I guess Sprint and Samsung decided it was finally time to cater to the needs of all the Epic owners out there, as the official Gingerbread OTA update is officially rolling out. Aside from Gingerbread, the update offers up the usual: bug fixes, enhanced features, etc. Sprint kept the changelog short and sweet on this one, have a look:

  • Upgrade of the Google OS from Froyo to Gingerbread (Android 2.3)
  • Audible Sprint AIRAVE™ notifications when answering call
  • SMS messages sent without area code
  • PRL and Profile update
  • EAS (Exchange Activesync) email displaying HTML
  • Bluetooth headset sound improvements
  • Fully visible date on device lock screen

And there you have it. Gingerbread, general improvements, and other stuff. Head into Settings > About Phone > System Updates to see if it's available on your device.

Update: If you are itching to get Gingerbread on your Epic, but the update isn't available to your device just yet, you can grab it manually like so:

  1. Download the update from Google's servers.
  2. Rename to update.zip
  3. Place on root directory of sdcard (directory that pops up when you mass storage your device to computer)
  4. Boot into stock recovery (Vol Down+Camera+Power)
  5. Select install update.zip
  6. Boot into GB !

[Sprint, XDA]