HTC provides update on its Android 4.0 upgrade plans

HTC's main business is selling Android-based smartphones and it has quite a number of devices in stores that are currently running Android 2.3. Now it looks like HTC is getting ready to upgrade a number of those smartphones to the new Android 4.0 OS, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

In a post on HTC's Facebook page, the company stated the first HTC smartphones that will be getting an upgrade to Android 4.0 will be the HTC Sensation, the HTC Sensation 4G and the HTC Sensation XE. Those models should receive the Android 4.0 upgrade by the end of March. The post also said Android 4.0 will be available for owners of the HTC Sensation XL soon afterwards.

HTC also confirmed a number of its other Android smartphones will be getting the Android 4.0 update sometime later in 2012. The models listed include the HTC Rezound, the HTC Vivid, the HTC Amaze 4G, the HTC EVO 3D, the HTC EVO Design 4G, the HTC Incredible S, the HTC Desire S and the HTC Desire HD.

As usual with major operating system upgrades, the exact timing of when each phone will get the Android 4.0 update may vary widely and different wireless carriers will have different schedules for launching these updates.

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No ICS support for Thunderbolt? Good riddance HTC, hello Moto Razr Maxx !!!
The TB was my first and last HTC phone.

Sucks the Evo 4G won't be getting it either, I know it's a older phone but it is also one of HTC's most popular phones and it has been proven to run ICS with no problems it just needs certain drivers to be fully stable.

What, no ICS for my original HTC Desire? Right, that's it, no more HTC devices for me. I can't believe they are dropping support for their ex flagship model. This is just ridiculous, way to support your paying customers HTC, you suck!

</mocking all the folks who whine that their device doesn't get the latest OS>

Do some research before you rant.

The Desire does not have sufficient internal memory for ICS, which is why HTC is not releasing an update.

And yeah, I know, there are various unofficial ICS ROM's for the Desire, but all of these use SD storage tricks like Data2SD and Mount2SD to get it to fit.

Im ****ed off that the Desire Z, that was released after the Desire HD, isnt getting a official upgrade.

The good news is that the HD and the Z use the same GPU so the drivers are going to be compatible. Proablably one of the few parts they dont have in common are the processor and the camera.

htcz said,
Im ****ed off that the Desire Z, that was released after the Desire HD, isnt getting a official upgrade.

The good news is that the HD and the Z use the same GPU so the drivers are going to be compatible. Proablably one of the few parts they dont have in common are the processor and the camera.

800MHz vs 1GHz ? Does this mean anything?
+ Desire Z never got the Sense 3.0 Update

Whathell said,

800MHz vs 1GHz ? Does this mean anything?
+ Desire Z never got the Sense 3.0 Update


Means nothing. The processor is the same except another model clocked at a (initial) higher clock speed.

And the Desire got Gingerbread without Sense so....

Mr Spoon said,

Although by the time you get it, that phone will be more out of date

Well it used to a high-end phone by then ICS will give it a new lease of life as a middleish phone.

Where are all the people that were creating posts making fun of the few WP7 update issues?

Aren't they going to post here and make fun of Android's nightmare of updates and lack of updates?

HTC is providing more of a commitment to Android updates than most MFRs and still there are lot of phones not going to be updated and even the planned updates will extend to almost a year after the 4.0 update was made available.

Late in 2012? Great, thanks. This DesireHD is certainly the last HTC device I bought, Gingerbread update was waaaay late and now this? By late 2012 I'll be on iPhone or Nokia if it comes out with a decent phone, at least Apple and Microsoft take care of updates.

theh0g said,
Late in 2012? Great, thanks. This DesireHD is certainly the last HTC device I bought, Gingerbread update was waaaay late and now this? By late 2012 I'll be on iPhone or Nokia if it comes out with a decent phone, at least Apple and Microsoft take care of updates.

You started with Froyo and are going to get a Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade and you bitch about it?

Some people are amazing....

htcz said,
You started with Froyo and are going to get a Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade and you bitch about it?

There is some justification for it, given the iOS and WP7 update plans. (Note: I'm a Desire user, who will never get another update).

nice to see the desire hd getting 4.0. but not looking forward to the Orange uk junkFW
might be time to root and flash with stock FW.