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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