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Re: Update coming to HTC evo 4g lte
Several press releases over the past three months have come out stating that we'll be getting the update to 4.2 and (a trimmed down) Sense 5. While the EVO 4G LTE wasn't specifically mentioned, the One X and all of it's variants were mentioned. Since our EVO is almost identical to the One X, Android Police, Android Authority, etc., have all stated that we will be getting the update. When the 4.1 upgrade came out, the EVO wasn't mentioned but the One X was and we received our update a couple of weeks before the One X. HTC releases the updates to the carriers and the carriers approve and do the final release. (It wouldn't surprise me if Sprint already has the update in hand and is testing it for release right now). Now I'm no huge fan of Sprint, especially as of late, but Sprint consistently updates their phones before AT&T. About the only one worse than AT&T for updates is Verizon.
Originally Posted by kmarx
I'll admit that Samsung stepped up to the plate and is gone from bad to passable for updating phones. They also have a lot more crap layered on top of the OS than most. But that's Samsung. If you like that experience, go for it. I prefer the elegance and sophistication in Sense. I prefer the smoothness and quality built into the phone and operating system. As much as I enjoy the updates, it's not what makes the phone and it's not what makes the experience more enjoyable. It just makes an old phone seem new again for a few days.
If you're that bent on getting timely updates, get the Nexus phones and be done with it. I've got 4.2 (and now 4.3) on my Nexus 7 and the update isn't anything to schedule a news conference over. The only real improvement is the ability to use DashClock widgets. The only thing I'm looking forward to is Sense 5 and the Blinkfeed. I've played with it in the store and think it will be a nice addition to my phone.