HTC EVO to Get Froyo on Tuesday!


Yes it is official! Sprint has just announced that the HTC EVO 4G is going to get the latest version of Android, 2.2 Froyo on August 3rd. Sprint is the first carrier to offer the Froyo update and the EVO is the second phone to receive Froyo 2.2. Sprint says the OTA update will roll out in stages and will be done by "mid August, but they will be providing a manual download link for impatient people. 

Press Release

Sprint is the first wireless carrier to bring Android 2.2 to customers using the award-winning HTC EVO™ 4G beginning Tuesday, Aug. 3


Android 2.2 offers HTC EVO 4G feature enhancements including Bluetooth® voice dialing, built-in Flash, the ability to store apps to the memory card and much, much more

The award-winning HTC EVO 4G just got that much better. We are excited to announce that beginning the week of Aug. 1; Sprint will begin rolling out the Android 2.2 upgrade to its HTC EVO 4G customers.

Sprint will be the first wireless carrier to bring1 the latest version of Android to its customers. The Android 2.2 software release provides a significant number of feature enhancements, including:
• Voice Dialing Over Bluetooth.
• Application Storage on External Memory, giving users more storage room for all their apps.
• Camera 4-way rotation allows the camera icons to rotate with the camera.
• Improved Browser Performance including a faster JavaScript engine and Flash 10x Support improving the user’s ability to view videos and available content associated with web pages.

“Sprint is thrilled with our customers’ response to HTC EVO 4G and the innovative and exciting experience it offers,” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development for Sprint. “It is exciting for us to lead the industry in bringing the Android 2.2 update to these customers and improve on the amazing experience they receive with America’s first 4G capable phone.”

Easy Downloading
Sprint will begin sending update notifications to users in waves beginning Tuesday, Aug. 3 and the upgrade should be available for all HTC EVO 4G users by the middle of August.

The notification will let the users know that the update is available and it will provide the simple two-step over-the-air download process.

1. Users will receive a notification that Android 2.2 is available for download.
2. Once the user has downloaded the update, they will be prompted to install the update. The user will be notified that their device will be disabled during the installation process. The phone will be ready to use once the process completes.

For those who just can’t wait to get Android 2.2, there will be an easy user initiated option to download the upgrade. Customers can access the software update through their HTC EVO 4G under the Settings Menu System Updates HTC Software Update. This will initiate the three-step process also.

With this update, we should start seeing Froyo roll out across all of HTC android phones in the next couple of weeks.

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Source Sprint | Android Central 

White EVO 4G Coming only to Best Buy


Over the past few weeks, the EVO 4G has been the one of the best android handsets that you can buy. And when you thought it couldn't get any better, it did, as the of today you can pre-order a white EVO 4G! The handset will be sold exclusively through Best Buy until August 8th when the Sprint store will have it and September for all other retailers. So assuming that you managed to not get a balck EVO 4G and that the price will stay the same at $199, you must be mad not to get the white version. 

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Source Engadget

Evo 4G On Sale Now On Sprint's Online Store

The new and much talked about Evo 4G by HTC is on sale now via Sprint's online store! It will run you $199 with a two year contract after $100 mail-in rebate and $150 instant saving. The Evo 4G is a duel mode 3G/4G mobile phone with a huge 4.3" touch screen, two cameras with a main 8MP camera and two-way video calling, personal WiFi hotspot and HDMI output. It's powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and has the Android 2.1 by Google operating system.

Source Sprint

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