Sprint starts throwing frozen yogurt at the EVO 4G next week, with cherries on top

Sprint starts throwing frozen yogurt at the EVO 4G next week, with cherries on top
Sprint posted a press release that it's beginning to issue the Android 2.2 update to the HTC EVO 4G users starting next Tuesday. The carrier will be finished with the update by mid-August, but it is not bringing only Froyo goodies such as the ability to run apps from the memory card, and Flash 10.1. There is more.

The new firmware also addresses a number of bug fixes and adds new functionalities (which should have been there from the start, but, oh well... ), such as the option to use the LED flash as a video light when capturing night scenes. The crappy 720p HD video issue is being fixed as well, which should make the EVO 4G the well-rounded multimedia device it deserves to be. HTC is also pushing out some more widgets and social networking add-ons like status updates integration with the phone book, and syncing the Facebook calendar events to the phone's default one.

For the full list have a look at the feature slides, and the best part is that you can download the update on demand right now instead of waiting for HTC's notification. Just go to the Settings Menu > System Updates > HTC Software Update and initiate the process manually.

source: Sprint via Engadget



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24 Comments

1. twashington4

Posts: 81; Member since: May 24, 2010

All I was waiting for was the bluetooth voice dialing, but thanks for throwing in the extras. I'll wait to see how well the update goes before I consider the purchase though. Good to see the support is not lacking with this phone, though.

5. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

hey guys.. the E V O F T and W keys on my keyboard are wearing out. what shall i do?

6. markemark11

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

haha definite +1

7. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

lol...nice.

8. de2philly

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Hahahah

2. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

"HTC is also pushing out some more widgets and social networking add-ons like status updates integration with the phone book, and syncing the Facebook calendar events to the phone's default one." :s my EVO has already been doing that.. that's not something new it is doing, the first thing my calendar did was pull events from facebook and added it to my calendar widget. And the phonebook(people) has always shown numbers in a green circle if I linked their facebook profile to the contact and they posted updates. but anywaayyyyy... FROYO Finally!!! I've been enjoying it on the N1 but without the Sense UI but now on the EVO I shall enjoy it's functionality even more. EVO should be without a doubt the best Android device out now once the update rolls out (imo at least)

3. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Has anyone else noticed that everytime android phones get an update they fix things and everytime apple comes out with an update it makes things worse?

4. scottmbolt unregistered

Lets hope it doesn't add dialer lag and other bugs like 2.1 did to our Heros!

13. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

goods point. although the processor on the hero was bound to crap out at somepoint, i'm tired of the #'s sticking... ON A TOUCHSCREEN lol didnt think that was possible. but the evo kicks major butt

9. de2philly

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Love the external memory for apps so I can DL a ton!!!!! Also, loving the Flash 10.1 player.. helllllloooooooooo P***

10. JPrice

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Just to let you know, not all of us Evo users are able to get the update yet. I tried to manually do it and it told me there were no updates available.

11. M3rkSauce

Posts: 10; Member since: May 19, 2010

Its because the update isn't rolling out until next tuesday

12. nstepka

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 26, 2010

For the full list have a look at the feature slides, and the best part is that you can download the update on demand right now instead of waiting for HTC's notification. Just go to the Settings Menu > System Updates > HTC Software Update and initiate the process manually. That states you can do it right now... but you cant... at least i cant..

15. Hotzb22

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

doesnt come out till aug 3rd

16. JPrice

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

"the best part is that you can download the update on demand right now instead of waiting for HTC's notification. Just go to the Settings Menu > System Updates > HTC Software Update and initiate the process manually." It is not on demand. Read the whole thing.

19. Hotzb22

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

its rolling out on the Aug 3rd in phases up till mid Aug but if u don't want to wait to get notified after Aug 3rd u can manually update

20. JPrice

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Actually, you no longer can Manually update your phone via the HTC servers. The update was pulled after it was leaked.

14. InstinctDemon

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 09, 2009

I ♥ MY EVO!

17. RCM

Posts: 5; Member since: May 24, 2010

I've enjoyed free 4G wireless tethering since the June 4 launch. I noticed that under "Fixes" on the last Sprint Froyo update image that it reads "4G MACID Verification Enabled. This will prevent 4G Hotspot usage withouth the HOTSPOT SOC". Another website indicated this meant no more free 4G wireless tethering. If so, is sacrificing free 4G tethering in order to get Froyo a good trade-off?

18. replika30

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 25, 2010

Its for the cheap people that wont pay $30 for 4g unlimited tethering. $110 for unlimited + tethering and 4g is impossible to find else where anyways. Gotta be able to make money right?

24. jmm

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Yeah, I'd like to know, too, if it's worth it to upgrade if I'll have to pay $360/yr (wireless tether) for what is free now.

21. JPrice

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Managed to find the update.zip package stored on another server and did a manual update. Froyo is running sweet on my Evo

22. gatordotcom

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 18, 2010

where can i get that, and how do i use it

23. JPrice

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

It is not the final release, if you wait till Tuesday you can get the final release of the software. (Don't want to be responsible for something happening if your update goes wrong.) However, if you use Google and do a search for Evo Froyo Update you can find the information you seek.

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