As of the moment, the latest incarnation of the Google mobile operating system is Android 4. Jelly Bean which was unveiled a little over a month ago at Google I/O. This early, Google developer devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus have already gotten their tasty treat of Jelly Bean. In addition to that, manufacturers such as HTC and ASUS have already gone on record to confirm that several of their high-end smartphones and tablets will also get cranked up to Android 4.0 in the near future. However, some devices are still waiting to get upgraded to Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich and thankfully, the HTC EVO 3D from Sprint is finally getting its dose of ICS.
About a month ago, the international version of the HTC EVO 3D was updated to ICS but being the carrier branded version of the handset, the Sprint HTC EVO 3D had to wait a little longer for the carrier to give the go signal for the rollout of the update to happen. And it has happened folks! Reports are coming in that Sprint has already started the rollout of the update for its stereoscopic handset and the update has now hit the airwaves.
If you happen to have Sprint for your wireless provider of choice and are still holding on to that HTC EVO 3D of yours, you might want to check your handset every once in a while for the notification that will let you know of the update’s availability on your device. Should you not have the patience to wait for the notification to come up, you can always head on over to Settings > About Phone > Software update and hit that button to no end and hope that it returns something tangible.
Aside from cranking up the Android version of the HTC EVO 3D from Sprint to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the update will also bring HTC Sense 3.6 to the smartphone. Please don’t expect your HTC EVO 3D to get HTC Sense 4.0 as this streamlined version of HTC’s custom user interface is only slated for the manufacturer’s One series of smartphones. The update will also bring home screen folders to the handset along with a much more improved stock browser. Widgets will also become resizable and the option to add and remove panels will also be included along with Face Unlock.
As for the HTC EVO 3D, the handset has its circuitry built around its QualComm MSM8660 SnapDragon chipset and this SoC gives the device a dual-core 1.2 GHz Scorpion processor and a full gigabyte of RAM to deliver the computing muscle the handset needs for its operation. The storage space on the HTC EVO 3D comes up to only 1GB but since it has an expandable memory, the meager onboard storage of the device shouldn’t be an issue at all. Display-wise, the HTC EVO 3D packs a glasses-free 3D-capable LCD panel with a qHD resolution of 960 x 540 pixels while its camera department brings to the fold a 5MP shooter at its back panel and a 1.3MP video call camera out front.