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Sprint's HTC Evo 4G LTE joins the Android 4.1 club

Sprint is issuing the Jelly Bean update to its signature HTC smartphone.

Sprint welcomes the Evo 4G LTE to Jelly Bean's fold.
CBS Interactive

The HTC Evo 4G LTE is the newest member of the Sprint family to receive an Android 4.1.1 update.

Sprint will release Jelly Bean in stages over the next few weeks, but anxious users can manually install the update starting today.

As is the case with other 4.1 updates of its kind, the Sprint smartphone will see new features such as enhanced notifications, camera improvements, and a smarter keyboard.

The Evo 4G LTE will get a few HTC-specific tweaks as well, such as the Tap and Go function that pairs the handset with select Beats Audio speakers. The new firmware brings the device current with the latest release of the custom HTC Sense 4+ experience.

Sprint is also taking advantage of the update to include a few additional touches, including Sprint Connections Optimizer app and personalized ringtones.

For additional details on what Jelly Bean has to offer, be sure to check out CNET's full Android 4.1 review.

Sprint users may also consider swinging through the carrier's forums to read up on the 4.1.1 update.