You know what they say about rumors: we need to take them with a grain of salt. And as it turns out, the latest HTC EVO 4G LTE rumor has proven false, even though it came from a source that has proven reputable in the past. According to HTC USA president Jason Mackenzie, the EVO 4G LTE will indeed receive Android 4.3, along with Sense 5, before the end of the year.
EVO LTE to receive android 4.3 and Sense 5 by end of the year. @HTCUSA
— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) October 5, 2013
There is also good news for HTC One owners on AT&T, as well. Yesterday Mackenzie also tweeted that the Android 4.3 update passed carrier certification, so it should start rolling out next week:
Good news for One users on AT&T. 4.3 update passed AT&T certification today. Will begin to push to your phones early next week. @HTCUSA
— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) October 4, 2013
I’m really liking the direction I see HTC going here: the struggling Taiwanese manufacturer is not only being more open and transparent about its future update plans, but it’s also actually updating devices that are more than a year old. If you own an EVO 4G LTE, this is absolutely fantastic news – and I hope HTC keeps it up.
Thanks, Fifth313ment, Simon, Cody, and everyone else who tipped us!