Early this morning, Sprint began rolling out a new over-the-air (OTA) update for the HTC EVO 4G. The new software (now version 1.47.651.1) weighs in at 21 MB and only takes a few minutes to install.
The firmware version remains at Android 2.1, so this is more of a minor update as Sprint and HTC prepare the pending Android 2.2 update. Fixes are said to include Exchange improvements, a boost in WiFi performance, and a fix for a Facebook sync issue which should help extend battery life.
Users will be automatically notified when the update is ready to install, but there is also an option to manually check for the update. Just browse to Settings > System updates > HTC Software update > Check now. If this is your first OTA update, be aware that your phone will be unusable for a short period of time as the device reboots (I think I counted 4 reboots).
No date has been provided on the Android 2.2 update, but I would expect we see it no later than August.
- Improvements to Wi-Fi performance
- Exchange Active Sync improvements, including fix to issues with new account setup, PIN policy usage and Exchange Calendar 2010 Sync
- Addresses Facebook sync issue which can improve battery performance