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According to one of our trusted tippers and backed up by a leak that surfaced earlier today at Android Central, Samsung Epic 4G and Transform owners will be finally getting a taste of Android 2.2 "Froyo" in 4 days - on Monday, March 21st.

It wouldn't be the first time Sprint tried to throw the delicious treat at Epic users - the long-awaited Froyo update began rolling out on February 21st but only lasted 3 days before getting shut down by Sprint due to multiple complications with SD cards and data connectivity. Froyo's most coveted features, such as push notifications, native apps2sd, and Adobe Flash support, plunged into an abyss of unknown depth yet again for those who didn't get a chance to upgrade. Those who did... well, let's hope your SD card data didn't turn into mush.

I know both Sprint and Samsung "cried wolf" too many times, but from what we gather, the March 21st date is the real deal. The Epic 4G will see Android 2.2.1 (EC05), while the Transform will get Android 2.2 (EB28). Additionally, there is a minor upgrade, also EB28, coming to the Galaxy Tab, which is already on 2.2.

All updates introduce Sprint ID, whether you like it or not, as well as Swype on the Transform, and will be rolled out over-the-air (OTA). We are crossing our fingers and hoping for a smooth upgrade this time around, but, of course, anything is possible.

Verizon Fascinate users, you're up next - the word on the street is, you won't have to wait long.

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Source: Android Central

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Artem Russakovskii
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  • Peter

    What do you mean we Fascinate users are next? I'm on EB01, do you have a date? Is it going to be Eb01?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I'm not sure what the version will be, but the early rumors point at about 2 weeks from now. And yes, Verizon is to blame here - they've had the update from Samsung for ages.

  • annoynamous

    See why can't Verizon be more like Sprint? That proves Verizon is the 2nd worst or even hell the worst carrier in the u.s

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      And why can't Sprint be more like T-Mobile? And why can't T-Mobile be more like T-Mobile UK or the rest of the world that got Froyo on Galaxy S way back last year?

      Either way, Verizon is by far not the worst - their LTE network is top notch now, and I am seriously considering switching from Sprint.

  • davon

    My epic is rooted. Will that be a prob for update

    • Mister Peabody

      You may have to reroot, my expert Android friends have told me. But the update should be fine.

  • Canadian Droid Fan

    I'm still waiting for the supposed Q1 upgrade to Froyo for the Moto Droid/Milestone... Q1 2011 is drawing to a close, just a couple of weeks left.

  • http://www.yesfairelections.org iJames

    I've been DYING to get off my Froyo Android 2.2 DK28 test Epic version for a long time. It has made me hate Samsung, Android, and be really pissed at Sprint (Also I think Sprint should give everybody three batteries and a charging dock for all the suffering we've gone through and the fact that half of the day our phones are dead).

    But my question is, since I've loaded the (assumed awful lame slow) DK28, I was wondering what might happen with the OTA upgrade? Am I going to be hosed? I was just about to try some rooting and other ROMS to get off this goat, but now I guess I'll wait till Monday.

    The minutes seem like hours.

    • G

      i have this same question.

  • Mike

    My Samsung Epic 4G got Froyo from the last update on February. Will I get another Froyo update even thogh I have it already?

    • leisure

      silly goose... why would you get another one?

  • Michael

    My Epic 4G got Froyo on February, does that mean I won't get the new Froyo update?

  • Geno

    I hope it does come out ! i have the transform and hope it comes out tommorow !

  • Tony

    I got it! http://www.fileserve.com/file/HNgGRGQ EC05! This is the flashable froyo straight from google server... I tested and it works!

  • A na nee muss

    If you have not received the update from Sprint yet don't hold your breath. Have 2 Transforms. One received the update on 3/22. Tried to udate the other on 3/23 but unable to. Sprint cust. service sas sdue to functionality issues, the update has been pulled with no ETA for when it will be avail. I will say the one updated works fine for the most part. 2 slight complaints. 1. It does not support live wallpapers. 2. When I recdeive a call while in an app, the app will shut down with an error message whether I answer the phone or not. Anything unsaved is lost. Not too big a prob, I can always restart Angry Birds but it could be an issue when doing anything work related.

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