Sprint has confirmed that the HTC EVO 3D Ice Cream Sandwich update will roll out by early August.
The carrier, on its website, has confirmed the good news, not only to HTC EVO 3D owners, but to owners of the HTC EVO Design 4G as well.
Sprint says that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates will roll out to owners of both the EVO 3D and the EVO Design in early August though the carrier remains mum on a specific date for either roll out.
The updates will roll out OTA, Over-the-Air, and when they are available, users will be prompted to install the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software, a process that should take quite a bit of time considering the size of the update.
The software for both devices should roll out with numerous bug fixes and enhancements although like the release date, Sprint remains silent on what exactly will be accompanying the software.
This news comes shortly after the HTC EVO 3D Ice Cream Sandwich update started rolling out for owners of the GSM variant of the device. That roll out signaled that an update for the Sprint model was close, and as it turns out, it will be rolling out just over a month later.
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.
Boost Mobile has been shipping an Android 4.0 powered HTC Design 4G since May, though the device on carriers like Sprint and U.S. Cellular have yet to receive the new software.