HTC Gets Specific About Ice Cream Sandwich Updates

Believe it or not, HTC first started talking about updating its older devices to Android 4.0 in October last year, then again in November, and since then, well, not a lot has happened.

The Sensation and Sensation XE have had their taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, but as for the rest of HTC’s extensive range of eligible handsets, patience has been needed.

HTC has now put an end to the silence by posting a comprehensive list of which phones will be getting an upgrade and when. It combines both international and US-specific devices, and an approximate time it takes for networks to put their stamp of approval on the new software too.

Between June and July, Android 4.0 for the Incredible S, Rezound, Rhyme, Desire S and Evo 3D will be sent out, followed by the Desire HD and the Thunderbolt between July and August.

This leaves the aforementioned Sensation and Sensation XE, the Vivid and various 4G phones for the USA, all of which should be either running the new software already, or will be very soon.

HTC says it can take up to 45 days before networks approve the new OS, but if it hasn’t turned up after that time has passed, then they suggest contacting HTC’s customer support.

Any Wildfire S, Explorer, ChaCha or Salsa owners hoping for a last minute surprise will be disappointed, as these phones will all remain on their current version of Android.

Finally, HTC has confirmed that Sense 3.6 will accompany all updates to Android 4.0. So, good news all round for owners of these HTC phones.

Except that come the end of June, we’ll probably have forgotten all about Ice Cream Sandwich, and be all excited over Jelly Bean, expected to be unveiled during Google I/O.

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