Yesterday Sprint made the Android 2.1 update for the Samsung Moment available on their website for download, and today they announced its availability here and this PDF includes instructions on how to get the update onto your phone. Considering how long Sprint has been testing the update, hopefully it will be nearly bug-free.
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The update is PC-based and as mentioned before, the update will require a wipe of your phone. Phandroid says that Samsung Moment users without access to a computer running Windows will have to go to a Sprint store for the update. With the annoucement of Android 2.2 likely to be just around the corner, the HTC EVO 4G so close to release, and still nothing definitive on Android 2.1 for the Hero, one has to wonder what took Sprint so long?
Software update for the Samsung Moment
Enhance the features and capabilities of your Samsung Moment with this software update, including 2.1 Android update.
This update includes:
2.1 Android update (Éclair).
Keypad backlight optimization.
Bulk Bluetooth contact push.
Various Bluetooth fixes.
Increased speed and performance.
Swipe to Unlock/Mute/Speakerphone.
New camera features
Please follow these steps below to ensure your device is updated correctly:
1. Uninstall the existing Samsung USB drivers on your computer if they are version 4.40 or earlier. Follow these instructions to uninstall the proper files.
2. Once you’ve restarted your computer from the driver uninstall, follow these step-by-step instructions to ensure a successful update.
Software Version: S:M900.8.OS.DE03
PC Requirements: Windows 2000-SP4, Windows XP-SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
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