Finally there are some great news as Android Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Sprint HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G is being rolled out
Despite the launch of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, many users are still stuck with the now ancient Gingerbread version of the OS. But owners of HTC EVO 3D and/or the EVO Design 4G can now rejoice as Sprint has just announced on its Community page that the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 update will be available early in August this year.
Sprint subscribers are advised to keep manually checking for any updates by tapping Menu, Settings, System Updates, to be aware when the update rolls out.
When the upgrade will be rolled out by Sprint, users will receive an upgrade notification on their phone, prompting them to download ICS. Once completed, users would have to install the update and then the fun would begin.
Despite having stated that the update would be out in early august, Sprint has not given any specific date. The carrier is expected to announce the date of the roll out anytime now.
A Sprint release stated that the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 update would add value to the device by bringing in a refined user interface, a redesigned camera app that offers novel features like panorama, vignette, depth of field, vintage, and posterize.
The release also states that the update would sync Google Chrome bookmarks and provide a new tabs layout. Along with this, the People app will also incorporate Google+ for easy browsing of photos in high resolution.
The Ice Cream Sandwich update would bring in an improved keyboard experience with better typing accuracy, an inline spell checker and improved copy and paste support and a redesigned Gmail that would be accessible without a data connection.
Among other new features that Ice Cream Sandwich would bring in would be Face Unlock that uses state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock the phone with a smile.
The new Google+ integration in rthe Ice Cream Sandwich would also let users hangout and video chat with up to 10 friends using the front-facing camera.
Google’s most recent OS, the Jelly Bean Android 4.1 was released in June this year. The OS would be out with the launch of the Nexus 7 tablet this month. The OS update was also only recently added to the unlocked Galaxy Nexus. The next in line to get the Jelly Bean update would be Nexus S, and the Motrola Xoom.