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HTC announces the Thunderbolt, Rhyme, and Incredible 2 to get ICS update

0. phoneArena 17 Feb 2012, 15:04 posted on

HTC took to Facebook today to announce that three of their popular Verizon handsets would receive a helping of Ice Cream Sandwich at some point...

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posted on 17 Feb 2012, 15:09 3

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


wow, that's good news. the Incredible 2 is a really tough phone to retire. xD

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 02:35

20. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


HTC is the only company which updates most of its phones, 1 thing which made me choose the desire s. they even update the low tier phones. On the other hand, samsung doesnt even bother unless its the high tier galaxy.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 15:55 4

2. MalakiMills (Posts: 255; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


HTC realizes they need to step their game up to compete with samsung, and in my mind they have always been better than motorola and LG, but hey, that's just me. Maybe this year will be a much needed turn around for them.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 16:17 6

3. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 244; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


wow. ICS for TB!?? talk about INCREDIBLE!

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 16:24 3

4. Yankchef (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


Its good to see single core devices getting upgraded to ics... This to me is a big plus for htc along with the bootloader unlocks. If they went back as far as the evo i would bump htc way up on potential upgrade for my next device. Still upgrading devices like that definitely puts them ahead of motorola and samsung for sure

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 19:46 2

10. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


If you want a device with unlock bootloader and upgrades, Nexus and HTC are the only ways to go. They care about their customers almost as much as their bottom line, which I can't say about phone makers like crapsung

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 16:52 3

5. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Wow how did the thunderbolt get ics before the bionic?

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 09:11 1

27. firelightx (Posts: 71; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


Because.... HTC is a better company than motorola, especially when it comes to software updates?

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 17:29

6. NateAdam8 (Posts: 130; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


All I know is I've been big on HTC cause of my HTC MyTouch 4G Slide but I've heard that HTC won't be releasing the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update's to it, If that's the case I'll be switching to Samsung for sure.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 17:36 1

7. theBankRobber (Posts: 642; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Now thunderbolt users can sit down, relax, and wait for the update to come in around 3-7 months. Lol It would amaze me if the Original Incredible and Evo get ICS. Gingerbread almost killed Sense on the Evo, made it smooth but the constant Sense crashing drove me crazy.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 17:51 2

8. JasonLegend00 (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Nov 2009)


They made the right decision to let it out on Verizons first 4G phone!

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 17:54 4

9. codymws (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


NOT FAIR!!! It was between the Thunderbolt and the Droid Charge when I was buying my phone, and of course I went with the Charge.

Stupid Samsung.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 19:52

11. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I hope you learned a lesson from this: Never buy a crapsung phone. Unless its a galaxy that has been road tested, is going to get the next upgrade for sure with an official timeline, top of the line specs, and no bugs. Otherwise your screwed

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 19:53

12. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Hopefully that announcement will include a timeline for the other already official upgrades? Like, I don't know, the Evo 3D?

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 20:09

13. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


I don't see why they would have a problem with that, the tb and the og EVO are pretty much the same phone spec wise, so HTC could realistically dish out ICS to both the EVO and 3d

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 21:33

14. CuttingEdge11 (Posts: 7; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


EVO 3D is getting the upgrade, but I would be suprised if the og EVO gets the update... I sure as hell hope so though, I've only had mine for a year. The only reason i would doubt it is that htc couldn't seem to get a newer version of sense on it anyway..

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 23:52

18. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


If the TB can get it the OG can. I imagine if they say its not getting it there would be a Samsung Galaxy S1 like react to it because a lot of people got the OG Evo and still have it for over 1/3 of a year minimum. And I know the 3D IS getting it, I just would like to know when

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 09:54

21. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Well I have mine till November and I would love some ICS goodness I hope Sprint grabs some new HTC by then I really wanna stick with them when I upgrade my wife bought this phone brand new then gave it to me when I bought her the s2 for Valentines day and we have not had one prob with this phone since we bought it which is something I can't say say for any other phone I've ever owned

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 11:53

22. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


HTC will definitely put out a new high-end Evo by November. I guarantee it (Men's Warehouse style)

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 22:19

15. krysis (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


The Rhyme is selling good enough to justify 4.0?

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 18:03

23. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Rhyme is overpriced i rather get a titan

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 20:08

24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you get the Rhyme with the dock, a decent pair of headphones, & the unique notification charm for $150. for the targeted market for this phone which is women that dgaf about anything but style this isn't a bad deal.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 21:37

25. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


the problem is , do i need those and i live in asia so i buy unlocked

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 21:59

26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well then this isn't for you. you would just want to get a Droid Incredible 2 as a direct alternative.

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 09:14

28. firelightx (Posts: 71; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


It's not about sales, it's about backing up your product and keeping to your promises.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 22:59 2

16. jibraihimi (Posts: 539; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Now what excuse samsung can give for not upgrading Galaxy S........????

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 23:52

19. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


We're crapsung and we only care about making money?

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 23:45

17. shawndog1 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 May 2011)


Maid my day

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 07:32

29. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


welcome to software issues galore i.e. ICS on these dated devices.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 09:02

30. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


I dont know about the ICS update for my thunderbolt it work %100 fine...Im not goin back to all those problem

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