Sprint has come right out and confirmed what we all believed to be the official roll out date for the HTC EVO 4G Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, that date of course being June 6th. It also confirmed another little tidbit we believed to be true, that the update would be available for manual installation on June 3rd. So, yes, EVO 4G owners, tomorrow is your big day.
Evidence leaked out yesterday indicating that a release was coming in the next few days and luckily Sprint didn’t fool around with anyone. Today, they released a quick press release that goes over the details and this is how the update is going to play out tomorrow and on Monday:
HTC EVO™ 4G from Sprint will receive the Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread, update through an over-the-air maintenance release beginning on Monday, June 6.
Sprint will send update notifications to users in waves. The notification will let users know the update is available and provide the simple two-step, over-the-air download instructions.
Users will receive a notification that Android 2.3 is available for download.
Once the user has downloaded the update, they will be prompted to install the update. The user will be notified that their device will be disabled during the installation process. The phone will be ready to use once the process completes.
Can’t Wait Until June 6?
For those who just can’t wait to get Android 2.3, there will be an easy user initiated option to download the upgrade starting on Friday, June 3. To access the update – from the home screen/Menu/Settings/System updates/HTC software Update. This will initiate the upgrade process.
The software release upgrades HTC EVO 4G to Android 2.3, Gingerbread. This version of Android improves download management through the Downloads application, offering the user easy access to any file downloaded from the browser, email or another application. It also fixes the devices ability to stream media through certain applications for the device.
Gingerbread restores HTC EVO 4G’s ability to sync multiple Gmail™ accounts, display email attachments in the email client and fixes battery discharge issues.
Boom. There you have it folks. Bug fixes galore and a boost up to Gingerbread. It really doesn’t get much better than that.