Sprint Samsung Epic 4G update pulled, T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant update info coming next week

It’s, yet again, time for an update on updates. Software updates, of course. And more specifically, software updates for Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G and T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant.

It’s only the third post on this matter in three days, but look on the bright side… who knows how many more will come before you’ll actually be able to update either of these devices?

Seriously, this is getting ridiculous. Someone should step up and explain to these multi-billion-dollar corporations how to do a software update right. They seem to desperately need the advice.

Anyway, on to news. That update that we reported was starting yesterday for the Sprint Epic 4G and was going to fix, among other things, the slow upload speeds over 3G that people have been seeing? Forget it. It was pulled. As a Sprint representative so nicely explains:

“We learned this evening that there were administrative issues getting this software loaded to Google’s servers.  We don’t yet have an expected time when this will be available but will update you as soon as possible.  Please see the statement below that was sent by the Sprint Product Management team:

We  were planning to release an update for your Samsung Epic 4G on 9/30.   The file was delivered and on track for distribution but late this  afternoon, we learned that an administrative issue prevented Google from  releasing the update as we had planned.  We are working to resolve the  issue and will provide an update as soon as we understand the new  delivery schedule.

We  would like to clarify that  the timing of this update has nothing to do  with the 30 day return window that many of you on these blogs have been  discussing and that this delay has nothing to do with any last minute  changes within the release package itself.  The delay is simply due to  an administrative issue that we are working to resolve.”

“Administrative issues”, of course. That old culprit. Sorry, but I can’t not be sarcastic at this point. Especially with such a reason given by Sprint for its inability to keep its word. So, if you are somehow able to translate “Adminstrative issue” into English and actually understand what this is about, kudos to you!

For everyone else, yes you’re back to waiting again. And what’s more, it’s for an indefinite amount of time.

In T-Mobile land, an update was available for the Vibrant via Kies, which is Samsung’s official desktop application. To which TMo said “don’t install!” and then it promptly vanished from Kies. TMo did say there’s an OTA update coming soon, but no other details.

Well, surprise surprise! T-Mobile have announced today that they will be announcing the details about the OTA update (and, most importantly, when it will happen) next week! So hang tight, as next week you’ll probably find out when you’ll get the update and, you know, be able to use your phone’s GPS again.

But don’t let TMo’s announcement of an announcement sadden you… the weekend’s about to start. So have fun and hopefully by this time next week you’ll be happier about your phone as well!

Via Sprint, AndroidSpin and TmoNews

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • Raymondkw2003

    Samsung really ought to let the independent developers work on this problem, offer remuneration for a solution, have individuals or teams of devs work on it, test the solutions to see which one works, accept one as the official Samsung update, pay the winners and release the update. Obviously their in-house devs can’t handle it.