High on the heels of news regarding the availability of software updates for various flavors of Samsung Galaxy S that were released on the market in the United States (including the Samsung Fascinate at Verizon, or the Samsung Captivate over at AT&T), comes an announcement regarding the preparation of a similar solution for the Samsung Epig 4G, the Galaxy S on Sprint's network.
It appears that the wireless carrier has discovered that there are some issues with the network connectivity on Samsung Epic 4G
, mostly related to the 3G capabilities of the phone, and that enhancements are being prepared for the phone's owners.
According to a recent article
on Android Central, the announcement comes from Sprint themselves, and was made via the company's support forums.
“We have heard reports of users experiencing less-than-expected 3G upload speeds with their Samsung Epic 4G. After extensive investigation, Sprint
and Samsung have identified an enhancement that may improve upload speeds on the Epic,” the wireless carrier reportedly stated.
“This fix will be made available in the next maintenance release
. It’s important to note that network speeds are impacted by many factors when using commercially-available speed test applications and test results may or may not be true indicator of the actual network performance,” the company continues.
For what it's worth, it seems that the software update for the Epic 4G might not be related to the updates Captivate
and Fascinate received from their carriers.
Some suggested that these solutions were mainly aimed at fixing some GPS issues the phones had ever since they were brought to shelves in the US, and that T-Mobile's Vibrant should receive the solution too.
Unfortunately, no Android
2.2 Froyo will be included into the equation, even if some might have hoped for it, though it might not be too long before Sprint and Samsung make this move as well, so stay tuned for more on this.