Sprint Announces Android 4.0 ICS Update For HTC EVO 3D And EVO Design 4G

Last year, Sprint launched the HTC’s first 3D smartphone, the HTC EVO 3D. This handset allows you to record 2D videos in full HD (1080p) and 3D videos in HD (720p), thanks to its 5 megapixel dual cameras. HTC EVO 3D was shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. HTC has already started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the international variant. However, the HTC EVO 3D owners on Sprint were left behind.

Sprint finally announced the Android 4.0 update for the HTC EVO 3D smartphone. This update will bring the usual ICS goodies along with numerous enhancements and new features. Sprint has also confirmed the Android 4.0 update for the HTC EVO Design 4G smartphone. If you own one of these devices, then check out the complete changelog below.

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  • A refined, evolved user interface that is simple, beautiful and useful
  • Face Unlock: use state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with a smile
  • Redesigned camera app which introduces scenes like Panorama and effects such as Vignette, Depth of Field, Vintage and Posterize
  • Web browser now lets you sync Google Chrome bookmarks, request full desktop versions of sites and see your open tabs in a new layout
  • People: browse friends, family and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+
  • Improved keyboard with incredibly accurate typing, an inline spell checker and improved copy and paste support
  • Redesigned Gmail app that lets you swipe between conversations to catch up quickly and search for emails even without a data connection
  • Google+ integration that lets you hangout and video chat with up to 10 friends using your front-facing camera

HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G owners will get this update starting from early-August. This update will be available via OTA (Over-The-Air). You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. Even though, HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G won’t get the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, the owners of these handset will at least have something better than nothing.

HTC EVO Design 4G Leaked Pics And Specs Emerge

We already know that, HTC has already organized an event to launch 2 new Windows Phone 7 Mango based smartphones on September 1. These devices are codenamed as Eternity and Omega. HTC might also launch a new Android Gingerbread powered smartphone at the same event, along with the Eternity and Omega. The new smartphone is called as the HTC Kingdom. Yes, this phone was already leaked a few months ago.

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It is rumored that the HTC Kingdom will be called as the HTC EVO Design 4G, later this year. This handset will be exclusively available for the Sprint customers in the US. HTC Kingdom will be called as the HTC Acquire for Alltel customers. It will runs on the latest Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The guys at AndroidAndMe has recently shared the leaked specs and picture of the HTC EVO Design 4G. Check out the leaked specs below.

HTC EVO Design 4G/ HTC Acuire Leaked Specifications:

  • 4 inch qHD display
  • 540 x 960 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S2 (MSM7x30)
  • Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 5 megapixel rear camera
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • WiFI 802.11 b/g/n
  • Support for 4G HSPA+

This handset comes with a single core 1.2 GHz processor, when most of the smartphones these days sports a 1.2 GHz dual core processor. The HTC EVO Design 4G is not much powerful compared to the HTC Sensation and HTC EVO 3D, but it will be definitely much better compared to the HTC EVO 4G in terms of speed and performance. Stay tuned for more updates!