If you bought a pre-LTE Evo phone in the last year and you've been feeling left out in the cold, worry not. Sprint and HTC are in the process of bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to your device. If your device happens to be an Evo 3D or Evo Design, that is. The older flagship Evo and this year's midrange phone are slated to reach Android 4.0 sometime in August.


Yes, we know that once again, it's not Jelly Bean. Of course, Ice Cream Sandwich is a huge departure from Gingerbread and apparently it's not unusual for updates to take a while. Even CyanogenMod said that the transition to CM9 was a lengthy one. The jury's still out on whether or not these devices will see Android 4.1, but at least the major hurdle will be crossed, and pretty soon at that. So, hold tight Evo owners.

Except for those of you with the original Evo or the Shift. You may very well be out of luck this time around.

Source: Sprint

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  • Simon Belmont

    Or will it be September, oh wait, I meant October, no, no, November. I mean December. First they said Q1, then June, then July, now August. Virgin Mobile and international versions have had it for weeks.

    I love HTC phones, but I'm strongly considering a Nexus next upgrade. Thankfully, I've been rocking ICS ROMS for months now due to our active development community. Thanks go out to them. You guys rock.

    • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.campbell.adams Thomas Campbell-Adams

      Cool. So glad I bought an Android phone. My choices for upgrading are to wait for the carrier to drag it's feet for a year, or use an unstable rom from some amateur hacker in some maze of a shitball forum who likes to call himself a kernel developer for changing text labels.

      Next time I'm getting an iPhone.

      • Simon Belmont

        Uh, wow, I don't know where to begin. All of the ROMs I've used have been really stable, smooth, fast, and battery efficient. Most Android ROM developers are quite dedicated to their task. I take it you haven't really had much experience with custom ROMs.

        Have fun with your iPhone, man. I honestly hope you're happy.

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

        Just get a Nexus next time - that's the equivalent of getting an iPhone (the unlocked version from Google anyway). Either way you'd be able to flash ROMs to it pretty fast after new OS updates. Really, using Nexus devices is the way to go with Android.

  • Stephen

    I've been using the offical HTC ICS ROM for a month on my HTC EVO 3D which I purchased SIM Free in the UK. It will be worth the wait for you branded phone peeps, my phone has never felt so good.

  • yarrellray

    The good old Htc Evo 3d is on Virgin Mobile and it has Ice Cream Sandwich my friend has it. It called the Htc Evo V with Virgin Mobile branding. Nice device with Ics..

  • GazaIan

    Meanwhile, Jellybean is out.

  • Aleksandar Despotovski

    HTC EVO 3D GSM already received ICS update OTA. Even the sources are available.

  • iCurious

    If the iPhone 5 has a bigger screen, etc... I may leave android.

  • Kate

    So....the original evo won't be getting this update?