Samsung Epic 4G to get Froyo update – again – along with Galaxy Tab, Transform

Several Samsung devices offered by Sprint — including the Epic 4G — are set to get software updates this coming Monday, March 21st, according to a tipster. Sound familiar? That’s because Sprint began pushing out the Epic’s update to Froyo last month on February 21st. Unfortunately, things didn’t go very well and Sprint was forced to pull the update a few days later. Needless to say, users were not pleased and they’ve been letting Sprint and Samsung know about it ever since. Exactly one month later, Sprint is finally ready to give it another shot. This time around, Epic owners can expect a new build (Android 2.2.1, build EC05) to be delivered to their smartphones as an OTA update. Users will be notified of the update over the four-day period beginning March 21st, and the update should take 20 minutes or less to download and 8-10 minutes to install. Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Transform owners on Sprint can expect to be notified of OTA updates on the 21st as well; the Transform will finally be getting Froyo and the Tab will get a minor housekeeping update along with Sprint ID support. Hit the break for all the juicy details including change logs.

Action Required: 3/21/11 Software Updates: Samsung Epic, Galaxy Tab, & Transform

Effective Monday, 3/21/11, these software updates will be available through Google Over-the-Air (OTA). All these devices will recognize a software update is required and will prompt the customer. See the device specific documents at ISC > Quick Links > Software Updates for required actions and associated screen shots. These device specific documents also include FAQs on how to use Sprint ID on the Epic and Tab. Other details:

Samsung Epic Upgrading to EC05

Update will be pushed to customers over a 4-day period

OTA duration time = 10-20 minutes; install time = 8-10 minutes

After the update completes, verify the new software version (Menu > Settings > About Phone)

Enhancements/fixes: upgrade to Android 2.2.1 (Froyo), add Sprint ID, install apps to external storage, improved Bluetooth device support, Bluetooth voice dialing, Flash Player 10.1, GPS enhancements improved OS performance.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Upgrading to EB28

Update will be pushed to customers over a 4-day period

After the update completes, verify the new software version (Menu > Settings > About My Galaxy Tab)Enhancements/fixes: adding Sprint ID, adding DSA to check usage

Samsung Transform Upgrading to EB28

Update will be pushed to customers over a 4-day period

If a customer doesn’t initiate the update when prompted, the customer can install it manually after 3/24/11 (Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates > Update Android)

After the update completes, verify the new software version (Menu > Settings > About Phone

Enhancements/fixes: upgrade to Android 2.2 (Froyo), addition of Swype, Sprint Zone 2.5, Sprint ID activation improvements, Google Syncing errors, landscape mode issues on Home Screen, Search shortcut key, Sprint 3G mobile Hot Spot, updating from version DI01 to DI11 with Bluetooth on.

Note: All software updates are subject to change.

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