New Software Updates Coming Soon To Samsung Epic 4G and 4G Touch On Sprint

Samsung EPIC 4G and 4G Touch users get ready. Sprint is getting ready to send out a new over-the-air software update for both devices set to fix a few issues plaguing both devices.

First up, we have the “OG” Samsung Epic 4G who will be receiving a few bug fixes after receiving a Gingerbread update that may have been a little burnt around the edges. Users have been reporting a screeching “audio bug” after updating to Android 2.3 back in November. This OTA should deal not only with that, but removing some of Sprint’s bloatware that came pre-installed on the device when it launched (hey, better late than never).

Next up is my current personal device — the Samsung Epic 4G Touch Galaxy S II (yes, I prefer her full name). You may remember a few days ago when the HTC EVO 3D received a software update removing that nasty Carrier IQ spyware well, you can expect the same for the Epic Touch in the near future.

While no official ETA’s could be given on the software updates, you should be expecting them to hit your device sometime by the end of the month. We’ll keep you posted.

[Via SprintFeed]

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    • redandblack1287

      yeah kinda worried about that myself

    • Eyad (formerly CTownOL)

      Happened to me, too! Perhaps it’s over some guy linking a Dropbox file called “Phandroid Trojan” in the comments a day two ago…

    • BenChase7

      getting the warning here too… using Chrome

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      We’re being attacked by SOPA!!! :O

  • JerryJoe

    Sweet!

  • Nacron

    I’ve been running the EL29 “update” since December

  • curtis

    Will carrier iq be removed from the “og” epic 4g in this update also?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Apparently, Sprint is doing it with all their phones so I would think so…?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5XFTXILJ45ONXRZGB3VJRKQCOU Rob

        So my samsung moment should be getting an update?? Yay! 

  • matt

    What about the GPS issues with the OG Epic 4G? I didn’t have a problem before the gingerbread update >.<

    • SnootchyBoochys

      My GPS has been awful since the 2.3 update as well….I am more concerned about this being fixed than I am the audio issues…I no longer have a Garmin because my Epic 4G has multiple navigation options…Unfortunately, constant GPS signal lost notifications and random reboots of my phone have me missing good old dependable Froyo.

  • Space

    Forget Carrier IQ, I want ICS!