Sprint's Galaxy S 4 recently took one step towards being ready for mass consumption, however the carrier hasn't forgotten the device's forefathers. We've received a memo from an anonymous tipster advising that the Epic 4G Touch is set to make the jump to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1, to be exact) starting sometime today. The new software bump will come directly from Samsung and will require a visit to an external website that has yet to go live. The memo also notes that in order to perform the update, you'll need access to a rig with Windows 7, Vista or XP -- in other words, OS X and Windows 8 users will have to visit a Sprint store to get their fix. For those fortunate enough to gain access in the coming hours, let us know how it's treating you in comments below.
Update: Waiting for official confirmation? Then just check Sprint's official log of updates for the Epic 4G Touch on its website, which now lists the GB27 version. It's scheduled to start today, and to answer the question of why it's only going out via PC download and not OTA, the log cites the (unspecified) size of the update.
Update 2: GB27 is now available, and ready to install from your PC or Mac (using Kies). Click here for the 520MB download and instructions.
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (Gingerbread [2.3])
- Screen size 4.52 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Camera 8 megapixels
- Carriers (US) Sprint-Nextel
- Dimensions 5.11 x 2.74 x 0.38 in
- Weight 4.6 oz
Samsung Galaxy S II
Google Android 4.1