According to the folks over at skatterteck, an HTC Employee during the CTIA Wireless 2011 event confirmed that not only would the Evo be getting Gingerbread soon, but several other HTC phones would also be getting some 2.3 love. According to the site, “The update is not just limited to that phone either, other HTC “legacy devices” which currently run on Android 2.2 Froyo will apparently also get the update.” There is apparently one catch though.
HTC, in an attempt to make sure people will still buy their new phones, will not release the update until another phone with GB already pre-installed is released. With rumors of a 3D Evo coming soon, my bet would be on that phone to be released soon and the Gingerbread update to be shortly after. For you Sense-loyalists out there (and you know who you are) this means you will also be getting the new Sense 2.0 soon, very cool! It’s nice to see HTC not abandoning their “older” phones (I’m looking at you Motorola and Samsung). I will definitely be keeping that in mind when the time comes to buy my next phone.