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Sprint is pushing out over-the-air Android 4.0 updates for its HTC Evo 3D and Evo Design 4G handsets. The updates will include Sense 3.6 rather than the Sense 4.0 interface on HTC's One series devices.
HTC's latest Android 4.0 upgrade roadmap includes Droid Incredible 2 by August, Evo 3D in June / July
It's been a long time coming, but HTC is finally putting getting around to widely rolling out Android 4.0 to supported handsets. Following news of updates for the Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G on T-Mobile last week, HTC has posted an in-depth guide to when most of its handsets will be upgraded.
Neither the just-announced HTC Evo V 4G on Virgin nor the HTC Design 4G on Boost Mobile are new. Both are Sprint devices that are being brought down to the pre-paid MVNO in a move that Sprint says is a part of a new trend where it will move top-tier devices into the low-range on pre-paid once they've spent some time in the market
Virgin Mobile has just announced it will launch its first "4G" phone, the HTC Evo V 4G for $299.99 on May 31st. The Evo V 4G will run on Sprint's WiMax network and Virgin Mobile will offer a $35 plan with unlimited data and messaging to go along with its new smartphone.
A new official "making of" video from HTC that details the company's efforts to create the newly announced HTC Evo 4G LTE has a little surprise inside: for a brief moment, it shows off a prototype that appears to have the same dual-camera / dual-LED flash layout that's featured on the Evo 3D.
HTC backtracks on early 2012 Android 4.0 upgrades for most devices, will roll out ICS for Sensation models in March
HTC says that the Sensation, Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, and Sensation XL will receive the upgrade in March, but owners of the Rezound, Vivid, Amaze 4G, Evo 3D, Evo Design 4G, Incredible S, Desire S, and Desire HD will have to wait longer than previously thought.
HTC Turkey took to Facebook yesterday to lay out its plans for upgrading its phones to the latest and greatest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. The chart shows that nearly all of the companies recent phones (the Rhyme is notable exception) are confirmed to be getting ICS this year.
MasterImage 3D has announced that it is going to be demonstrating two cell-matrix parallax barrier (read: glasses-free) 3D displays at CES 2012. There's a 720p 4.3-inch smartphone display and a WUXGA (1920 x 1200) 10.1 tablet display.
HTC has added more devices to its bootloader unlocking tool, including the MyTouch 4G Slide, Evo Design 4G, and Evo View 4G tablet. The process still requires registration with HTC, a relatively convoluted setup that may dissuade some users.
HTC says it has no formal relationship with Carrier IQ, but that the software is "required on devices by a number of US carriers," and that consumers should talk to their carrier about what data may or may not be collected.
HTC has just revealed the first smartphones in its Android portfolio to receive an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. These include the Sensation family, the Evo 3D and Evo Design 4G, and the more recent Amaze 4G and Rezound.