While it's been nearly a year since Sprint last issued an OTA update to the EVO 4G, it looks like the Now Network isn't quite content to let the first EVO die just yet. A small patch incorporating security fixes was announced over at the Sprint Community forum today, bringing the EVO to version 5.07.651.6.
While this may not be the world's most anticipated update, it's definitely a noteworthy one. It's one of the first times we've seen an Android phone get an official update after over two years on the market, at least in the US. The EVO 4G was released in June 2010 - 32 months ago. The fact that Sprint (and HTC) care enough to still issue an update, even if it's a minor one, says something. Though security fixes aren't particularly exciting, it is reassuring to know that these things are still being taken care of.