Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Vivid starts trickling out bringing Sense 3.6

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 ofthe Sense 4.0 user interface, but it’s not quite as polished in the visualpresentation 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.


Furthermore, it’s worth reiterating that this softwareupdate also brings forth the Beats by Dr. Dre audio profiles – thus, giving HTCVivid owners the same lovable audio experience as some other handsets bearingthe Beast by Dr. Dre logo. So yeah, with Beats audio support supplementing theupdated Sense 3.6 interface running on top of Android 4.0, it should no doubtprove to reinvigorate AT&T’s first HTC 4G LTE enabled smartphone.

Well, ifyou haven’t seen that notification just yet, you can actually initiate theprocess by simply dialing *#*#682#*#*.


via Android Central

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1. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

I got all my OS updates on the day the OS came out. Oh wait, I'm using iOS. lol Droid doesn't

2. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I got all my OS updates on the day the OS came out. Oh wait, I'm using a Nexus. lol Stupid fanboy.

3. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 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: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 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: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 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: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

You'll enjoy finally getting a 3g switch now in the latest ios update,revolutionary

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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: Mar 03, 2009

It's not really taking away if they didn't have it to begin with

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Prior to iOS five, Siri was an app on the app store available to all iPhones.

6. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

I have an iPhone 4S didn't get mine on release date because the servers cant handle the demand.

7. Jphones

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 10, 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: Nov 11, 2011

iPhones use Gorrilla Glass, their glass comes from Corning.

11. jcrally17

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 05, 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: Jan 14, 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: Nov 11, 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: Jan 14, 2012

I was referencing the iPhail but thanks anyways

17. MarloThaMartian

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

Worked for me

19. bigsimpd

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Can't wait to get it on my Note

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