Sprint’s Most Popular Androids of Last Year Soon to Hit End of Life


New evidence has surfaced telling of impending “end of life” statuses for several of Sprint’s devices. Some are Android, some aren’t. Highlights include the HTC EVO 4G, Sprint’s original “superphone” following their moderately successful debut Android, the HTC Hero.

Also on the list is the Samsung Epic 4G, the only Galaxy S phone with a hardware QWERTY keyboard to date. Other unsurprising appearances on this list include the short-lived Samsung Transform and the Motorola i1.

It’s important to note that “end of life” doesn’t necessarily mean support will be dropped, just that it will get pretty hard to find one of these on store shelves.

The EVO 4G has already been replaced by its dual-core 3D-enabled sibling, while the drops of both the Samsung Transform and the Samsung Epic 4G are making room for the Samsung Epic 4G 2 and the Samsung Conquer 4G, as well as an expected debut of their Galaxy S II. [SprintFeed]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. EOL in terms of support or EOL in terms of sales? Would think the latter.

  2. Probably EOL in terms of sales. Possibly in terms of updates. But if you bring in a broken EVO under warranty, they’ll still accommodate you.

  3. So…if I bring in a broken Evo 4G will they give me a new EVO 3D? Cuz that would not stink at all.

    1. I’d doubt it. There are users on SDX who have broken their Samsung Moments, and have gotten Samsung Moments to replace them. I’ve only heard of a few Moment owners being given Intercepts or Transforms, after several (at least 3) replacement Moments… even recently…

      1. just gotta go through 3 refurbed 4g’s and then the lemon “law” not sure if its an actual law kicks in and they should give you a whole new device…doubtful on a 3D unless you pull some strings

  4. The Htc Evo 4g is still and extremely popular device on sprint and they have a track record for taking care of all the evo customers. If no evo 4g exist they will work it out for you to have an Evo 3d. Being a former evo 4g owner and current Evo 3d owner I will always have fond feelings for the granddaddy of all android 4g devices but the mantle has been passed to the evo 3d and it will represent sprint well along with all the other dualcore monsters we will have on the network. Sprint has done well with their profolio selection.

  5. Who gives a crap about EOL….as long as they can replace the device when i need and be able to root i can make my phone stay relevant with a lil root and ROM change. Ive had a few ppl ask me about the phone setup and battery life on mine and most stay floored when their phone cant compete against a CM7 Rom on my Evo. I had a 3d owner ask me how long my battery would last on a light use and stood with his jaw dropped when i said 1 day and 10hrs.

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