Evo Design 4G | HTC
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.
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
Evo V 4G on Vrigin and Evo Design 4G for Boost photos
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.
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.
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.
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 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.