The HTC EVO 4G LTE makes sense, HTC Sense 4.1 that is
Instead of getting updated to Android 4.1.1, the HTC EVO 4G LTE received a minor bump to Android 4.0.4. At the same time, the unit also was updated to HTC's latest build of Sense, 4.1. For those who take note of such things, the new software version is 2.13.651.1.710RD and comes with the usual bug fixes.
Owners of the HTC EVO 4G LTE shouldn't despair. Although HTC has certainly been inconsistent with its updates this year, we feel fairly certain that eventually your phone will be running Jelly Bean.
1. Commentator (Posts: 2340; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Alan, I have to disagree with you completely: why would owners of the Evo 4G LTE think that this update would be JB? Most, if not all, of us were hoping for this very update, the one that brings back a dedicated menu button and Sense 4.1. Nothing smells, this is exactly what anyone with any knowledge of situation was waiting for. JB will come, in time.
That being said, whatever HTC did in this update definitely increased performance of some kind: I'm regularly scoring 5,600 in Quadrant, whereas before I would usually peak in the 5,050 range.
2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1227; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Jealous!! I can't wait until my One X to get Sense 4.1 and JB. Then my phone is going to be so much faster than fast haha
7. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)
Received the Sense 4.1 and Android 4.04 update on my One X a few hours back!
3. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
HTC are really good with Updates this year. Very satisfied with them.
4. Commentator (Posts: 2340; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Changes in this version that I've noticed so far, in my 3+ hours of using it:
I'm scoring ~5600 on Quadrant, about 600 more than before;
About 100MB of RAM has been freed up (which would probably explain the performance boost);
Apps close down much less frequently (when multitasking);
Apps open faster (again, probably due to the RAM tweak);
Continuous camera shot has been fixed so that the limit actually is the claimed 99 shots. (Before, it would abruptly end in the high 20's or mid 30's.)
Haptic feedback has been tweaked so that touching the capacitive buttons gives shorter, firmer vibrations;
Homescreen transitions are smoother, and widgets/shortcuts fade when being swiped away;
The Browser has a dedicated "tabs" button, whereas before one would have to go into the Browser menu, which was REALLY annoying...;
The multitask button can now be bound as a menu-button as well, meaning that stupid menu bar is gone from the bottom of all apps;
The "homescreen loading bug" is gone;
Minor cosmetic changes (ex: the notification bar) in various Sense Themes;
Apparently some tweaks were made to LTE scanning as well, but being part of the 99.9999999999999% of Americans without Sprint LTE, I haven't noticed it yet.
5. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
Okay, this was like the funniest thing I've heard all day "Surely visions of jelly beans danced in their heads. But the reality of the situation must have hit them like getting slapped in the face by a wet catfish."
6. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Good news for HTC users. Meanwhile still on the improvents side of things, I managed to get my rooted galaxy ace to score higher than the nexus s:-) . Congrats to HTC for quick updates
8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Wow ive been on youtube,phonearena and other sites a month back telling people that i have a good feeling this update is going to change alot, and it did! good job htc........and like the post above (commentor) jelly bean will come in time, and tbh might not make that much of a difference cept in a few areas like web browsing maybe, but i believe this update was major step, so once again....good job htc :)
9. bayhuy (Posts: 287; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
My One X international now scores 5800-5900 in Quadrant...everything is smooth, no lag...250-300 mb free RAM...
10. slyefocks (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
Since my updates (Android version: 4.0.4 and HTC Sense version: 4.1) for my HTC EVO 4G LTE, all my contact ringtones play only the default ringtones.