EVO 4G to launch with Android 2.1, no Flash 10.1

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EVO 4G to launch with Android 2.1, no Flash 10.1
With the June 4th launch of the nation's first 4G enabled handset, many assumed that the HTC EVO 4G would come with Android 2.2 under the hood. After all, Google is expected to show off Froyo (Android 2.2) May 19th with the opening of the Google I/O show. But you know what happens when you assume something, you make a donkey out of yourself. We reported last night about the EVO 4G's Big Apple soiree and it seems that the handset will launch with Android 2.1. One major reason for this is the time it will take HTC to revise it's Sense UI to 2.2. No Froyo means no Adobe Flash 10.1 support, although the handset does run Flash Lite 4.0. In case you are wondering, the top two devices in line to get Android 2.2 are the Nexus One (remember that model?) and the Motorola DROID. Meanwhile, the EVO 4G will be showing off its speed whenever possible, although it ironically will not have Google's best OS under the hood-at least not for the first few months.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Hands-on
HTC Nexus One Specifications | Review
Motorola DROID Specifications | Review

source: androinica



1. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

Its all about timing...

2. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

this article is Bunk the evo will support flash 10.1 (this came from an internal Sprint document) I am not lying or making it up.

3. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

And where did you find your info about flash 10.1?

5. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

i have seen it in action. One of our Solutions Engineer is Beta testing the device

6. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

Is this including android 2.2? or will it be included on release date with 2.1?

4. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

I have a question? Why does the Android 2.1 for the nexus one different for the 2.1 for the htc eris

7. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

htc sence is the difference stock android 5 screens N1 htc eris android running under htc sence ui giving you 7 screens.

8. SprintPimp

Posts: 12; Member since: May 17, 2010

it"ll have it. probably as soon as 2.2 gets released. sprint knows better than to fall behind the trend on their "flagship" phone. even though they moved kinda slow on the 6.1 to 6.5 update on the touch pro 2 but that phone got no promotion what so ever. If sprint drops the ball on froyo they just might want to kill themselves because lest face it... if they do the SHOULD kill themselves

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