Sprint’s flagship smartphone is getting a big helping of dessert — an upgrade to the latest version of Google’s Android OS (code-named “Gingerbread”) is now available for the HTC EVO 4G. This brings a number of enhancements to the device.
Google says that the (relatively new) version 2.3 of its operating system is the fastest yet, and it offers an improved user interface. Among the many changes is an improvement to the process for cut-and-paste: a set of movable bounding arrows allow users to more easily select text. In addition, it includes an on-screen keyboard that many think is easier to type on than the previous one.
In addition, Sprint has included some other bug fixes in this update. According to the company, Gingerbread restores the EVO 4G’s ability to sync multiple Gmail accounts and display email attachments in the email client. It also fixes some “battery discharge issues”, though what these are is not disclosed.
Two Options for Installing Android OS 2.3
Power users who are eager to get their hands on the latest-and-greatest can manually request that the upgrade be downloaded by their EVO 4G. To do so, they should go to Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Update > Check Now.
Installing a system software upgrade takes around 15 minutes, and users should carefully follow all instructions. Failing to do so can — in the worst case scenario — result in “bricking” the device.