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Sprint starts rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich update to HTC EVO 3D

Sprint starts rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich update to HTC EVO 3D

It's official: we can finally add Sprint's three-dimensional EVO to that endeavoring list of slabs running Ice Cream Sandwich. According to multiple tipsters, and promptly confirmed by The Now Network's legitimate support page, Google's ICS assortment is now being delivered OTA -- a wee bit earlier than expected, no less -- to the now-discontinued HTC EVO 3D. As we could imagine, the tasty software update brings previously known features to the 4.3-inch device, including folders, improved browser, resizable widgets and the crowd-pleasing Face Unlock method. Needless to say, Sprint certainly took its sweet time to dish out the long-awaited 4.0 nuggets -- but better late than never, right?

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Sprint starts rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich update to HTC EVO 3D originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Refresh Roundup: week of July 16th, 2012

Refresh Roundup week of July 16th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

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Refresh Roundup: week of July 16th, 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design getting Ice Cream Sandwich updates by early August

Sprint's HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design getting Ice Cream Sandwich updates by early August

Sprint announced that two of its smartphones, HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design, will finally get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates “by early August.” And while exact dates were not unveiled, we do know what will be changed:

  • New “refined, evolved” UI that is “simple, beautiful and useful”
  • Face Unlock – so you can unlock your phone with a smile
  • Improved camera app with Scenes like Panorama, and Effects such as Vignette, Depth of Field, Vintage and Posterize.
  • Web browser will be able to sync Google Chrome bookmarks, request full desktop versions of sites and see 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 more accurate typing, an inline spell checker and improved copy/paste support.
  • Redesigned Gmail app that allows you to swipe between conversations 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.

In other words, the minute your EVO 3D or EVO Design alerts you to update, “push the button” and take it from there…

Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design getting Ice Cream Sandwich updates by early August originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2012-07-18T08:05:13Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j


Sprint announces HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G will receive Android 4.0 in August

Sprint announces HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G will receive Android 4.0 in August

For owners of the HTC EVO 3D or the HTC EVO Design 4G, Sprint has some great news for you today.  Starting in early August, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will roll-out to both devices.  As with any software OTA roll-out, it will take a few weeks to fully complete, but by the end of August, barring any delays, all EVO 3D and Design 4G devices will be running Android 4.0.

As usual, your phone will prompt you to download the software update when it becomes available and then it will install on its own.  New features to both devices include Face Unlock, refined user experience, improved camera app, Chrome web browser, People contacts integration, Google+, and a revamped keyboard.

A full list of changes can be found below.  The bottom line here is that the HTC EVO 3D and Design 4G will receive the coveted Android 4.0 update in early August.  Sprint will post exact dates in the near future when available.

  • 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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Refresh Roundup: week of June 25th, 2012

Refresh Roundup week of June 25th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

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Refresh Roundup: week of April 30th, 2012

Refresh Roundup: week of April 30th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

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Refresh Roundup: week of April 30th, 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 06 May 2012 19:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sprint discontinues HTC EVO 3D online, limited quantities remain at retail stores

Sprint discontinues HTC EVO 3D online, limited quantities remain at retail stores

It's not like we're gonna argue with Sprint's rationale, but the EVO 3D has met its end at the Now Network. Visitors to the carrier's online store will notice that the gee-whiz smartphone is no longer available for sale, and Sprint reps have confirmed to us that it's not coming back. Those who insist on owning an EVO 3D will be glad to know that the handset is still available at Sprint's retail outlets, but according to the carrier, quantities are rather limited. Given a phone that debuted less than a year ago, its abrupt and unceremonious demise comes as a bit of a shock, but with the mighty EVO 4G LTE on the horizon, we can't blame the carrier one bit.

Sprint discontinues HTC EVO 3D online, limited quantities remain at retail stores originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HTC promotes EVO 4G LTE design process, shows an EVO 3D prototype, too? [Video]

HTC promotes EVO 4G LTE design process, shows an EVO 3D prototype, too? [Video]

During the launch event of the HTC EVO 4G LTE, Sprint and HTC revealed a behind-the-scenes making of video that showed how the phone came to be from concept to device you can actually touch.

HTC has posted the video to its YouTube page today, and it’s something that I recommend everyone watch, especially if they’re into the minute details that go into making a phone. The video shows…wait…is that the new HTC EVO 3D?

The Verge noticed there’s a device that appears to have two rear cameras in the promotional video. The presence of twin cameras is a sign that it’s a 3D capable device, so we ask: did HTC and Sprint intend to make a follow-up to last year’s EVO 3D? How close were we to seeing the HTC EVO 3D 4G LTE unveiled last night instead? (Holy crap that would have been a terrible name!)

This is probably just a prototype and not necessarily a sign that we might see this phone appear someday. The video was about HTC’s design process and included the new EVO 4G LTE sandwiched between the original EVO and the 3D concept that looks sort of bloated. It’s likely HTC recognized the device just isn’t ready to be a mass market device, so it scrapped it and focused on the more feasible and appealing EVO 4G LTE.

Whatever the case, take a look at the video in question and see how the EVO 4G LTE was created. The 3D prototype pops up at the 23-second mark.

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LG, Samsung say 3D smartphones have a future

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When it comes to the American consumer and 3D handsets, LG and Samsung refuse to take no for an answer, as both South Korean manufacturers aren’t ready to throw the towel in on mobile 3D technology just yet.

Samsung’s Nick DiCarlo is a dreamer who envisions smartphones that can simultaneously power 3D HD video streams on different screens, like a monitor or TV. The Samsung exec believes this can be done with the combination of powerful mobile processors and smart developers pushing the envelope. Too optimistic?

One thing DiCarlo did have to say to CNet that was reasonable, “There’s nothing to keep your phone or tablet from taking over your set-top box.” I happen to agree with that stance.

Jumping on the same theme as DiCarlo, Henry Nho, a Mobile Platform Architect at LG, also told CNet it sees the 3D potential that’s tied to juiced-up processing power. The engineer added, “When you record video and pictures, the smartphone camera will have the power to take 2D and 3D images and movies simultaneously, so you can later choose which version you want to view.”

This all sounds very promising, but the two men fail to realize what’s keeping people from buying 3D technology in droves — and that’s poor visual quality. None of these guys from LG and Samsung discussed at detail the improvements that need to be made on the imaging side of things when it comes to the mobile department.

In the end, 3D on the handset side is still a few years away, albeit, in the past there’s been some phone releases like HTC EVO 3D and LG Thrill 4G to test the waters. However, if LG and Samsung are truly dedicated to making the 3D platform a success here in the states then it might be worth the wait after all.

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LG, Samsung say 3D smartphones have a future originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2012-03-27T20:30:46Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j


HTC’s first ICS update rolls out in late March, Sensation and Sensation XE call first dibs

HTC's first ICS update rolls out in late March, Sensation and Sensation XE call first dibs
Ice Cream Sandwich is slowly trickling out to the masses, but we're still waiting on the major phone vendors to come out with their own tweaks of the latest Android dessert. We've known that HTC's busy plugging away at its Sense-ified version of Android 4.0, but the company's finally ready to start discussing specifics. According to the outfit's UK Facebook page, the update will begin rolling out to the HTC Sensation and Sensation XE by the end of March, with the Sensation XL following suit. Additionally, owners of the EVO 3D, Incredible S, Desire S and Desire HD still haven't been forgotten, but their long-awaited upgrades to Ice Cream Sandwich will come sometime "later this year." That sure narrows down the timeframe. Hopefully we won't have to wait until the end of March to officially cast our eyes on the new Sense, as we're keeping our fingers crossed that we'll see some ICS love in new devices at Mobile World Congress later this month.

Update: HTC's US Facebook page also announced the update, and added the Rezound, Vivid, Amaze 4G and EVO Design 4G to the list of devices that should receive ICS later this year.

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HTC's first ICS update rolls out in late March, Sensation and Sensation XE call first dibs originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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