HTC EVO 4G LTE to get updated with Android 4.3 and Sense 5 before year end

HTC EVO 4G LTE to get updated with Android 4.3 and Sense 5 before year end
Perhaps HTC believes that by opening up communications with the average Joe (or Josephine), business will pick up. All we have to say is that HTC America president Jason McKenzie must have channeled Ringo Starr and has "blisters on his fingers" after quite a number of tweets sent out over the last week, keeping us abreast of what the thinking is from the Taiwan based manufacturer.

The latest word is sure to be tweet news to those totin' the HTC EVO 4G LTE. McKenzie says that the device, which was launched in the dark days of June 2012, will be updated to Android 4.3 and Sense 5.0. This creates quite a stir because the Sprint branded model is still running Android 4.1 and Sense 4. And the update will bring features like BlinkFeed to the phone.

McKenzie says that the update will take place by the end of the year which gives HTC EVO 4G LTE users a reason to wish for the rest of 2013 to go by quickly.


source: @JasonMacHTC via IntoMobile

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  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh(7.50h talk time)

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19 Comments

1. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

but the one x only at 4.2.2?its unfair to one x user..

3. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Not really, good news for One X users infact as that is a variant of the One XL (which is a variant of the One X(variantception)) for CDMA networks.

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Unless he meant the ACTUAL One X which, to my knowledge, hasn't been updated yet.

9. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

The one X is not 4.2 and sense 5, the international one anyway.

15. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

One X/X+ got 4.2.2 with Sense 5 almost a month back.

2. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Like that phantom tweet that said the DNA was getting Sense 5 & 4.2.x by the end of Sept that disappeared. Disappeared like my trust in HTC.

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

HTC clarified on September 23 that the DNA would get Sense 5 with Android 4.2.2 by the end of the year. They probably had troubles with Verizon. Do some more research before making bold statements. http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-One-to-get-Android-4.3-starting-this-week-no-Android-4.3-for-HTC-DROID-DNA_id47704#3-

4. adolert15

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

"This creates quite a stir because the Sprint branded model is still running Android 4.0.3 and Sense 4." What? The HTC Evo 4g lte is on 4.1

6. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Great support by HTC, hope the One X and One X+ users get this to.

8. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

believe it when it happens, had a photon before evo so a bit skeptical

10. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

I think this has a lot to do with Sprint working with HTC to keep the phone updated, which is awesome. As you can see, the Verizon DNA, which came out after the EVO LTE will not be getting 4.3. The Photon didn't get upgraded due to Google acquiring Motorola and dropping support for legacy Moto devices. The Photon along with the Atrix and a few older Droid models got shafted and many many people were upset.

11. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

this post my day yahoooo i cant wait :)

12. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Is HTC EVO = HTC Desire HD??

13. mattmasi303

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

Lol I wouldn't get to happy , they said the same thing about the DNA and its not getting 4.3, but 4.2... What makes you think a old phone like the EVO LTE will get it ? Please ,

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Because of the carrier difference. Verizon is the dictator of updates, but Sprint is more lenient and typically gets their updates out quickly without much hassle. Maybe Verizon didn't approve of the 4.3 update for the DNA, and only allowed the 4.2 update; the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon doesn't have 4.3 yet either, so it's a definite possibility that Verizon has something wrong with Android 4.3.

16. charlielamar

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

According to two separate sprint reps yesterday in two departments, the android 4.3 update will start rolling out December 15 and will also be available for download from htc website

17. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

still waiting...

18. charlielamar

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

Yeah, I learned well was reminded once again not to trust info from the carriers. Verizon informed me the elipsis 7 is supposed to get 4.3 today and the galaxy camera tomorrow...I'm not holding my breath on either

19. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Still Waiting...

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