HTC EVO 3D gets ICS update – unless it’s on Sprint

Those of you who have a non-Sprint version of the HTC EVO 3D should be happy to find out that the long-awaited update to Ice Cream Sandwich is finally on its way to your devices, while Sprint users in the meantime are quietly (or vocally) cursing the service provider that seems to be standing in the way.

The update is available now to anyone in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and it’s around 300MB big. This update not only includes Android 4.0, but also Sense 3.6, which is an interesting mish-mash between Sense 3.0 and Sense 4.0. Interestingly enough, the EVO V 4G – Virgin Mobile’s rebranded EVO 3D – launched earlier this month with Ice Cream Sandwich already on board, leaving post-paid Sprint customers as the last major contingency to get the update.

Personally, I love HTC’s products, and Sprint is my favorite postpaid carrier in the US right now, despite some lingering frustrations I have with it. But the situation with the EVO 3D just makes me wonder what the hell Sprint and HTC were thinking. It’s now almost July, and this update was originally promised in early 2012. Prepaid customers got the update before postpaid customers did. A year ago, this was Sprint’s flagship phone. What happened, Sprint?

[The Unwired via Phandroid]
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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.