HTC’s been talking about which of its Androids would be seeing updates to Ice Cream Sandwich for some time now, so we’ve generally had a good idea for what to expect. We’ve already seen the company start delivering those updates to some of its lineup, leaving the question of just when it would get around to hitting the rest of them. To help with answers, the manufacturer has put together a convenient table, detailing just when it expects to make ICS available for those remaining devices.
It looks like the majority of phones that haven’t yet started [...]
The HTC EVO 3D on Sprint is one of those phones where we’ve long known that the handset will be seeing an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, but didn’t have a strong grasp on just when that might be. With the news that the Virgin Mobile version of the phone would come with ICS (and the related screw-up where many Sprint users flashed the leaked ROM for that phone onto their Sprint handsets, temporarily giving them Virgin branding without an obvious way to go back), you could probably make a safe bet that ICS would come to the EVO 3D sooner rather than later, but we still lacked [...]
A cursory look at the state of cellular technologies in the US would give one the impression that WiMAX is on its way out. After all, Sprint has finally caught LTE fever and has already transitioned from releasing new WiMAX-enabled handsets to those with LTE radios, even in advance of its own network’s availability. That’s not to say that the sun has set on WiMAX entirely, and as Sprint backs away from it, Virgin Mobile is more than ready to step forward and embrace the 4G system. Virgin will kick things off with WiMAX on May 31, as it begins sales of its first 4G [...]
With many of the large mobile OEMs still unimpressed with the performance of 3D displays in the mobile market, it seems we may be nearing the end of another fad. With big names like HTC, LG, Sharp, and even Nintendo throwing solid efforts behind the technology, you’d think in 2012 we’d have something significant to show for it. Sadly current glasses-free 3D technology simply stands as a bit of a gimmick with far too many drawbacks over its 2D counterpart. Before we can talk about drawbacks in the mobile sector however, we should examine how they work.
How it [...]
Last night, we gave you a hands-on look at the HTC EVO 4G LTE, some enhanced One XL hardware that’s looking to be the third LTE-supporting smartphone to debut on Sprint’s new network. There’s understandably a lot of excitement for this model, improving on the initial One XL design with a larger battery and microSD support. HTC has since posted a video to its YouTube account that shows-off the EVO 4G LTE while giving us some insight into the company’s design process. As the camera pans by a row of some of HTC’s case designs, we can see one model which seems [...]
We’ve learned from a reliable source that Virgin Mobile will begin carrying the nearly year-old HTC EVO 3D later this year, offering it up as the HTC EVO V 4G. Tipped to be available in both grey as well as the plum shade once exclusive to Best Buy, the rebranded EVO 3D will join the recently-revealed HTC One V on Virgin, creating quite a compelling portfolio of HTC Android devices on the prepaid carrier.
Despite getting somewhat long in the tooth, the EVO 3D still offers a very attractive feature set. Besides being one of only two auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D [...]
Last night, we told you about the latest news regarding the next-generation of auto-stereoscopic smartphones. We’d heard of LG’s model as the Optimus 3D Max, and learned of new plans to bring it to certain carriers as the Optimus 3D Cube. With all this talk of future 3D phones, what does that mean for current models like LG’s original Optimus 3D and HTC’s EVO 3D? We haven’t heard about the Optimus 3D going anywhere just yet, but it looks like HTC’s time in the sun could be about over, with at least the white version of the EVO 3D showing-up on the [...]
As we start to get into mid-February, there are probably a lot of you out there wondering where all the Ice Cream Sandwich updates for your existing Android phones are. After all, weren’t we hoping to see these releases really start arriving in early 2012? The good news is that the wait is nearly over, at least for some HTC users. The smartphone manufacturer posted a message to Facebook this morning talking about plans for the delivery of its first Ice Cream Sandwich updates in March.
We already knew about HTC’s plans to start selling phones running Android 4.0 in [...]
Besides “don’t download apps from sketchy sources”, one of the big rules of keeping your Android device safe is “think carefully about approving app requests for system permissions”. That latter one can be tricky to encourage, since it requires the user to do a bit of critical thinking at the time of installation; does that Sudoku-solving app you downloaded really need the ability to send SMS messages? The idea is, though, that if you are smart about granting permissions, you can stop malicious apps from taking advantage of you. Sometimes it’s not [...]
Users of the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint should be keeping their eyes peeled for the availability of a new system update, which the carrier announced this afternoon via tweet.
Unfortunately, we’re not talking about Ice Cream Sandwich just yet; Sprint describes the release as a maintenance update. If you were expecting Android 4.0, we’d understand, since a supposed leak we looked at a few days ago indicated that HTC had been planning to get the phone’s update out before the end of last year. Would that have been true, we very well might have expected the delayed [...]
Back in November HTC told its users about initial plans to deliver the Ice Cream Sandwich update to some of its devices. These were the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE, as well as the HTC Rezound, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Amaze 4G.
HTC Turkey seems to have taken to Facebook a table (the one above) detailing devices that will get the new Android update as well as an approximate time for the roll-out process. Aside from a confirmed December 2011 date for the EVO 3D (which seems to be late), the list says January will be the month to expect the [...]
Early this month, a security vulnerability in a number of HTC-manufactured Androids was revealed, letting apps get unauthorized access to your personal data. HTC quickly responded to news of the threat, announcing that security updates would be forthcoming for affected models. We’ve already seen some of those start to arrive, but it looks like the big push has just begun, at least for HTC users in the States.
Several EVO-series models on Sprint are now in the process of getting updates correcting the bug. These are generally small, around 10MB, and exclusively target one [...]
Previously we compared the Samsung Epic 4G Touch to the Motorola Photon 4g on Sprint. In this video we continue our comparison series, this time with the Epic 4G Touch and the HTC EVO 3D, both of which are available for $199 after a new two-year agreement on Sprint.
The most notable difference between the two devices is that the Epic 4G Touch is much thinner and lighter than the EVO 3D, despite having a larger screen. But the EVO 3D is also a 3D-capable device, meaning it can record and playback 3D images and video.
Security is becoming an issue more and more on phones running Google’s Android platform. The rule of thumb usually is that there is either a platform vulnerability which is usually fixed by Google or there are malware-infected apps in the Android Market which are eventually deleted by Google (both from the Market and off devices).
The recent vulnerability seems to be HTC’s fault; apparently there’s a huge security flaw which affects Android phones manufactured by the Taiwanese phone-maker (U.S. models only according to some reports). Models believed to be [...]
We know that CyanogenMOD for the HTC Sensation was in the works — together with the one for the LG Optimus 3D — and since the Sensation and the EVO 3D share so much in common, the first Alpha has landed and is now available for both Taiwanese devices.
Heading over to the source links below you will land on a thread with description, instructions and feedback for the first Alpha releases of CyanogenMOD dedicated for the HTC Sensation and the EVO 3D. Since it’s an Alpha release, there will be plenty of bugs but if that doesn’t bother you — or you just [...]
We know that RadioShack is the place to go to if you need to buy a white variant of the HTC EVO 3D. Now we also know that RadioShack is the place to go for the phone if you want to win a unit, as they have a total number of nine to give away.
All you need to do is join @RadioShack on Twitter today, September 9, between 9AM and 5PM CST. Using the hashtag #ISpy, you’ll get clues but follow the source link below for the rest of the instructions on what to do. There are nine rounds and each of them gets a white HTC EVO 3D for the winner.
Just as a reminder, the EVO 3D [...]
Ever since HTC decided to go on with its bootloader unlock policy, the HTCdev website has been growing in terms of phones that are supported. With the occasion of the last update, more Sensation phones were added to the list and now, again, HTC diversifies the offering.
If until recently you could only unlock your Sprint EVO 3D, the HTCdev website now offers unlocking for the Canadian version of the phone on Rogers, as well as the carrier-unlocked EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) flavor. HTC has red flags all over the page telling you that your phone’s warranty may be [...]
Yesterday saw attention return to the issue of how companies use your smartphone to gather data about you and your activities, with news of a lawsuit accusing Microsoft of surreptitiously gathering location data. HTC looks like it’s the next one to take the hot seat, after the discovery that recent updates to the EVO 3D and Sensation have the smartphones recording a host of information about your phone’s status.
Under the guise of “User Behavior Logging”, the new software for the HTC pair looks at things such as what apps you’ve installed, which [...]