Samsung Epic 4G to Eat Gingerbread Starting Late July
People have been waiting for this since April this year. The Samsung Epic 4G (a.k.a. Samsung Galaxy S Pro) is–yet again–rumored to “finally” get a bump to Android 2.3 Gingerbread some time in late July.
Mark Hearn of SprintFeed got to talk to an inside source who told him that Gingerbread is coming to the Samsung Epic 4G. Although the source could not give a definite date for the release of the update, the source hinted that the update may arrive after July 24.
The source also mentioned that the delay of the update was caused by Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Hearn, however, did not elaborate further on this. Although, it is safe and reasonable to say that if handset manufacturers and mobile carriers just abandoned their obsession for bloatware (which they forcefeed upon their customers under the guise of “customization” for the sake of “differentiation”), the upgrades and updates would come faster than they currently do. But, that’s just me, and you may have your own special reasons for lapping up customized software.
Meanwhile, while the Samsung Epic 4G is just about to get an upgrade to Gingerbread, its successor–the Samsung Epic 2–is hot on its heels. Said to bear several improvements over the Samsung Epic 4G, the upcoming Samsung Epic 2’s improvements can scarcely warrant its “epic” name. The “2” in its name, perhaps, refers to Samsung’s second attempt to make the Samsung Epic, well, epic. Rumor has it that the Samsung Epic 2 will be coming out this third quarter on Sprint.
The Samsung Epic 4G is not the only device getting Gingerbread these days. The HTC DROID Incredible 2 is also slated to receive the upgrade starting today according to sources. Though, I am not yet very sure whether the upgrade will be for Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, which is scheduled to arrive on the Samsung Nexus S 4G also today.
Has your Android device already taken a bite of Gingerbread? Or is it still eating scoopfuls of Frozen Yoghurt?