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 [...]
The Sprint HTC EVO 3D recently received an update and, if you’ve applied the new PRL list (preferred roaming list) you’ve might have noticed that you’re kind of stuck on slow 2G connections. Version 50580 of the PRL on the EVO 3D seems to block Sprint’s 3D EVDO thus forcing you to use the 1xRTT network.
If you experience the above and can’t/won’t wait for an official fix from the carrier or manufacturer, there’s a way to reclaim your faster speeds, given you’re an advanced Android user that likes to get his/her hands dirty. The [...]
Recently we reported on HTC’s apparent “spying” on users with a recent update to the EVO 3D and Sensation.
According to a report, HTC has responded to these charges:
The list of HTC smartphones that can be “officially” unlocked is increasing, though not as fast as some would like.
Today HTC updated their list, which now includes Sprint‘s Evo 3D, T-Mobile‘s Sensation 4G, and HTC Sensation models for Europe, Turkey, Arabic, and Bouygues Telecom.
If you’ve got one of these phones and have been waiting to unlock it, wait no longer! Head over to HTCdev.com and enjoy your new-found freedom!
We’ve already seen a white EVO 3D reportedly headed to Radio Shack, and now it seems that Best Buy will be getting its own exclusive shade in the form of a purple model. Best Buy regularly negotiates agreements which put popular HTC phones of different hues on its shelves, such as the silver and white Incredible S and, prior to that, the original EVO 4G.
In general, HTC seems to be getting more colorful with its handsets: besides several white variants — including the upcoming, white-only Omega — we’re also expecting the “sea-foam green” [...]
After an initial bump where the Sprint EVO 3D needed an additional update to fix what the initial one broke, there were rumors of an update coming to the phone last week.
If you have an EVO 3D yourself you can expect the notification for an over-the-air update which will bring you a widget and a brand new radio. The new version of the radio should improve on reception quality while also making the phone hold on to the signal better. If you got the update, let us know of that “Corporate 4G” widget!
Update: Apparently the update doesn’t contain a new radio [...]
While you’ve got tons of options for cases, and plenty of decals to help give your phone a new facade, when it comes to smartphones, there’s often very little variety as to what colors the phones themselves are available in. Sure, there are exceptions, but more often than not you’ll be wanting for options. Last month we looked at the work of one HTC EVO 3D user, who attempted to make up for the lack of color choices (as well as repair a little inadvertent cosmetic damage) by turning his handset into a non-existent white version. While that project gets five stars for [...]
Back at the beginning of the week, HTC started to make good on its commitment to start unlocking the bootloaders for some of its models by the end of August. That took care of the Sensation, but what about the Sensation 4G and EVO 3D? It’s looking very much like the manufacturer will hit its end-of-the-month deadline, announcing that its unlock tool now supports the EVO 3D on Sprint.
While the Sensation was ready to go for go for unlocking as soon as HTC flipped the switch, the EVO 3D will require a software update first. It’s not immediately clear if HTC is talking [...]
Samsung’s Conquer 4G on Sprint WiMAX isn’t even out yet, but a recently-leaked Sprint document shows that the smartphone’s already scheduled to receive a software update, followed shortly thereafter by an update for the HTC EVO 3D.
The Conquer is scheduled to launch on August 21. That very day, according to this information, Sprint will be sending out an OTA update designed solely to patch a potential security vulnerability with Qualcomm’s eXtensible Diagnostic Monitor software.
The EVO 3D’s update looks a little more substantial, containing [...]
HTC’s launch of the EVO 3D in the UK has been a troubled one so far. First we heard that Vodafone was getting tired of waiting for it, and had decided to not carry the smartphone at all. Then news came that, while UK smartphone users would have other opportunities to pick up the EVO 3D, it wouldn’t hit their shores until September. Considering it’s been available in the US since late June, that would be quite the wait. Luckily, salvation is here for those of you waiting for the autosteroscopic handset, as all of a sudden multiple UK retailers have started-up EVO 3D [...]
We’ve been hearing lots of codenames for the AT&T and Verizon Samsung Galaxy S II variants but somehow the Sprint Within was left aside. According to the information made public by an Engadget leakster, the phone will be called Sprint Epic 4G Touch.
We’ve heard that name before and we can now safely draw the conclusion that Sprint will not get a slide-out QWERTY-enabled Galaxy S II. But it will get HTC’s glasses-free 3D phone, the EVO 3D under the name Sprint EVO Design 4G. If somehow neither of this two tickles your interest, there’s the Motorola [...]
Last year Sprint and HTC introduced the first 4G smartphone available in the United States, the EVO 4G. Now Sprint and HTC have come up with another innovation, the EVO 3D, the first glasses-free 3D Android powered smartphone to land in the US. With its high resolution 3D screen and dual cameras the EVO 3D will surely wow anyone looking for a 3D experience. With all the hype surrounding 3D will the HTC EVO 3D be able to impress with this gimmick alone? Read on for our full review of the HTC EVO 3D to see if this is the next smartphone for you!
The EVO 3D [...]
As was the case in the television industry, OEMs that make smartphone are hoping that 3D is the next big thing that drives millions of consumers to upgrade to more expensive hardware. We are in the midst of the first wave of 3D phone releases: today you can buy an LG Optimus 3D, the Sprint HTC EVO 3D, and a couple others. It remains to be seen whether 3D on a phone will play out like it did with televisions (few have upgraded), or if the new technology will be a true value-add that becomes standard on all future high end smartphones. Those of you that are using a 3D smartphone, let us [...]
Here’s the story: Vodafone U.K. announced that it will be carrying HTC’s first glasses-free 3D smartphone, the EVO 3D, which was already listed on the carrier’s website wearing a “coming soon” label. Later, the network operator reportedly cancelled the phone “due to delays in the launch of the HTC EVO 3D”.
The Taiwanese phone maker is confident that the “EVO 3D will go on sale through Vodafone and distributors in six major European countries”, according to reports. The information originates from an alleged e-mail statement [...]
In this video we review the software of the new HTC EVO 3D for Sprint. The EVO 3D has some of the best software available for any Android smartphone available. Running Android Gingerbread along with the latest version of HTC Sense 3.0 delivers an awesome user experience that any smartphone connoisseur will enjoy.
While the EVO 3D does include a little bit of proprietary software the majority of it is quite useful. The best apps included are Media Share, Mirror, Reader, Sprint Hotspot, Qik, Transfer, and Watch. Some other apps that some users may find appealing most [...]
Just moment sago we informed you that HTC had just released the kernel source code for several of their devices. Now we have learned that both the Sensation 4G and the Evo 3D have received “S-Off”! Wow. That was fast!
S-Off, for those of you who don’t know, is the key to loading a custom Recovery Image, which is the first step to install a custome ROM, tweaked kernel, and even some themes.
The application that allows you to do this is reportedly still an early beta, so please take care if you decide to run it. The instructions (and ramification of doing [...]
The source code for several HTC devices (based on the 2.6.35 Linux Kernel) was just released. The Salsa, Chacha (and Chachacha), Evo 4G, Evo 3D, Droid Incredible 2, and the Sensation 4G all now have their kernel’s source code available to the hobbyist community.
The kernel is “the central component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel’s responsibilities include managing the system’s resources (the communication between hardware and software [...]
Smartphone fans in the US may be lamenting that they still can’t get their hands on a Samsung Galaxy S2, but maybe they can find some kindred souls in those European smartphone enthusiasts who have been looking forward to the HTC EVO 3D. While the CDMA version is out now on Sprint in the US, Europe waits for the GSM edition. We heard earlier this week that Vodafone in the UK grew so frustrated with the situation, it’s no longer interested in the EVO 3D at all, and won’t be bothering to carry the smartphone even after it becomes available. Sure, there will be other [...]
Around a month ago, Vodafone U.K. announced that it will be carrying HTC’s first glasses-free 3D phone, the EVO 3D. It even appeared online on its website wearing a “coming soon” label but the carrier apparently abandoned the phone.
In a recent statement, Vodafone U.K. told the world the following: “we can confirm that due to delays in the launch of the HTC EVO 3D, we no longer intend to include the device in our smartphone range. We’ll be contacting any customers who registered their interest shortly”. This might come as a shock to those in [...]
The official Sprint HTC EVO 3D desktop dock was already mentioned in Best Buy news wearing a “coming soon” label and a $49.99 price tag but now it appears that we have a confirmation of the date it will be available on.
According to the image above, the EVO 3D video dock will still cost $49.99 but it will allegedly hit stores on August 21. The dock is capable of holding your smartphone while docked, angled, making it easy to watch movies and picture slideshows. While doing that it will also charge the EVO 3D and because of the phone’s MHL port that’s both [...]
HTC recently announced that it will be rolling out software updates for the HTC Sensation, Sensation 4G, and EVO 3D in order to unlock the bootloader for the phones. These updates should be expected to hit next month.
Yesterday Rogers announced its own HTC EVO 3D — together with the LG Optimus 3D — and is apparently releasing the phone with an unlocked bootloader. The information comes from the comments where it is stated: “Yes, our HTC EVO 3D will have an unlocked bootloader”. Rogers promised the EVO 3D for “this summer” and HTC will roll out [...]
Whether 3D is a gimmick or a novelty which will soon become a standard is yet unknown as it is too early to say but it’s definitely the selling point of the HTC EVO 3D and the LG Optimus 3D. They’re both their respective manufacturer’s sole 3D phones and, as fresh as they get, they will be coming exclusively to Rogers Canada.
The carrier has just introduced both the HTC EVO 3D and the LG Optimus 3D and will make a microsite available for customers to pre-order either one of the two (existing Rogers customers can now reserve their HTC EVO 3D or LG Optimus 3D on [...]
The LG Optimus 3D — with its AT&T Thrill 4G variant — and the HTC EVO 3D — both European and Sprint — are two of the current 3D-enabled smartphones. Besides both sporting an auto-stereoscopic display that allows for glasses-free 3D content playback, they both sport dual stereoscopic cameras at the back for capturing their own 3D content.
Aside from pictures you take, videos you shoot and the games that come bundled or offered with your smartphone, there really is no huge choice for 3D content available. This will probably change as games and [...]