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.

Ankit Banerjee
My primary profession lies in the Network Design Engineering field. I have always been passionate about the latest trends in mobile communication advances around the world.
  • One of the Higher Ups

    Sounds good FINALLY, but hopefully it isn’t stripped down or full of bloatware.

  • David Castano Castano

    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

  • Abdallah Es-Haq

    trust me on this

  • disgrunted sprint user

    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

  • One of the Higher Ups

    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.

  • Joseph

    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.

    • chris

      Link to that ROM please. LOL

  • Tom Bradley

    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.

  • Mark

    Just got the update this morning!

  • ave

    No panoramic camera for me

  • Scotchrks

    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

  • Patrick

    front camera does not work and neither does faceulock

  • jeremy

    Works good but I can’t text anyone has a forever loading “please wait screen”