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HTC EVO 4G owners rejoice: Froyo will soon be here!

When it comes to Android-based smartphones, the HTC EVO 4G has pretty much been the cream of the crop (that is until the Motorola Droid X came on the scene to share the spotlight). The phone features a fast 1GHz processor, large 4.3” display, front- and rear-facing cameras, and of course 4G access courtesy of Sprint's WiMAX network.

Tomorrow, however, the EVO 4G is set to get even better thanks to an Android 2.2 update according to Engadget. The update will be available tomorrow to customers that initiate the update via the phone's software update feature. The update will be pushed automatically to other EVO 4G customers starting the week of August 1.

In addition to the updates provided with Android 2.2 (Froyo), HTC also has included some new goodies of its own like the ability to use the LED flash as a flashlight and improved 720p video recording

You can read more about the Android 2.2 update for the HTC EVO 4G here.

Updated 8/2/2010 @ 8:30pm

The update is now available for download. Simply navigate to Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Update > Check Now to get in on the Froyo action.


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Before the Incredible and Droid?
By spathotan on 7/29/2010 5:21:46 PM , Rating: 5
What? Why....

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By MozeeToby on 7/29/2010 5:33:04 PM , Rating: 3
Well it's up to the people at Motorola to push it for the Droid so that's their fault. For the Incredible... who knows.

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By Shig on 7/29/2010 5:39:48 PM , Rating: 3
Just let the Evo people test it for ya and work out the bugs.

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By spathotan on 7/29/2010 6:28:15 PM , Rating: 2
Sound plan. Regardless, just seems odd being that the Incredible has been out longer. But then again it wasnt really marketed like the EVO was, the Incredible was kind of a silent killer. Better than the EVO, IMO. EVO and Droid X are just too large.

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By finbarqs on 7/29/2010 6:33:17 PM , Rating: 2
I'm just hoping they're gonna fix the stupid 30 fps cap!!!

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By Soccerman06 on 7/29/2010 7:14:39 PM , Rating: 1
Supposed fixes are:

fps cap fixed, camera/camcorder functionality improved, improved zoom in function in internet (rumor), and of course the known 2.2 fixes. Most of these are working in rooted devices but who knows if it was included in this update.

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By B3an on 7/31/2010 2:23:06 AM , Rating: 2
I dont care. Does it give it the bigger GeeBee's?

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By Hydrofirex on 8/2/2010 10:46:05 AM , Rating: 5
It builds you an island and then transforms into a jet to take you there.

I don't care.

By quiksilvr on 8/3/2010 11:01:21 AM , Rating: 2
It is highly customezable, everything from the widgets to the icons, the fonts and even has video wallpaper.

I don't care.

By Gio6518 on 7/29/2010 10:27:01 PM , Rating: 2
EVO and Droid X are just too large.

Seriously ? Put them on top of other smart phones, its not that much bigger than other phones, they just utilizes the real estate better, and if you use them for media or gaming its awesome.......

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By Chaser on 7/30/2010 7:37:06 AM , Rating: 2
Better than the EVO, IMO.

Well Giz, Engadget, and CNET disagree with your assessment. Um IMO.

The Droid X? In some ways. But Verizon doesn't have 4G. And I realize that no one feels that faster connectivity is important (/sarcasm) but 4G is still a distinctive feature for the EVO that no other carrier or phone has. There is 4G service in Salt Lake city where I live and Jacksonville, Fl, where I am working at right now and more cities across the country.

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By Mojo the Monkey on 7/30/2010 1:49:20 PM , Rating: 2
or unless you are using T-mobile's HSPA+ network (over 20 mbps with an HSPA phone, not out yet) through any HSDPA phone at 7.2mbps cap) and getting speeds that whip 4G in daily average performance.

I'm pulling down 6.3 mpbs and 3.8 mbps upload with my Vibrant. Its the same as my cable internet, albeit with a higher ping. And they didnt need to call it 4G to feel special.

In other words, your 4G hype is not impressive. Full HSPA+ phones and VZ's LTE phones are going to be the leap people have been waiting for.

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By TheRequiem on 8/1/2010 7:16:22 PM , Rating: 2
I disagree, I'm in Vegas and I pull around 6 - 8mbps consistently over Sprints 4g. Your forgetting the fact that hspa+ has limitations, both wimax and lte can theoretically be expanded to over 300mbps...

By Mojo the Monkey on 8/2/2010 6:19:02 PM , Rating: 3
Right, but I'm saying that you can bet that within the next 2 years, (typical phone life/contract life) you will not see any carriers ready to provide you with that level of content and consistency that you would desire a better wireless standard.

This is a limbo phase . By the time all of the puzzle pieces line up to take advantage of speeds over 7 mpbs to a mobile device, it will be time for your next upgrade.

Its about bragging rights more than anything in the mean time.

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By Smartless on 7/29/2010 8:49:10 PM , Rating: 5
Well by the time the my Captivate gets Froyo, Gingerbread would have come out. Personally I'm waiting for Red Velvet or Tiramisu.

By mcnabney on 7/29/2010 9:35:24 PM , Rating: 2
Google must put insulin in their developer's coffee. All they can think of is sweets.

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By VashHT on 7/29/2010 10:30:06 PM , Rating: 2
Uhhh why not, it's easily one of the best Android phones out there. On a 2nd note, I played around with froyo on my brother's incredible today (he installed the leaked rom) and it is AMAZING, basically everything is just super smooth and fast, I can't wait to get it on my EVO.

RE: Before the Incredible and Droid?
By ipay on 7/30/2010 4:52:05 PM , Rating: 1
Can't wait to get an EVO once I'm eligible for an upgrade. Android rocks the smartphone market. Goodbye apple!

Just read this:

By Gio6518 on 7/30/2010 6:41:02 PM , Rating: 2
Lovin It
By Gio6518 on 7/29/2010 10:23:08 PM , Rating: 5
EVO already out-performs crApples iPhone 4, now with 2.2 out, it's going to chew it up and $h!t it out, put it on a plate and have Steve Jobs eat it for breakfast...... LOL

RE: Lovin It
By Treckin on 7/29/2010 11:08:12 PM , Rating: 1
I wanted to uprate but had to reply...

I fucking love my Evo, and this news made me shit my pants. So happy I didnt go with CM6 instead of waiting a few weeks.

Now if they could just bring 4G to the Bay area (Berkeley).

RE: Lovin It
By mackx on 7/30/10, Rating: 0
RE: Lovin It
By Treckin on 7/30/2010 5:18:45 AM , Rating: 2
Custom roms vs OEM roms are a 6-of-1, half-dozen of the other type thing. No matter how you cut it, its not going to do what you actually want it to do.

I had a longterm relationship with windows mobile custom roms, and I think Im ready for a change. My heart can only take so much, ya know?

RE: Lovin It
By Chaser on 7/30/2010 7:46:32 AM , Rating: 1
Excuse me. But 2.2 hasn't been out for "ages".

Rooters/modders exagerate everything as if its just so much better compared to everyone else.

Pesonally I don't want to get into some some rooting/modding back door rat race.

1. there is some risk involved when you try and root/mod a phone. Even experts can end up with a bricked phone until tehy franticaly race to restore it. Restore it to an approved version. Funny huh.

2. Once your phone is rooted you are then trapped into waiting until "someone" crafts the next mod to make the next upgrade work. And even then you are relying upon people you don't know to make these things work.

3. Modding voids your warranty.

So while the modders enjoy their Froyo for "ages" and make it sound like its some simplisitic 3 second option you choose I'll wait until HTC releases the real deal. Thank you.

RE: Lovin It
By bigboxes on 8/3/2010 1:24:00 AM , Rating: 2
You're not a techie. You might as well go out and get an iPhone.

RE: Lovin It
By jithvk on 8/3/2010 1:24:09 AM , Rating: 3
All the points you mentioned are valid while jail-breaking an iPhone. But other rooting-friendly phones out there (like nexus one) wont have the other issues except a void warranty.

Also, you can always go back to a stock rom and do an update if its absolutely necessary.

By TheNuts on 7/30/2010 12:45:33 PM , Rating: 2
Hopefully this update will include all the Wifis and the bigger GBs to compter with the iPhone 4

RE: Upgrade
By Mojo the Monkey on 7/30/2010 1:53:22 PM , Rating: 2

RE: Upgrade
By Camikazi on 7/30/2010 3:05:47 PM , Rating: 4
By thepj on 8/2/2010 8:49:50 PM , Rating: 4
It is downloading now, I just went to check for updates, and the Froyo 2.2 update was available!!

RE: Update....
By finbarqs on 8/3/2010 2:49:32 PM , Rating: 2
still 30 FPS :(

ah.. jeez... I just want an iphone smooth screen, without the iphone!

RE: Update....
By RamarC on 8/3/2010 5:40:37 PM , Rating: 2
upgraded my evo this morning. took about 20 minutes... completely hassle-free! (unlike the 2.1 upgrade for my wife's hero which wiped the phone.)

Wrong half of the equation
By djc208 on 7/30/2010 8:17:10 AM , Rating: 2
Now HTC just needs to actually build more phones to use this on. It's still sold out on line.

I've been seriously contemplating this phone (since it's the only serious Android phone Sprint has right now). Only problems are I don't have 4G in my area, so that's kind of wasted, and to use it at work I'd have to remove/break both cameras on my shiny new $200 phone.

RE: Wrong half of the equation
By AnotherGuy on 8/2/2010 12:18:05 AM , Rating: 2
Now when is Tmobile Mytouch 3g getting froyo....

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