HTC to bring Android Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Sensation, Rezound, EVO 3D and more
Since the introduction of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, most of the big boys on the Android scene have already shared their plans regarding which of their devices are to be treated to a tasty update in the near future. We have even compiled a full list of smartphones and tablets that will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich, and the list is growing at a steady pace. However, one major company, namely HTC, is keeping its fans on pins and needles as it has been pretty silent on the matter, and the highly-acclaimed HTC Sense user interface, or more specifically the way it would fit on top of the platform's new look, is known to be the reason for the delay.
Well, the wait is now finally over and the first batch of HTC smartphones that will be upgraded to ICS is already known. Here is what the manufacturer announced on its official Facebook page:
HTC knows how excited our fans are to get their hands on Google's latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, so we're thrilled today to announce the first wave of HTC phones that will receive upgrades. Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in early 2012 to a variety of devices including the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE, as well as the HTC Rezound*, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G* and HTC Amaze 4G* through close integration with our carrier partners. We're continuing to assess our product portfolio, so stay tuned for more updates on device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Ice Cream Sandwich.
So, there you go – pretty much all of HTC's current high-ends are getting Ice Cream Sandwich, albeit not by the end of 2011. Are we going to see a new major version of the HTC Sense UI running on top of them? That is a question the answer to which is not known yet, but it will surely be interesting to see how HTC will blend its custom overlay with Android 4.0 and all the new goodies that it brings to the table.