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HTC EVO 3D updated to Android 4.0

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HTC EVO 3D updated to Android 4.0
Owners of the HTC EVO 3D have been sprinting (no charge for that one) to report that this morning their trusty handset had a notification of an update. And now, owners of the stereoscopic 3D handset are sporting a genuine member of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich club. When you get down to it, this shouldn't be that surprising considering that the handset is only a bit more than 13 months old in human age. Unfortunately, that translates into a smartphone age of 110 years old. But the HTC EVO 3D has aged well and Sprint even beat its own early August estimate of when the update would occur.

Just updated, the HTC EVO 3D

Just updated, the HTC EVO 3D

While the HTC EVO 3D could be the George Hamilton of the smartphone world, and the device might win you some stuffed animals with the 'Guess your age' game at your local carnival, it still is not equipped with the latest and greatest processor. Sure, that dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 was quite a thing in its day, but the whole dual-core bit is now just old. That is why HTC EVO 3D owners will find that today's update includes Sense 3.6 instead of Sense 4.0.

Still, this is a good thing for HTC EVO 3D owners. Heck, there are some younger smartphones around (Motorola DROID 3, anyone?) that will never get the update. The closest that those models get to Ice Cream Sandwich is when their owners are eating one and it accidentally drips on the phone.

source: Phandroid

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posted on 31 Jul 2012, 14:38 1

1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Yummy.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 14:41

2. dcgore (Posts: 207; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


This one too?? ughh, i guess my phone is on a diet.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 14:41 1

3. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2550; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


"The closest that those models get to Ice Cream Sandwich is when their owners are eating one and it accidentally drips on the phone."

This article is full of gold. Unfortunately, that quote is how I feel about my phone.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 15:17 4

4. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 843; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Very nice, this is still quite an awesome smartphone, IMO, its one of those underrated phones that just didnt get marketed well enough.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 15:21

5. imeubeu (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


i went to pull it out, but like a fat man with a belly i cant find it

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 15:37 1

6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4335; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Wow a full year after the phone was released. Hey better late than never.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 16:30

7. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


13 to 110, id like to see the math on that one alen ;) haha jk.....

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 17:21 1

8. CapedCrusaderRobin (Posts: 31; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)


The HTC Kingdom aka EVO Design also got the update as well.

My Evo Design now has the following software - Android 4.0.3 Sense 3.6 Software Version 3.14.651.0710RD

Note:this phone had been previously unlocked with HTCs unlock method. It still shows as being unlocked. (although S-on is still "on" as before)

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 18:26 1

9. piratestation (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Finally! Been waiting for this. But like SuperAndroidEvo said... better late than never.
Thanks for the post. I didn't get the update notification. Will manually check when I get wifi connection.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 19:31

10. chip20032 (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Jan 2009)


I did the update, and it bricked my phone...

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 20:37

11. ECPirate37 (Posts: 92; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


It is about time. However, I got tired of waiting a few weeks ago. I unlocked my phone, and loaded the d3rp ICS rom. I have been very happy with it ever since. I have always thought this was a great phone, and very underrated. It is super quick, and since flashing the rom have not had a single lag. I am happy for everyone else that Sprint finally released the update. It was torture having to wait.

Now what is the over/under on us getting JellyBean? haha

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 21:50

12. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Good news for me

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 23:11

13. wumberpeb (Posts: 443; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


I'm glad the 3D got ICS, but how about fixing the constantly dying TSP's that always need replacing? Evo Shift, Evo 3D, hell even the OG Evo had issues as well. ICS won't fix it, but can we stop ordering poorly made flex cables and touch screens?

Sorry that was so off topic, ICS looks good on it. Still a quick phone, plenty of legs

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 01:14 4

14. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


HTC > Motorola

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 19:18

15. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


Got it last night it looks so much better but its not good on performance i did a benchmark with quadrant and it did way worse then before and i never delete texts and it took hours to open texts i had with someone when it only used to take seconds so over all it just looks better

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 14:25

16. Nick4592 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Just got the 3.14.651.0710RD update this morning...looks neat...but now my phone is running really slow...is it possible to just go back to the older OS?

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 15:13

17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2550; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not unless you root your phone.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 19:10 1

18. dowhatyoulove (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Aug 2012)


Generally I'm happy with the update. The improvements outnumber the drawbacks. For example it's no longer possible to set the notification volume separately from the ringer volume, and the green Android themed smileys have been replaced with rather generic round yellow smileys. The bar at the bottom of the screens now has spaces for two additional program icons, and the web browser can have many more open tabs (although adding a tab or switching between them requires an additional step.)

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