Sprint Samsung Epic 4G update "on hold"

If you own a Samsung Epic 4G, then you were probably aware that there was meant to be an update released today that solved the terrible 3G upload speeds that you were experiencing. Well, you may have noticed that the update didn’t actually come… but why?

Sprint have posted an explanation in their community forums, and blame it on administration issues on Google’s end:

We learned this evening that there were administrative issues getting this software loaded to Google’s servers. We don’t yet have an expected time when this will be available but will update you as soon as possible. Please see the statement below that was sent by the Sprint Product Management team:

We were planning to release an update for your Samsung Epic 4G on 9/30. The file was delivered and on track for distribution but late this afternoon, we learned that an administrative issue prevented Google from releasing the update as we had planned. We are working to resolve the issue and will provide an update as soon as we understand the new delivery schedule.

We would like to clarify that the timing of this update has nothing to do with the 30 day return window that many of you on these blogs have been discussing and that this delay has nothing to do with any last minute changes within the release package itself. The delay is simply due to an administrative issue that we are working to resolve.

As they said above, there is no expected time-frame for the release, but I’ll let you know if I hear anything.

If this is the first you’ve heard of any update, I’ve pasted the changelog, below.

9/30 – Samsung Epic Maintenance Release

WiFi standby battery drain
Amazon MP3 cannot download in 4G
Large emails lag in upload speeds
Increased 3G upload speeds

Update your software
1. The software will be automatically downloaded to your phone since this is a recommended update.
2. A System update screen will prompt the user to ‘Install now’ or ‘Install later’.
If ‘Install later’ is selected, a reminder will be sent once or twice a day to install the update.
If ‘Install now’ is selected, the phone will power down and then reboot.

Important Notes:
– This update will take approximately 7-8 minutes to download and 7-8 minutes to install.
– The new software version is: S:D700.0.5S.DI18
– This update is available OTA (over the air) and will be pushed to your device. It is being pushed in stages, beginning on 9/30 12:00AM EST, and will be rolled out to users over several days.
– Your device must be on software version DI07 to perform the update to DI18. If you are still on DG17 or DG27, a Sprint Service and Repair Center should be able to update your device to DI07. The update from DI07 to DI18 is not yet available to the Service and Repair Centers. As soon as it is, this post will be updated.

[via Android Central]