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android 2.2 update

has any one been able to either get adobe flash or , android update 2.2 instead of waiting for samsung.

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twolf1920, I do like the Epic also, as does my wife.  I feel confident that Samsung and Sprint will be coming out with fixes, including Froyo, that will address our last concerns with the phone.  We'll get our bluetooth one-touch voice dialing and other functionality soon.  According to the Samsung Galaxy S support group at http://www.twitter.com/galaxyssupport we will have Froyo by the end of the year.

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hello, i believe we are actually supposed to recieve froyo with in 2 - 3 weeks.

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Dcraig723, that would be nice, but I am not as optimistic as 2-3 weeks, based on the testing I am sure that will occur to make sure the Epic version of Froyo has all the necessary fixes.  According to the Samsung Galaxy S Support Crew at  http://twitter.com/galaxyssupport  we will have it by the end of the 4th quarter of this year.

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I have been having a probelm with my corporate email (OWA) where the email will get stuck in the outbox.  I was told that the Androids do not like the OWA email system and that I should hope that the 2.2 release will help with that.

It is very annoying that your emails get stuck and you can not send/reply.  I have also tried the refreshing and it does nothing at all.

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As mentioned in previous posts, the Samsung Galaxy S Support folks for the U.S. say that the Froyo 2.2 update will be available by the end of year.  You can see their numerous replies to folks on this topic at http://twitter.com/#!/galaxyssupport.

Now, something that might cheer folks up a bit was this story posted today on Android Guys:

http://www.androidguys.com/2010/11/05/confirmed-froyo-hitting-galaxy-today/

Yes, I know it's a UK rollout and that it is happening right now, however, it provides hope, along with the Galaxy S Support feedback, that we will see Froyo sometime in the near future.

Confirmed: Froyo Hitting Galaxy S

Posted by: Scott Webster

http://www.androidguys.com/2010/11/05/confirmed-froyo-hitting-galaxy-today/uk_froyo/Samsung UK has officially started rolling Android 2.2 out to their beloved GT-I9000 Galaxy S handset.  According to their twitter account, the update has begun already and will hit everyone by the end of November.  We're very curious as to what is meant by 'everyone' as we don't imagine they are referring to us in the United States. Still, this is promising stuff for those with a Vibrant, Captivate, Epic 4G, or Fascinate.  More information on the update can be found on Samsung's support page.

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Latest news from Samsung is that the Froyo 2.2 update will be released to all USA phones in the next 25 days...i.e. before the end of November.

Reference: 

http://www.examiner.com/gadgets-in-san-francisco/samsung-galaxy-s-froyo-update-will-hit-u-s-by-end-o...

On another note, those of you who would appreciate being able to use your EPIC more efficiently, check out the free program known as VLINGO.    Check it out at http://www.Vlingo.com.  I researched it yesterday and downloaded it from the Android Market.  It's amazing what my Epic can now do just by me speaking to it.  Cheers!

-Bert in Chicago

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BATurner1959 wrote:

Latest news from Samsung is that the Froyo 2.2 update will be released to all USA phones in the next 25 days...i.e. before the end of November.

Reference:

http://www.examiner.com/gadgets-in-san-francisco/samsung-galaxy-s-froyo-update-will-hit-u-s-by-end-o...

That examiner story is horse manure.  The writer makes the all-too-common mistake of reading news about the UK and thinking it applies in the United States.

Meanwhile, there are credible reports of a controlled beta version being tested on the Epic.  That is the good news.  The bad news is that according to some who have tried it, this beta version has some serious bugs, such as the cell radio crashing and black-screen-of-death problems.  Obviously it can't pass muster as a commercial release.  See this thread at xda:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=829139

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BATurner1959, although many stories have been quoting a date, the Samsung Galaxy S Support Group is receiving and responding to many owners at http://twitter.com/#!/galaxyssupport and their official statement is, and I quote this from their site from one of their support people name Mary, that "2.2 will be released for US phones by the end of the year."  I have seen this exact response from them for all of the Galaxy S series phones, including the Epic.

Now, in my personal opinion I don't think they will wait until the end of next month, but they are covering all bases in case there are issues.  I am sure they will be watching the U.K. deployments for issues and insuring that other fixes are included in the update.

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I spoke to a Sprint tech yesterday, while he was looking at my phone, and he mentioned to me that word going around Sprint is that the Epic will be going straight to Android 3 and not 2.2.  I hadn't heard of Android 3 but found this article today.

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/software/14310-Android-plans-ahead.html

It looks nice.

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LOL!  So the entire Samsung Galaxy S phones all over the world will be upgraded to 2.2 except for Sprint's version of the Galaxy (Epic)?  I doubt that Sprint tech knows what he is talking about.  All the article says is that phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S series will be capable of supporting Android 2.3 Gingerbread.  This means by the time we get 2.3 Gingerbread on our Epic, all other Android phones would already have Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Btw the first phone to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread will be the next Nexus phone by Samsung, but word is that it has been delayed.

I hope Sprint manages to get a version of the new Samsung "flagship" phones with sAmoled2 screens that are 4.3 and 4.5 inches.  sAmoled is good, but I wonder how much better the second generation will be.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/11/exclusive-samsung-flagship-phone-with-gingerbread-and-huge-di/

Oh btw XDA developers have a beta version of Android 2.2 Froyo for the Sprint Epic.  It seems it is too buggy right now for me to even think of installing it on my Epic.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/12/android-2-2-update-for-samsung-epic-4g-leaks-out/

Yes its for the Epic ONLY and not for the Captivate, Facinate, etc.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=836111

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I've been holding out on purchasing the Epic, waiting to see if 2.2 will actually be rolled out for this unit.

Has anyone heard of any new models that Sprint will be carrying soon that will be 4G with a keyboard and 2.2 or higher?

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I bought the Epic mainly because of the keyboard.  I don't even use the keyboard now thanks to the Sype function.  The keyboards just makes this phone thicker compared to the other versions of this phone.  If I were you, I would hold off for the next generation of Samsung phones that should come out with Android Gingerbread in early 2011.  I will upgrade again in Oct 2011.

Nexus S by Samsung wont be going to Spint.  Samsung couldn't meet the order demand and time frame by Sprint.  It will probably go to Tmobile in a few weeks.  It will be the first phone to come with Android Gingerbread out the box.  The original Nexus should be the first phone to get the Gingerbread upgrade via OTA.

Samsung Galaxy i9100 series (Galaxy 2) should hit all networks like the regular Galaxy did.  It's dual core and will have a super amoled 2 screen.  Early 2011.

Samsung "Flagship" series will be dual core and come with a 4.3" and 4.5" screen.  Rumor is that it will be high resolution since Gingerbread will support high resolution screens.  Early 2011.

LG will have their Nvidea Tegra 2 dual core phone with an 8 megapixel camera in early 2011.

All the phones I mentioned above will have dual Hummingbird A9 1Ghz chips.  Snapdragon dual cores for HTC will be higher than 1Ghz (up to 1.5), but then again the A8 1Ghz Hummingbird has over 4 times the graphics power as the Snapdragon 1Ghz.  I will stick with Samsung instead of HTC.

I have no regrets on my Epic especially when I went from an HTC Hero which is more like a Zero.  Glad I got that "gotta have a keyboard" out of my system.  No more keyboards for me now.  The Epic is superfast even without Android Froyo.  Can't beat the 90million triangles of graphics per sec compared to Evo's 22million.  The colors are also 16million compared to Evo's 64K colors.   Its funny when Evo users compare benchmarks with their 2.2 boosted numbers.  Just wait until the Epic gets 2.2 and you will listen to the sound of crickets from the Evo crowd when comparing benchmarks.

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