Sprint: No Froyo for Epic 4G yet

Article copyright 2010 JR Raphael. All rights reserved.

Many of us may be thinking about Android Gingerbread today, but for Sprint, it's Froyo that's taking center stage. 

Sprint Epic 4G Froyo

Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G smartphone, like all other Galaxy S devices in the U.S., is still awaiting its Android 2.2 upgrade. Over the weekend, folks discovered a version of Froyo for the Epic 4G floating around the Web. That led to widespread rumors that the phone's Froyo rollout had officially begun.

Turns out those rumors were wrong.

Sprint posted the following statement to its Samsung Epic forums Monday afternoon:

Sprint is working on a software package for the Samsung Epic4G that will upgrade it to the Froyo version of Android.  Over the weekend, some users were able to access and download a test build (DK28) for the Samsung Epic from some 3rd party developer sites.  Unfortunately, this is not approved software for Sprint production devices and we strongly recommend that users refrain from loading it. 

Software version DI18 is the current production version of software.  When new versions of software are available, users will receive a notification from Google on their device stating that an upgrade is available for download and installation.  While we are unable to communicate a firm delivery date, rest assured that we are working on a software upgrade to Froyo and hope to have it out in the very near future.  

A bit of a downer on Gingerbread day, no doubt -- but there you have it.

For the latest Froyo upgrade status of any device, be sure to bookmark our Android 2.2 upgrade list. It's always kept up-to-date with the most current info available.

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Article copyright 2010 JR Raphael. All rights reserved.

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