HTC EVO 3D Ice Cream Sandwich Update Rolls Out, But Not to Sprint Users

The HTC EVO 3D Ice Cream Sandwich update has rolled out but Sprint users unfortunately aren’t so lucky.


Users of the GSM model of the HTC EVO 3D are reporting that they have received Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich today in all of its glory. This means that those touting the device are now the proud owners of all that Android 4.0 has to offer. From Face Unlock, to the user interface overhaul, to a better Browser app, Ice Cream Sandwich brings a lot to the table.

We also imagine that there are some bug fixes and enhancements on board as well.

And while this is great news for those who own the GSM version of the device, those who own Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D are likely to be disappointed. Don’t be though, as this is a sign that a roll out for Sprint’s EVO 3D update could be closer than it ever has been.

The HTC EVO 3D has just received Ice Cream Sandwich


Read: Guide to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.


HTC has said that the update would roll out in either June or July and it appears to be right on schedule. So, those who own the Sprint model need to stay patient and look for July as the probable release month.

The HTC EVO 3D was released last year as Sprint’s true successor to the popular HTC EVO 4G. While the 3D feature was seen as gimmicky, it garnered good reviews from critics and only stands to become better once Android Ice Cream Sandwich and all of its features arrive.

It was recently replaced by the HTC EVO 4G LTE which was released earlier this month for Sprint’s new 4G LTE network. The EVO 3D only runs on Sprint’s 4G WiMax network. Sprint will not be releasing any more WiMax smartphones, only those that run 4G LTE.