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HTC EVO 4G LTE updated with new features

Sprint had launched the original WiMax-capable HTC EVO 4G nearly two years ago, and it was undoubtebdly an instant hit among customers. It was the first phone in the world to support 4G radio and let users utilize Sprint’s WiMax network. Two years later, HTC along with Sprint have launched HTC Evo 4G LTE, a successor of HTC Evo 4G and 3D models.

The Evo 4G LTE shares the base with its GSM counterpart, the HTC One X. Under the hood, it runs on the same dual-core 1.5 GHz processor used by the One X’s LTE variant, a 4.7 inch screen, and Android 4.0 with HTC’s Sense 4.0 interface.

HTC Evo 4G LTE began shipping on May 24, 2012 to customers who had pre ordered the device. Now, Google and Sprint have decided to release a very important update that will bring back the access to Google Wallet. Google had promised that it would release an update in July to fix the Google Wallet issue, however what makes the update important is that it not only fixes the earlier Wallet issue, but also fixes handful of bugs, which will enhance the user experience.

In addition to Google Wallet fix, the update (Version 1.22.651.3) addresses the following issues:

• Google security updates
• Wifi disconnect issue
• Time zone issue
• Side loaded video pause issue
• Random power cycling issue
• Pioneer Bluetooth Car Kit connection issu
• Gallery app crash
• Calendar reminder (all day even time) issue

In order to check if you are running the older Version 1.13.651.1 or the newer Version 1.22.651.3, follow the steps below:

1. Go to Setting by tapping on the Apps icon from the Home screen.
2. Tap on About option that can be found at the end of Settings menu.
3. In About phone section, you will be able to see the Hardware version and Software version.
4. Tapping on Software information will reveal the Android Version, HTC Sense Version and Software version along with several other information.
5. Tapping on More lets you see the Kernel version, Baseband Version, Build Number, Browser version.
6. Pressing Home button brings you back to the Home Screen.

In order to update your Evo 4G LTE device from 1.13.651.1 to 1.22.651.3 over the air, follow the procedure below:

1. Go to Setting by tapping on the Apps icon from the Home screen.
2. Scroll down to find System updates
3. Tap on the HTC software update option
4. Tap Check now
5. Your phone will check for available updates
6. If a newer version of software is found, you will be prompted to download and install it. It is normal for phone to switch off and on during the update process.
7. If there are no newer updates available, the device will prompt that the phone is Up To Date.
8. Pressing the Home button takes you back to Home Screen.

The only major component that is missing is the 4G LTE network itself, but the missing element will be coming soon. Sprint had previously stated that it will be rolling out its 4G LTE network in the mid of 2012, and seems like it has lived up to its word. Sprint has officially announced that the service will be rolled out across 6 cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio on July 15th. The network will be going live in all of the six cities mentioned above on the same day.

Customers of Sprint 4G LTE devices, such as HTC EVO 4G LTE, LG Viper 4G and Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be able to use the device as they were intended to be used. Sprint’s superior service allows the user to download at data speeds 10 times faster than any other 4G LTE network.

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