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Android 2.2 Available For HTC EVO 4G, Sprint Expands 4G Network

Douglas Carter
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Android 2.2 was released to a small number of test subjects back on Friday, which then resulted in that ROM being hosted and downloaded for those who couldn't wait for the official release. HTC then contacted Engadget, recommending users to not install the ROM, and had the original download taken down. Tomorrow is supposed to be the first official day of the update. In other news, Sprint announced that they have increased 4G coverage in Florida, California, Michigan, and Delaware.

Android Central did a hands-on with the Android 2.2 update for the HTC EVO 4G, and there appears to be some interesting new apps, widgets, and other features. Check out their video on YouTube as well for a "brief spin" on the new features.

AndroidandMe notes that the phone is only for stock handsets:

Keep in mind this update is intended for stock phones that are running an unmodified version of the operating system. If you have previously hacked or rooted your EVO, then you should not install this update.

Users who still want to download FroYo now can take a try at finding a link using Google, or waiting a few days until your handset receives the notification.

In other news, Sprint announced an expansion of their 4G network to Modesto California; Stockton, California; Jacksonville, California; Wilmington, Delaware; and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The teaser site for the Samsung Epic 4G, Sprint's second 4G phone, was recently launched. The site shows off the phone's 720p video capture and the phone's pre-loaded Swype software. There are two more videos not yet available for viewing that will demonstrate the phone's display and the phone's graphics power. Interestingly, the first video doesn't include a demonstration of the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a feature that I believe sets it apart from the other Galaxy S phones.

Other Sources: AndroidandMe, Android Central, BoyGeniusReport, Engadget, Phandroid

Image from AndroidandMe