Evo 4G | HTC
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.
The HTC Evo 4G LTE is Sprint's take on the One X formula — an Android 4.0 device with Sense 4 and a 4.7-inch, 720p HD display — but has a new chassis, HD voice (Sprint's first), and a kickstand. Pre-orders start May 7th. $199.99 on contract.
According to the NPD Group, "4G" smartphones accounted for 35 percent of all US smartphone sales in Q4 2011, compared to six percent the year previous. The smartphone sales numbers show that seven percent were accounted for by LTE devices, six percent by WiMAX, and 22 percent by HSPA+ phones, including the iPhone 4S.
After updating the Evo 3D to remove Carrier IQ software, Sprint has begun pushing out updates for a few more Android phones to strip the customer tracking software. The HTC Evo 4G, Samsung Epic 4G, and HTC Evo Design 4G are all getting updates beginning today, and all three also are getting various bugfixes as well.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have uncovered a security flaw in eight different Android phones that could let malicious third-party apps eavesdrop and track users by accessing critical services, like geo-location and recorded audio, without a user's permission.
Apple's iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS were two top selling phones in Q3 2011 according to NPD Group. From a platform perspective, Gartner saw Android sales grow 194 percent and account for over 50 percent of all smartphone sales.