Good and EVO

Will the HTC EVO 4G and EVO 3D officially get upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich?

Htc-logoWhile speculation runs rampant about if and when our beloved HTC EVO phones will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich anytime in the foreseeable future, HTC decided to release a brief statement that really doesn't answer anything at all.

Straight from the horse's mouth:

We are excited about the latest update for Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, and are currently reviewing its features and functionality to determine our upgrade plans. Our goal for Android updates is to give every customer an improved user experience, which means balancing each phone's unique hardware, HTC Sense experience and the Android kernel. While our goal is to upgrade as many of our recent devices as possible, we are committed to maintaining every phone's performance and usability first. Please stay tuned for more updates on specific device upgrade plans.

I don't know about you, but to me this sounds like the EVO 4G won't be updated at all, to preserve that precious "usability." (Most likely, this is the same reason the original EVO never received an official upgrade to Sense 3.0.) However, this still leaves hope for the EVO 3D, although given the carrier politics and delays that every OTA has to endure, I doubt it will be anytime soon.

Of course, anything at this point is pure speculation. But we still want to know: in your opinion, how will all this play out for the EVO 4G and EVO 3D?  If your phone doesn't officially get it, will this be motivation enough to root and flash a custom ROM? Now's your chance to sound off in the comments.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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