HTC to bring Android Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Sensation, Rezound, EVO 3D and more

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:

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. 

source: HTC (Facebook) via SlashGear




Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Please keep it mostly stock 4.0 include your widgets but keep it stock!

3. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

And don't make it affect the performance. But please add eye candy.

5. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Pay me to use it please, too

6. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

theres no way they wont include Sense on it.

2. DigitalBath

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I am guessing we will have to see a new version of sense running on ICS.... Im looking forward to it!!

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

How fast does early 2012 sound? Hopefully really fast

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Same rough timeline as Motorola... although I maintain Moto should run stock ICS and HTC will undoubtedly use Sense.

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I think they should scale down their skins to be mainly apps and widgets

15. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Considering that it's the 7th of November, that is fairly fast. Also depends on what they consider "early 2012". "Early 2012" could be within the first like 3 months of 2012.

7. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Sense 4.0 FTW ! Stock ICS is not ugly, but...we need the Sense "WOW" effect..

8. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

Does this mean htc phones won't lag? I'm thinking of the rezound and I, afraid of the choppiness

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Hopefully ICS' native multicore support will help. It would be nice to see a performance boost with ICS similar to (or better than!) what phones saw with the Froyo upgrade.

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

ICS has both hardware acceleration and multiple core support so I expect it will be as smooth as WP ot IOS (or at least close)

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

HTC - thanks for acknowledging you will be providing an upgrade to ICS. How about another just as important piece of information... WHEN?

14. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

I hope its both cdma and gsm EVO 3D

16. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I think that HTC should update all their 2011 devices to ICS, and hopefully they'll update the Evo Shift to ICS; but with my luck it'll stay on Gingerbread.

17. JasonLegend00

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 06, 2009

What about my Thunderbolt!?!

18. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

The TBolt will not get it because it's not a dual core device. ICS is optimized for Dual Core phones. It would just make the Bolt lag especially since it doesnt even have 1GB of ram. I'm thrilled that we got GB on it to be honest!

19. nameless1521

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

But, Nexus S gettting ICS although it has a single core. That can't be a excuse.

20. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

They said that the sensation is getting ICS but did they mean Europes's Sensation only, America's Sensation 4G only, or both? I hope the my sensation 4G gets ICS...

21. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

I look forward to the update on my beloved Evo 3d great no doubt. But that won't happen till at least March 2012 I won't wait that long for ice cream sandwich. I will purchase the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon which will be my first pure android device. I look forward to this ice cream sandwich experience ice cream sandwich has made htc sense no longer needed WHY because stock android is no longer UGLY like it was in June 2010 when I purchased my first smartphone the evo 4g. Galaxy Nexus here I come I will have the best of both worlds

22. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Omg i cant wait!

23. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I just got off the phone with HTC because i had some questions about my Sensation 4G and the guy on the phone told me that the Sesation 4G will get the new ICS update sometime around mid January to early Febuary. He couldnt give me an exact date. But it will be updated to Android 2.4 !!! So theres something to be exited about!

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