Sprint Samsung Epic 4G now ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread

According to Sprint’s official product listing for the Samsung Epic 4G, the smartphone now ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread preinstalled. Last week we heard that the Epic 4G may be updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread this month, and the fact that newly sold devices are already shipping with the new OS version certainly seems to point to that being the case.

Unfortunately we don’t have any more details about when those who’ve bought an Epic 4G in the past should expect their phone to pop up an update notification, but we’re hoping it’s soon. The Samsung Epic 4G shipped last summer with Android 2.1 on board, then got updated to Android 2.2 Froyo (though a bit late), and is now on Gingerbread.

That’s pretty nice for Epic 4G owners. The smartphone isn’t cutting edge anymore, but it’s still a decently specced handset now living the upper-midrange life. If you’re suddenly interested in picking one up, just go to Sprint and after you agree to part with $149.99, you’ll be able to do just that.

Via SprintFeed Via PhoneDog

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • Guest

    just got dont talking with customer service.. and they stated that thoses phones had backup issues and had to send them back

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1444256200 Jon Mathern

    This comment: “The smartphone isn’t cutting edge anymore, but it’s still a decently specced handset now living the upper-midrange life.” has me a bit confused. I certainly am interested in this phone, and have one on order now. I have spent many hours of research to choose it. Should I have chose something different? What other options are out there that are more cutting edge (besides 3D, blah..)?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1444256200 Jon Mathern

    This comment: “The smartphone isn’t cutting edge anymore, but it’s still a decently specced handset now living the upper-midrange life.” has me a bit confused. I certainly am interested in this phone, and have one on order now. I have spent many hours of research to choose it. Should I have chose something different? What other options are out there that are more cutting edge (besides 3D, blah..)?

  • Rarert

    I LOVE. my Epic. Smart choice.

  • Dwlz1983

    i really dont think there are as far as processor etc

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600648272 Scott Reynolds

    They DO NOT ship with 2.3 yet.  I just got mine today 7/14/11 and it’s on 2.2.1 and there is no update.  Customer service confirmed it is a type.  The ones that say “NOW SHIPPING WITH 2.3″ on the main phone listing are the one, HTC Phones and Nexus only.