The whole Android world is excited about the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and we can’t wait to receive that update for our devices. OEMs and network carriers don’t have the best track record as far as speedy OS update rollouts are concerned but that will hopefully change this time around.
Most OEMs and network carriers are still rolling out the Android 4.0 ICS update, especially when it comes to their “older” devices. After a long wait, Sprint subscribers who own the HTC EVO 3D and/or the EVO Design 4G finally have a reason to celebrate. Sprint announced on its Community page that the ICS update for the above mentioned devices will be available early August.
This update will introduce a host of new features including:
A refined, evolved user interface that is simple, beautiful and useful.
Face Unlock: use state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with a smile.
Redesigned camera app which introduces Scenes like Panorama, and Effects such as Vignette, Depth of Field, Vintage and Posterize.
Web browser now lets you sync Google Chrome bookmarks, request full desktop versions of sites, see your open tabs in a new layout.
People: browse friends, family and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+.
Improved keyboard with incredibly accurate typing, an inline spell checker and improved copy and paste support.
Redesigned Gmail app that now lets you swipe between conversations to catch up quickly and search for emails even without a data connection.
Google+ integration that lets you hangout and video chat with up to 10 friends using your front-facing camera.
We’ll be sure to keep you informed about the exact dates for the rollout once it’s available.
What are your thoughts? Are you excited about the ICS update for the EVO 3D and the EVO Design 4G? Let us know in the comments section below.
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Sounds good FINALLY, but hopefully it isn’t stripped down or full of bloatware.
I won’t believe it till it comes out.They have been saying for the longest time that its going to come out but hasn’t honestly I don’t care at this point already has ICS working on my EVO 3D
check it http://youtu.be/yfAJ_uHgkiQ
trust me on this http://youtu.be/yfAJ_uHgkiQ
How can one be excited after waiting for so long,disappointment is more like it, to the point where I don’t care anymore I just will not stay with Sprint in future
These techie sites, the carriers, the manufacturers, they all collude to get us in a fervor, like u see for 3d owners right now. Sprint has been such a letdown, it’s like “who cares about unlimited data anymore”, because even Sprint’s 3g service has gone to pot. I imagine they’re gonna pussyfoot with this whole LTE thing as well. But Sprint REALLY fell off with that $10 4g lie. They made up another lie about the $10 now being for premium data. They’re gonna fall under MetroPCS if Metro gets an iPhone.
I could care less anymore. Sprint is garbage in my eyes. I already rooted my 3d with a fully functional ics Rom. wouldve been nice to have the official base. Most of us have moved on.
Link to that ROM please. LOL
Next month it will be September. Who cares anymore? I’ll never buy another phone from HTC or Sprint again. I hope they know that.
Just got the update this morning!
No panoramic camera for me
Works great so far, a little sluggish with the live wallpapers and multiple mailboxes, but all in all, NOT BAD. Better camera options than with Gingerbread. VERY easy to create, and arrange app folders which I find useful. I didn’t notice any panorama option with this update for this EVO 3D, but face regcognition is there, and works, as well as all 3D controls with this phone
front camera does not work and neither does faceulock
Works good but I can’t text anyone has a forever loading “please wait screen”