In fact, Sprint made it clear that the update is "on track for the upgrade to be available in Q2. Sprint had hoped to have this resolved by now - we thank our customers for their patience..." I am hoping that they realize how far through Q2 we already are. Another push-back of the release is not something we need.
Rumors were abound last week about a possible update for Sprint's HTC Hero and Samsung Moment coming out on May 7th, but I refrained from posting them as they didn't seem to pass muster, and I had already done enough Android 2.1 for Sprint stories that didn't come about.
Back on topic to the EVO 4G, Engadget found an FCC approval for the phone, and a leak to AndroidGuys shows training material for the phone and thanks to the pictures, we now have some confirmation on specific details of the phone. There are also rumblings of a new pricing scheme for the 4G handset. According to the AndroidGuys article and Phandroid's coverage of the story, we now know that:
- Hotspot feature will support WEP and WPA encryption
- FM radio receiver is a go
- Google Navigation and Sprint Navigation are both present
- Reset and recovery menus are navigated with volume rocker
- Lack of a trackball, optical trackpad, or d-pad
Image from AndroidGuys