Froyo Coming to HTC Evo 4G Smartphone
Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone is coming to HTC Evo 4G starts Tuesday, confirmed by Sprint, it will support with Flash video, external storage applications, and the other features. Evo 4G smartphone will be the first to have Froyo update, though OS update will be expected soon in other recently released Android devices such as Droid X. the roll-out has been followed with enthusiasm by the early-adopters Android forums and blogs.
Ironically, the Evo 4G is in short supply and devices could be even harder to get in coming weeks because of supply constraints on the display from HTC, Sprint officials said this week. “We expect all Sprint channels to have significant outages of Evo 4G over the next few weeks,” a spokeswoman said on Monday. Sprint said the Froyo update will begin with wireless notifications to users sent in waves starting Tuesday, with the upgrade available to all users by mid-August.
The device will be disabled during the Android 2.2 installation process and won’t be ready to use until the update is complete. For those who don’t want to wait, Froyo can be downloaded after next Tuesday by going to the Setting Menu on the Evo, then System Updates, then HTC Software Update to initiate the process.
The Evo 4G, which shipped with Android 2.1, works on 4G cellular over WiMax where available and then reverts to 3G if a 4G network is not available. Evo 4G has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, an HDMI output jack, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and a number of other standout features.