We just heard from a Sprint ninja that Gingerbread for the Samsung Epic 4G should begin a slow rollout tomorrow (Nov 9). The initial plan is to get it out to three percent of the users the first day, which should avoid any huge fiasco like we saw with the Froyo update. The update will continue to slowly roll out over the following eight days, until it gets to 100 percent of the users.
As we already saw the EI22 kernel source released, it makes sense that its the version we'll be seeing. Besides all the perks that come with Android 2.3, the change log includes:
Airrave notification fixes
SMS area code fix
PRL and Profile update fix
EAS HTML Tagging fix
Bluetooth headset quality fix
Lock screen date fix
Hit the break for more details, and hit the forums link to discuss. It's been a long time coming!