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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update delayed for older HTC EVO 4G LTE

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androiddevEven though most of the mobile world is keeping their eyes on the Android 4.4 KitKat software update, there are still some that are hoping to be upgraded to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software.  Some of the older smartphones have been confirmed for the update, while some are surprising some, but the HTC EVO 4G LTE is one device that is set to get the software.  The device is from 2012 and would likely be skipped for the update, but the hardware can handle it, so the confirmation can down.

HTC originally promised that the EVO 4G LTE would have the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update by the end of this year and that would be coming with the Sense 5 user interface as well.  Now reports are being posted online that indicate there have been issues and the update is being delayed.  The odds are very slim that the update will come before the end of 2013 and if you think that Android 4.4 KitKat is next, you should just think about something else.  HTC has been very good about sharing information regarding updates and other things since missing the Android 4.3 update back in September, but this news is going to put them back on watch with some users.

HTC is now moving the possible update to the middle of January and that is when they plan to “enter the lab” with the update, so after the initial testing is done it might be another month before you see any update.  Those that are using older smartphones can only hope that new software comes their way, but for the most part, smartphone makers and mobile carriers make it so easy to upgrade, the number of subscribers that are holding a one year old device is getting smaller.

Going to the lab in January means that the update is more than 2 months away and that is not going to fly with some.  The HTC EVO 4G LTE was one of the high end smartphones when it was released back in April of last year.  Featuring a large, 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 touch screen display with 720p HD resolution and scratch resistant glass for protection.  The EVO 4G LTE came with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor and an 8MP camera on the back side that had an LED flash and F2.0 lens.

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