Update coming to HTC EVO 4G LTE
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Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums12-05-2012 12:27 AM
- It's kind of a standard thing to do, not a big press event or anything, but a press release. HTC/Sprint did it with ICS for the Evo 3D, I seem to remember them doing it for Gingerbread on the OG Evo, if you want a recent example that I know for a fact should be easy to find, search for the JB update for the new Moto RAZR lineup or the one for the S3. Like I said, it's a standard thing to do.
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I think "standard thing to do" was thrown out the window a long time ago. How else did this thread get to be so impressive?
Even sprint says to just keep checking for an update on your phone instead of saying something like "we'll announce it before it's made available"
Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums12-05-2012 01:03 AM
- You know what really grinds my gear ? The GS3 Received Jelly bean before us , and now 4.2 for the Europe side . How could sprint get jelly bean on the GS3 before any USA carrier ,but not for their flagship EVO . Goes to show the GS3 is more important12-05-2012 04:11 AM
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- Android 4.1 Update Frequently Asked Questions- HTC Support Center
Updates on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and Frequently Asked Questions
We're looking forward to providing our HTC One X and HTC One S customers with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) along with our latest version of HTC Sense. As with any software upgrade, we work closely with our carrier partners to ensure we deliver the best experience possible on our devices.
After internal testing, we test the software on live networks in order to confirm the experience matches our expectations, and carrier expectations, for performance, connectivity and platform stability. While testing takes time, we're working quickly with our carrier partners to rollout these updates. We'll provide information on availability once the software is ready for release.
When will additional devices receive Android 4.1?
In addition to the HTC One X and HTC One S, we are actively reviewing our product portfolio to identify candidates to receive Jelly Bean. Our goal is to prioritize review for devices launched in 2012 with our numerous carrier partners across multiple regions and then consider our ability to provide updates to products from 2011.
What is the overall timeline of Android 4.1 updates?
There are many aspects to the software development process that make it difficult for us to give specifics on upgrade timing. As a global company, we work with a number of carrier partners in various regions to ensure a great user experience with every upgrade. Each region and carrier partner has unique requirements that necessitate customized testing. Only after HTC and its partners have successfully completed the final testing will the software be released.
What devices will not get Android 4.1?
We work hard to ensure each of our products has the optimal user experience and therefore some products will remain at their current version of Android. In general, devices with 512MB RAM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.1. At present, these devices include the HTC One V and the HTC Desire C. As we identify other devices that will not be upgraded, we'll provide updated information. (Italics mine)
It should be noted that upgrades are not the same thing as ongoing support. Devices not being upgraded to Android 4.1 will still get software improvements, security fixes, and technical support.12-05-2012 06:04 AM
Dude anything is possible really I just feel dang confident it happens at absolute latest in Jan....but really b4 end yr...
Sprint and HTC are not dumb...
If I did know I couldn't say anyway tbh...sooner than later is my bet though
Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 212-05-2012 07:12 AM
- Well, have a look at this guy's new thread: JB delayed until Feb 2013?
This should cause a **** storm.
I seriously hope he's wrong on this.
To be honest, with most of the info swirling as saying JB will br comming soon. I've thought a Dec. 11 date is more reasonable. The last Sense update dropped for the EVO LTE 20 days after it was released for the ONE X. With the ONE X having gotten JB and Sense 4+ on Nov. 20, Dec. 11 seems more plausible.
When Dec. 11 comes and goes with still no JB update for the EVO, then I think we can take this claim more seriously and start worrying.12-05-2012 08:03 AM
- 12-05-2012 10:03 AM
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I would think sprint would also have a more vested interest in getting an update out soon. This doesn't exactly reflect well on them and along with HTC they could use all the help they can get
Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums12-05-2012 10:07 AM
- 12-05-2012 10:20 AM
- I saw a commercial last night for the new LG Optimus phone. They specifically mention that it's running Andriod Jelly Bean and because of that it supports running two apps on one screen.
Since companies are starting to use the code name for the given version of Android, Google should step in and make manufacturers be more transparent about upgrade intentions.
General consumers will soon become aware of what capabilities are available with different versions of Android. Before it was just assumed that the newest version was obviously better, but your average Joe had no idea what was available phone to phone. It's not false advertising just yet, but just throwing out "Android" isn't good enough any more. The manufacturers are allowed to be wishy-washy and say "It's still being reviewed" while giving customers false hope that if they buy this phone with the latest hardware, why wouldn't you get the latest OS? When in reality it seems to be a crapshoot unless they tell you outright.
It would be one thing if a cell phone was something you could just go out and buy whenever you wanted. But they know that with the contract-based system in the US it isn't feasible for most to go buy a different phone if you get hosed out of getting the latest version of Android.
Just doesn't seem to fit the way Google has done business. I know they're not the manufacturer, but these phones are nothing without Google. It seems manufacturers are sitting back to see how successful a given phone is before committing towards upgrading to the latest OS. Should you be guaranteed an upgrade if the hardware supports it? No, that can still be a business decision. But manufacturers should have to make a decision much sooner. The Evo LTE has been out for almost seven months (customs hold notwithstanding), they should have given a statement by now as to whether they will be upgrading it to Jelly Bean.12-05-2012 10:50 AMLike 3
- 12-05-2012 10:56 AM
- 12-05-2012 11:47 AMLike 4
It's not unrealistic to expect. The phone is near identical to the ONE X which got the update a few weeks ago.
It really seams to be based more on a phones popularity rather than if the hardware can handle it, that determines if a phone will recieve an update.
I alway got the impression with the OG EVO that manufactures intentionally hold back updates and then releases them when the community starts to turn to other solutions (like rooting and running custom Roms) to protect their sales and the carriers. It seemed to be the case with the last update for the EVO LTE as well. The community seems to be having a much harder time rooting the phone since the last update which also broke stuff for a number of users. They don't seem to care much because there isn't a whole lot consumers can do. I'm sure if things where different Sprint would have been down HTC's neck to have had the update out already.
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