Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by strat1227, Oct 9, 2011.
They still suck! Even though I'm not leaving Sprint (anytime soon. ) for another carrier _ cause they are the only one "who has truly unlimited data" ☜ laugh out loud...come on Sprint -- it would be nice to hear and see another slogan.
Sounds pretty good. I guess the wait wasn't bad after all.
Goes without saying that I have been a big defender and supporter based on prior history, but I don't get this.
I dang sure don't condone it.
I'm all for not rushing updates but this is just silly.
Early August... what the... smh...
I've also been waiting on the damn N7 to ship off.
Not a good Android month for me overall.
You forgot the disclaimer by early august they really mean mid december
I love my Evo 3d... Seriously! And this is why I'm waiting this craziness out. I don't even think I'm getting the Evo 4g lte until Sprint have full LTE up and running in New York City.
And again.. I'll reiterate, Sprint.... You...suck! :O
It's like every month the scheduled release gets pushes back another month or 2. Sprint really sucks and I used to defend them too..
don't forget kernel source to follow in Q1 2013, I mean June/July, wait! early Augustember
I think when they said the update would be rolled out ASAP....
That really meant "Around September, April Possibly"
Just keep checking for updates manually, and on AF to see if anyone posts that they got the update.
I'm just as pissed off as you are (about the EVO 3D update delays) - but do realize that this is the first time that Sprint has officially and publicly provided a timeline for the update.
AFAIK, everything till now has been "a store rep said" or "heard a sprint VP hint at" or "customer service agent said" or "a voice in my head said" etc...
While my primary device is now a GNex, I don't really see a reason to doubt this (incredibly terribly horribly delayed update). Absolutely no reason why it had to be this delayed - except sprint trying to frustrate customers to buy new devices - but it is what it is.
Trust is like an eraser, it gets smaller every time its used. I'll believe what's being said...when my phone prompt me to update.
The next time I'll post inside this thread is when my phone has updated to [Hide]ICS (ice cream sandwich).[/Hide] Period!
When I was at the Sprint today (not getting my phone fixed, cuz it took them two days to figure out that I just needed a new battery and have to wait till thursday to get one)...I talked to one of the techs about the update, and he also confirmed what some other people have said here.
He said they get multiple emails DAILY trying to push them to get people to buy LTE phones, and to try and get people to give up on WiMax phones.(Sprint doesn't want to deal with WiMax related phones anymore once LTE has been released to 50%+ of the market) When I took my 3D to get repaired, they tried talking me into using my upgrade to buy an SIII or EVOLTE instead of using insurance to have my phone looked at. Also, that the VM version of our phone with ICS has had alot of bugs of problems with apps and native programs that both Sprint and VM are putting into the phone. Sprint knows if they released this to us (contract customers) they would have alot of headaches and problems, so they are trying to eliminate any kind of bugs or issues; as they want this to be the LAST AND FINAL update our phone will ever see...
First off, sorry I've been MIA from this thread. Dealing with some IRL things right now.
Corpse, if Sprint really feels that way about our Evo3D's, I would be personally offended. I made a bet on Sprint buying this phone & it's a darn good device.
If they really want us to upgrade to LTE so badly, then they should offer free upgrades to those of us who renewed our contracts within one-year of WiMax stopping expansion & LTE being announced.
Sprint should back up & support their flagship phones like the Evo3D like they said they would. I'm trying to have faith here... I really am. I am disappointed in this situation.
Well with that being said, nice to see you back around again, hope your IRL are being ironed out and you can get back to the action again and have fun with us again.
I would hope so to, I know what I said earlier goes with a long string of what people have "heard" from reps and techs, etc...I bought this phone because at the time, and even still now, it is one of the top performing phones out there...you can throw the whole 3D thing out the window, and this is still one of the best phones.
But I have read on some other sites, where people have also said that both HTC and Sprint agree that this might be the last update that ever goes with our phone, barring some horrible bug that comes with the ICS update. Since its taking so long for us to get this update, I'm would think both Sprint and HTC are working hard to make sure this is a smooth and bug free update.
I agree with the contract thing as well, but since LTE is only available in limited markets as of now, and Los Angeles is not one of them...I'm in no rush to upgrade to a new phone. Some sites have even said Los Angeles and many other large market areas won't see LTE until 2013 and mid 2013 at that.
So with that being said, this official announcement of ICS finally by Sprint has brightened the mood some, but it still is kinda sour
Why would we upgrade to LTE when only 20% of the U.S. even have LTE available in their area. I live in a major city in Ohio and I don't even get WiMAX 4g.
Makes perfect sense to me to upgrade
Honestly. If you don't have 4g now and won't with LTE I don't see why you wouldnt upgrade to the newest hardware tech with the 4.0 that you've been waiting on for 6months
I think that the point is, one shouldn't have to upgrade their phone if the one that they have is capable of running the latest software, just because of 4G politics.
Since when did Sprint not push customers to buy the latest and greatest phones with the latest connectivity (WiMAX / LTE) regardless of the customer would EVER be able to connect to that WiMAX / LTE network?
* I have WiMAX coverage till across the street (When I purchased the EVO 4G, Sprint told me that there was an antenna issue that was being addressed - years later, it is non-existent, and Sprint updated the coverage maps to indicate zero Wimax coverage here).
* With LTE, it shows full coverage at my residence and office. Of course I can't connect to LTE unless I go a few miles away to the next city.
I really like Sprint's SERO plan, but honestly, had it not been for that (and most of their customer service agents that I've interacted with in the past few years), I probably would have switched to a GSM carrier (and a true GNex) a long time ago
I wholeheartedly agree. The Evo3D is still a premium device. TBH, still one of the best phones on the market IMHO. It's a powerhouse & I don't think anyone would "need" to upgrade to an LTE device. I wont be upgrading until LTE is in my area or until my contract is up. =)
It's funny (read: sad), but it woudln't at all surprise me if we had a pretty decent version of JB before Sprint gives us the official ICS update.
Saw yesterday (iirc) that there's an unofficial CM10 port for the Evo 3D, and while not much is working of course, it's a start. I have waaaaaaay more faith in the community to keep things moving and get things out than Sprint at this point.
Edit: Link to the port: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1776234
Ripped from the thread at the time of this post:
Sprint Community: Announcements: HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design Customers to get Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich Update
Unfortunately, I've heard, seen and read about this predicament in several other threads before.
Looking forward to it. We love you Sprint.... [Sarcasm]