Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Coming To The Evo 4G LTE In February


Unfortunately, HTC was unable to meet its initial goal of updating the Evo 4G LTE by the end of 2013, leaving many of us disappointed. But, today, Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC America, officially revealed on Twitter that the update will be pushed to Sprint for review in “mid-January” and is expected to reach our devices by way of an over-the-air (OTA) update sometime in February.

The EVO 4G LTE was released back in May, 2012, and packs a 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an Adreno 225 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (upgradable up to 32GB via microSD), an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2,000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery.

The full changelog for the upcoming Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update can be seen below:

  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean & HTC Sense 5.0
  • Autocomplete – just start touching numbers or letters and the dial pad will suggest phone numbers or names. To turn on this feature, open your phone app settings and enable “Dial pad autocomplete.”
  • OpenGL ES 3.0 – Android now supports the latest version of the industry standard for high performance graphics.
  • Additional language support – Android is now translated in Africaans, Amharic (አማርኛ), Hindi (हिंदी), Swahili (Kiswahili), and Zulu (IsiZulu).
  • Hebrew, Arabic, and other RTL (right-to-left) – now supported in the home screen, settings, and Phone, People, and Keep apps.
  • Easier text input – an improved algorithm for tap-typing recognition makes text input easier.
  • Lower latency input for gamepad buttons and joysticks.
  • Location detection through Wi-Fi – use Wi-Fi to detect location without turning on Wi-Fi all the time.
  • Bluetooth Smart support.
  • Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 support – display song names on a car stereo.
  • Disabled apps tab – check which apps are disabled in Settings > Apps.
  • Restricted profiles – put your tablet into a mode with limited access to apps and content.
  • Setup wizard simplification – getting started on Android is easier thanks to the ability to correct previous input, and because of streamlined user agreements.
  • Faster user switching – switching users from the lock screen is now faster.
  • Enhanced photo daydream – navigate through interesting albums.