HTC EVO View 4G soon to hit End of Life Status?

January 24, 2012

One of the sad part’s of the Android ecosystem is that devices eventually hit End-of-Life status. Meaning that they will no longer be supported by the carrier or the manufacturer. So it looks like no official Ice Cream Sandwich for Sprint’s HTC EVO View 4G tablet. According to the image above it looks like the HTC EVO View 4G will be hitting End-of-Life on the week of January 29th, so if you haven’t yet gotten any HTC evo 4g cases now is the time.

The HTC EVO View 4G is being joined with a few other devices including the Blackberry Playbook, and the 4G device that will not die, the HTC EVO 4G (one of my all time favorite Android devices). The HTC EVO 4G has been on Sprint’s EoL list a couple times before, the device is over a year old, closer to 18 months by now, and early adapters of the EVO 4G are already upgrading or getting close to getting an upgrade. Sprint time to put her down.

Do you own any of these devices on the list? Are you sad that your device is listed? Let us know in the comments.

Comments

  • BP82

    I was considering getting the Htc View for a 7″ tablet. Whats does it mean if I get one and they discontinue it? Will I not receive any software updates in the future? Thanks

    • BP82

      Also, the price of this tablet is a little under $300. Do you think its worth it or better to get the Samsung Galaxy for $150 more?

      • http://androidauthority.com/ Alexander Maxham

        I would go for the new Galaxy Tab, since the View is about to basically be discontinued, Sprint nor HTC will be providing support for it.

  • Coldtrail

    I wld like the same info as BP82 asks. Also, can a rooted jail broken View download an ice cream sandwich update?

    • http://androidauthority.com/ Alexander Maxham

      Umm you can not jail break an Android device. You can only jail break on iOS devices. As far as I know there isn’t a stable ROM for the View yet.

  • Helen Gannon

    I just bought my evo view in january for christmas how can it be at end of life and how can it not be supported this is a very unsatisfactory situation

  • gravee

    this is some bull*$#%. i have been with sprint for 8 yrs. every time that i get a device from sprint they dicontinue it. i am sick of it i am changing phone company as soon as my contract ends.