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Select HTC Sensation and Sensation XE owners get an early taste of Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense UI

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Select HTC Sensation and Sensation XE owners get an early taste of Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense UI
If you happen to own one of HTC's recent Android devices, the following news might make you feel a bit envious. Why is that, you ask? Well, we know that an Ice Cream Sandwich update sprinkled with Sense UI on top is to be released by the end of March. However, what we just learned is that a few lucky HTC smartphone users will get to try it out before anyone else.

HTC is about to release an “early access preview” of its Android 4.0 update for the HTC Sensation and Sensation XE smartphones. What's more is that similar previews will be done in the future with other devices, confirms HTC. The early Ice Cream Sandwich update will be customized with the HTC Sense interface, presumably a version that we have yet to be introduced to officially. Still, we have an idea as to what it might look like as a whole bunch of Sense 4.0 screenshots surfaced on the web not long ago. Additionally, the new interface will boast simplified outlay, improved typography, Dropbox integration, and more, as long as the rumors are on the right track.

Sadly, only a few hundred HTC Sensation and Sensation XE owners will get to try out the Android 4.0 update before it gets released to the general public. Furthermore, the scope of the sneak preview is limited only to European Sensation and Sensation XE users. And don't go asking us how you can be among the lucky few, because this is something that we cannot say. What we can say for sure, on the other hand, is that you can expect seeing a hands-on of the update here on PhoneArena. Stay tuned for more!

source: HTC

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HTC Sensation 4G specs
  • Display 4.3 inches 960 x 540 pixels
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HTC Sensation XE specs
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