Posts tagged with: Epic 4G

[Full Epic 4G Review] The Epic 4G is Samsung's first 4G phone. It is also their first Galaxy S device with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It's running Google Android 2.1 with Samsung's TouchWhiz interface. It has a four-inch Super AMOLED display with a 480 x 800 WVGA resolution. The Epic 4G is sporting a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Inside the Epic 4G is a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor with 512MB of RAM and ROM. Read on for the latest Epic 4G news, reviews and videos:

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    The Samsung Epic 4G one one of the original Samsung Galaxy phones released. The Epic 4G, with its slide-out keyboard and Sprint 4G radio, has been one of the more difficult of the Galaxy's for custom ROMmers. Today Sprint announced an official OTA for the phone, which they're calling FC09. Included in the update are fixes for Force Close errors when receiving a call and the "Sprint Connections Optimizer". This OTA brings the software version up to S:D700.0.5S.FC09 and will be released in stages, with all devices getting the update within "approximately" six weeks. Sadly, not included in ...

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    Back in June of last year, we looked at a leaked Sprint roadmap claiming to tell the tale of devices planned for release over the following few months. Not everything on that list made it out, though, including the Samsung Epic 2, to follow in the steps of the Epic 4G. Now it looks like the phone may finally be getting a chance to surface, with signs pointing to plans for its release on Sprint. The phone shows-up in some of the latest Cellebrite software, used for transferring data between handsets, tied to model number SPH-D705. That's one we've seen before, also dating back to around ...

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    Users of the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint recently received an update that, amongst other changes, removed the controversial Carrier IQ software from their phones. We knew that Sprint was going to be making clean-up from this whole Carrier IQ fiasco a priority, and that we'd start seeing such updates arrive to strip the carrier's phones of the offending software. We're not sure if they'll be the very next to see the same treatment, but a rumor says that Samsung's Epic 4G and Epic 4G Touch will be on the receiving end of updates before the month is out, with at least one of them saying goodbye to ...

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    Right as we wrapped-up 2011, we caught wind of an important milestone for the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint. After months and months of spotty, unofficial support, the Android finally earned itself an official release of CyanogenMod 7. While that was fantastic news for owners of the QWERTY slider, there were still several problems remaining with the build, including a pretty major one for most users: broken WiMAX support. Still, it was progress, and we were happy to see it released, even in that state. Now, just a few days later, WiMAX has already been fixed. The important thing is that 4G is ...

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    Way back in March 2011 we told you of an early alpha of CyanogenMod 7 for the Samsung Epic 4G (SPH-D700). Unfortunately, the smartphone wasn't officially included as a supported device, it was just a port of the insanely popular CM7 source made to work on the Epic 4G -- and progress since then has been very slow. Recently the Epic 4G was officially welcomed into the CyanogenMod fold, complete with its own forum and github repositories, though it's not currently on the "Devices" page. The first official build is 7.2.0 RC0. The following features are known to have problems in this build: - ...

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    We've already seen the recent Bit9 study which unveiled popular Android smartphones being vulnerable to malware exploits and hacking attempts and now it's time for a North Carolina State University research to raise a couple of questions regarding pre-installed software. Researchers Michael Grace, Yajin Zhou, Zhi Wang, and Xuxian Jiang at NCSU analyzed popular smartphones: HTC Legend, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Wildfire S, Motorola Droid, Motorola Droid X, Samsung Epic 4G, Google Nexus One and Google Nexus S. The research found that while the model implementation of Android on Google's own handsets ...

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    You've been reading about the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint for a couple of days now and we even told you how to install it if you don't want to wait for Sprint to flip the switch. If you decided to wait for the official release you'll be happy to find out that it's now official. What does it bring aside from the new platform? Audible Sprint AIRAVE notifications when answering call, SMS messages sent without area code, Bluetooth headset sound improvements, fully visible date on device lock screen and more. The version number is EI22 (s:D700.0.5.S.EI22) ...

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    As we predicted yesterday, Sprint has reportedly begun rolling out the LONG awaited Android Gingerbread update to the Samsung Epic 4G! Yay! Not only do you get the latest-and-greatest version of Android (remember, Ice Cream Sandwich hasn't been released -- yet), you also get some bug fixes: + Airrave notification fixes + SMS area code fix + PRL and Profile update fix + EAS HTML Tagging fix + Bluetooth headset quality fix + Lock screen date fix You should be getting the update over the next few weeks, but if you simply can't wait (and I can't say that I blame you!), here's how to get the ...

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    Software updates bringing Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the Samsung Galaxy S started heading out to users this past spring. Of course, that was for unbranded models, and all the carrier-specific Galaxy S variants have been a whole lot less lucky at getting some Gingerbread of their own. We've got some good news for Sprint subscribers who have been keeping the faith, as a leaked doc suggests that Gingerbread for the Epic 4G will start to go out to users tomorrow. Gingerbread for the Epic 4G is nothing new; we've seen plenty of leaks of in-development software, but have been in the dark as to ...

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    What does the future have in store for Sprint? Some information from what This Is My Next believes to be a trustworthy source has some idea, revealing some tidbits about what smartphones Sprint could be planning to release over the course of Q3 2011. Some of the models the source mentions we've heard of already, or at least we likely have. He mentions a "full touch 4G" Samsung that's on the horizon. While that doesn't definitively nail it down as any one particular model, we are expecting Sprint to release the Galaxy Within in the next month, its branded version of the Galaxy S2, so that's ...

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    Back in June, we heard an assortment of rumors about upcoming smartphones on Sprint. Samsung's Galaxy S2 was obviously mentioned, along with a sequel to the Epic 4G. We had no clue at the time that those two might end up being one-and-the-same device, but that's how the case seems now, after the claim has arisen that the Galaxy S2 will launch on Sprint as the Samsung Epic Touch 4G. BGR cites unnamed sources for this information, which seems to disprove earlier assumptions that Sprint's Galaxy S2 would be the Galaxy Within. This is a bit of a surprising move for Sprint, not only going with ...

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    Over at Sprint, the times, they are a-changin'. We've already seen a leaked roadmap revealing some upcoming smartphones for the carrier; now we can see which are nearing the end of their time with us, thanks to another leak, this time of the carrier's end-of-life schedule for the next few months. According to these EOL dates (which could always end up shifting around, especially the further-off ones), Sprint's clearing some serious BlackBerry house, dropping the Style 9670 in just a few weeks, followed by the Bold 9650 and Curve 3G in September. With new BlackBerry models on the way, ...

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    It seems like Gingerbread has been just on the tip of Samsung's tongue for the past few months when it comes to the Epic 4G. We saw an early leak, and then heard that the official update could be going out OTA sometime in July. When Sprint updated the smartphone's page on its site to show that it was shipping with Gingerbread already installed, it looked like the update might actually be upon us. Unfortunately, that turned out to be a false alarm, but we've still been holding the belief that the update would land very soon. We're still waiting for that official release, but in the meantime ...

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    Oh, Sprint, how you confound us! Yesterday we looked at the carrier's page for the Samsung Epic 4G, noting that it had been updated to now show the phone as shipping with Android 2.3 Gingerbread installed. That sounded promising, since we were expecting the OTA update to arrive later this month, but apparently it's all a big misunderstanding. Android Central reached out to Sprint for clarification, and the carrier responded that the Epic 4G is still shipping with Froyo. So what gives, Sprint? If you go to the Epic 4G's page today, it still shows Android 2.3; if this was a typo, and the ...

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    A rumor last week said that Samsung's Epic 4G on Sprint WiMAX would soon be getting a long-overdue Gingerbread update, with the target window for release sometime in late July. We didn't get to see any documentation in support of the claim, so we've been on the lookout for something to help back it up, or at least redirect us onto the right path. Well, Sprint has gone ahead and left one big clue for us, suggesting that for some users at least, Gingerbread may already be officially available for their Epic 4Gs. That lucky group would be brand-new Epic 4G owners; on Sprint's page for the ...

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