We’ve known for some time now that the HTC EVO 4G LTE would most likely receive the new Sense 5 UI in a future OTA update – HTC confirmed that the One X, One S, and a few other devices would be getting this update, and so far the EVO 4G LTE has followed an identical upgrade pattern to the One X. However, it was a bit unclear which features would actually make their way to these older HTC devices, as HTC specifically noted that “some features enabled by the new HTC One hardware will not be available in the software updates.”
But according to developer LlabTooFeR on Twitter, the One X will indeed receive Zoe and BlinkFeed in a future update, thus pretty much cementing a similar fate for the EVO 4G LTE, too. For you naysayers out there, this is also the same developer who tweeted about the One X receiving Jelly Bean, too, when it was still uncertain whether or not the phone would get that update.
We still don’t have a specific timeframe for when we can expect this update, but my personal guess is that it won’t appear until late summer at the absolute earliest. As we know all too well, Sprint can take its time approving these updates, and HTC also doesn’t want to potentially cannibalize new sales of the HTC One, either. Of course, we’ll let you know as soon as it is available for download.[Twitter via Ubergizmo] Thanks, Bill!