The Android Jelly Bean operating system is starting to get to more devices much faster than the Android Ice Cream Sandwich ever did. Just ask those that have the HTC Thunderbolt how they feel about waiting months to get the Ice Cream Sandwich software, only to be turned away last week. The Android Jelly Bean update is a nice one and a welcomed upgrade from the Android 4.0 software and is now available on the HTC EVO 4G LTE handset.
Users that own the handset have been reporting that the update is coming to their device manually through the settings area of the phone. Once the update is downloaded, the installation process starts and the Android Jelly Bean operating system is the result. The new firmware build 3.15.651.16 is not a small one so you are going to want to be hooked up to Wi-Fi, unless you have a very nice connection to the unlimited data, have the battery charger handy and plenty of time to get the download going. The download, install and reboot process will take some time, but the end result is well worth it.
The Android Jelly Bean version it will be running is the one rolled out back in July of this year and includes features like HTC Sense 4+ update, enhanced user interface with better performance for the camera app, a new landing page and event/map view gallery, some nice Jelly Bean Blue accents instead of the Android Green, some power management options and the Sprint Connection Optimizer. All of these features are unique to the handset and are nice compared to the Ice Cream Sandwich update. Other bugs and fixes are known to be included in the software, including the custom ringtone for contacts, and WiFi connection fixes just to name a few.
There is also a lot of driver updates and HTC Sync Manager sees a major make over. You no longer need to mount your SD Card to your computer. After the new drivers are installed the phone will show up as a portable media player named “Evo” under “Computer”. Just double click on it and it will show your internal memory and your SD Card. Both accessible on the phone even as it is connected to the computer. You can sync all your media from your phone to the computer and visa versa. This includes music, pictures, calenders, documents, and contacts.
Sprint had the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update already posted on their web site ahead of pushing it off to customers right away. The wait has not been that long, but any sort of waiting during a process like this can seem like a long time. For the most part the Android Jelly Bean enabled devices list is starting to get a little larger each month.
Above all this update is a very welcomed one and has been very amazing. All of the new features are pleasant, the User Interface is so much smoother, WiFi speeds have improved, data connections are faster, and 4g LTE connects in areas where it didnt before. But thats a different story.Finally The update comes as an OTA (Over The Air) so go to >Settings>System Updates> HTC Software Update. This Upgrade is Roughly 360MB in size. so put that bad boy on a charger and get connected to WiFi if possible. Once downloaded the installation process and rebooting of the phone shouldnt take more than 10-15 minutes.