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Sprint releases development guide for the EVO 4G

Thanks to some tipsters we have had a look at the HTC EVO 4G development guide, and it's chock full of goodies. It covers all the things that are going to make the EVO great. As you can see in the pic above, a good portion of the guide covers HDMI out functions, which is enough to want the EVO on it's own. Some of the other things covered:

  • API's for a new location service
  • controling the front facing camera
  • detection and playback of online media ( both Adobe flash and HTML5 )
  • tools and code to handle network transitions between 3G, 4G, and WiFi

While the document itself doesn't mean much to most of us, once the talented developers out there get into it we can expect some really innovative applications to show up on the Market just about the time the EVO hits the shelves. My hat's off to Sprint for getting this out the door and into the hands of the folks that want it and can use it this far in advance of the release of the phone. Makes my personal decision between the EVO and the Sprint Nexus One that much more difficult.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • I am glad Sprint is being a little more proactive in distribution of information this time around. They had a chance with the Pre last year to drum up major excitement, but for one reason or another, the hush hush attitude really crimped their style. I think one possible avenue they could explore is releasing this a month earlier to Premiere subscribers (or a select pool of Premiere / Hero & Moment). It's not hard to be one anymore and I think it gives a good soft launch feeling.
  • Agreed. I think even Sprint learned from the Pre "mess". Getting not only the phone, but the tools for devs to code some apps that use it's features out before the next magical iphone release in June could make or break things.
  • Kudos to Sprint for stepping it up.
  • I want to try this phone.
  • I love it!!!
  • This will be the coolest phone out for a long time. I'm glad I won't have to deal with the nexus one network issues. Thank you Sprint! I love you!
  • does anyone knw if we cant use data n voice @ the same time well what about wifi like the pre can surf the the web n make calls @ the same time, can we b able to do that?
  • Of course, the Hero has been able to do it since Day 1. I don't see that changing. They are different radios, and therefore possible.
    My only gripe is the wifi card being just B/G compatible, when the Iphone 3Gs and Nexus 1 do (even if either phone can't run N yet). My guess is that Apple will activate N over the summer with OS 4.0, like they activated Bluetooth for 2nd Gen Ipod Touches last year.