Gingerbread OTA update headed to HTC EVO beginning June 6th, available for manual update June 3rd

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We may not be able to get our hands on the HTC EVO 3D on June 3rd like we hoped/expected, but according to a document leaked to Android Central, we will be able to get some new software on our existing EVO 4Gs on that day instead. What new software? Why, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), of course!

Version 4.22.651.2 (the test build leaked in April was version 4.12.651.1) will supposedly be available for manual update this Friday, with the OTA update beginning its rollout on Monday, the 6th. Accompanying the Gingerbread-y goodness will be some fixes and the new Downloads app (to quickly access and manage all downloads) that's on some other phones. There's no mention of a new version of Sense here, which isn't exactly surprising, but then again, a leaked flyer isn't an exactly official announcement either.

I had actually heard that the Gingerbread update was coming on the 8th, but I have no complaints if it'll be here before that. It's unusual that Sprint would update the EVO 4G before its successor is released, but I'm sure everyone still running stock Froyo on an unrooted phone won't mind. Those running custom Gingerbread ROMs won't mind either, as new software for the masses always means new ROMs based on it for the rest of us.

[Android Central] Thanks, Kevin!

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