Android 2.2 Hits The Evo

Posted: Aug 3 2010, 12:59pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:48am CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

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Since the HTC Evo uses the Sense UI, we expected to wait a long while before seeing the Froyo update. Traditionally, major updates like this take a lot longer to hit devices with a proprietary UI. The boys at Sprint and HTC outdid themselves making certain that the Evo did not suffer this handicap. It would be a bit of an embarrassment to have the world's first 4G phone take twice as long to benefit from Froyo as "lesser" smartphones.

As expected, Android 2.2 has started to roll out for the Evo (via Android and Me) today. If you haven't been prompted to download the update yet, try going to Settings > System Updates > Firmware updates.

Froyo's launch is being staggered to reduce server strain. If your phone has been scheduled for a later download, you might try advancing your Evo's internal calendar by a week or two. It should prompt you to download the update then.

Android 2.2 improves battery efficiency substantially and also delivers significant improvements in effective processor power. It brings Adobe Flash 10.1", an LED flashlight app, and app sharing. You'll also be able to update all your apps at once, as well as save apps to your SD card.

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