HTC EVO 4G LTE will receive Android 4.3 and Sense 5 after all

HTC EVO 4g LTE pic

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.

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:

The T-Mobile HTC One is still slated to get the update by mid-October, while Verizon customers will have to wait until the end of the month.

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!

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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.