July 11, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
The HTC EVO 4G LTE has had a few hiccups since the device launched in May, he most notable being a non-functioning Google Wallet. Users had trouble using their phones to make payments or access their reward information, which is not good when Sprint makes a big deal about Google Wallet as part of its launch feature.
Google Wallet should finally be fixed thanks to a software update going out today. Sprint has announced that version 1.22.651.3 should make Google Wallet fully operational for HTC EVO 4G LTE owners. The persistent problems should be fixed now, so users can log-in and reclaim their bonus money as well as begin making purchases at compatible locations that have Google Wallet or MasterCard PayPass terminals.
Sprint also promises that today’s update provides a few other fixes for some problems dealing with the Gallery and Calendar apps, as well as a “Google security update.” The Galaxy S III also got a security update recently that removed universal search on the home screen to comply with an Apple patent dispute, so hopefully that’s not the case here.
EVO 4G LTE owners can trigger the update by pressing Settings > System Updates > HTC software update and then follow the instructions that appear on-screen.
Here are the changes highlighted by Sprint
• Google security updates
• Wifi disconnect issue
• Time zone issue
• Google Wallet fix
• Side loaded video pause issue
• Random power cycling issue
• Pioneer Bluetooth Car Kit connection issu
• Gallery app crash
• Calendar reminder (all day even time) issue