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!]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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

  2. 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…..

    1. why would u waist money and a 2 year contract on an outdated phone.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.

      1. 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.

      2. … unless you want a keyboard.

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

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

    1. netflix, netflix, netflix!!!

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

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

  5. heh, it’s Sprint though.

  6. 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..

    1. 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.

  7. Woo hoo!!!

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