Although Sprint confirmed that Ice Cream Sandwich update would arrive for HTC EVO 3D in June/July, everyone was hoping to get the upgrade last month.
Unfortunately, June is over and Android 4.0 ICS has yet to be made available for the EVO 3D. However, according to Sprint’s previous statement
, the update should go live by the end of this month.
Until Sprint customers who own the EVO 3D receive their promised update, the international version of the smartphone can now be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Users of the GSM model of the EVO 3D have already started to report that the update is now available for download OTA (over the air).
It appears that Sprint users of the smartphone will have to wait a bit longer, but what makes the wait unbearable is the fact that the EVO 3D has been recently launched in the United States with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onboard.
Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile are already selling the smartphone, but under different names: HTC EVO EVO V 4G and HTC EVO Design 4G
Recently replaced by the HTC EVO 4G LTE, the EVO 3D may be the last Android smartphone launched by Sprint to feature WiMax support. The carrier already announced it wouldn’t release Wi-Max smartphones anymore, being replaced with 4G LTE devices instead.
HTC EVO 3D was released in the States in June 2011 at Sprint, while the GSM version hit shelves one month later. Obviously, the smartphone was shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, integrated with HTC Sense 3.0 UI.
Even though the Taiwanese company promised to deliver an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the EVO 3D, this seems to have come a bit later than expected, especially if we take into consideration that Google already announced the next iteration of Android, Jelly Bean.