In a surprise announcement, Sprint has now revealed that users of the Epic 4G Touch smartphone can go and upgrade their handsets to a newer version of the Android operating system. To be more specific, the Sprint Epic 4G Touch smartphone can now be upgraded to Jelly Bean, most likely version 4.1, and those who wish to do so on their own phones can get the said update through Samsung Kies.
In the case of most other smartphone models, upgrading to later version of the Android operating system means only going through the Settings menu to initiate an over-the-air (OTA) software download. However, for the Sprint Epic 4G Touch, using Samsung Kies is not only recommended, but pretty much required by Sprint itself. According to information from the carrier regarding the software update, it is “due to file size.”
In any case, this Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is surely going to be good news for all users of the Sprint Epic 4G Touch smartphone. That is, unless, those users have lost their USB cables somehow and can’t find replacements. In which case, they won’t get in on the update.