Feb 21st, 2011

Guess what, folks? It’s February 21st, and that means the Samsung Epic 4G’s Froyo upgrade should be officially rolling out from Sprint. Some of you might not get it today, but don’t worry as Sprint’s taking the entire week to get it to everyone. Here’s the list of enhancements Sprint’s touting:

  • Upgrade of the Google OS from Éclair to Froyo (2.2.1)
  • Ability to install applications to external storage
  • Improved Bluetooth device support
  • Bluetooth Voice Dialing
  • Flash Player 10.1
  • GPS Enhancements
  • Improved OS performance

And a bit more information on the upgrade process from Sprint:

UPDATE PROCESS: The software update will be delivered as a wireless download (over-the-air, or OTA) in waves starting on February 21. All Samsung Epic 4G owners should have access to the download by the end of the week (Feb. 25).

Once your Epic is in the queue and eligible to download the update, a message will be pushed to your device saying that a software update is available. If you are not yet in the queue and you attempt to check for a software update manually, you will receive a message saying “no upgrade is available”. This simply means your device isn’t in the current wave of updates.

All customers should have access to the update by the end of the week (Feb. 25).

Let us know in the comments below if you’ve received it, and if you have, let us know how it’s faring for you. Faster? Slower? Bugless or buggier? Get to it. [Sprint]

[Update]: Looks like we jumped the gun a bit. (Well, to be fair, we didn’t see this thread which is separate from the one we pulled our information from.) Anywho, a bunch of you aren’t seeing it because it isn’t being rolled out until tonight at 9pm. We’ll assume that’s Central time as Sprint is based in Kansas, but we’ll give or take a few hours. [Sprint]

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