Sprint Says Epic 4G “Ships With Android 2.3″

Can you feel it in the air? I’d be talking about the arrival of Android 2.3 on the Samsung EPIC 4G, of course. We know it’s out there. Countless leaks have tipped us off. It seems Sprint’s nearly ready to deliver, though, as they’ve listed the device as shipping “with Android 2.3″ on their site. We know that’s not the case right this moment, but the change could signal a launch sometime very soon. Historically, Sprint likes to make automatic OTAs available Monday and will make a requested OTA available the Friday before that. I’m not saying it’ll happen this week or the next one, but it very well could. After all, it’s been in the works for, well, forever. [Sprint, Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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  • lynyrd65

    I just want Gingerbread kernel source so we can get MIUI.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1444256200 Jon Mathern

    I just contacted my local Sprint store to pick this phone up, and was assured that it includes Android 2.3. I will be heading that direction to buy it in a couple of hours. I’ll return with the news…..

    • http://profiles.google.com/pcman1911 melvin young

      why would u waist money and a 2 year contract on an outdated phone. Get the evo 3d man. Trust me , you wont regret it.

      • lynyrd65

        While I personally would get either the Evo 3D or the Nexus S today, the epic is still a very good phone for the price (free in some cases) and has certain unique features that the Evo 3D doesn’t such as the keyboard and VOODOO sound (headphone amplifier). It also has a more reliable radio than the Nexus S (as demoed here and elsewhere) while giving you most of the Nexus features.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

        … unless you want a keyboard.

    • shabbypenguin

      prepare to be disappointed then, there is no final gb yet.

  • metalspy8

    Awsome, I wonder what will be a big significant different.?i hope its not minor things here and there ….I WANT NETFLIX…

    • Matt Veltkamp

      netflix, netflix, netflix!!!

    • shabbypenguin

      netflix is working fine on my gf’s epic.. she has a gingerbread leak..

  • lospulpo

    Epic’s a great phone. Have a Captivate and wish I had a keyboard.

  • camelz

    heh, it’s Sprint though.

  • nocco

    About time… Love my Epic 4g.. Wish it didn’t have the keyboard though. I’ve only used it once and that was when i first got it. Hopefully sprint won’t F up the Galaxy S 2 and request a keyboard..

    • JWolf_PDX

      I’m with you, love everything about my Epic, except the keyboard. Give me swype and a nice thin device(Galaxy S 2) and I’m happy.

  • jeephacker

    Woo hoo!!!