Those of you who were trying to pull this thing down since 12am can now rest easy knowing that the upgrade to Android 2.3 for the HTC EVO 4G is now available. Reports from AndroidForums.com and a ton of emails in our inbox say as much, anyway. The upgrade is nearly 110MB in size and will step you up to build 4.22.651.2. Unfortunately, you won’t be getting the latest and greatest version of HTC Sense, but we’re sure you folks have already taken care of that with a ROM or two. Go ahead and venture into the settings menu to pull the upgrade down. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]
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