May 13 AT 10:31 AM Taylor Wimberly 58 Comments

Sprint EVO 4G will ship with Android 2.1, no Flash 10.1

Details are still trickling in from last night’s HTC EVO 4G party. Our friend Andrew Kameka from Androinica has answered one of the final questions we had left about Sprint’s pending superphone. When it launches on June 4th, the EVO will be running Android 2.1.

Google is ready to unveil Android 2.2 at next week’s Google I/O, so some were hoping that Sprint might be able to update the EVO before it hits stores. The Nexus One and Motorola Droid are the first devices expected to get Android 2.2 since they feature a stock build, but it might take HTC several weeks (or months) to release a 2.2 update for their custom Sense UI.

Since the EVO only ships with Android 2.1, it will not initially support the new Flash 10.1. This is because Adobe and Google are requiring Android 2.2 in order to install the Flash 10.1 beta that will be released next week. Thankfully, the EVO should still include a version of Flash Lite to hold users over till an update is available.

How long do you think it will take for Sprint and HTC to update the EVO to Android 2.2?

Source: Androinica

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