The HTC EVO 4G LTE was released back in the first half of 2012, making the handset more than a year old now, but the good news for those who are still holding onto the device is that HTC has not forgotten about you guys and has announced that the handset will be receiving its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update come mid-February 2014. This was confirmed by HTC’s Jason Mackenzie on Twitter in response to a question posed by a user. According to Mackenzie, the update is expected to be sent to Sprint for testing come mid-January and they are expecting that it will be released mid-February, assuming all goes well. However we have seen updates pulled and delayed for unknown reasons, so it’s best not to get your hopes up just yet.
Granted Android 4.3 is considered “old” given that Android 4.4 KitKat has already been released, with many Android users enjoying the latest update in its official glory or unofficial glory in the form of a custom ROM, but we suppose it’s better than nothing, right? No word on whether HTC plans on updating the EVO 4G LTE to Android 4.4 KitKat, but for now we’ll take what we can get. For those wondering why it takes so long for an update to be released, HTC has recently posted an infographic detailing the update process for those who might be curious.