HTC confirms EVO 4G LTE’s Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update coming in February


You might think that most folks are waiting on the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat, but many are still waiting to be stepped up to Android 4.3. One group of owners included in that pile are owners of the HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint, and while HTC already confirmed the device would be getting the upgrade we’ve never had a solid timeline to look forward to.

Thankfully, HTC’s Jason Mackenzie quieted the requests for an ETA by giving us one: the Android 4.3 upgrade for the HTC EVO 4G LTE will be entering testing in mid-January, and should be rolling out to folks in mid-February. Along with the under-the-hood goods Android 4.3 brings, HTC will also be bringing HTC Sense 5, which includes an enhanced BlinkFeed and new camera features.

Of course, that still leaves the issue of KitKat — will it get it or not? We can’t say for sure just yet as HTC hasn’t been interested in giving us any news in regards to that. We haven’t even gotten any news on the upgrade for the international HTC One X which the EVO 4G LTE is based on. HTC will likely be focusing on their 2013 One lineup first, but only time will tell if they’ll have enough time to squeeze their 2012 options into their KitKat upgrade plans.

[via Twitter]

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TAGS: Android 4.3 , Android 4.3 Jelly Bean , Android 4.4 KitKat , HTC EVO 4G LTE , HTC Sense , HTC Sense 5 , Jelly Bean

  • nofearofimaginarymen

    Didn’t expect that. That is plenty of time to have added enough bugs to the software to warrant an upgrade.

  • wmurch3

    Good news for Evo LTE owners. It’s a great phone but I moved to Verizon and have the One. I still miss the kickstand and two stage shutter button of the Evo LTE.

  • Dope

    Won’t help. Getting new phone in February lol

  • Jpx

    Well too late. Getting the Moto X pretty soon on T-mobile at that.

  • gs6456

    Just in time for my upgrade. Hello Nexus 5!

  • Prestaeus

    Can’t wait! I’ve been meaning to upgrade to the HTC One, but until then it will be interesting to see how project butter pans out on my Evo 4G LTE.

  • C-Law

    Silly HTC

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