Sprint Page Outs Android 4.0.3 For Epic 4G Touch Coming Soon


Okay, so we already knew it’s coming down to crunch time for Samsung to make good on their Ice Cream Sandwich promise and deliver the firmware update to its line of Galaxy S II devices. But, could the Sprint Epic 4G Touch really be the first GSII in line to receive Google’s sweet dessert? Well, this newest bit of info seems to be telling us this could be the case.

The RDF page on the official Sprint site is listing the Samsung SPH-D710 (Epic 4G Touch) with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. Currently, the device is running on Android 2.3.6 and given Sprint’s history with Android OEM’s, they generally like to get big firmware OTA updates before the rest of the competition. Being an Epic Touch owner myself, it’s getting a little tough to post this news while keeping my composure at the same time.

Fellow E4GT users around XDA are hoping this means a newer, more official build will be leaked so the developer community can get their hands on this and begin pushing out more stable ROMs. I’m just dying to try out all those Android 4.0 launchers that I’ve been reading so much about. Anyone else excited?

[Sprint | Via SprintFeed]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I’m extremely excited.  I only hope a few of the items I’ve found were issues with the Epic Touch get fixed.  Honestly, as I use it for a lot for note taking and I have a USB mini keyboard, I’ve got my wishes that USB OTG gets turned on for this version of the SG2.

  2. WTF? I have been limping along with my Sprint Nexus S 4G waiting for ICS with no word or schedule and now the SGS2 might get it first?

    1. Don’t worry, that probably won’t happen.

    2. New models always get updated first, no matter what..

      1. Nexus devices are supposed to be first from what I’ve read.  

  3. I also own an Epic Touch.. but Android OS updates coming to Sprint first is news to me.. maybe it’s just because I had an original Epic? 

    1. HTC Evo 4G was one of the first devices to receive an official Gingerbread update. =)

      1. That’s some track record. :-P

        1. Also first Froyo device I believe.

          1. i thought galaxy s (froyo) was the first one after nexus s to get gingerbread update?

    2. I believe the old Epic was the first American Galaxy S to get gingerbread…

  4. I can’t wait for this update. Hope it runs smooth

  5. i get on phandroid for the first time today and this is what i see!! HELL YEAH I’M EXCITED!!!!! 

  6. Whats up with the picture it looks like somebody photoshoped it. The screen is not centered. 

  7. What if it beats the galaxy nexus to 4.0.3?

  8. LOL!!! I don’t buy a bit of this story after seeing the photo shop job on the mock up.

  9. I can’t wait to try this out… Still waiting for a more stable CM9 on this phone though.

  10. @the people who say it’s fake.

    You can check out the rdf site yourself if you don’t believe it…it looks like it was just altered for the news front picture.

  11. 1. where the F is the Sprint G-Nex?
    2. where is ICS for the Sprint Nexus S 4G?

    1. Ummm you better settle in there buddy, you will be waiting for a while to get a G-Nex on sprint.

  12. Qualcomm?  

  13. I just want a Galaxy Nexus. Kind of surprised the Nexus S 4G hasn’t been updated yet, but that won’t deter me from buying the GN.  

  14. Awesome news for E4GT owners, now hopefully the same news soon for Nexus S 4G users.

  15. Chris, off topic and just fwiw, but this is your best-written article yet.  Good job!

  16. Fingers crossed!!!! I can’t wait!

  17. I like to see Sprint get it done first, though I’d prefer it’s on my 3vo, but either way I’ll root for the underdog.  

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