Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Vivid starts trickling out bringing Sense 3.6
Now that the HTC Vivid is starting to see its promised Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, which was promised to land in the coming weeks when the HTC One handsets were unveiled, things should be fine and dandy, right? Well, one would imagine that this update would also bring HTC Sense 4.0, but instead, it features HTC Sense 3.6.
Indeed, it offers some of the enhancements and features of the Sense 4.0 user interface, but it’s not quite as polished in the visual presentation department. Nevertheless, if it’s just like the recent Android 4.0update for the Sensation, which we managed to get a preview of very recently, it should no doubt still keep handset owners very happy.
Beats by Dr. Dre audio profiles – thus, giving HTC Vivid owners the same lovable audio experience as some other handsets bearing the Beast by Dr. Dre logo. So yeah, with Beats audio support supplementing the updated Sense 3.6 interface running on top of Android 4.0, it should no doubt prove to reinvigorate AT&T’s first HTC 4G LTE enabled smartphone.
Well, if you haven’t seen that notification just yet, you can actually initiate the process by simply dialing *#*#682#*#*.
via Android Central
1. c.hack (Posts: 519; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
I got all my OS updates on the day the OS came out. Oh wait, I'm using iOS. lol
2. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I got all my OS updates on the day the OS came out. Oh wait, I'm using a Nexus. lol
3. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
He has a point though, ICS has been out for months and only now phones are receiving the update.
If someone doesn't have a Nexus then he's screwed.
9. ZayZay (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Like always, the carrier releases these updates. Since the nexus is google based, it comes and gets updates asap.
Knowledge is power!
15. JC557 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
He has no point. Different configs from different manufacturers so that they can differentiate themselves along with various carrier requirements lead to the spread out time table of updates.
Not to mention that these OEMs don't see the huge profit margins like Apple and would rather release a new piece of hardware instead of spending money to code a new piece of software.
16. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Nexus one don't have ics although has a 1ghz qualcomm CPU , what's google thinking
4. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
You'll enjoy finally getting a 3g switch now in the latest ios update,revolutionary
5. Sniggly (Posts: 7183; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Except that between time of announcement and rollout, Vivid users are actually getting their updates about when iPhone users got iOS 5. Also, it's nice when a software update actually adds features instead of taking them away, like how iOS 5 removed 4 and below iPhones from being able to use Siri.
8. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)
It's not really taking away if they didn't have it to begin with
10. Sniggly (Posts: 7183; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Prior to iOS five, Siri was an app on the app store available to all iPhones.
6. bigdawg23 (Posts: 391; Member since: 25 May 2011)
I have an iPhone 4S didn't get mine on release date because the servers cant handle the demand.
7. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
First honest iPhone user to ever post on here congrats sir but we do need to step your phone game up to android. We don't do glass unless its gorilla.
14. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
iPhones use Gorrilla Glass, their glass comes from Corning.
11. jcrally17 (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I got a phone with 4G, flash, a dual core processor, and a 4+ inch screen the day I wanted too, not 12-18 months after every other phone on the market...
Silly sheep, go wack00f to a Mac commercial.
12. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)
They STILL dont have real 4G, just a lying icon that ATT slaps on to fool dumb iLemmings.
13. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
It's LTE for the Vivid.
HTC did a good job, they're one of the first to ICS actually. Samsung just recently released ICS, this has been released for a week or two already.
18. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)
I was referencing the iPhail but thanks anyways