The latest update to the Google Play Store may have brought magazine subscriptions and the option to purchase movies and television shows, but it also broke some very important functionality for some HTC EVO users: namely, the ability to download apps over WiMAX. So far, we’ve only been able to confirm this on the original HTC EVO 4G and the EVO 3D, but it’s possible that all Sprint WiMAX devices are impacted.

Google has acknowledged the problem and says that it’s working with Sprint to get this issue resolved. But in the meantime, it advises users to download apps over 3G or WiFi.

Here is Google’s official response:

We’re aware that some users (in particular Sprint users) are receiving a “Waiting on network” error when downloading from Google Play over the 4G network.

This issue is a problem with the configuration of your carrier network, but we’re currently working with carriers to get it resolved, so thanks in advance for your patience.

In the meantime, as a temporary workaround, please:

  • Use 3G instead of 4G to download from Google Play or
  • Use WiFi instead of a network connection

[GoogleThanks, devo4g!