We recently learned that Virgin Mobile would soon be offering the HTC EVO 3D (as the HTC EVO V 4G), and now a reliable source has revealed that sister brand Boost Mobile will begin carrying yet another Sprint handset, the HTC EVO Design 4G. This pair of smartphones will be the most premium devices ever offered by the two prepaid carriers, which have only recently begun to sell Android smartphones — and have only very recently started stocking mid- to high-end phones like the LG Marquee (Boost) and Motorola Triumph (Virgin). Virgin has also been tipped to add the HTC One V to its [...]
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 [...]
We heard about a couple of updates yesterday that were to target Androids on Sprint: Samsung’s Epic 4G and Epic 4G Touch. Today we get to learn a little more about what’s in store for the Epic 4G, as well as learn about two more Sprint Androids getting updates, the HTC EVO 4G and EVO Design 4G.
The rumor was that the Epic 4G would lose some bloatware and get an audio fix. That much has now been confirmed (the QIK and Asphalt 5 apps are the ones getting the boot), along with mention of a security update. This security fix is a common feature of all three of these [...]
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 [...]
HTC has been quite busy these last couple of days, allowing users to unlock bootloaders for all post-September 2011 smartphones (as well as for the Thunderbolt and Incredible 2). The Taiwanese manufacturer also allowed users to unlock the Sprint EVO Design 4G at the end of November and now we have some more great news for heavy modders, hackers and tweakers.
If you head over to HTCdev you will be able to download the source code for the Sprint EVO Design 4G. The version available is 2.6.35 and we all know what this means: the techy ones can take a look inside and find some [...]
Sprint unveiled the HTC EVO Design 4G at the end of October as a world phone running Android 2.3, Gingerbread and packing a 1.2GHz processor, four-inch qHD display, five-megapixel camera with flash, and 1.3-megapixel front facer.
If you have an EVO Design 4G and are looking to unlock its bootloader, you’re lucky: HTC made the unlocking procedure easier by listing the phone on its official HTCDev website under the unlockable phones. Of course, the procedure will still void your warranty but if you must have the bootloader cracked open, you can head over to the source link [...]
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 [...]
The Sprint HTC EVO Design 4G, better known to some of you as the HTC Kingdom, has been made official by the carrier as its first “EVO family member touting World Phone capabilities”.
It runs Android 2.3, Gingerbread and sports a 1.2GHz processor, four-inch qHD display, five-megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording, 1.3-megapixel front facer, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 as well as world-phone capabilities. The phone will be available starting October 23 for $99.99 given you sign a new two-year contract or eligible upgrade (after a $50 [...]
There’s really not much mystery left to the HTC EVO Design 4G, as we’ve seen it rendered as the Kingdom, pictured for US Cellular as the Hero S, and completely spec’ed out thanks to a leaked ROM. Really, the only missing pieces to the puzzle are a price and release date, and with press shots now beginning to appear, we can’t imagine than an official Sprint launch is too far away.
According to the build.prop file in that ROM, Design is a Gingerbread 2.3.3-powered handset running a 1.2GHz single-core chip and 768MB of RAM underneath a four-inch qHD display. [...]