HTC EVO 4G Android 2.2 Froyo OTA update is live

Aug 3, 2010
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Got an HTC EVO 4G and a hankering for some frozen yoghurt?  The good news is that Sprint and HTC are finally pushing out the promised Android 2.2 Froyo update for the WiMAX-enabled smartphone, offering both the updated OS and HTC's Sense UI.

The update is going out OTA but can apparently be triggered manually via the EVO 4G's settings page.  Instructions on how to do that - which basically amount to finding the "HTC Software Update" option in the "System Updates" menu, and tapping it when you have an AC connection and twenty minutes or so to spare - can be found here.

According to the changelog, the new update (3.26.651.6) contains the following changes:

Android 2.2 FroYo OS, including:

  • Ability to install applications to external storage
  • Improved Bluetooth device support
  • Bluetooth Voice Dialing
  • Flash Player 10.1
  • Improved OS performance

New version of HTC Sense, including:

  • Ability to view and add comments to Facebook images in the Gallery
  • New Dialer which includes the caller’s Facebook updates and upcoming events
  • Improved Facebook calendar integration
  • More pre-loaded HTC Widgets
  • App Sharing
  • Flashlight application
  • Improved keyboard and text entry options
  • LED flash can be enabled while video recording

Various minor bug fixes

[via Android Community]


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