Aging HTC Incredible S gets the love of seeing an Android 4.0 ICS update

Aging HTC Incredible S gets the love of seeing an Android 4.0 ICS update
Wow, it seems as though all the smartphone manufacturers needed a nudge from Google to finally release some Ice Cream Sandwich updates. After Google unveiled its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform last week, we’ve been seeing quite a few smartphones getting their long awaited ICS updates. So far, we’ve seen the Motorola DROID RAZR, Sony Xperia mini, and Motorola RAZR get their updates for ICS, but now we can include the aging HTC Incredible S.

Yes folks, you heard that right! The aging HTC Incredible S, which is essentially the same as the HTC Droid Incredible 2 for Verizon, is surprisingly getting its tasty helping of dessert in the form of an ICS software update. Specifically, it updates the handset’s software to Android 4.0.4, and from the looks of it, owners are treated to version 3.6 of HTC’s Sense interface.

Of course, it’s not the most up-to-date version of Sense, which is what we see running on devices like the HTC One X, but nevertheless, HTC Sense 3.6 is still going to please a lot of Incredible S owners. It might not have the cool 3D and transition effects found with Sense 4.0, but at least it boasts nearly all of the core functionality we’d expect to find.

Right now, it seems like unlocked versions of the smartphone are the first to see the update, which happens to clock in at 250MB in size – meaning, Wi-Fi connectivity might be the optimal choice for downloading it. However, it’s unknown at this point if its CDMA sibling in the HTC Droid Incredible 2 for Verizon Wireless will be seeing the same love.

via The Unwired & Mobileburn

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Incredible S
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(6.33h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. arsenalfan411

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

come on vzw, my incredible 2 needs some love!

6. Vince805

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

come on verizon!!!! I need that ICS love too!!!! and to think i pre ordered that galaxy S3 already thinking we werent gonna get ICS!!!

2. myhtc

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Hey still I dont get Update notification of ICS on my HTC incredible s (India)..Why??? Plz reply

8. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Do you have unlocked international version? That's the one getting the update right now. If it is, you can go the Menu/Settings/Device Updates/Check For Update (or HTC Software Update). If the one you have is a carrier specific version, it will be a little later.

11. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Earn dude here in Asia our carrier version is the same with the international version .

14. myhtc

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Yep , I have unlocked international version..Still i cant find the update on my mobile ,I checked through Menu/Settings/Device Updates/Check For Update.Still its showing me THERE ARE NO UPDATES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR PHONE...Its just frustrating to me ...Wish will be rollout here soon..hey and thnx for replying me @skymitch89 :)

15. myhtc

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

hey do u get that ICS update for ur mobile ? @skymitch89

3. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

what about htc one x?

4. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The one x has ICS.

9. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 2012

LOL face palm -_-

10. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

it will have gingerbread first, somewhere next month.. and then ICS the next month.. but you will have to wait another 6 months for Jelly bean, though.. Hope this helps.. :) LOL..

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Verizon confirmed themselves that the Incredible 2 will get it. for me though it'll just be a seling point.

7. WinC76 unregistered

It's pretty obvious that this phone would get it. It really isn't that old. So it's not really a huge surprise. But the Desire HD getting ICS, is way more interesting. It's like one of the only few phones from 2010 getting ICS. Now that's good support for a none Nexus device.

13. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Lesson learned : buy HTC or nexus . My dad's galaxy s1 will be stuck with gingerbread forever . So now it is his backup phone

12. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Anyone that have a incredible s here ? Is it slow after ics ?

16. htcincredibles

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

phone works pretty descent. but battery life is very poor after update to ICS 4.0.4

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