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HTC EVO 3D Sprint

Sprint recently said that the HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G would receive updates to Android 4.0 by early August, and it looks like the carrier has kept its word. Sprint has announced that the Ice Cream Sandwich updates for both devices are available for download, meaning that customers can initiate the update process starting today. Notifications for the updates will begin going out on August 7. The EVO 3D update brings with it a move to software version 2.89.651.2 as well as goodies like Face Unlock and an improved camera experience. Here's the full EVO 3D update changelog from Sprint:

  • Upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)
  • Home screen folders
  • Launch Bar for commonly used apps
  • Improved Android Browser
  • Improved Camera Experience
  • Face Unlock
  • Resizable widgets
  • Add/Remove Panels

And now for the changelog for the EVO Design 4G update, which bumps the phone up to software version 3.14.651.0:

Enhancements:

  • Upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)
  • Create folders on your home panels
  • Improved Android browser
  • Improved accessibility
  • Resizable Google widgets
  • Add/remove panels
  • Face unlock: use state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with a smile
  • Redesigned camera app that introduces scenes like Panorama, and effects like Vignette, Depth of Field, Vintage and Posterize
  • Redesigned Gmail app lets you swipe between conversations to catch up quickly
  • Google+ integration

Fixes:

  • Sprint Mobile Hotspot
  • Dialing 1 to allow voicemail access
  • Exchange calendar sync fail issue

Sound good, EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G owners? Along with the improvements mentioned in the changelogs, these updates also allow for access to Android 4.0-only apps like the Chrome browser, so users of the EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G should definitely take the time to install them. If you've got either handset and want to check for your update, you can do so by heading into Menu > Settings > System updates > HTC software update > Check now. Be sure to give us a shout in the comments below once you get the update installed!

Via Sprint EVO 3D (1), (2), Sprint EVO Design 4G (1), (2)


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