Sprint has begun sending out an over-the-air system software upgrade for the HTC EVO 4G. The latest version of Google’s operating system, Android OS 2.2, brings support for Adobe Flash to this smartphone, as well as other improvements.
This upgrade is being sent directly to this smartphone, without users needing to request it. Not all devices will get it immediately, though, as Sprint is expected to take several days to distribute it.
There is no way to request an immediate upgrade, so Evo 4g users have to wait for it to arrive on their device.
New in Android OS 2.2
The new version of Google’s mobile operating system is required for devices to run Adobe Flash Player 10.1, which allows the web browser to fully make use of websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video.
Android OS 2.2 also contains a number of other small enhancements, such as the ability to store applications on a removable memory card, but none of the improvements significantly change the platform.
The EVO 4G is one of the first to get this upgrade — previous, only the Google Nexus One has received an official upgrade to Android OS 2.2. The original Motorola Droid is expected to get its upgrade later this week, though.
Overview of the HTC Evo 4G
The HTC Evo 4G is the first smartphone available in the U.S. with WiMax. This very high-end model also a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a slim tablet shape, and 1 GHz Snapdragon processor.
Other features include 8 GB of removable storage, GPS, an 8 megapixel camera, video conferencing, Wi-Fi, and much more.
It is available exclusively from Sprint, and is selling for $200 with a two-year contract. It has proved very popular, and is regularly sold out.