You’ve probably been waiting to read this for a very long while if you own an HTC Evo 4G LTE, but the day is finally here: the update to Android Jelly Bean is out for your particular phone of choice!
Before you get too happy though, keep in mind that this will make your Evo run Android 4.1.1, which isn’t even the latest release in the 4.1 branch (4.1.2 is), not to mention that Android 4.2.1 is now the freshest release to come out of Google HQ.
Still, take what you get for now. Or buy a Nexus. That’s how the saying goes, isn’t it?
The update comes with HTC Sense 4+ on top of Android, and it also improves Wi-Fi authentication, fixes personalized ringtones, some calendar bugs, and brings better browser performance. Face Unlock is obviously included, as is Sprint Connections Optimizer, new Google Apps, a better camera (with auto portrait and ‘sightseeing mode’), an enhanced Gallery, and ‘Tap and Go’ to easily connect the device to some Beats headphones. The Evo 4G LTE has been added to HTC Get Started, allowing you to set up your device from a computer.
The software update is rolling out over-the-air, and your device should soon notify you that it’s available. You can then download and install it right on your phone, no need for a PC. The update comes in at 396.78 MB, so you’ll need to get it over Wi-Fi.
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