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Sprint Finally Rolls Out Gingerbread To Epic 4G

While most Android users are sitting somewhere pondering if and when their device will get Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, owners of the Sprint Epic 4G, are just now getting Android 2.3 “Gingerbread”.

The original Sprint Epic 4G was the top of the line Samsung Galaxy S phone to come to the United States. In addition to the features of the Galaxy S that made it so popular on T-Mobile as the Vibrant, AT&T as the Captivate and Verizon Wireless as the Fascinate, it also featured a slide out qwerty keyboard along with Sprint’s 4G “WiMax”.

After a longer than usual wait, Sprint Epic 4G users are finally starting to see the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

In addition to upgrading the Samsung Epic 4G from Froyo to Gingerbread, the update also features:

  • Audible Sprint AIRAVE™ notifications when answering call
  • SMS messages sent without area code
  • PRL and Profile update
  • EAS (Exchange Activesync) email displaying HTML
  • Bluetooth headset sound improvements
  • Fully visible date on device lock screen

It seems that forum using Sprint Samsung Epic 4G users have started reporting that they are getting the update.

source: AndroidCentral

Samsung Stratosphere To Rule The Air October 13th

Droid Life is reporting that the highly anticipated Samsung Stratosphere will be released at Verizon Stores on October 13th.

The Stratosphere isn’t rocking out of the stratosphere specs however it is on par with the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint and it has 4G/LTE. The Stratosphere has a 1ghz processor, 5 mega pixel rear camera and a 1.3 mega pixel camera in the front. With 4G/LTE you’ll be able to do good quality video chatting on the go.

The Samsung Stratosphere has a 4 inch superAMOLED screen and a slide out qwerty keyboard.  The mobile hotspot feature supports up to 8 devices on 4G/LTE and 5 devices on Verizon’s 3G network.

It’s expected to cost $149 on a new two year agreement.

source: Droid-Life