Last month, Samsung released two of the four Galaxy S phones coming to the U.S.: the T-mobile Vibrant and the AT&T Captivate. Soon after, issues with the GPS started to surface; the GPS was unable to lock or took longer than usual and even then was inaccurate. With the Sprint Epic 4G coming August 31, the question is, do customers need to worry about an issue with its GPS? Gladly, the answer is no. This week, Engadget received a statement from Samsung, about the Epic 4G:
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“We have tested and validated both Network Assisted (indoor) and Autonomous (outdoor) GPS on the Epic 4G. With regards to Vibrant and Captivate, we are currently testing software updates which will optimize GPS performance. We expect to be able to make the updates available in September and will communicate more information and download instructions in the next few weeks.”
With news that the Epic 4G is “tested and validated,” Sprint customers are looking at a phone ready to use out of the box. Also, this gives Vibrant and Captivate holders some relief to know that Samsung is working on a fix, and in just a few short weeks, the GPS issue could be resolved.