HTC EVO 4G to get Gingerbread update on June 3rd?

HTC EVO 4G to get Gingerbread update on June 3rd?
The first U.S. handset to work on Sprint's 4G WiMax network, the HTC EVO 4G is almost a year old. And what better way to celebrate than with a upgrade to Android 2.3. According to a leaked memo, the upgraded OS will become available for a manual installation starting on June 3rd. Three days later, if you haven't upgraded your EVO 4G, the phone will ask if you want to upgrade. Say 'Yes' and the upgrade will commence.

According to this memo, the HTC EVO 4G will get upgraded to Android 2.3 on Friday

According to this memo, the HTC EVO 4G will get upgraded to Android 2.3 on Friday

The update will also take care of some bugs. No longer will SMS messages be sent to the wrong person by random. When writing an SMS message in Spanish, the word 'Me' will be replaced with 'Yo'. After the Android 2.2 upgrade, multiple Gmail accounts stopped syncing, a problem that will be rectified with the Ginbergread upgrade. Another bug that prevented batteries that were run down below the low battery/power down level from charging will also be fixed.

Remember, the June 3rd date of the manual upgrade has not been officially announced by Sprint, so on Friday go to Menu > Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Updates > Check Now > OK >Yes and hopefully you will find a serving of Gingerbread for your HTC EVO 4G.

source: AndroidCentral

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EVO 4G
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

Oooo! so close to beating Motorola this year HTC.

8. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

They just gotta get it to droid incredible

2. SPRINT EMPLOYEE unregistered

I can verify that this is indeed LEGIT! It is the new edition of the Playbook (the training manual and pricing) for Sprint employees. It comes out Thursday morning! Can't wait til Friday!

3. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

FINALLY. About damn time to, yo.

4. Alva unregistered

And how long ago did Google release Gingerbread to manufacturers? I wish releasing updates by manufacturers was more of a priority. I'm pretty certain my HTC EVO will not see Ice Cream Sandwich...

5. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

"First" isn't first this time. Just hope that the Evo Shift gets it's update fairly soon.

6. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Now I want to see Gingerbread on my ThunderBolt

7. joey78 unregistered

Will Sense be updated to 2.1 or 3.0?

12. Mike unregistered

2.3.3 on the evo 4g breaks screen brightness controls and netflix. I wish I had known this first.

13. Friend of a Friend unregistered

Friend warned me not to upgrade as he lost inet speed thru WiFi and dwnload speed dropped from 14 to 8mb/s. I will wait until the bug fixes,

14. Friend of A friends friend unregistered

When will Evo Shift get Upgrade? Hopefully soon

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