HTC EVO 3D updated to Android 4.0

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.

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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EVO 3D
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1730 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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18 Comments

1. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yummy.

2. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

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

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

"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.

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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

5. imeubeu

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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

7. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

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

8. CapedCrusaderRobin

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 19, 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)

9. piratestation

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

10. chip20032

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 14, 2009

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

11. ECPirate37

Posts: 331; Member since: Jul 14, 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

12. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Good news for me

13. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 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

14. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

HTC > Motorola

15. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 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

16. Nick4592

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 08, 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?

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

Not unless you root your phone.

18. dowhatyoulove

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 19, 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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