Samsung Epic 4G, Sanyo Zio Updating to Froyo Feb 21

We hope you’re ready to get your Froyo on, Sprint lovers: many of you have patiently waited for a Froyo update on the Samsung Epic 4G, looking longingly at the other Samsung Galaxy S kids get Froyo while wondering when it’s going to be your turn. Same with those of you with a Sanyo Zio. The end (or is it the beginning?) is very near, at least if you believe leaked Sprint documents that say this is so.

According to these documents, both phones will be receiving the update on February 21. Here’s the memo below:

Software Updates: Samsung Epic (EB13, Froyo) & Sanyo Zio (2.200SP, Froyo)
Effective 2/21/11, software updates will be available for both devices
Over-the-Air (OTA). Both updates will be pushed over a period of days, so
customers will receive them based on their status on the Google servers.
Details:

Samsung Epic
Update will be pushed over a 4-day period
After the update completes, verify the new software version (Menu > Settings
> About Phone)
Baseband Version = S: D700.0.5S.EB13
Build Number = FROYO.EB13

Enhancements/fixes: upgrade to Froyo 2.2, improved bluetooth device support,
bluetooth voice dialing, Flash Player 10.1, GPS enhancements, improved OS
performance, ability to install applications to external storage
Sanyo Zio
Updates will be pushed over a 5-day period
Customers are required to download (accept) three portions of the update to
receive Froyo 2.2
Customers should use WiFi if possible to complete the update
After the updates complete, verify the new software version (Menu > Settings
> About Phone)
Baseband Version = S.M910.04.5.DF05
Build Number = Samsung ÉCLAIR.DF05
Enhancements/fixes: upgrade to Froyo 2.2, addition of Swype, Sprint Zone
2.5.5, Sprint ID activation improvements, better battery life

In addition to the usual enhancements, the Sanyo Zio will also throw in the Swype keyboard, which is definitely worthwhile in and of itself.

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via Android Central

Author: Brad Molen

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