HTC has started rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) software update for its glasses-free 3D promising smartphone – EVO 3D. The new Android 4.0 ICS update is being pushed out only for the non co-branded smartphones(contract-free) HTC EVO 3D devices in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region as of now. The Android 4.0 ICS update has been pushed over the air in the aforementioned regions.
The update of 300 MB size comprises of the Android 4.0 ICS code with Sense UI layered on top owners and since no release notes were found attached with the update but we can expect the regular set of Android 4.0 ICS features included in the update.
Unlike LG, the update does not mention any special 2D to 3D conversion software but would have been nice if it existed. Also it would be great to have a video editor on the smartphone. Apparently, we shall get more details about the update only when we get it in India.
The HTC EVO 3D directly competes with the LG Optimus 3D which now has slightly improved version of Optimus 3D Max in India. The EVO 3D features a 4.3 inch 3D LCD touchscreen display with 540×960 pixel resolution and panel built with Corning Gorilla Glass technology. It houses a dual core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8660 mobile processor with 1 GB RAM to support the 3D imagery. This smartphone has a dual 5 megapixel camera for recording 3D videos. HTC EVO 3D can be purchased online for as low as Rs 23,000.