HTC EVO 3D users in selected areas will now able to enjoy Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on their smartphones. The update has begun to be pushed out in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Lamentably, Sprint users reside outside of these regions so they will not be enjoying the update, at least not anytime soon.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich brings to phones much-awaited updates like a revamped user interface, new home screen functions, e-mail and web browser enhancements, resizable widgets, added control over data usage, and better text input. The camera has been improved with more functions like live effects, zero shutter lag exposure, single-motion panorama shots, face detection, and stabilized image zoom.
The usual fixes for bugs on older versions of the OS should be expected, as well. Meanwhile, special innovations like face unlock, Android Beam powered by NFC, Wi-Fi direct and Bluetooth Health Device Profile complete the package.
Despite the fact that Sprint users of the smartphone will not be getting the update at around the same time as those with the GSM version, this development could mean that Sprint is preparing for the update as well. As of now, it remains to be seen when Ice Cream Sandwich would be rolled out exactly, but at the very least, it will be available to those who own the HTC EVO 3D. Earlier, HTC had announced that their target date would be sometime in June or July. Most likely, it will occur next month as June is about to end.
Meanwhile, the new version of Android OS is expected to be unveiled soon at Google I/O this week. Possibly called Android Jellybean, the new OS will give HTC EVO 3D users more things to look forward to in the future. Until next month, however, they simply have to content themselves with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich features. Android Jellybean anyway might be a minor upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich.