Sprint HTC EVO 4G Froyo update rolling out next week

Sprint HTC EVO 4G Froyo update rolling out next week

Summary: It looks like Sprint is giving us EVO 4G owners a nice gift starting next week as Google Android 2.2 starts rolling out. I can't wait to see all the improvements in a device as good as the EVO.


As you know I am a big fan of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G and it is currently my primary Android device. I just read over on Android Central that Froyo (Google Android 2.2) will start rolling out from Sprint on Tuesday, 3 August, and I cannot wait to see what the improvements bring. We know that Froyo includes things like Flash 10.1 support, speed increases, improved Android Market, slick multi-Gmail account switcher, better task switcher, and much more.

We knew that Sprint and HTC were going to bring us this update sometime this summer, but I honestly thought it would be right at the end of summer and maybe even the last day of summer. According to the Sprint press release:

Sprint will be the first wireless carrier to bring1 the latest version of Android to its customers. The Android 2.2 software release provides a significant number of feature enhancements, including:

  • Voice dialing over Bluetooth
  • Application storage on external memory, giving users more storage room for all their apps
  • Camera 4-way rotation allows the camera icons to rotate with the camera
  • Improved browser performance including a faster JavaScript engine and Flash 10x Support improving the user’s ability to view videos and available content associated with web pages.

I am very pleased to see these improvements too and was spoiled with the generous 1.8GB or so of application memory on the Samsung Vibrant before I returned it this week. Sprint states that it will roll out in waves starting on Tuesday, 3 August, but won't cover everyone until mid-August. You can force a manual check though and get it when it hits the servers.

Topics: Mobile OS, Hardware, Storage, Telcos

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  • RE: Sprint HTC EVO 4G Froyo update rolling out next week

    Glad to know it is finally coming. I saw Google doing a press conference a while back showing 2.2 vs 2.1 on an over head (and added in the iPhone OS as an aside) showing 2.2 running 5x as fast as 2.1, with promises to be at LEAST 2x as fast as 2.1. So, that is the biggest thing I am looking forward to.... a close second is the 24fps/sec update to the 720p recording... that is plainly awesome for film buffs like me.
  • RE: Sprint HTC EVO 4G Froyo update rolling out next week

    Sitting here in JP with my HTC Desire twiddling my thumbs waiting for Softbank to announce its froyo OTA update... my only fear is that Softbank carry the iPhone and almost never advertise the Desire. When you consider that some feel the Desire + froyo puts the Desire on par with or even above the more profitable iPhone in a feature shootout, maybe I'll be forced to unlock my device... the ball's in your court, Son San!