HTC talks Ice Cream Sandwich updates – Coming in late March to select handsets

Looks like HTC isn’t wasting any time when it comes to updating its existing line of handsets to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Today on Facebook, HTC announced that the Android 4.0 update rollout would begin in late March, starting with the Sensation line of handsets.

We do know that HTC’s new handset flow will begin to wane in 2012 in favor of better quality devices but we don’t know if that also translates to a greater focus on updating the massive amount of different handsets it released last year. At the moment, everything is just talk but we’re more than happy to hear HTC filling in its customers.

HTC has been working hard to get its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades ready, and we’re excited to announce that our first round of ICS upgrades will roll out by the end of March for the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Sensation XE, followed soon there after by the HTC Sensation XL.

In addition, we can confirm Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades will be coming later this year to 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. Stay tuned for more updates on Ice Cream Sandwich releases in the coming weeks.

If you’re rocking a Sensation, which includes the 4G, XE, or XL, you can expect to get your handset updated within or around a month’s time. All other handsets will likely be waiting for a while. It doesn’t come as a surprise that HTC’s 2011 flagship handset line will be getting updated the quickest but most of the remaining handsets to be updated are more than capable of handling the next version of Android and Sense. It remains to be seen as far as the Incredible S, Desire S, and Desire HD are concerned. Hopefully there is enough space without stripping too much out.

HTC is the latest among a decent list of manufacturers who have already announced its upgrade schedule for Ice Cream Sandwich this year. Now, it’s time to wait and see which company does or doesn’t make good on their promises.

[Via: Droid-Life, Facebook]

  • I don’t like the sound of “later this year” for the Rezound.  It was touted as ICS ready when it was released just slightly ahead of the Nexus in mid November.  I don’t want to see a “farewell” OTA release of ICS in connection with an end-of-life announcement.

    On the other hand, there are ICS custom ROMs out for the Rezound already, and the developers will have something superior to whatever the OTA is long before the first handset is “officially” updated.

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