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Sep
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Thought the Fascinate was the only device getting a super exciting bug-fixing update today? Wrong!

As it turns out, Sprint's just decided to push out updates to not one, but two devices: the infamous HTC EVO 4G, and its slightly older brother, the Hero. The former of those two devices is, according to Sprint's official changelog, getting an update that fixes an issue with multiple GMail Account syncing as well as an issue with calendar event editing... and nothing else.

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However, Engadget has managed to grab a screen shot from an internal Sprint document that also acknowledges fixes of that pesky 30 frame per second cap and an issue with the GPS rebooting. As always, take these with a grain of salt, but if the EVO's 30fps cap really is getting removed, at least one of my dreams has just been granted.

As for the Hero, we haven't been able to find out what exactly is contained in this update just yet, but if you know, be sure to tell us so in the comments below!

Source: Sprint via Engadget

Update: As Steve pointed out in the comments below, Android Central has somehow managed to find out what's in it for the Hero, and it turns out it just contains a bunch of bug fixes like one for the GPS reboot issue and another fixing an issue with the phone dialer feeling sluggish. Exciting stuff.
Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • Steve

    The Hero update is for the dialer and gps. Saw the whole thing on AndroidCentral

    • Jaroslav Stekl

      Thanks for letting me know, I just updated the article!

  • Jay

    I haven't got the ota update for the evo wtf? Had anybody in nyc got it?

  • Lokesh

    What 30fps cap is this? Are we getting high speed video capture??? That would be farking brilliant!

    • m0ney7

      No, it's the FPS cap on anything going on the EVO - it was capped for fuck knows what reason. Custom ROMs already unlocked it and supposedly performance is much smoother. They say "once you go above 30fps, you don't want to go back"

      • Lokesh

        Oh... Well is removing a 30fps cap going to be noticeable? Unless you run some super high framerate video or play some fast paced action game that seems choppy at 30fps (has anyone had either of these problems?) I don't see why this is much of a problem. Or am I missing something?

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Apparently, it makes scrolling visibly smoother, although I haven't been able to verify that yet due to a botched up Fresh 3.2 -> 3.3 upgrade.

  • brian

    Florida got the HTC update 3.29.651 this morning for the Evo. Just downloaded it about 4hours ago and what a big difference in browsing speed especially on the FireFox browser app. Before the upgrade I couldn't tether at work and stream netflixs live. Just would free but now it upload movies faster then my Roku and Samsung blu ray on dsl 6.0 So yes you'll love it.

  • Lokesh

    So I got it a bunch of hours ago and the removal of the 30 FPS cap makes the home screen scrolling look like its playing in fast motion. I don't like it.

  • headbuzz

    update fucked up the battery life of my hero. it hardly lasts for 3-4 hrs :(

    • julio

      I agree! My battery life lives only 4hrs! How the Hell can we downgrade this thing ! I hate it!

  • http://twitter.com/wildl lisa wild

    My battery dies within 20 minutes or taking it off the charger. worst phone I ever had for battery life.

  • Stgoster777

    Still love my EVO,,,kicks the pants off the new apple,,,we have contests at work. Great phone keeps up with new ones today.