If you happen to have Sprint for your wireless provider of choice and are still holding on to that HTC EVO Design 4G handset, we have great news for you. Your months of waiting for that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to land on your smartphone have just come to an end. It turns out that the wireless provider has already started the rollout of the update and several users of the handset have already reported getting the notification about the update’s availability as early as yesterday.
With the rollout of ICS the update for the HTC EVO Design 4G, Sprint was actually able to keep its word about its planned projected rollout which we reported back in June. Back then, Sprint announced that the update will land on the handset this August and it is a good thing that the carrier was able to push through with the rolled out as scheduled.
Since this update is getting unleashed via OTA, there is a big chance that you will be waking up to a notification letting you know about the update’s availability on your HTC EVO Design 4G. If for some reason that the notification is not coming up, you also have the option to manually check for the update for that matter. And if in doing so, the update still not show up, just give it some time. These updates are usually released in a staggered manner and not all users of the HTC EVO Design 4G will get the update all the same time so a little patience will go a long way in this case.
When you come to think of it, the HTC EVO Design 4G is no longer a spring chicken but it still packs some very impressive components under its hood. And with handset finally getting that tasty treat of Ice Cream Sandwich, the HTC EVO Design 4G is expected to become more capable that it already was and get that much needed boost from ICS. In addition to giving the handset some ICS love, the said update will also crank up the handset’s user interface version to Sense 3.6, the streamlined version of HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI found in the manufacturer’s One series of smartphones.
As for the HTC EVO Design 4G, the handset has been around for quite some time now having been released back in October of 2011. It has a QualComm MSM8655 SnapDragon chipset in its internals to power its operations while its snappy performance is brought about by its 1.2 GHz Scorpion processor and 768 MB of RAM. Storage space onboard the HTC EVO Design 4G is a bit measly at just 4GB but this is still expandable so it shouldn’t be that much of an issue. In terms of its display, the HTC EVO Design 4G comes with a 4.0-inch LCD panel with a qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels while its camera department brings to the fold a rear 5MP camera and a front 1.3MP video chat shooter.