Jul 31 AT 7:31 PM Nick Gray 14 Comments

HTC EVO Design 4G gets updated to Android 4.0


The Android 4.0 update for the HTC EVO 3D was a nice surprise (even though HTC did promise to deliver it before the end of the month), so you can imagine how shocked we were when we got the word that Sprint has also started pushing out the Android 4.0 update for the HTC EVO Design 4G.

By now, you should know the drill. Android 4.0 on the HTC EVO Design 4G features HTC’s Sense 3.6 UI, Face Unlock, new notifications features, a new camera UI with updated features, improved browser and access to Android 4.0 apps like Google new Chrome browser. You can try to trigger the download by pressing Menu > Settings > About Phone > HTC Software Updates > Check or you can wait until Sprint pushed the OTA update to your device.

Android 4.0 enhancements and fixes

  • Upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)
  • Create folders on your home panels
  • Improved Android browser
  • Improved accessibility
  • Resizable Google widgets
  • Add/remove panels
  • Face unlock: use state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with a smile
  • Redesigned camera app that introduces scenes like Panorama, and effects like Vignette, Depth of Field, Vintage and Posterize
  • Redesigned Gmail app lets you swipe between conversations to catch up quickly
  • Google+ integration
  • Fix: Sprint Mobile Hotspot
  • Fix: Dialing 1 to allow voicemail access
  • Fix: Exchange calendar sync fail issue

So what are you waiting for? Download the Android 4.0 update for the EVO Design 4G and be sure to let us know how the process goes and what you think of all the new features.

Source: Sprint

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • miami

    Thats a fantastic update for the very few people who purchased this phone.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I personally know a half dozen people who own this phone, and they all bought it without me recommending it to them. I think you’d be surprised at how many Sprint customers own the EVO Design

      • kamsy

        This update is it for everybody or just USA? I live in Sweden.

        And need a help with my Phone too, my system UI is not working what can I do to make it start working. I do hope to here from you Guys.

        • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

          For now, it looks like this is only for Sprint’s HTC EVO Design 4G in the U.S. market. If you’re having issues with Sense UI acting up, my suggestion would be to go to app settings (Menu > settings > applications > HTCSense) and clear the app data. This will remove any customization you have on your home screen (widgets, apps, folders, wallpapers) but if should take care of some of the UI issues you may have.

          The other option is to download an alternative launcher app from Google Play. Go Launcher is currently my favorite for phones still on Android 2.3.

  • redraider133

    Good move HTC. Keep updating your phones. Ics for all

  • raun

    I love the new update for the design 4g . It’s gonna take me a while to get used to it

  • kamsy

    This update is it for everybody or just USA? I live in Sweden.

    And need a help with my Phone too, my system UI is not working what can I do to make it start working. I do hope to here from you Guys.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Great to see this update. The Evo Design 4g and Evo 3d are very popular on Sprint. I applaud Sprint for keeping the Evo family of devices fresh.

    • snowbdr89

      Zip it douchebag

  • aurelio_ortega2000

    Samsung Galaxy S 2 just got 4.o update from sprint

  • Lee

    Will this update be available for the US Cellular version, HTC Hero S?

  • HTC Evo Design 4G Review

    HTC Evo Design 4G sports a premium and well-crafted design. They offer Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4G data, 4.8 inches length and 2.4 inches width, 5 megapixel camera, LED flash as well as an F2.2 lens and manny more. http://www.techiecop.com/cellphones/htc-cellphones/htc-evo-design-4g-smartphone-review.html

  • mohamad

    No update in sep 2012 for desire hd ?asked the question me

  • David Coffey

    It should have never received the Android 4.0 update. I only have about 1GB worth of space now. Which leaves very little space to work with now. Thanks a lot HTC.