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When you have a device line-up that’s as diverse as Android’s there are going to be hits and there are going to be misses. Here we take a look at the duds, the flops, the epic fails – we bring you the worst Android phones of all time.

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HTC enjoyed a meteoric rise with Android and manufactured some of the best smartphones of recent years. Its fall from grace has been spectacular. We examine what went wrong and take a look at how HTC might stage a comeback.

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XDA-Developers has tracked no less than four Android 4.1-based custom ROMs in its forum threads and, while neither of these is yet fully functional and stable, you can’t possibly say no to all of them. That is if you want to taste some Jelly Bean goodness on your EVO 3D, of course.

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It seems that several HTC EVO 3D owners on Sprint have gotten their long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update ahead of schedule. This rare occurrence will no doubt please those who weren’t exactly expecting to get the OTA ICS update until early August. The ICS update for Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D comes with some expected features of the not-so-new OS, such as a refined user interface, Face Unlock, redesigned camera app, compatibility with Chrome browser, improved keyboard app and spell checker, enhanced Gmail app, and Google+ integration. The update will also upgrade the Sense UI on your HTC EVO…

HTC EVO 3D (Sprint) (front and back views, portrait orientation)

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…

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HTC hasn’t exactly been the fastest Android manufacturer to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich updates for its devices, but at least it has been communicative enough to frequently inform us on when to expect the software “leaps”. The most recent HTC ICS updating schedule came out last month and had several handhelds slated for “June-July” upgrades. The EVO 3D was one of these and, fortunately, HTC is already making good on that promise, rolling out Android 4.0 for the Gingerbread-running 4.3-incher. Even though it hasn’t been the most popular HTC handheld to be released in the past year, mostly due…

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Released way back in July last year, the HTC EVO 3D was stuck for a while on the list of smartphones “in line” for an Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich update. And while several unofficial (and buggy) ICS builds came out from different independent developers, a stable and official update left EVO 3D users hanging. Fortunately, HTC’s 4.3-incher is no longer left behind, as it seems you can finally enjoy all the Ice Cream Sandwich goodness you have been waiting so long for. An official Virgin Mobile ICS build has been leaked by RootzWiki’s Team Virtuous, and, as far as…

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Almost everybody wants to be unique and different from the rest of the pack, and when it comes to personalization, smartphones like the HTC Evo 3D is one device perfect for a serious makeover. In terms of hardware specifications, the Evo 3D is already on top of its game in featuring a 1.2 GHz processor and 4.3-inch touchscreen capable of delivering 3D images onscreen. On top of that, it also has HTC’s Sense UI, considered by many as an epic skin for the Android OS.  But, don’t you know that you can still further customize the already popular Sense UI…

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It is a usual thing to wake up your Android device using a basic button that every device must have–the Power button. Admittedly, it really is not the most convenient way to wake up your device. For those devices that have buttons on the front, it will be easier–at least for those that have them.  But, how about those that have none of these? This is the problem with a device like the HTC EVO 3D.  It has a Power button and Volume keys, but none of them can actually be found on the front of the device. To solve…