Samsung Epic 4G receives Android 2.3 Gingerbread update

You know, I would have thought that a handset with the word “Epic” inside would definitely be of, obviously, epic proportions in terms of hardware and software specifications. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint that has been limping around in Android 2.2 Froyo for the longest time already. Nice to know that Sprint has just announced the availability of the Android 2.3 Gingerbread […]


Android4Autism donates first device to McKay family

Android4Autism and Lost and Tired have announced the very first recipient of an Android4Autism device, where said smartphone will be headed to the McKay family as their hands unwrap a package to reveal a Samsung Epic 4G that has been loaded with a custom ROM which was specifically developed to meet the needs of autistic children. What you see above is a screenshot (albeit a blur one) from the specially […]


Samsung makes a boo-boo, Galaxy S phones return to Android 2.1 reality

Remember our story about the range of Samsung Galaxy S phones getting the Android 2.2 Froyo update? Well, apparently that was a mistake on Samsung’s part, bummer. The US Galaxy S variants; Fascinate, Vibrant and Epic 4G were caught listed with Android 2.2 Froyo as their operating system, but it seems that this mix up has seen all three handsets return to Android 2.1 Eclair. Of course, we can understand […]


San Francisco Bay Area now covered in Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network

You’ve been waiting for it, and now it’s finally arrived. Sprint has just launched its 4G WiMAX network in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sprint touts the network as being able to offer mobile web browsing up to 10 times faster than a 3G service and it will initially be available in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto and Oakland. Nationwide, folks are already enjoying Sprint’s 4G network in various […]


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Android 2.2 Froyo update for Epic 4G delayed again?

In what will certainly be disappointing news for Samsung Epic 4G owners out there, it seems that the previous rumor of the Android 2.2 Froyo update for said phone didn’t materialize. It was said that the Froyo update will be arriving on December 26th, but it’s nowhere to be seen and reports are in that the update is “on hold” and will be released “sometime in the near future”, hardly […]


Samsung Epic 4G Keyboard Turned Into A Gamepad

Samsung’s Epic 4G is an impressive Android-powered phone, but you probably won’t think of it as a device that will challenge portable gaming consoles such as the PSP or Nintendo DS anytime soon. That being said, someone out there obviously feels differently about the phone, since he decided to take a knife to the physical slide-out keyboard of the device, performing some minor surgery and changing it to a gamepad […]


Epic 4G Review

Epic 4G Review – This in-depth review of the Samsung Epic 4G shows you how it really feels to use this smartphone and candidly lists the strengths and weaknesses of this smartphone


Sprint Epic 4G Update Arrives To Solve 3G Upload Speed Issues

As expected, Sprint has announced a maintenance-release update for the Samsung Epic 4G, an update that is touted to address the slow upload speeds experienced by the mobile phone. The software will be automatically downloaded to Epic 4G phones, so you’ll want to keep an eye open as it should be popping up on your phone pretty soon. The update will be pushed out in stages from 9/30 12AM EST […]


Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Update Coming Tomorrow Will Fix 3G Upload Speeds

Users who have noted that their Samsung Epic 4G speeds while uploading using Sprint’s 3G Now Network were capped at a paltry 150 kbps should look for an update this week that should alleviate that problem. According to user dshoem01 on Sprint’s support forum, the update will begin rolling out on September 30th and will continue over four days so don’t panic if you aren’t among the first to get […]