HTC EVO 4G’s Android 4.3 Update Delayed Until Mid-February


The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the HTC EVO 4G has been delayed until mid-February. The software was initially expected to make its debut at the end of 2013, but HTC America president Jason Mackenzie today confirmed on Twitter that users will have to wait another few weeks for it.

The EVO 4G’s Android 4.3 update doesn’t just bring everything you’d expect from Android 4.3, but also HTC’s overhauled Sense 5 user interface, which includes a new look and new features like BlinkFeed. HTC originally told users that would get it before the end of 2013, but when that didn’t happen, Mackenzie confirmed the delay on Twitter.

“It will enter Sprint testing in mid-Jan and release to customers [around] mid-Feb,” he told one user.

The EVO 4G originally shipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0, so Android 4.3 will be its third major Android release. When it launched back in May 2013, it was considered a high-end device, but by today’s standards, you’d probably say it’s midrange.

The EVO 4G packs a 4.7-inch 720p display, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It also has Beats audio integration, but it’s a little too old for HTC’s latest flagship features, like those front-facing BoomSound speakers and the UltraPixel camera.