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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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RE: Lovin It
By mackx on 7/30/2010 4:00:09 AM , Rating: 0
umm, but with a custom rom you'd have a proper apps2sd, not the crappy offical version which doesn't (iirc) work with widgets, and limits you to apps in which the developer allows you to move it to sd.

the one in custom roms has no such limitation. not to mention that the modaco/xda/cm roms usually have other custom tweaks to improve performance and battery life over the official roms. i'm running pauls mcr r6 and it's stable and fast (and has sense - tried roms without it but can't go without sense).

kinda helps that these guys compete with each other, means we end up with a fairly quickly evolving android experience.

some have had 2.2 for ages now.

can't wait for 3.0 in, what, october?


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.


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