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Most smartphone makers move quickly from one project to the next, always trying to stay ahead of the curve. That can be trouble when you want an update on the phone you bought from them last year. The future of HTC's EVO 4G LTE has been up in the air recently with some claiming an Android 4.3 update was coming, and others denying it. Now we know: 4.3 is coming by year's end.

HTC's US president Jason Mackenzie tweeted the news a few days ago, which should let owners rest a little easier. The update will also include Sense 5 and all the features that brings with it. Sprint tends to be less stingy with updates than some other carriers, so hopefully this update rolls out as planned, unlike the recent HTC One 4.3 push.

The EVO 4G LTE, which is essentially a tweaked One X for Sprint, is over a year old at this point. As such, this will probably be the last major update it sees. Android 4.4 KitKat will probably be a reality by the time this update hits, but you can't have it all.

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  • Mreow 123

    rezound gunna officially get it next? :p lol!

    • Simon Belmont

      Probably not. It has about as much chance of getting Android 4.3 as my EVO 3D does.

      Heck, I would have been happy if they updated my EVO 3D to Sense 4 and Android 4.1. The development community has kept it alive though (on Android 4.3), although it's no longer my daily driver anymore, anyway.

  • Simon Belmont

    Nice to see HTC updating this phone. It will DEFINITELY benefit from Android 4.3's improvements (FSTRIM, GPU performance, and battery improvements).

    I kinda wish HTC gave this much attention to my old EVO 3D when I was using it. It's MORE than capable of running Android 4.3 (I have an Android 4.3 ROM on it right now and it runs great).

    • usaff22

      TRIM was already on HTC phones since 4.1. Saw this somewhere but don't remember where.

      • Simon Belmont

        You probably saw that from me! Hahaha.

        I actually saw that somewhere on xda a while back and have been telling people about it with the HTC One and Andrioid 4.1. I wasn't sure if TRIM was enabled on older than HTC One hardware (One X, EVO 4G LTE) with Android 4.1, so that's why I included it above!

  • Marcel Jóźwiak

    Well...then any chances for 4.3 on One X'es?

  • Ruben

    Hopefully the One X+ will get the update as well!

  • Jpx

    I'm completely over htc. I really do like their phones, but the rate that they releases updates are ridiculous. I bought this phone day one, and we have only received "major" increment. It makes no sense that the last update I got was in Feb.

    • enoch861

      They're getting better.
      As far as I know, they're the first company to update their Phones (The HTC One) to Android 4.3

      • Jpx

        Too little too late I'm afraid. I've been loyal with them for the last 3 phones. I love their aesthetics, but now that there is a better option for a OEM phone, Moto X. I really liked Sense 5 when I played with it too, but moto x is actually delivering features that matter on a close to stock experience. And speaking of too little too late you can add Sprint to that list also

  • cabbiebot

    Good news day! First, evernote gets 2-step authentication and now this. Been waiting patiently!

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  • Adam Goldberg

    Now that the One SV is getting 4.2.2 and sense 5, is there any further official date notice for the EVO 4G LTE?