HTC announces Ice Cream Sandwich updates for phones

Owners of a number of HTC Android-based phones have some reasons to celebrate today. The company announced on its Facebook page that it will offer upgrades from Android 2.3 to the new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS sometime in the near future.

HTC stated in its Facebook note:

We have more good news related to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and can confirm that upgrades are planned for Verizon Wireless customers with the HTC Rhyme, HTC Thunderbolt, and DROID Incredible 2 by HTC, as well as the already announced HTC Rezound. In addition, the HTC Raider is on the list to receive ICS for customers of Rogers and Bell in Canada.

So far, very few devices have received an Android 4.0 upgrade. Currently, the only smartphone that has Android 4.0 out of the box is Samsung's Galaxy Nexus. Motorola has updated its WiFi only Xoom tablets to Android 4.0 and has promised a number of its current Android-based smartphones and tablets will receive the upgrade to the 4.0 version sometime later in 2012.

While the Transformer Prime tablet from Asus was also supposed to get an Android 4.0 upgrade in January, the company recently announced that it would now be released sometime in February.

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So glad to be rid of HTC! Samsung, so far is superior. I didn't realize what I was missing. 5 HTC phones in a row, I was a fanboy, then I became a man.

Galaxy Epic 4G Touch > Entire EVO series..

Done.

no wildfire s android 4.0 update which is pretty annoying considering the wildfire s is their latest budget phone that is still on sale today.

torrentthief said,
no wildfire s android 4.0 update which is pretty annoying considering the wildfire s is their latest budget phone that is still on sale today.

It wont get it. Doesnt meet the 512MB or/and 1GHZ spec.

OK, I usually don't do this but isn't this news very old? The Prime already got the update weeks ago and this article is saying its yet to be released?

HoochieMamma said,
OK, I usually don't do this but isn't this news very old? The Prime already got the update weeks ago and this article is saying its yet to be released?

If you follow the link to the note on facebook, its today.

evacc44 said,
No EVO 4G? It's almost identical to the Thunderbolt.

EVO 4G won't get it... No plans from HTC to do so. While the EVO 3D will be getting it late 2012! (That needs to hurry up, my 3vo needs it now!)

evacc44 said,
No EVO 4G? It's almost identical to the Thunderbolt.

No there not. The evo is like a year and 1/2 old now. Your best chances at 4.0 is cm9.

evacc44 said,
No EVO 4G? It's almost identical to the Thunderbolt.

Well the Evo has a slower processor, 512MB of ram, and much less internal storage. I think they decided that it would be a substandard upgrade. That being said the AOKP build for the Evo runs excellent and if you like ICS you should try it.

evacc44 said,
No EVO 4G? It's almost identical to the Thunderbolt.
It seems ICS is only coming to more than 512MB of RAM and/or a 1GHZ processor..........