06
Sep
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Something that I love about the Android development community is that developers are always looking for the newest thing to beef up current devices. The case of HTC's Sense 3.5 is no different. The newest iteration of HTC's overlay was obtained from a dump belonging the HTC Bliss, a yet-to-be-released phone that will come with Sense 3.5 baked in. Ostensibly a split-second later, Senior XDA developer Evokings got 3.5-based ROM to the EVO 4G.

24
Aug
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Even though the HTC EVO 4G is now well over a year old, it holds a special place in Sprint's heart, and because of that (and you know, the fact that it's the most popular Android phone on the network), the company seems committed to providing us with timely updates. A new maintenance update with version number 4.53.651.1 and the following changes and fixes is next up for the OG 4.3" pioneer that changed the smartphone world:

HTC EVO Software Update - 4.53.651.1

Enhancements/Fixes:

- Integrated voice recognition accuracy with voice search and voice-to-text

- Image size issue with contact transfer over bluetooth

- Images cut off in Picasa

- Group contacts not in alphabetical order

- Out of memory, Unable to send SMS

The update should be rolling out over the next 1-2 weeks starting now.

14
Aug
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A little more than two weeks ago a revolutionary (pun intended) new unlock and root solution was released by AlphaRev and Unrevoked that provided S-Off and NAND write access to a number of HTC devices. That tool received an update today that adds a number of previously unsupported device to the mix:

  • HTC EVO 3D GSM
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • HTC EVO 4G running Gingbebread
  • HTC myTouch 4G Slide
  • HTC Droid Incredible 2 running Gingerbread
  • 0.4pre3
    - Fixed support for HTC myTouch 4G Slide (doubleshot) 1.44.0007

  • 0.4pre2
    - Fixed support for HTC Incredible 2 (vivo_w) 0.97.0000, only works on Gingerbread now!

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    Aug
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    Last Updated: September 16th, 2011

    Skysoft... errr, I mean Skype updated its previously measly Android device support from 5 devices to more than 20 today with the introduction of version 2.1 of its Android app. There are no new features outside of expanded device support, which was badly needed in order for the app to climb out of the sea of 1-star reviews (although stability and quality improvements would have made today's release even sweeter).

    28
    Jul
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    Not content to wait for manufacturers to get in to shape and update our phones to the latest and greatest versions of Android, most of us here at Android Police have had a brush with a number of custom ROMs in the past.

    Whether it's the latest version of Cyanogen or a more obscure mod, there is always a ROM floating around on my phone, and until now I've always had to uninstall one before installing the other.

    20
    Jul
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    Netflix this evening appears to have quietly unleashed the Android app on 16 more previously unsupported devices, all without updating the application at all.

    The whole situation threw us off quite a bit, as the Netflix app description now lists both the new devices and a reference to a new version 1.3, while the app itself is still stuck at 1.2.2.

    Nevertheless, after trying to find it in the Market using devices that were previously unsupported (HTC EVO 3D and Thunderbolt), to our pleasant surprise, we succeeded.

    14
    Jul
    hulu

    Hulu's initial rollout of the Plus app for Android probably didn't wow too many subscribers - after all, it was only available for six devices (the Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and Motorola Atrix). Now, four new devices are joining the fray, bringing the total number of supported devices to ten:

    • HTC EVO 4G
    • HTC Thunderbolt
    • T-Mobile G2
    • T-Mobile myTouch 4G

    While that still leaves plenty of Android users out in the cold, this is still a step in the right direction, especially with the addition of the ever-popular EVO 4G.

    24
    Jun
    evo 4G vs evo shift vs evo 3D

    It's June 24th, and you know what that means: the heir to the throne of the EVO 4G, one of Sprint's most successful Android devices ever, has officially gone on sale. But considering that reviews have been mixed and that purchasing the EVO 3D will lock you into a two-year contract, the buying decision is understandably difficult.

    To help you find out whether Sprint's latest flagship phone is right for you, we've put together a handy-dandy table comparing the specs of all three members of the EVO family:

    Spec type EVO 4G EVO Shift 4G EVO 3D

    CPU

    1GHz Qualcomm QSD8650 single-core Snapdragon 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7630 2nd-gen single-core Snapdragon

    1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8660 dual-core Snapdragon

    Display

    4.3" WVGA (800x480) TFT 3.6" WVGA (800x480) TFT 4.3" qHD (960x540) SLCD with stereoscopic 3D capabilities

    OS

    Android 2.3 Android 2.3 Android 2.3

    Front camera

    1.3MP N/A 1.3MP

    Rear camera

    8MP 5MP Two 5MP shooters

    RAM

    512MB 512MB 1GB

    Internal storage

    1GB 2GB 4GB (note that the OS takes up a lot of that)

    Included SD card

    8GB 2GB 8GB

    microHDMI

    Yes No Kind of (via MHL adapter)

    DLNA support

    No Yes Yes

    Keyboard

    Virtual Physical Virtual

    Buttons

    Capacitive Capacitive Capacitive

    Size

    4.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches

    4.61 x 2.32 x 0.59 inches

    5 x 2.6 x 0.47 inches

    Weight

    6 ounces 5.85 ounces 6 ounces

    Battery capacity

    1500mAh 1500mAh 1730mAh

    Price on contract

    $99.99 $99.99 $199.99

    Of course, a phone cannot live on horsepower alone, so rest assured that we're already testing the EVO 3D to see if its formidable specs amount to a good user experience (and yes, our review will be up soon - stay tuned!).

    20
    Jun
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    If you've been thinking about jumping from your current carrier to Sprint, then you may want to take advantage of this deal: one of the most popular Android phones of all time, the HTC EVO 4G, is now free with a new two-year agreement from Wirefly and Amazon Wireless. This is by far the lowest price that we've ever seen the EVO go for, and even though it's over a year old, it still rivals many of the phones currently being released.

    20
    Jun
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    Last Updated: June 5th, 2012

    Update: As promised, this update is rolling out now. Here is the official changelog, per Sprint's forums.

    • Corrects voicemail notification issue (from 4.22.651.2)
    • Corrects issue with hearing aid compatibility menu disappearing (from 4.22.651.2)
    • Netflix compatibility (from 4.22.651.2)

    You heard it here first, folks - the EVO 4G is receiving an update in just 5 short days to address two of the major problems that users have experienced after the jump to Gingerbread.

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