Gingerbread update coming to HTC EVO 4G in Q2 2011, says email from HTC
Following up on last week's rumor that the HTC EVO 4G won't be getting Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or the new version of HTC Sense until after the release of a Gingerbreaded flagship phone, G&E reader Calvin sent me an email he received from the company (in response to one he sent them) that confirms a "second quarter of this year" rollout of the update.
Assuming they're referring to a calendar year, that means the official 2.3 build for the EVO could be handed over to Sprint for approval as early as this Friday (April 1st). How long it actually will take the carrier to review and load it with their own special blend of bloatware before pushing it out to our EVOs is anyone's guess, but I think they have a pretty decent track record of giving their customers the goods in a reasonable timeframe (as opposed to AT&T, for example).
Custom ROMs based on Gingerbread have been available for the rooted EVO community since December, but for those who prefer not to stray from the path paved by Sprint, it looks like the wait for seeing the official 2.3 update running on the EVO may be over soon.
An email to a customer from someone at HTC is hardly official news, but since it's the best info we've got so far, let's run with it until the company tells us to stop.