Mobile phone carrier Sprint it should start pushing the long expected Android 2.2 Froyo operating system flavor to two of its most popular smartphones, namely the Samsung Epic 4G and the Sanyo Zio, if some of the latest reports on the matter were to be believed.
Rumors on the availability of this software update for the two handsets emerged a while ago, and they started to converge lately towards a release date set for next week.
The Android 2.2 Froyo
for Samsung Epic 4G is rumored to arrive as soon as February 21st, though it might not be the previously rumored EA17 built, but a more recent version of the software, namely EB13.
Sprint is expected to make the software update available over the air (OTA) for all users, and should be pushed all around the country in the course of only four days, it seems.
While an specific changelog for the software update lacks at the moment, suggested changes would include improved Bluetooth device support and Bluetooth voice dialing, or better GPS.
The same as with other mobile phones that got upgraded from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2
, the new software would bring to Epic 4G improved OS performance, Flash Player 10.1, and the possibility to install applications to external storage.
Simultaneously, Sprint would start rolling-out the Android 2.2 Froyo update to the Sanyo Zio smartphones on its airwaves, being set to complete the roll-out in about five days.
The software update for Sanyo Zio will arrive with build number 2.200SP, and should add Sprint Zone 2.5.5 and Sprint ID activation improvements into the mix, as well as Swype. The update should also provide users with enhanced battery life.
Apparently, three separate downloads related to this update will be sent to Zio owners. They should connect to Wi-Fi before starting the process.
No official confirmation on this emerged for the time being, but there are great chances that the rumors would actually pan out, so stay tuned for more on the matter.