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HTC EVO Shift 4G is getting Gingerbread starting on June 20

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HTC EVO Shift 4G is getting Gingerbread starting on June 20
Being one of the very first Android smartphones to launch domestically this year, the HTC EVO Shift 4G complemented Sprint’s lineup by offering a compact version of the EVO 4G with a sliding landscape keyboard.

Getting its time in the sun, handset owners are in more a surprise come Monday, June 20 – that’s because it’s getting Gingerbread on that day. Much like most things, the over-the-air update will be rolled out in various waves so that the process goes smoothly. However, if you simply can’t wait for that notification to pop up, you can always initiate that usual manual process yourself come June 20th. In addition to all the new stuff included with Gingerbread, the update will also pack along the Swype keyboard to give users an alternative way of inputting text.

With the date only a few days away from now, we’re sure that HTC EVO Shift 4G owners are going to be excited about its arrival – splashing more fun their way of course.

source: Sprint via Phonescoop

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posted on 16 Jun 2011, 11:33

1. Su-Rio (Posts: 51; Member since: 05 May 2011)


someone tell me if the evo shift is worth getting this november on a two year contract! i need to know, as i will be a new sprint customer then, and need a keyboard for my business emails

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 12:26

4. skymitch89 (Posts: 1098; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Right now, it is worth getting; but come November, there might be better, more advanced devices out with full keyboard.

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 12:43

6. Su-Rio (Posts: 51; Member since: 05 May 2011)


i hope there will be something like an upgraded evo shift, maybe like a mytouch slide4g for sprint lol... and with global capabilities... need the keyboard too, im always on the move, so a smartphone is a need lol

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 12:03

2. Yamid (unregistered)


Sprint's site says it was released today and I appear to be downloading it at the moment.

http://support.sprint.com/support/article/Find_and _update_the_software_version_on_your_HTC_EVO_Shift _4G/case-wh164052-20101228-150250?&INTNAV=SU:DP:HD IA

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 12:28

5. skymitch89 (Posts: 1098; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


It tries to load the link, but then says that there's and error when trying to go to the page.

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 14:21

7. Yamid (unregistered)


Odd. Well, do a search on the phone from sprint.com. The info is still there and checking for a software update gave me the new version.

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 12:20

3. skymitch89 (Posts: 1098; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I just made my phone check for updates and I am now downloading the update. It's almost 250Mb! I hope that it is a really good working build because I'd hate to have to go to Sprint to get it returned to 2.2.

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 17:07

12. skymitch89 (Posts: 1098; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


It runs great! Has Sense 2.1, Fastboot, and quite a few updates/changes.

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 14:40

8. cthunder (Posts: 104; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


This is making me want to jump ship from Verizon to Sprint. Verizon seriously needs to release the HTC Merge or add more phones with physical kybds. And no I am not talking about another Motorla phone (Droid3) with a crappy physical kybd. Even if it does have 5 rows.

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 16:32

10. skymitch89 (Posts: 1098; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


It's on US Cellular and Alltel, which Alltel is an off branch of Verizon.

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 16:03

9. gsalazar (unregistered)


So I got it upgraded . I was hoping it would have the new HTC sense... Aka lock screen.. will we get it..or do I have to root in order to run latest sense!!????

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 16:36

11. skymitch89 (Posts: 1098; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


From what I've heard, the new Sense 3.0 (found on the Sensation and Evo 3D) is optimized for dual-core processors and will not run on single core-processors; so I guess that we have the most up-to-date Sense will get.

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 18:23

13. Su-Rio (Posts: 51; Member since: 05 May 2011)


then why does the htc flyer have the new lockscreen?

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 22:28

14. Nick Atkins-Harris (unregistered)


Have done the update, lots of changes for the better. But how in the hell do you switch the keyboard to the swype. I can change the settings but not actually change it

posted on 17 Jun 2011, 08:15

15. JoelF (unregistered)


The update works fine. I like my EVO Shift 4G better than my wife's Epic 4G. Keyboard people will be well satisfied.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 23:47

16. lakers1 (unregistered)


i have friend that has the evo shift 4g he was wondering why he hasn't received the up date for 2.3 gignerbread yet

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