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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    Today has been nothing if not inundated with rumors of Android updates. The most recent to land on our radar is for another taste of Gingerbread, this time on the Samsung Epic 4G. We've seen Gingerbread for the Epic 4G on Sprint before, with one build leaking a few weeks back for the adventurous among you to try out on your own smartphones (if you don't just run CM7, that is). That was build EF02; we haven't heard just what revision this pending OTA update will bring, but we wouldn't be surprised to learn that Samsung has made a few changes since then. Unlike most of these rumored updates ...

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    Back in April, a leaked internal document originating from Sprint hinted a Google Android Gingerbread update to hit the Samsung-made Sprint Epic 4G and now build EF02 has been leaked all over the forums. Before you quickly hit the source link, download and install, hold back for a couple of days to see whether the update is stable and most important, whether it is rootable or not. If you can't/don't want to wait, you'll have to use Odin to make it work so be careful and follow the instructions. You can find more details over at XDA Developers. Source: XDA Developers Via: AndroidCentral

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    Earlier this year Apple considered that Samsung is ripping it off by copying its iPhone design and applying it to a couple of its own smartphones. Cupertino claimed to take a look at Samsung's upcoming models and the Korean company instantly responded demanding the same, plus adding in a couple of patents to raise the stakes. If the original complaint referred to designs of the Samsung Captivate, Continuum, Vibrant, Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Indulge, Mesmerize, Showcase, Fascinate, Nexus S, Gem, Transform, Intercept, and Acclaim smartphones, Apple has amended it to add an additional eleven ...

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    In our second set of speed tests, we wanted to find out just how fast Sprint's 4G is compared to T-Mobile's HSPA 3G. This video answers that with a side-by-side comparison. In the video below I use the FCC Test app, which is free in the Market (but crashes after running the test more than a couple times). Running this app, setting your server to the closest one to you and the speed in kbps, run the test a few times and report your network and speeds in the comments below!

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    Last year's Samsung Galaxy S series of Androids is about to get a shot in the arm, thanks to the the development efforts of the coders working on CyanogenMod. While experimental builds of the custom ROM replacement have existed for the Galaxy S and its carrier-branded cousins, the smartphone hasn't been officially supported by the project. Now it looks like that will finally be changing, starting with AT&T's Captivate getting its first official CyanogenMod nightlies. These nightly builds mark the Captivate's progress towards a stable CM7 release. It won't be making that journey alone, with ...

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    One of the things I like most about the Samsung Epic 4G is the physical keyboard. One of the things I like least about it is also the physical keyboard. For some reason, Samsung has a type of "key-press timer" which forces you to slow down why keying anything in on the physical keyboard. Supposedly this helps reduce typos due to multiple keys being pressed at the same time -- unfortunately, doing so means means you have to type slower, which defeats the purpose of the physical keyboard. Luckily, the XDA community has a patch that "optimizes" the key timer such that keystrokes aren't ...

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    We may take it for granted that smartphones share certain aspects of their appearance and functionality, but the companies behind these products don't always see these similarities as the organic result of smartphone evolution. Having icons on a home screen that you tap to launch apps, for instance, may seem like something inherent to smartphones as a whole when it's you who's considering it, but to these companies, it can represent half a dozen patents held by disparate entities, all enforceable and actionable upon if illicitly copied. It's this sort of bashing horns over IP rights that's ...

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    Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G is going to receive its Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, at least according to bits from a leaked internal document from the carrier. The key references are "OSName GoogleAndroid" and "OSVersion Android 2.3" while the build tested appears to be build ED12. With Samsung already committing and hopefully preparing the Gingerbread updated for the Samsung Galaxy S, the Epic 4G -- being such a smartphone -- should receive it's Android 2.3 update without any hassle. It's just a question of when it will be ready, both cooking and testing. Source: Sprint Via: AndroidCentral

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    Sprint is reportedly having another go at getting Android 2.2 Froyo onto their Galaxy S variant, the Samsung Epic 4G. We previously reported that the Froyo update for the Epic was halted due to various problems. Apparently Sprint and Samsung have overcome the problems discovered after the previous upgrade had begun and are ready to try again. The OTA rollout is scheduled to start Monday, March 21, 2011 and should update the Epic to Android Froyo 2.2.1 EC05. It's expected that the rollout should take approximately one week to complete. This build will reportedly include Bluetooth ...

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    Sure, you could follow our guide to hooking your Epic 4G up with a nice Froyo install, but maybe you're craving some even fresher Android goodness for your Samsung smartphone. The community over at the XDA-Developers forum keeps churning out the latest ROM images, this time bringing CyanogenMod 7 to the Epic. While this isn't based on the latest CM7 version, and has its own share of compatibility problems, it still looks like it's work a test run, at least to see what coming up next. This alpha version of CM7 is nearly there, with most of the phone's key hardware supported. That means ...

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    Sprint's Epic 4G, is one of the last Galaxy S variants still waiting for an official Android 2.2 Froyo build. On February 21st we told you about Sprint starting the Froyo rollout, but by February 24th they'd stopped it, and allegedly pulled the update from their servers. The reason for stopping the update was reportedly due to problems accessing content on the sdcard and data connectivity issues. It's been almost two weeks and we haven't heard anything from Sprint or Samsung regarding when the new update will be released -- and some of us are getting antsy. If you're one of those, we can ...

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    Apparently it was too good to be true, Sprint has pulled the OTA and OTW Froyo updates for their Epic 4G. According to a post by an admin on Sprint's Community Forum: There have been an increased number of calls into Care regarding issues with the Epic following the upgrade. As a result, the upgrade will not be pushed to more devices until a resolution for these issues is in place. The OTW update on the Samsung website will also be taken down. Sprint and Samsung are actively working to correct these problems and release the update to all devices. I will provide updates as I receive them. ...

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    Yesterday we told you that Sprint is rolling out the Froyo update to their Epic 4G. Like most major updates, the rollout will come in waves, but everyone should be "eligible" to get the update by the end of the week. If you don't want to wait for your turn in line, or if you don't want to download the update over-the-air (OTA), you can download the update manually, and flash like another other update. If you're interested, here's how to do it: 1. Navigate to Samsung's update page then click on "Software" 2. Download the update - TIP: if you download the Mac version (even if you're running ...

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    Getting Android 2.2 Froyo on Samsung's Galaxy S phones hasn't been easy for the major carriers in the U.S. Sprint previously told customers to hold tight, the update is coming to their Epic 4G. Sprint now has a support page online talking about the Epic 4G's Froyo update, dubbed EB13. According to Sprint's web page the update includes: - An 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 Sprint's update ...

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    Sprint's been advising users of Samsung's Epic 4G to keep their patience as the carrier puts the phone's Android 2.2 upgrade through extensive testing before certifying it for release. The company may be wrapping things up, as rumors indicate that the official Froyo update will go out in about two weeks, on February 21. A tipster has provided Android Central with an image of the WiMAX phone running a copy of Froyo build EA17, which he identifies as the final revision which will ultimately go out to Sprint users. We've been waiting for Android 2.2 to come along for months now, after a ...

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