HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G to get Ice Cream Sandwich by early August

Sprint has officially released more details on the software upgrades coming to the HTC EVO 3D and the HTC EVO Design 4G. Both devices will be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich come early August according to the Now Network.

It’s not Jelly Bean (and we’re not sure if that’ll ever be placed on the roadmap) but at least it’s a lot more modern than Gingerbread. Read on for details on what the updates will bring,and be sure to keep an eye on Sprint’s support forums for more information on  its arrival as we inch closer to August.

  • A refined, evolved user interface that is simple, beautiful and useful
  • Face Unlock: use state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with a smile
  • Redesigned camera app which introduces Scenes like Panorama, and Effects such as Vignette, Depth of Field, Vintage and Posterize
  • Web browser now lets you sync Google Chrome™ bookmarks, request full desktop versions of sites, see your open tabs in a new layout
  • People: browse friends, family and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+
  • Improved keyboard with incredibly accurate typing, an inline spell checker and improved copy and paste support
  • Redesigned Gmail™ app that now lets you swipe between conversations to catch up quickly and search for emails even without a data connection
  • Google+ integration that lets you hangout and video chat with up to 10 friends using your front-facing camera

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TAGS: HTC EVO 3D , HTC Evo Design 4G

  • Danny Callahan

    Was running the Virgin Mobile port for quite some time. This will still be missing beats junk, however.

    DOES NOT fix the janky headphone jack that’s been messed up since launch. That, along with my broken/breaking usb port was enough frustration to get a new phone. It’s a great phone, with the 3D aspect, and all, but it was just poorly handled and executed. ICS helps this phone out immensely.

  • Pnutt916

    I still don’t have ICS on my Epic Touch and wasn’t that ota update supposed to be out last week?

  • Oliver Almare

    can’t wait…

  • BigCiX

    I hope HTC don’t take that long to update my One X

  • Aaron

    it’s about damn time! I hate my evo3d with a passion, I was so much happier with my evo4g! I’m hoping this update makes me hate this phone a little less…

    • Jeff Connon

      Evo 3d, the phone I wish I never bought. I am lucky enough to have four of them in my family plan. No one is happy with them.

      • ShaZmil Nassar

        sorry can i knw why you guys dont lik evo 3D

  • edpahk

    been running the virgin ics ports and while they run well, i still prefer the custom gingerbread roms. with that said, i hope some devs take the official version and do some magic with it.

  • atg284

    Yaaay! Bring it on!

  • db., heyu

    The politics of smart phones

  • Daniel Tiberius

    My Evo 3D isn’t activated anymore. Does anyone know if it’ll still let me update it?

    • Scott Tompkins

      I’m sure the update zip will leak shortly after OTA starts… at which point you can just download it and update it the manual way…copy to root of SD, reboot to bootloader, profit ;)

      • Daniel Tiberius

        Will that work if I haven’t unlocked the bootloader nor rooted the phone? I’m trying to avoid that.

        • Scott Tompkins

          Yep, doesn’t require unlocked bootloader or root.

          • Daniel Tiberius

            Sweet! Thanks dude!