HTC EVO Shift 4G Tipped for June 17 Gingerbread Update

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About a month back, a leaked copy of a Gingerbread ROM for HTC’s EVO Shift 4G on Sprint was released. Now it looks like that code’s nearly ready to be distributed to the masses, with an internal Sprint document showing the start of Shift 4G Gingerbread availability kicking-off on June 17.

Supposedly, as of June 17 you’ll be able to check for an update from your Shift 4G, and retrieve and install what will be system software 2.76.651.4. Now, if the 17th rolls around and this Gingerbread update slips your mind, starting on June 20, Sprint will start proactively notifying EVO Shift 4G users that an update to their phones is now available.

Beyond all the standard Gingerbread goodness that’s old-hat by now, the Shift 4G’s update will include Swype, a downloads manager, and is supposed to fix some problems that could occur when trying to play streaming media.

The QWERTY-less EVO 4G got a Gingerbread update of its own at the beginning of June.

Source: Android Police

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