It looks like the HTC EVO 4G is going to get its Gingerbread update after all. The update is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011. This allows the EVO owners to possibly get their versions mid to later in the year.
The entire process does take time because upon release from HTC, it will still need to go to the carrier, in this case Sprint. Spring for its part will review and test the system before loading it onto it devices. Only after all these steps will it be rolled out to the public.
So, you’re more likely to see the update come around mid year at around June or July. This is even if the company does mention 2nd quarter which could at the earliest mean April.
The update is set to fix some of the bugs and add more features, effectively moving up your Android software to Gingerbread. If you aren’t a fan of waiting, they’ll probably offer a manual update you can do yourself. This is often available earlier for download. But, you’ll need to spend a few hours at least fiddling with your device to get everything up and going.
Among the things we expect the update to offer are:
- Android 2.3, which is the Gingerbread.
- SMS fixes
- A fix for the battery discharging issue.
- Download management application for easier downloading.
- Some streaming media fixes.
With the update, things should run smoother and faster. It should also let you control your tasks much easier.