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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by strat1227, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. EarlyMon

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    The 3D part of the update has been done for the GSM model and the VM model (which includes making it work on the Sprint network).

    Sure looks like Sprint is the holdup rather than HTC here. Just saying.
     

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    it's 100% Sprint's fault at this point, the only blame on HTC now is kernel source.
     
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    Yea, it is pretty much on Sprint now. There is already a fully working CDMA version of ICS for our phone (on VM), so now it is purely on Sprints developers that have to put all their bloatware into it and make it say Sprint instead of VM on everything and roll it out to our devices...
     
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    I thought it was due to making ics work with sprint Wimax?
     
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    Maybe we are all in for the biggest surprise of our android lives... Jelly Bean.

    Or maybe not.
     
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    Yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaa rigggghhhhtttt
     
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    Lol
     
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    The next time I get a new phone, it will likely be later this year when Google releases the new Nexus device(s), and I will get the GSM version directly from them. I have no issue paying an extra $150 for a phone to make sure the carriers' don't get their grubby little hands all over it and to assure that I get fast updates.
    The 3VO was my first android phone through a carrier and likely my last. Sprint and HTC have been nothing but a nightmare handling this whole thing. The broken deadlines have turned into outright lies as far as I'm concerned.
    The same goes with Toshiba for me at this point. It was originally told that the Thrive was going to get ICS in the spring. That turned into October. What a load of BS.
     
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    I'm going to be sticking to a Nexus phone off contract like Xanok plans to do. I'd buy a HTC again as long as it was a Nexus device as well. The Evo3D itself is really well made & I'm extremely happy with the phone itself.

    Sprint, on the other hand, I'm 100% fed up with. The WiMax debacle & now 3G is horrible. The promises they continually give & break. I'm supposed to trust them with LTE? No, I'm done.

    The Evo3D ICS update is slow coming for a multitude of reasons. Mainly releasing right when Sprint changed their entire network focus. Right now though, with ICS CDMA being ready, I don't know what is stopping ICS for the Evo3D other than Sprint just being Sprint.

    ~ ArmyX
     
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    Looks like we'll all be using Nexus phones soon. I looked up when the next one is expected... rumors are late 2012 or early 2013.
    I'm already up for an upgrade. I'll wait til that phone comes out before I use it.
    Like you said, the 3VO isn't a bad phone. The lack of updates though is disheartening.
     
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    Thought you guys might want to see this, posted by a member at XDA,

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    the virgin mobile version has some bugs, HTC is working on a patch and I'm sure this is the reason it's been delayed on Sprint.
     
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    My friend just told me that his SG2 on Sprint got ICS today.

    I'm eligible for an upgrade, looks like a Galaxy Nexus is my next phone. A little older than the Evo LTE or SG3, but it already has Jelly Bean. How long will it be before the SG3 and Evo LTE get Jelly Bean? Anyone think that it will be less than 6 months?
     
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    FYI...Sprint's Galaxy Nexus doesn't have Jelly Bean yet, at least mine hasn't had the update yet...I think the GSM version has gotten it already
     
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    As Corpse11 stated, Sprint's GNex doesn't have official Jelly Bean. It of course has Jellybean ROMs available (no noticeable issues).

    If you had asked this question a few months ago, I'd have guessed that EVO LTE would get JB within 6 months, but with how Sprint has handled the ICS update to one of their most recent flagship devices (EVO 3D), I'm not sure anymore.
     
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    Sounds about right. From the beginning I was skeptical we'd actually see it in June, and now I'm skeptical we'll even see it in July.

    I will say this, if we DO in fact get the update in July, the EARLIEST we'll see it is the end of the month. Sprint has taken their sweet time with this release thus far, I doubt that suddenly changes.

    As was mentioned by others, this is 100% on Sprint now as they are busy cramming their bloatware on this update, and quite frankly the 3D is at the absolute bottom of their list of priorities. So don't be surprised if we get to the end of July only to find out it got bumped out another month or 2 judging by how this has gone thus far.
     
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    What's funny (or sad) is that I was thinking the EXACT same thing. With the awesome track record of HTC and the original EVO compared to Samsung being the dog on updates, I decided I'd go with the 3D because of that track record and with HTC being better about the software on their devices and support.

    I was rewarded only to see Samsung become good at software updates with HTC falling completely off the map.

    Like you and others, I may have to buy a Nexus for my next phone so there isn't any bloatware to hold up the update, as it will come straight from google. Also, that will guarantee you'll always get the most up to date version, rather then with a carrier where if the device isn't sold anymore they likely won't waste time updating it.

    For example, I'll venture out on a limb and say the 3D will NEVER get Jelly Bean. If however we had a Nexus phone, we would get Jelly Bean provided the hardware could support it.
     
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    but, the Sprint Nexus isn't even recognized by AOSP, wtf, lol. I like the LTE, but, who's to say if I buy one now, it'll still be supported in 6 months? Sprint really needs to get their 'ish together, I'm just saying :)
     
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    and my EVO3D just took a crap today lol I've never had an issue with this phone since the day it came out, and then today...in the middle of using it, bam...screen goes off and phone won't even start now
     
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    Could be the digitizer



     
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    took it to the store...they couldn't figure it out, so they just ordered me a new one...should have a new one by wednesday. The tech said he thought it was the "motherboard" which I'm guessing is the same as the digitizer, but maybe not...because my phone won't even turn on or anything and if I plug it in the light is dim then goes solid, but if you push the power button the light disappears all together and nothing. A couple minutes after it first happened, I was able to get it to go the white HTC screen when I would hold the volume button and power at the same time...but it would power down again after that:(
     
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    Straight from the horse's mouth (I think)

    Sprint Community: Announcements: HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design Customers to get Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich Update

    "The wait is almost over for HTC EVO™ 3D and HTC EVO Design 4G™ customers! The Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, update will begin rolling out to users by early August. Stay tuned for exact dates.

    When your device is eligible for the update, it will notify you to download. Once the download is complete, you will be prompted to install the update. Installation will take a few minutes, and your device will be disabled during the installation process. It will be ready to use when the process is complete."
     
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    Thats an awesome June/July timeframe
     
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