Samsung Epic 4G and Sanyo Zio getting Froyo treatment on the 21st

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If you’re holding onto an Epic 4G, then you’ll be happy to hear thatAndroid 2.2 Froyo is on its way. Sprint’ kicking off President’s day (21st) with an over the air update that will be sent in batches, with all devices having access to the update by the 25th.

It may be outdated at this point, but Froyo is a significant upgrade from Android 2.1 Eclair. Now your Epic 4G will get a speed boost from the JIT compiler, Adobe Flash support, give you the option to store your applications on your microSD card, and more. It’s been a long time coming, and we don’t even want to think of how long it will take before the handset will receive Gingerbread, but we’re just glad the Epic is getting some sort of update.

We’re also hearing that the Sanyo Zio will also be receiving the Android 2.2 Froyo update on the 21st as well. The Zio won’t be seeing Flash support, as its Qualcomm MSM7627 is only ARM6, where Flash needs an ARM7 CPU.

Nonetheless, the upgrade to 2.2 for this handset should definitely get some people excited. We’d be surprised if this handset received the Android 2.3 update, but we wouldn’t go as far to say that it definitely won’t. What’s really surprising is how soon the handset will be receiving an update, as it was just launched in October of last year. Four months may be a while to wait for an update, but it beats the Epic’s almost 7-month wait.

Here’s to Sprint getting these updates out, as there have likely been a good chunk of users with some languishing faith. Keep in mind that you may not receive the updates on the 21st, and if that’s the case, find something to do until the 25th. Try Pew Pew from the Android Market to kill some time.

[Via: SprintCommunity, BGR]

  • http://twitter.com/WillieFDiazSF William Diaz ?

    Sprint and Samsung as well as so many others have said the Epic will be updated, but I dont believe it. So… Ill believe it when it happens.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FUNJF7UWEXX7VVZSEU5CDVU7OE 2 Wheel Dragster

    Sprint and Samsung promising a date. Ha ha ha ha!!! I think I rather read about the location of big foot and three headed baby in the Globe. If it even happens it would be coincidence not because they told the truth. Both of the (specially Samsung) is full of it that I would be surprise if the update is even out before the end of March.

    • http://twitter.com/WillieFDiazSF William Diaz ?

      You forgot Bat Boy to go with the 3 Headed Baby and Big Foot ! :)

  • Tom Crull

    it is the evening of the 21st and sprint has no knowledge of the upgrade. they glaim my samsung Epic 4g with 2.1 is the latest upgrade.

  • Brian

    Recieved the upgrade on my Epic first thing this morning (22nd).

  • Phi1460

    If you cant wait for the 2.2 update just go out to Samsungs website and download it yourself. Here is the link http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/SPH-D700ZKASPR so all of you that posted you don’t believe Sprint or Samsung can see that the update is true.

  • http://twitter.com/RjsShadows Robert J. Silva

    I updated my Sanyo Zio to 2.2 and all videos I recorded after with my zio (no matter the quality i picked) would be 9 or 12 frames per second and looked terrible. Before the update I would get 23 to 24fps and it looked pretty awesome. Any idea why?

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