HTC EVO 4G: Official Gingerbread update release date, 4.22.651.2 download imminent

By Alan Ng - Jun 2, 2011

We have just informed you about some great news for potential EVO 3D buyers, and now we have some equally great news for EVO 4G owners – yes we haven’t forgotten about you. It looks like you’ll be getting a surprise official upgrade to Android Gingerbread soon, very soon according to reports.

It has been revealed that the EVO 4G could be enjoying a slice of gingerbread by Monday 6th June, according to images provided by the guys over at Engadget. Two images reveal official Sprint documents showing instructions for the forthcoming update, as well as the 6/6/11 marked down as update day on their calender.

The documents also suggest that the update build for the official Gingerbread update will be 4.22.651.2 and that it will take place OTA on your handsets. On a side note, we’re also hearing that the update will bring fixes involving SMS and also a fix for problems with Gmail services that some of you have been having.

The question on our minds though, is who is still rocking a HTC EVO 4G loud and proud? There are an awful amount of tempting devices available to buy now, with many more set to follow this Summer. Ever thought about upgrading this year, or are you happy with your EVO?

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  • Todd Hyle

    I have had my Evo 4G for a year and although I qualify for an upgrade I’m holding still. This is the first year in 3 that I won’t be getting a new phone upgrade. The reason is I love my Evo 4G and while the dual core of the Evo 3D is tempting there is not enough difference to make me take the plunge. I am not shooting video but take a few pictures. Why would I trade a 8 MP for a 5MP camera? Last year I ran out and bought the mini-HDMI – HDMI cable to get my phone’s video play on a flat screen TV. Well… OK. I used that cable maybe 3 times for 5 minutes. I guess it’s a nice feature but not that practical and in my case an unused feature. The Evo 3D would not be any different usage wise. My greater concern is how many programs will the Gingerbread update effect in a negative way (as in not work anymore)? The Froyo upgrade frustrated me for several months. I sure hope Gingerbread doesn’t give my Evo 4G buggy problems like Froyo did!