About two weeks ago or so, we’ve brought you news about the HTC Evo Design 4G and the fact that Sprint intends on releasing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the mentioned handset. In theory we were pleased to learn that a new HTC device from Sprint’s line-up is planned to get Ice Cream Sandwich, especially considering the fact that the roll-out date was set to an early-August timeslot.
However, iI must admit I was a bit skeptical about this whole thing since Sprint was still struggling to deliver Android 4.0 on the HTC Evo 3D and that didn’t went so well in the past.
Nevertheless, if you own a Design 4G then fret not because thankfully, Sprint has just launched Ice Cream Sandwich on this particular device, just as it did with the Evo 3D. Join us after the break and take a look at the changelog.
HTC Evo Design 4G Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4 ICS)
The brand new OS for the Design consists in Android 4.0.3 and, as expected, the HTC Sense 3.6 user interface. The entire package has a size of 256 MB so if you’re worried about chewing through your data plan, make sure you check for updates when connected to a Wi-Fi network. Now, let’s take a closer look at the main features you can expect from updating your handset:
- A brand new and refined user interface thanks to HTC Sense 3.6.
- Highly-acclaimed ICS-specific features such as Face Unlock.
- A redesigned camera app that introduces Panorama mode and new effects.
- The web browser will allow you to sync Google Chrome bookmarks.
- Improved on-screen keyboard with better spell checker and improved accuracy.
- A new, redesigned Gmail app.
- Google+ integration featuring hangouts and video chat with up to 10 friends.
That pretty much sums it all up so make sure you check your handset for updates on a regular basis. In case you haven’t received the update just yet, give it a bit of time as it might take a while for the files to reach you, since this is an OTA roll-out.
Thanks Android Central for the heads-up regarding the HTC Evo Design 4G Ice Cream Sandwich update.