Hot on the heels of a Samsung exec promising that the U.S. Galaxy S phones Android 2.2 updates were "right around the corner," a rumor about the Epic 4G's upgrade has emerged. The folks over at Android Central have allegedly gotten details on the Epic 4G's Froyo update from Sprint's internal system, and they're claiming that the upgrade will begin rolling out on February 21st, lining up with a rumor from earlier this month. The difference is that the earlier rumor listed a build number of EA17, and this new one has the build number at EB13. The report also says that the Sanyo Zio will be bumped to Froyo on the 21st. All of the info from the Sprint tipster can be found below.
Considering how often we've heard rumors of the Galaxy S 2.2 updates coming, and how many times both the carriers and Samsung have promised them, I wouldn't blame anyone for being a tad skeptical about this rumor. Still, with the Samsung news earlier, combined with the fact that the Epic 4G's update made a brief appearance on Sammy's site the other day, it certainly seems like the stars are finally beginning to align. What do you all think? Are we finally going to see the Epic 4G get its Froyo update next week?
UPDATE: Both BGR and Android Police have reportedly heard that the updates will, in fact, be going down on the 21st.
Software Updates: Samsung Epic (EB13, Froyo) & Sanyo Zio (2.200SP, Froyo)
Effective 2/21/11, software updates will be available for both devices
Over-the-Air (OTA). Both updates will be pushed over a period of days, so
customers will receive them based on their status on the Google servers.
Update will be pushed over a 4-day period
After the update completes, verify the new software version (Menu > Settings
> About Phone)
Baseband Version = S: D700.0.5S.EB13
Build Number = FROYO.EB13
Enhancements/fixes: upgrade to Froyo 2.2, improved bluetooth device support,
bluetooth voice dialing, Flash Player 10.1, GPS enhancements, improved OS
performance, ability to install applications to external storage
Updates will be pushed over a 5-day period
Customers are required to download (accept) three portions of the update to
receive Froyo 2.2
Customers should use WiFi if possible to complete the update
After the updates complete, verify the new software version (Menu > Settings
> About Phone)
Baseband Version = S.M910.04.5.DF05
Build Number = Samsung ÉCLAIR.DF05
Enhancements/fixes: upgrade to Froyo 2.2, addition of Swype, Sprint Zone
2.5.5, Sprint ID activation improvements, better battery life