HTC’s EVO 4G LTE, Sprint’s answer to the HTC One-series devices on other carriers, has been dealing with a few annoying bugs since its release. Just yesterday, we caught wind of a note from Google, specifically in regards to the E4L’s unexpected incompatibility with Google Wallet, mentioning that a new firmware would be arriving for the handset within the month, finally addressing the issue. We were all ready to be sitting around the last week in July wondering if the update would make it out in time, but instead have found a happy surprise waiting for us today, upon news that EVO 4G LTE’s update is already becoming available.
This isn’t just a fix for the phone’s Wallet annoyances, although that’s certainly present. The phone had been having an issue with time zones where it would keep prompting the user to select the correct one; with today’s release, that should all be fixed. You can also look for bugs concerning spotty WiFi connectivity, spontaneous resets, and video playback to similarly be resolved. We’re not sure HTC get everything here, but from the sound of things this should go a long way towards turning the EVO 4G LTE into the stable phone users were hoping for at launch.
It seems that the EVO 4G LTE may have lucked-out when it comes to the search-breaking update we’ve been talking about lately when it comes to Apple’s Galaxy Nexus lawsuit. Yesterday, we learned that another Sprint model, its Galaxy S III, was getting an update marked as a “Google security update” that actually broke the local component of universal search. Today’s E4L update contains the same line in its release notes, making us worried that it, too, was about to get some similar treatment. Fortunately for these users, we hear that Google Search remains intact, even following the installation of this update.