HTC EVO 4G is about to get Android 2.2

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So, Sprint has officially announced that starting from Tuesday August 3rd HTC EVO 4G will get an update to Android 2.2 Froyo. Great news! Hopefully the problem with reboots will be fixed.

And also hope that whoever writes the press releases would stop swimming in the sea of legalize. Otherwise it’s getting a bit annoying, and somewhat ridiculous. For example:

Sprint will be the first wireless carrier to bring1 the latest version of Android to its customers.

Where that little 1 is:

1Users of Google’s Nexus One may currently use Android 2.2. Sprint is the first carrier to offer Android 2.2 to its customers.

Well technically I don’t see any other carrier bringing latest version of Android to Sprint’s customers. They’re not usually in the mood to upgrade competitor’s phones, if you catch my drift. And I suppose Verizon will be late by about 9 days or so, as that’s when they will start selling Motorola Droid X, which comes with Android 2.2 from the get go.

Plus that little additional “explanation” (that is, by the way, misnumbered in that particular press release) is also not entirely correct:

Sprint 4G delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G from any other wireless carrier3 (emphasis mine), giving HTC EVO 4G a faster data speeds than any U.S. wireless device available today. HTC EVO 4G’s exciting features and applications are compelling and powerful in a 3G world, but they become even more amazing when experienced with 4G speeds.

4“Up to 10x faster” based on download speed comparison of 3G’s 600 kbps vs. 4G’s 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary. Sprint 4G currently available in over 40 markets and counting, and on select devices. See www.sprint.com/4G for details. Not all services available on 4G and coverage may default to 3G/separate network where 4G unavailable.

Because T-Mobile has 7Mbps+ network, and technically even faster than that, though I don’t remember if they have any phone models that support full HSPA+. Their modems are also fast, but as those are not “phones”.
Regardless, I wonder how long that little blurb about 4G speed will stay, as T-Mobile’s 3G speed easily beats Sprint’s 4G.

Regardless, I am happy with the phone, and newer, faster operating system will only make things better. Now, calendar, flip to August 3rd faster!

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