Sprint is issuing an over-the-air (OTA) update for all of their current Android-powered smartphones made by HTC. This means, specifically, we’re talking about the HTC EVO 4G, EVO Shift 4G, the HTC EVO 3D, the HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC View 4G and the HTC Wildfire S.
The OTA has been closely developed with HTC in an effort to resolve some data storage issues that HTC has come under fire for in recent weeks. The data storage issue is that HTC is storing data in such a way that other applications can have access to it; potentially malicious applications. Now this isn’t personal data or credit card data that they’re being sloppy with, it’s things like which applications you use, numbers you have called and your account names. What it’s not storing sloppily, are your passwords and sensitive information.
Long story short (tl;dr) — HTC is storing your data in a sloppy way, Sprint is issuing an OTA update that fixes it for all of their Android devices.
Check your device regularly to make sure your OTA isn’t already queued and waiting to go.