HTC says Android 4.0 update coming in March to select models

HTC says Android 4.0 update coming in March to select models
Considering that the white HTC Sensation is shipping in Europe starting March 1st with Android 4.0, it might be no surprise that the Sensation series will be the first HTC phones to be updated to the latest Android version. Starting at the end of next month, the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Sensation XE will be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich with the HTC Sensation XL receiving it shortly afterward.

Other HTC devices getting Android 4.0 sometime later this year include the HTC Rezound, HTC Vivid, HTC Amaze 4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire S and HTC Desire HD. No precise date was given as to when the owners of these devices can expect the latest build of Google's open source operating system.

For those with an HTC model not mentioned, there still is hope that you could receive an update. HTC said that more models getting Ice Cream Sandwich will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Models like the HTC ThunderBolt are still not accounted for, so owners of that model should definitely be crossing their fingers.

source: HTC



18. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

16. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I think that if the EVO Design 4G, Incredible S, and Desire S are getting an update to ICS, then phones like the T-Bolt, Evo 4G, and Evo Shift should get it as well. Though, all the phones listed have at least 768MB RAM and the Evo 4G and Evo Shift only have 512MB; but the Incredible S is getting ICS so the Incredible 2 shouldn't be too far behind. I'm kinda jealous of a couple of my friends right now, they both have a Sensation 4G.

15. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Later means fall 2012

14. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

The desire HD so does that also mean the HTC inspire 4g also? Or will AT&T not even bother?

17. RicNP

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm still waiting for sense 3.0, most european carriers already updated the Deisre HD :(

11. CuttingEdge11

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

Seeing as my Evo 4G apparently doesn't have enough ram to run higher than sense 1.0, I doubt it will get updated.. which sucks, because i've only had it about a year. ):

13. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

root it, im running Sense 3.5 , so buttery smooth too

9. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Go Go HTC!

8. MarloThaMartian

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

They said vivid would be updated early 2012. How did that go from that to "later this year" -_-

10. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Htc always lie

19. FlyMrTee

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

the vivid has been updated already

7. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

wow if my thunderbolt ends up getting ICS then im set for a while! buying a house, so no more updating yearly for me :(

5. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

sweet that mean once they release the code then I will have a nice new rom to put on my 3D

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

You can track somewhat the progress of ICS on the sensation here: Some of the stuff in that list, like fully Adreno 220 rendering is redundant; they did that for 2.3.x. Obviously 4.x has it already.

3. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Hopefully that means that the 3D will be getting it soon after, because its pretty much the same thing plus 3D

2. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011 that's the link to HTC's post on facebook earlier today about this.

1. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

NICE, now if I can just have the option of turning Sense 4.0 off..

6. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

As it is, the stock unlock screen, stock contacts and such are broken in ICS 4.0.3 from the code on Google's server. I've tried it and found using Sense 3.6 (which is what it looks it will have) isn't that much different than stock. I'd rather have the stock launcher, but that one still needs work as well. Now that Google released Chrome, I don't care it doesn't have the stock browser either, as they both work pretty much the same.

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