Sprint EVO Gets A Software Update, Now Comes With Swype (And Crapware!)

Hey Sprint Evo 4G owners! Want an unremovable demo of some game installed on your handset? No? Well, that’s too bad. You’re getting it anyway!

Just days after the Verizon Droid X was sent an update with a unremovable demo of Madden NFL, an update (read: not Gingerbread) to the HTC Evo is giving that handset some crapware of its very own: a demo copy of Gameloft’s NOVA. On the upside, the update also packs a few little new features and some bug fixes. Check’em out after the jump.

-Blockbuster (including WM DRM 10)
-Kindle eReader
-Preloaded try/buy video game: NOVA from Gameloft
-Sprint Zone update
-Latest Telenav
-Latest Visual Voicemail Application
-Latest Sprint TV application
-SWYPE keyboard
-Scan Now Widget for 4G

As you can see from the list, this update is mainly focused on patching up the software Sprint includes out of the box. To be the naysayer, the only items most folks would really get all antsy-in-the-pantsies about are the Swype keyboard (because Swype rocks, but trying to keep up with their expiring Beta system is a pain) and the Scan Now Widget, which looks to allow you to quickly check if you’re within range of 4G signal without having to muck with all the radio settings (Hurray, potential battery life saving widgets!).