Sprint HTC EVO 4G gets an update which may boost its framerate past 30 fps

It looks like it’s software update season in the Android world. It’s that time of the year when nasty bugs get fixed or new versions of the OS are pushed to devices running older software.

The story is no different for Sprint’s HTC Evo 4G. Today brings an update that Sprint says, on their dedicated website, only fixes the following two issues:

  • Calendar event edit issues
  • Multiple Gmail account sync

These weren’t minor problems to begin with. However, a leaked screengrab from Sprint’s systems detailing the update adds in two more things, that are probably even more important to (some) Evo 4G owners:

Yes, that’s right. It looks like this update may fix the framerate being capped at 30 fps and some GPS-related reboots. The fact that the official website says nothing of these two enhancements can mean one of two things: either they were simply dropped right before the update’s release, or perhaps Sprint doesn’t want people to start asking questions about these issues and what was wrong in the first place.

We’ll know which it is soon enough, but until then, if you have an Evo 4G, either wait for the phone to inform you of the update, or try to manually check if it’s available already. And let’s hope, for the sake of those who care about these things, that the Evo is no longer limited to 30 fps.

Via Sprint and Engadget

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • MangoHorse

    Just updated in the Midwest. 50 fps, nice.

  • Cytric79

    Yeah, long over due, but better late than never.