HTC EVO 4G LTE Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update Release Finally Arrives

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | December 31, 2013 10:58 AM EST

The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the HTC EVO 4G LTE has been anticipated by fans for quite some time. The long awaited release date of the update has been finally detailed by HTC. But it's not going to be pretty soon.

HTC already confirmed that one of its top devices in 2012, the HTC EVO 4G LTE will receive the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update along with the Sense 5 UI, which arrived for HTC One in April. HTC announced that the update will start rolling out by the end of the year.

In November, HTC backpedalled and the update will enter its labs in January 2014. This means it will be delayed beyond the initial official release date. The company did not announce any potential roll out dates, except it will enter the testing starting in January.

According to Got To Be Mobile, Jason Mackenzie, the HTC president, announced the release date details for those fans who are still stuck waiting for the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The update will come in mid-February, Mackenzie further added. This release date only happens when the plans go seamlessly without issues leading to delays. HTC appears to have encountered unspecified issues with the update that led to the delays.

Mackenzie didn't commit to any specific release date which means the fans who have been eagerly waiting for the HTC EVO 4G LTE Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update will remain in the dark as the new year approaches.

HTC EVO 4G was released in summer and with its approaching second birthday, the Sense 5 and the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean might be its final major update. Based on history, HTC has stuck to an 18-month support window for its devices, even its flagship smartphones. HTC EVO 4G LTE owners will be lucky if they receive the latest candy bar from Google, which is the Android 4.4 KitKat.

At this point, neither official announcements nor rumors have come out about the HTC EVO 4G LTE Android 4.4 KitKat updates.

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