2 since not all mid-range devices see OS updates like this (as CLIQ XT, Charm, and Flipout can attest). As always, we'll let you know if and when Sprint makes these updates official, so stay tuned!

Action Required: 3/21/11 Software Updates: Samsung Epic, Galaxy Tab, & Transform

Effective Monday, 3/21/11, these software updates will be available through Google Over-the-Air (OTA). All these devices will recognize a software update is required and will prompt the customer. See the device specific documents at ISC > Quick Links > Software Updates for required actions and associated screen shots. These device specific documents also include FAQs on how to use Sprint ID on the Epic and Tab. Other details:

Samsung Epic Upgrading to EC05

Update will be pushed to customers over a 4-day period

OTA duration time = 10-20 minutes; install time = 8-10 minutes

After the update completes, verify the new software version (Menu > Settings > About Phone)

Enhancements/fixes: upgrade to Android 2.2.1 (Froyo), add Sprint ID, install apps to external storage, improved Bluetooth device support, Bluetooth voice dialing, Flash Player 10.1, GPS enhancements improved OS performance.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Upgrading to EB28

Update will be pushed to customers over a 4-day period

After the update completes, verify the new software version (Menu > Settings > About My Galaxy Tab)Enhancements/fixes: adding Sprint ID, adding DSA to check usage

Samsung Transform Upgrading to EB28

Update will be pushed to customers over a 4-day period

If a customer doesn’t initiate the update when prompted, the customer can install it manually after 3/24/11 (Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates > Update Android)

After the update completes, verify the new software version (Menu > Settings > About Phone

Enhancements/fixes: upgrade to Android 2.2 (Froyo), addition of Swype, Sprint Zone 2.5, Sprint ID activation improvements, Google Syncing errors, landscape mode issues on Home Screen, Search shortcut key, Sprint 3G mobile Hot Spot, updating from version DI01 to DI11 with Bluetooth on.

Note: All software updates are subject to change.

Via BGR