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Old April 24th, 2012, 08:51 PM   #501 (permalink)
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^^^^exactly...it'll happen when it happens, no one ever promised a certain date.

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Jealous of this guy!! HTC you have let me down big I'm truthfully disappointed in your lack of software updates lately in a general matter not just ICS!! Stop making a new phone every day and fix the current phones and update them when they are capable of being updated !!!! Not 1year later or never!!!
Although, most of us tend to disagree with you, you have certainly made your point known with multiple comments saying essentially the same thing. I think everyone here realizes you are extremely frustrated. Now, can you please stop your rant/tantrum so we can carry on with the productive, insightful posts AF is known for?
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Come on guys, this thread was almost dead until 814 htc evo started complaining about where is ICS. If he really bugs you all, ignore him. I honestly find it funny. But I can understand why you all are getting tired of it. With that said, 814 I have a question for you. When is your next upgrade? If you can't upgrade until next year, then I can somewhat understand how you feel. But if you can upgrade this year, you have no real reason to complain.
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I hadto fight for my 1year upgrade just to get the EVO 3d on day one..do you guys remember when Sprint did away with 1year upgrades in the middle of some contracts (well mine was a lucky contract who was at the 1year upgrade point) so i called and called and they finally gave me what i was entitled to in my original 2year contract just in time to pre order the HTC EVO 3d to get it on day 1..with that being said I hadto sign another 2year contract which now locked me in for 3 full years...so the switch to LTE bothers me especially because Wimax never even reached within 100-200 miles of my current location...and now my hard to get upgrade went to waste because our device has not only hit end of life but Wimax is dead in the sense of it was an attempt and a failed attempt so now LTE is on the way out and well I'm stuck with the 3vo until April 2013 atleast and even then that's only 1year upgrade price which isn't like it useto be 1year upgrade at New contract price mind you... So I just feel like i got screwed in the long run without knowing it...LTE il get over until i can upgrade, but lack of ICS to this point, no Wimax/ LTE to this day anywhere even close to me within 1-2 hours... And now the 3vo hitting the end of life just all combined absolutely drives me insane I feel like we got suckered that's all...the 3vo is a Damn great phone and I LOVE it but i feel like we didn't get the full potential out of our phone's from sprints end and now were not able to upgrade for quite some time unless you wish to spend $400-500 etc...for a new phone which I'm unable to spend on a phone..I never meant to annoy anyone I just get over excited and really p.oed to easy so I'm sorry for that and il refrain from posting after this post !! I'm sorry I got really carried away again and again!
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I'm actually glad I didn't use my upgrade to get this phone (had another upgrade for different phone number) so I get to upgrade again whenever I want. I just got a Galaxy Nexus for a different phone number (pick it up from the store tomorrow) so I will get to see what ICS is really like.

I know I'm gunna sound like a sheep right now, but if Sprint doesn't get any of the new Android phones as soon as they come out (galaxy III, etc), Since the EVO LTE wasn't as good as I was expecting it to be, I'm probably gunna switch over to the iPhone5 when it comes (only if Apple finally puts everything they promise into it). Since all my work is on Mac's to begin with, it will just make syncing work and play all that much easier, since HTC doesn't make software to completely sync their phones on Mac.
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Well you're not locked in for three years, its two years. Your contract will end in 2013. Wimax will be around until about 2015. You are good so don't worry. And since you are stuck with the 3D until next year, you can wait until ICS comes. You should not be in a hurry. I want ICS to hurry because I'm going to upgrade soon and I want to see what it looks like and how it performs on this phone. You have time on your side I do not. So just sit back and enjoy what you have for now. Remember, you have what many others do not, 3D.
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I hadto fight for my 1year upgrade just to get the EVO 3d on day one..do you guys remember when Sprint did away with 1year upgrades in the middle of some contracts (well mine was a lucky contract who was at the 1year upgrade point) so i called and called and they finally gave me what i was entitled to in my original 2year contract just in time to pre order the HTC EVO 3d to get it on day 1..with that being said I hadto sign another 2year contract which now locked me in for 3 full years...so the switch to LTE bothers me especially because Wimax never even reached within 100-200 miles of my current location...and now my hard to get upgrade went to waste because our device has not only hit end of life but Wimax is dead in the sense of it was an attempt and a failed attempt so now LTE is on the way out and well I'm stuck with the 3vo until April 2013 atleast and even then that's only 1year upgrade price which isn't like it useto be 1year upgrade at New contract price mind you... So I just feel like i got screwed in the long run without knowing it...LTE il get over until i can upgrade, but lack of ICS to this point, no Wimax/ LTE to this day anywhere even close to me within 1-2 hours... And now the 3vo hitting the end of life just all combined absolutely drives me insane I feel like we got suckered that's all...the 3vo is a Damn great phone and I LOVE it but i feel like we didn't get the full potential out of our phone's from sprints end and now were not able to upgrade for quite some time unless you wish to spend $400-500 etc...for a new phone which I'm unable to spend on a phone..I never meant to annoy anyone I just get over excited and really p.oed to easy so I'm sorry for that and il refrain from posting after this post !! I'm sorry I got really carried away again and again!
Pretty much whatever phone you get, you're going to be jealous of other new phones coming out a year later. My friend who got the original EVO, very early in 2011 has GOD AWFUL battery and has 0 chance at ICS. He would KILL to trade places with you and you're miserable frustrated state.

Clearly we all want ICS, but in all honesty... the phone works pretty well right now. I think you are overestimating how much ICS will change your phone experience. If it makes my phone experience 10% better I'd be ecstatic.

I, and everyone else, clearly want the update ASAP... but making us wait forever is business as usual.... for almost all carriers and phones. I check this thread for news.

And this whole EVO LTE true successor business is the funniest nonsense I ever heard. EVO < 3d < LTE < Next years evo. I think its funny that people think they got ripped off by not having a kickstand.... when they knew they werent getting a kickstand when they bought it. If it's that big a deal for you, by the case that has one. Clearly HTC marketed the 3D very poorly (as previously discussed), but that has little or no baring on the people who actually bought the phone. It works really well, I don't care that HTC minimized their own sales.
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I use my upgrade on the 3d, but I'm still eligable for a upgrade come june 1st.
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I think anyone feels screwed over by their upgrade to this phone and no WiMax should complain to Sprint. Stay polite but firm, and keep insisting on talking to managers up the line. You never know. Just my opinion, I would leave ICS and EOL out of the discussion. EOL happens sooner or later to every phone so I don't think that they'll be sympathetic to that. ICS won't get you LTE, so that is liable to confuse them. Maybe best to say that you got screwed if that's how you feel rather than we all got screwed. Just my opinions, best luck.

Corpse11 - if the USA gets any Samsung at the same time as the European release, that will be a first. If it comes to Sprint first in the US, with our CDMA radios as opposed to the world standard GSM ones, that will be another first.

I guess we use ours differently, I have used an HTC with Macs since the Evo launch and I'm not having any issues. Not sure that will be true with an SGS3. Best luck with whatever you decide, drop me a line if you want to chat about Mac/HTC stuff.
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This merits its own post.

If anyone is annoyed by anyone else, let's please have no further words on it here.

We have an ignore feature, click this to get to your list -

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Everyone has a right to post if they stay polite and considerate.

Just like in real life, we are not all required to like everyone we meet.

Unlike in real life, we have an ignore button.

Further criticism on a personal level will net a severe infraction, and I don't think any of us wants to deal with that.

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I want ICS to hurry because I'm going to upgrade soon and I want to see what it looks like and how it performs on this phone.
Ditto. Though if ICS works fine on the EVO 3D, I'll stick with this till LTE detailed plans are finalized and publicized (to see coverage in my area).
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Although, most of us tend to disagree with you, you have certainly made your point known with multiple comments saying essentially the same thing. I think everyone here realizes you are extremely frustrated. Now, can you please stop your rant/tantrum so we can carry on with the productive, insightful posts AF is known for?
Could we possibly make the suggestion that if people are frustrated/unhappy with Sprint for a variety of reasons (ICS Upgrade, Wimax transition to LTE, Upgrades, etc) that those go into their own thread? That way this thread is more focused on what the latest/greatest is in terms of when we may get ICS and doesn't get bogged down with side chatter and complaints that rapidly spiral out of control.

Personally, it is frustrating to me when I check this thread that I have to read through 3+ pages of posts only to see 2 new updates mentioning nothing new yet. Would be easier if new posts to this thread were geared towards when we may get ICS and projected dates, where complaints with Sprint go into a seperate thread.

Just a request / suggestion.
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Could we possibly make the suggestion that if people are frustrated/unhappy with Sprint for a variety of reasons (ICS Upgrade, Wimax transition to LTE, Upgrades, etc) that those go into their own thread? That way this thread is more focused on what the latest/greatest is in terms of when we may get ICS and doesn't get bogged down with side chatter and complaints that rapidly spiral out of control.

Personally, it is frustrating to me when I check this thread that I have to read through 3+ pages of posts only to see 2 new updates mentioning nothing new yet. Would be easier if new posts to this thread were geared towards when we may get ICS and projected dates, where complaints with Sprint go into a seperate thread.

Just a request / suggestion.
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This thread isn't speeding up the process either way. Granted I'm a total dummy newb but aren't you guys all rooted? What does ICS have that's so special? Is it not an unrooted ROM?
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This thread isn't speeding up the process either way. Granted I'm a total dummy newb but aren't you guys all rooted? What does ICS have that's so special? Is it not an unrooted ROM?
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So I guess the only real acceptable reply to this thread would be to post the actual date 3VO will be getting ICS. Anything else at this point would be irrelevant much like the entire thread with the exception of "we'll get it, be patient".

Thankyou Jerofld for that short but sweet summary. It answers my question just fine. I wouldn't have searched around for that thread though, as it seems this is the only thread anyone reads.
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I'm just commenting on the whole thread derailment about not being happy with the EVO 3D and/or Sprint. We do have a thread, Still happy with EVO 3D? that all those posts fit into perfectly.

Anyways, I saw that the SGII official ICS update leaked today. Not that it has any relevance to the EVO 3D getting ICS, it just reminded me that it might be out soon. I'm in no rush though.

Does anyone know if ICS fixes the blurry contact pictures? I sync everything with gmail and I know the gmail icons are what shrinks the picture down, I just remember reading people having issues with that on 4.0
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I'm actually glad I didn't use my upgrade to get this phone (had another upgrade for different phone number) so I get to upgrade again whenever I want. I just got a Galaxy Nexus for a different phone number (pick it up from the store tomorrow) so I will get to see what ICS is really like.

I know I'm gunna sound like a sheep right now, but if Sprint doesn't get any of the new Android phones as soon as they come out (galaxy III, etc), Since the EVO LTE wasn't as good as I was expecting it to be, I'm probably gunna switch over to the iPhone5 when it comes (only if Apple finally puts everything they promise into it). Since all my work is on Mac's to begin with, it will just make syncing work and play all that much easier, since HTC doesn't make software to completely sync their phones on Mac.

I'm with you, I have a Mac but still not sure about the iphone yet, I do know for sure my next phone will not be a HTC, unless I get a great deal from Rogers (also thinking about getting rid of them too)..

In my opinion the evo 3d is dead, it was a good try but to not support a "flagship" phone with the first big update after its release is ******ed.. I've tested a few ICS over at XDA, they work great and fast (without camera), theres no reason for us not to have ICS on our phones right now.
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For those feeling impatient take this article however you want to, while it is not a direct comparison or even involve phones/carriers directly, it is an interesting perspective none-the-less.
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For those feeling impatient take this article however you want to, while it is not a direct comparison or even involve phones/carriers directly, it is an interesting perspective none-the-less.
Lol, funny, one of the reason why I got rid of my x10 a year or so ago was because sony was one of if not the last phone company to update their phones. I'm not sure if you guys remember the survey they sent to the xperia x10 owners, I pretty much blasted them then sold the phone, remember updates was only one of the reason.... lol too funny.. wait they mentioned the tablet not the phone..
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I'll be honest I don't mind not having the quad core, the dev wont or aren't utilizing it in the tablets that have it anyway, a quick duel core with with better camera ( the one x is on the right track) and (cross my fingers) more efficient battery consumption would be nice.. The main thing that bugs me with HTC is they rolled out the Evo 3D big it up then put it in a box and forgot about it, I truly think the evo "3d" is dead, it was a nice try, if they roll out ICS for the evo 3d and said sorry the 3d camera is a no go I'd be cool with that. I got this phone for the duel core and 1gb ram, if I remember right it was one the first if not the first, the 3D was a bonus I only used three times tops.. If they're going to kill the 3D just do it and move on.

Like I said I've tried some of the beta roms of ICS with and without sense4 on the evo 3d and they work great just no camera, give me my camera and video and I'm cool,.. 3D can burn for now for all I care, just my opinion.
The 3D was never a selling point for me either, our phone was the best at the time...period. The processor was the best on the market, the 1GB of ram, screen res, everything. Thats why I got it, and to be honest...it still performs just as good, if still not better than a lot of the newer phones. I just picked up a Galaxy Nexus for another phone number, and to be honest. Just running Go Launcher Ex makes my 3D and the Galaxy Nexus very similar as far as "look" is concerned. Yes, the data is a lot slower on the Galaxy Nexus (no LTE service in Los Angeles yet, but they just put us at priority 1 on the list of cities) but "phone" performance is almost the same. ICS is a little faster, and has some cool extra features...but its not a HUGE leap to be honest.
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I am beginning to wonder if we'll ever see ICS on the Evo 3D.
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Looks like the HTC sensation is scheduled to get the ICS update on June 16th... hope the EVO 3D doesn't get that delayed...
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In the business aspect of things..I think it will be awhile before we see the update. Sprint is so busy right now starting up and launching their LTE network and pushing to get more licenses on LTE phones, that they've pretty much thrown WiMax and WiMax devices on hold until its all taken care of.

I've had a Galaxy Nexus since the day they came out (last monday) and I've already gotten a few network and software update notifications to fix things on the Sprint Network. So I'm taking this as a sign that they are putting all their efforts into LTE right now, and ICS and older devices have taken a backseat. Also, they are pushing the release of the EVO LTE up as well...so I'm not expecting this update anytime soon anymore. If it happens, I'm sure it will be around the same time, if not after the release of the EVO LTE or the launch of Sprints LTE network and they can have time to do other things again.
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I think with ICS & LTE both hitting around the same time for Sprint that WiMax devices will take a backseat to the LTE phones. This does not surprise me. It's just how technology advances & businesses run.

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I'm hard pressed to believe that they don't have sufficient staff to handle both the Network Vision upgrade as well as the ICS updates. I recall that the Epic Touch is on deck for their upgrade, so Sprint's not gone completely away on this. Then again - I don't work at Sprint, so don't take my word on that.

Also - the Sensation has already been upgraded to ICS - that roll-out began in March, it's just varying by carrier - so T-Mo waiting until 3 months later says something about T-Mo, not HTC.

I am hereby eating crow, however - I believe the fossil record here will show that I expected ICS by April - and unless April has more than 30 days this year, I think I got it wrong.

As always, I like my crow with a delicious, tangy Texas BBQ sauce.
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I try not to say a "time" I expect it, but I'm guessing the end of May or early June.

My reasoning is that the Rezound was April to May "window" and the T-Mo Sensation is Mid-June. Makes me think the Evo3D will be in-between those two.

Who knows? Not me. I wish Sprint would tell us something. I am getting very minisculely slightly frustrated. Just give us a Quarter at least. Something, say something Sprint! lol

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I look at it like this:

I can either have a working Evo 3D with Gingerbread now and for another month, maybe two. Or I could have a buggy ICS that is worse than GB because things don't work. And let's say that the bugs take 3-4 months to work out, because they have to keep retesting the updates over and over. As much as people are clamoring for ICS now, imagine how bad the feedback would be if they released a less-than-ready update? I can't imagine more than 50% of smartphone users are anxiously awaiting ICS. I bet it's actually more like 20%, but I'm not sure (95.32% of all statistics are made up on the spot, after all) so don't hold me to it. But let's just say it's 50/50. Now introduce a bad ICS update, now 80% of the people are upset that they have a buggy release. As most of those people are likely not rooted, there's no way of reverting back to Gingerbread to wait for the fixes.

Yes, the US is slow on getting updates. We also complain the most when we get bad updates. HTC and Sprint have to balance speed with quality, divide it all by the bottom line and multiply it by all of their devices that are eligible and weigh that against how many of their customers have device X, Y or Z and they want to satisfy them, first.

I bet it's similar to the LTE rollout. If you take a map of Sprint customers and put the first tier of LTE rollout cities, I bet the LTE dots sit over their larger concentration of customers. Here in the Baltimore area, I see Sprint stores all over the place. We have pretty good WiMAX service here. We were slid in at the last minute to get LTE in the first tier, as well.

So if you take that observation and apply it to even the Evo 3D vs the Epic 4G Touch, I bet more people bought the Epic 4G Touch, so Sprint probably wants to upgrade them before us.
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Well, I also look at it in the way that Gingerbread is awesome. I love it. I mean, ICS is going to be great too but Gingerbread isn't doing me a disservice. It's not like Gingerbread isn't good enough or doesn't fulfill my needs. It's great! At the same time, I'm really looking forward to ICS still =)

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This is from a PhoneDog article last week:
"It's not really a shock to hear that the Epic 4G Touch will be updated to Android 4.0, but it's still nice to get confirmation straight from the (horse's) carrier's mouth. As for which other devices will be getting upgrades to ICS, Sprint is apparently staying mum for now, but both HTC and Motorola have announced updates for some of their respective handsets on the Now Network: HTC says that the EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G will be receiving upgrades, while Motorola is aiming to update the Photon 4G in Q3. We'll keep our ears to the ground for more details on Sprint's ICS plans and pass along any new information as we get it."
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I know its taking a little while longer then we all would like, but to be honest, people were bound to complain no matter what. I don't see why anyone should dobut the Evo 3D getting ICS.
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Also - the Sensation has already been upgraded to ICS - that roll-out began in March, it's just varying by carrier - so T-Mo waiting until 3 months later says something about T-Mo, not HTC.
From the article, "Last we heard, T-Mobile identified radio issues with the update and had sent it back to HTC to be fixed.", so that might be what caused the delay for T-Mo
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So on tonight's Survivor they had their episode (like every season) where they get a phone from sprint to see messages from their loved ones on. Guess which phone sprint used? Yeah... still the 3d!

Its a sign!

Sarcastic. But hey, it's something.
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FYI, there was a leaked version of the ICS firmware update for the HTC EVO 3D discovered today. Granted, it is geared for Virgin Mobile, but seeing how VM is a sub carrier of Sprint, it stands to reason that Sprint is going to be releasing ICS for the Evo 3D, it just leaked from the VM side first.
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If they have a Virgin Mobile version, what is taking so long for the Sprint version? Is there any difference between the two since Virgin Mobile is owned by Sprint?
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If they have a Virgin Mobile version, what is taking so long for the Sprint version? Is there any difference between the two since Virgin Mobile is owned by Sprint?
It is a leak, which means that it's in testing and somebody related to the testing decided to make a copy, bring it home, and send it to the community. It could be that this person is only involved with the VM side of the house and not Sprint.

Or it was leaked intentionally to get a broader span of free testers that would tear it apart and try to find the bugs. I saw that when the DX went from Froyo to GB. Every 2 weeks or so, we'd have a new 'leak' and things the community found just so happened to get fixed in the next leak
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I try not to say a "time" I expect it, but I'm guessing the end of May or early June.

My reasoning is that the Rezound was April to May "window" and the T-Mo Sensation is Mid-June. Makes me think the Evo3D will be in-between those two.

Who knows? Not me. I wish Sprint would tell us something. I am getting very minisculely slightly frustrated. Just give us a Quarter at least. Something, say something Sprint! lol

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That would be good if we got it in May or June, but I'm afraid I'm not as optimistic as you are lol.

The previous posts about ICS taking a backseat to the release of the Evo 4G LTE and the overall release of LTE, and with both set to hit at the same time, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the 3D and other Wimax devices won't get ICS until around the end of Q2 at the earliest.

Nothing to base that on other then just a suspicion that since the 3D isn't a key device for Sprint anymore, and with several new devices launching over the next couple months as well as the rollout of LTE, it wouldn't surprise me one bit to find out that our ICS update gets pushed to the back of the line in terms of importance and we'll get it later rather then sooner.

So my honest prediction (having extremely low expectations) is the end of Q2 is the earliest we'll see it, and if it drags on then probably not till near the end of Q3.

I hope I'm wrong, but just my .02.
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Bobby2478, I agree with you that I suspect the Evo3D is not a priority device for Sprint. They are focused like a laser-beam on the LTE phones because frankly it's pivotal to Sprint's future.

It could be worse though, at least we are guaranteed the update this year while some other devices will never be getting it. So, we might have to wait a little longer than some other phones but I am grateful we will be getting it in the first place.

The Evo3D did not do as well as it was expected to do. I don't think it did poorly, but I think Sprint was (foolishly) expecting another Evo4G phenomenon with the Evo3D. When they didn't get that effect, I suspect it was very disheartening for them. There are other threads for this discussion & how badly Sprint marketed the phone, so lets not get into that.

I only say that because how well the devices sell usually can pertain to how quickly they get updates. The devices that sell very well usually get updates more quickly. This is not always a rule however as the carrier & manufacturer can also play a large role in this process. See the Samsung Epic 4G or the Samsung Fascinate for a good example of that.

All-in-all, ICS is still coming to the Evo3D and with the leak of the Virgin Mobile version I think it'll be sooner rather than later. I could be wrong, but I really don't think we'll see ICS later than June. If we do, I will personally be upset at that point because in that hypothetical scenario we will have been told Q1, pushed to Q2, and then pushed to Q3. I don't mind waiting for a good update, but don't promise me one thing and do another.

ICS is still coming. =)

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Bobby2478, I agree with you that I suspect the Evo3D is not a priority device for Sprint. They are focused like a laser-beam on the LTE phones because frankly it's pivotal to Sprint's future.

It could be worse though, at least we are guaranteed the update this year while some other devices will never be getting it. So, we might have to wait a little longer than some other phones but I am grateful we will be getting it in the first place.

The Evo3D did not do as well as it was expected to do. I don't think it did poorly, but I think Sprint was (foolishly) expecting another Evo4G phenomenon with the Evo3D. When they didn't get that effect, I suspect it was very disheartening for them. There are other threads for this discussion & how badly Sprint marketed the phone, so lets not get into that.

I only say that because how well the devices sell usually can pertain to how quickly they get updates. The devices that sell very well usually get updates more quickly. This is not always a rule however as the carrier & manufacturer can also play a large role in this process. See the Samsung Epic 4G or the Samsung Fascinate for a good example of that.

All-in-all, ICS is still coming to the Evo3D and with the leak of the Virgin Mobile version I think it'll be sooner rather than later. I could be wrong, but I really don't think we'll see ICS later than June. If we do, I will personally be upset at that point because in that hypothetical scenario we will have been told Q1, pushed to Q2, and then pushed to Q3. I don't mind waiting for a good update, but don't promise me one thing and do another.

ICS is still coming. =)

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I agree with everything you just said. The fact the 3D was such a disappointment to Sprint in terms of sales, I agree with you that update priority and resources in general tend to go first to where the most customers are. So if the 3D never sold as well as they wanted, and doesn't have a lot of subscribers, then when push comes to shove they will be further down the line as Sprint wants to kill the most birds with one stone so to speak, and make the most people happy in the smallest number of steps.

I hope you're right and that June is the late end of when we'll get the update, and as you point out that would already be at least 1 full quarter later then when it was initially promised. But being as it's already May and we don't even have a leaked Sprint version of this update yet, time is running out to be able to deliver a solid update with minimal bugs in just under 2 months if we are to truly get it by end of June.

I'm also hoping for a June release, however knowing this is such a big update (not simply an incremental update) and how much goes into making it work as smooth as possible without problems, I won't be shocked if it drags out into Q3 sometime.

So I'll be pleasantly surprised to see it by June (end of Q2), however with how this has been pushed back so far and seeing how this device never got much traction, I won't get my hopes of for Q2 and wouldn't be shocked if we don't see it until sometime in Q3.

Regardless, as you point out we are STILL getting ICS, that isn't in question. The only question is when....
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I agree with everything you just said. The fact the 3D was such a disappointment to Sprint in terms of sales, I agree with you that update priority and resources in general tend to go first to where the most customers are. So if the 3D never sold as well as they wanted, and doesn't have a lot of subscribers, then when push comes to shove they will be further down the line as Sprint wants to kill the most birds with one stone so to speak, and make the most people happy in the smallest number of steps.

I hope you're right and that June is the late end of when we'll get the update, and as you point out that would already be at least 1 full quarter later then when it was initially promised. But being as it's already May and we don't even have a leaked Sprint version of this update yet, time is running out to be able to deliver a solid update with minimal bugs in just under 2 months if we are to truly get it by end of June.

I'm also hoping for a June release, however knowing this is such a big update (not simply an incremental update) and how much goes into making it work as smooth as possible without problems, I won't be shocked if it drags out into Q3 sometime.

So I'll be pleasantly surprised to see it by June (end of Q2), however with how this has been pushed back so far and seeing how this device never got much traction, I won't get my hopes of for Q2 and wouldn't be shocked if we don't see it until sometime in Q3.

Regardless, as you point out we are STILL getting ICS, that isn't in question. The only question is when....
ICS has leaked, roms are up and I have tested 2, 100% working for all i need so a true release should be soon
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ICS for E3D is likely to be released in the last week of may, as announced by a French operator. See link below. Its GSM version only and not sure when the cdma version will see ICS.

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Have these leaked ICS roms for the 3D been Sprint baked versions that are in a form close to what we'd actually get from Sprint? If so, then that would give me a little more hope for a release sooner rather then later.
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Have these leaked ICS roms for the 3D been Sprint baked versions that are in a form close to what we'd actually get from Sprint? If so, then that would give me a little more hope for a release sooner rather then later.
It appears so. People are even reporting that WiMAX is working, as VM/Boost will be getting WiMAX. I plan on playing with a ROM or two tonight to see how everything is going. WiMAX hasn't worked on anything that wasn't based on a Sprint update in the Evo 3D ROM area, for an explanation of why that is important.
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In light of this information I am getting very excited =)

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It appears so. People are even reporting that WiMAX is working, as VM/Boost will be getting WiMAX. I plan on playing with a ROM or two tonight to see how everything is going. WiMAX hasn't worked on anything that wasn't based on a Sprint update in the Evo 3D ROM area, for an explanation of why that is important.
Very interesting. I'd be interested to know if the 3D functionality appears to work on any of these ROMs, as well as if they include any of the pre-loaded Sprint junk that they inevitably throw onto our phones (such as Sprint Zone, Sprint TV & Movies, etc).

If so, then that would lead me to believe that these ROMs have come a long way from when next to nothing was working, that they are legit Sprint based ROMs, and that hopefully the final version is getting close!
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Very interesting. I'd be interested to know if the 3D functionality appears to work on any of these ROMs, as well as if they include any of the pre-loaded Sprint junk that they inevitably throw onto our phones (such as Sprint Zone, Sprint TV & Movies, etc).

If so, then that would lead me to believe that these ROMs have come a long way from when next to nothing was working, that they are legit Sprint based ROMs, and that hopefully the final version is getting close!
I think there may be a miscommunication:

The developer community has been developing ICS ROMs (either Stock or Sense) since about January. None of them were based on anything official from HTC or Sprint. They were either ports from other devices (like the HTC One S), or built from the AOSP (Android Open Source Project). But building a fully functional ROM from the Google code to work for the Evo 3D, while also maintaining a day job / school / family / any mix of other factors, development is quite slow.

As of yesterday, or maybe the day before, a leak came in the form of ICS for the Virgin Mobile Evo 3D. So people have been tinkering with it and there's all sorts of excitement. I'm downloading the 100% stock ROM right now, so I will see if it has Sprint Zone and all the other pieces of Sprint software. I doubt it, as it changes the carrier banner to "Virgin Mobile" but we'll see.
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I've been using Viper's version of the leaked ICS for the past few hours and I'm pretty impressed with how complete it is. I've seen leaks in the past (for other phones and versions of android) that were extremely buggy or even completely missing stuff but this one looks pretty good so far.
Don't give up hope yet people!
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I've been using Viper's version of the leaked ICS for the past few hours and I'm pretty impressed with how complete it is. I've seen leaks in the past (for other phones and versions of android) that were extremely buggy or even completely missing stuff but this one looks pretty good so far.
Don't give up hope yet people!
I just loaded the bone stock one. I managed to get it to crash within the first 5 minutes I clicked on all the radios simultaneously. It did not like that. It probably just needed a reboot anyways, from after the initial setup.

And there isn't a single Sprint app on this ROM, it's definitely VM only. But still, the Sprint version can't be too far away.
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http://www.phonearena.com/news/Official-ICS-leaks-out-for-the-HTC-EVO-3D_id29789
The link above I saw this morning and this is what the link says below my comment here. Not sure if there referring to the vm Ics leaked ROM or what but hey we have hope in our sights now atleast.

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This leaked build is Android 4.0.3 with Sense 3.6. The process is relatively simple, especially for H-Boot 1.4 users, but does require a firmware upgrade before you can flash the ROM. As usual, JoelZ9614 was the first to get a functioning ROM out of this but no doubt other developers will be hard at work this weekend bringing new ROMs to the table as well as updating older ICS attempts with working 4G and camera. We've been running Joel's build for about an hour now with only one minor reboot in the beginning, but otherwise its been perfect. Still, since this isn't an official release expect a few bugs while developers iron out the kinks.
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Yes, they're talking about the VM leak. It's the same build I have installed. It appears they had the same crash I did.
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Sprint continues their EVO line of Android Phones with what is certainly a first for them - a 3D phone. The HTC EVO 3D boasts 3D technology on a beautiful 4.3-inch screen and get this: you don't even need glasses to enjoy the 3D experience! B... Read More

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