Pardon my skepticism, but this falls in to the "believe it when I see it bucket". After all, we've been waiting for this darn update for months, and been disappointed with broken promises in the past.
However, according to an announcement on Sprint's community forums, Epic 4G owners should start seeing the Froyo love today. However, the update is going to be rolled out in waves over a period of four days. This means not everyone will get it at once. However, we're keeping our eyes peeled for a copy of the update to pop up on the net somewhere. As soon as it does, we'll grab it and post it in our downloads area.
In the mean time, read on past the break for the official statement from Sprint.
From the Sprint forums:
Android 2.2/Froyo will be pushed to Sprint Samsung Epic 4G customers beginning Feb. 21. All users should have access to Android 2.2 by Feb. 25.
New Samsung Epic 4G MR EB13 will upgrade the Epic 4G to Android 2.2/Froyo, many updates including Flash Player 10.1, Bluetooth dialing, allows app installs to external storage
This software update (version EB13) will include:
- Upgrade of the Google OS from Éclair to Froyo (2.2.1)
- Ability to install applications to external storage
- Improved Bluetooth device support
- Bluetooth Voice Dialing
- Flash Player 10.1
- GPS Enhancements
- Improved OS performance
UPDATE PROCESS: The software update will be delivered as a wireless download (over-the-air, or OTA) in waves starting on February 21. All Samsung Epic 4G owners should have access to the download by the end of the week (Feb. 25).
Once your Epic is in the queue and eligible to download the update, a message will be pushed to your device saying that a software update is available. If you are not yet in the queue and you attempt to check for a software update manually, you will receive a message saying “no upgrade is available”. This simply means your device isn’t in the current wave of updates.
All customers should have access to the update by the end of the week (Feb. 25).