While presenting Android 2.2 Froyo and its new features at I/O, Google’s Vic Gundotra (ex Microsoft employee) made a huge favor to both Sprint and HTC by showing off Sprint’s upcoming HTC EVO 4G smartphone and saying he “loves it.”
Even more, Vic said he also loves Sprint’s 4G network, although he forgot to mention that 4G is currently available in rather few US markets.
The EVO 4G is one of the best Android smartphones announced until now (we’ve previewed it here), and it will likely be one of Sprint’s best-selling smartphones ever.
As you may already know, the EVO 4G will be launched with Android 2.1. However, HTC and Sprint will almost certainly update it to Android 2.2 Froyo sometime later this year. The EVO 4G will be available at Sprint for $199.99 on contract, starting June 4. Google I/O participants won’t need to buy the handset, since Google said it’s offering free units to all of them.
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