A great thing about owning an Android smartphone is that whenever a new version of your favorite operating system pops out on the market you don’t need to throw your phone out the window. However, this can be sometimes troublesome as manufacturer’s are either not releasing the update to all their devices and by this I basically mean the same phone on different carriers. This again can be troublesome when the company is bent on setting up their user interface and as such this can lead to delays and issues here and there. In any case let’s check out one of the happier situations ( EDITOR: yeah, not so happy if we think about the Samsung Epic 4G Android 2.2 update fiasco…let’s hope they get it right this time ).
We are happy to inform you that the Samsung Epic 4G Android 2.3 Gingerbread update seems to be rushing towards the finishing line, as we found out thanks to an Android Central forum member. It seems that the latest build from the testing process has been dated for the 19th of May over at the carrier’s website. For the time there obviously isn’t a ROM you can download with the Android 2.3.3 update for your Samsung Epic 4G, but this latest news shows that the update is well on its way and we might be receiving it sooner rather than later. Internationally speaking, Vodafone just recently released the Android 2.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy S after a delay which came up last month.
In case you are wondering what the Samsung Epic 4G Android 2.3 Gingerbread update brings new to the table, let’s take a quick look at what the latest installment of the operating system changes on your beloved smartphone. First of all you get a simpler and cleaner User Interface ( of course TouchWiz will want some attention here ), you get increased performance as a number of users getting Android 2.3 on their Galaxy S have claimed that. There’s also faster and easier text input, that in case you were still running the stock keyboard for your old version of the OS.
You also can better battery life on most devices and the first thing which popped up about Android 2.3 Gingerbread when it first came out was the fact that it had a much darker color scheme. This increased battery life significantly for devices using Super AMOLED Displays ( the Epic 4G for example ). Gaming wise the Android 2.3 update would bring increased performance as well and there’s a lot better support for all the sensors your device will be coming with.
In any case, the update seems to be well closing in towards its release date so make sure to check out Sprint’s page often and keep checking back here as well as we will try and keep you up to date with that. Stay tuned for more !