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

HTC announces the Thunderbolt, Rhyme, and Incredible 2 to get ICS update
Good news today for some of HTC’s Verizon customers, as they announced via their Facebook page that the HTC Incredible 2, Thunderbolt, and Rhyme will get an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This is in addition to the HTC Rezound, whose upgrade had been announced previously.

No timeline was supplied for the updates, and recent announcements by other manufacturers seem to push the update timeline backwards rather than forward. Still, it’s better to get a late upgrade than none at all, right?

Finally, HTC hinted that there may be more announcements to come, as their post concluded by saying, “Stay tuned for more news on Ice Cream Sandwich releases in the coming weeks.”


source: HTC via Droid-Life

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30 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

20. theindianguy

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

2. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

3. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

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

4. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 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

10. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 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

5. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Wow how did the thunderbolt get ics before the bionic?

27. firelightx

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

6. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

7. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

8. JasonLegend00

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 06, 2009

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

9. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

11. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 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

12. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

13. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 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

14. CuttingEdge11

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 23, 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..

18. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 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

21. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 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

22. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

15. krysis

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

The Rhyme is selling good enough to justify 4.0?

23. thelegend6657 unregistered

Rhyme is overpriced i rather get a titan

24. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

25. thelegend6657 unregistered

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

26. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

28. firelightx

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

16. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

19. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

17. shawndog1

Posts: 34; Member since: May 21, 2011

Maid my day

29. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

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

30. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 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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