HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G Receives Android 4.0 Update

We recently heard Sprint saying that its HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G will be receiving the Android 4.0 updates in early August. As of today, it seems like the carrier has kept its word because Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates were announced for both HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G. The update is available for download so customers can initiate the update process whenever they feel like upgrading, which I assume will be the minute they find the update. However, as for the notifications of this update, they will be going out on August 4.

The EVO 3D update will be accompanied by a move to software version 2.89.651.2, and it will also include more features like an improved camera experience and Face Unlock feature to EVO 3D users. Below is the full update change-log from Sprint for EVO 3D.

  • Upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)
  • Add/Remove Panels
  • Resizable widgets
  • Face Unlock
  • Improved Camera Experience
  • Improved Android Browser
  • Launch Bar for commonly used apps
  • Home screen folders

Spring also shared the change-log for EVO Design 4G update as well. This will turn up the phone’s software version to 3.14.651.0.

Key Enhancements of EVO Design 4G includes.

  • Upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)
  • Face unlock: use state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with a smile
  • Add/remove panels
  • Google+ integration
  • Resizable Google widgets
  • Improved accessibility
  • Improved Android browser
  • Create folders on your home panels
  • Redesigned Gmail app lets you swipe between conversations to catch up quickly
  • Redesigned camera app that introduces scenes like Panorama, and effects like Vignette, Depth of Field, Vintage and Pasteurize

The EVO Design 4G update includes some software fixes as well, which Sprint also provided details of. Following are the details of these fixes.

  • Exchange calendar sync fail issue
  • Dialing 1 to allow voicemail access
  • Sprint Mobile Hotspot

As much as these updates sound good to EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G users, there is more good coming their way with the Android 4.0 update. The Android 4.0 update will allow EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G users to use apps like the Chrome browser on their Android smart phones. EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G users should definitely check the new apps they can now install and use on their Android smart phones. If however, you want to install the update on your smart phone now (if you own either of these handsets), then go to Menu> Settings> System updates> HTC software update> Check Now.

The Android OS update will definitely spice things for the EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G users, but at the time, it puts pressure on other users who are waiting for their update. Should they opt for a different smart phone or should they wait? This is the question on their minds right now. But, we will suggest that you wait until the time specified for your update arrives. As for the EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G users, enjoy the update and make sure to leave us a comment about how it feels to be on an Ice Cream Sandwich diet


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