Late last night, Sprint announced the release of new OTA software updates for the HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO Design 4G and the Samsung Epic 4G. If you’re hoping for a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, you’re in for a bit of a disappointment. The latest updates for all three phones bring minor fixes, security patches and battery life improvements.
It’s nice to see Sprint, HTC and Samsung roll out new updates for these three phones, but we’re still wondering when — or even if — these handsets will be updated to Andoid 4.0. It’s probably safe to say that the EVO 4G is destined to finish out its life on Gingerbread, but there’s no reason the EVO Design 4G and Epic 4G shouldn’t see an Android 4.0 update within the next few months.
As of January 19, customers can manually download the software update to their phones. To check for the update manually, press Menu > Settings > System updates > HTC software update. Sprint will start sending out update notifications starting January 24.
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Design 4G users can manually download the software update to their phones starting on January 19. To check for the update manually, press Menu > Settings > System updates > HTC software update. Sprint will start sending out update notifications starting January 24.
The QIK and Asphalt 5 applications are no longer preloaded.
Sprint will be rolling out the update for the Epic 4G in stages and expects all handsets to be up-to-date within ten days. Though the QIK and Asphalt 5 games are no longer loaded onto the phone, users will still see application icons for both apps in their app drawer. Clicking on the icon will launch the Android Market and prompt users to download the apps. All previous data in both applications will be lost after the update.