Earlier today, several different websites received anonymous tips which included scans of Sprint memos that revealed the soon-to-arrive Android Gingerbread update for the HTC EVO 4G. Starting on Friday, June 3rd, Evo 4G owners will be able to force a manual update to Gingerbread. If you're not into the manual update thing, then you can wait patiently till June 6th when Sprint will begin to roll out OTA updates to Android 2.3.
If you're of the 'why wait?' mindset (and why wouldn't you be), then forcing the manual update is mind numbingly simple. Come 6/3, simply navigate to Menu -> Settings -> System Updates -> HTC -> Software Updates -> Check Now, to force the check. Say "OK" when it asks you to install. Done.
Along with the update to Gingerbread, EVO 4G owners will be getting some welcome fixes. For one, the SMS bug that randomly sends your text message to the wrong, random recipient will finally be a thing of the past. GMail syncing for multiple accounts gets fixed, so does the inability to charge uber-drained batteries, and there's also fix to Spanish translation in SMS.
Skepticism regarding the authenticity of the memo from which all this information is derived is likely ill-founded, as Sprint starting touting the EVO 4G as a Gingerbread device over a week ago in advertisements. The emergence of the memo simply validates the advertisements and sets asides speculation that references to Android 2.3 in those advertisements were typos.
[via Android Police]