Back in December, HTC had issued an official statement that it will be releasing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for some of its handsets. Today, the company has once again confirmed that it will be releasing the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Sensation series of handsets – the Sensation 4G, Sensation, Sensation XE, soon followed by the Sensation XL.
Below is the official statement from HTC -:
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.
The ICS update for Sensation series will be followed by updates for the Rezound, Vivid, Amaze 4G, EVO 3D, EVO Design, Incredible S, Desire S and the Desire HD.
It is definitely nice to see HTC updating their single-core handsets to Ice Cream Sandwich, especially the Desire HD. The Desire HD was launched way back in Q3 of 2010, and packs a 1GHz Snapdragon S3 processor and 768MB of RAM.
When HTC had launched the Rezound, the company had promised that the handset will get the Ice Cream Sandwich update in early-2012. Now, the company will be updating the Rezound to Ice Cream Sandwich after updating the Sensation series of handsets, which will definitely not go down well with Rezound owners.
Also, don’t expect the ICS update from HTC to look anywhere near stock Ice Cream Sandwich. The Sense skin from the company will make sure that users don’t get to see the Holo theme that Google introduced in Ice Cream Sandwich.