HTC Rhyme Gets a Software Update; No, It’s Not Ice Cream Sandwich!

HTC and Verizon are soon going to start rolling out a new software update for the ladies-droid, the Rhyme. The HTC Rhyme was released around September last year, and is a mid-range Droid targeted mainly towards female Droid lovers. While HTC and Verizon have confirmed that the Rhyme will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich, this new software update is a mere bug fixer. The Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Rhyme is expected to land sometime in late Q2 or early Q3.

Below is the full change-log of the software update (v2.20.605.3) via Android Police -:

Device Features

  • “ Ringtones” has been replaced with “Edit Home” when the Menu key is pressed on the home screen.
  • Updated signal strength meter to 5 bar Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI).
  • Mobile networks no longer disabled when using Power Saver.
  • Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.

Device Dock Features

  • Default applications in Dock Mode have been changed to “Phone” and “Calendar”.
  • In-call volume control has been added to Dock Mode.
  • “All Apps” option has been added to Dock Mode.
  • Resolved issue of dock volume changing to 20%.

Applications & Widgets

  • Device displays available music on the device and provides an option to purchase ringtones from the MOD application when a user is attempting to set a new ringtone through a prepopulated list.
  • Mail shortcut now shows unread mail count.
The update is gradually being rolled out via OTA (Over-The-Air) and is roughly around 68MB in size.  If you have not already got the update, expect the OTA pop-up to hit your phone in the next few days.

HTC Rhyme Gets A Software Update Filled With Security Patches

HTC and Verizon have started rolling out a new software update for the Rhyme. For the unknown, the Rhyme is being marketed as an Android phone for female Droid lovers. The Rhyme is a mid-range Android phone, and is powered by a 1Ghz single-core Snapdragon processor, and packs in 768MB of RAM.

The new software update for the Rhyme carries the build number 1.26.605.11, and does not bring any major changes enhancements or changes. The update mainly includes security patches, to fix some of the loopholes found in HTC’s Android phones a couple of weeks ago. The update is around 9MB in size, and will also update the inbuilt Twitter app to support its new API.

The software update is already being rolled out to existing Rhyme owners, and they should be automatically notified when the update hits their phone.

Other HTC handset owners like the EVO 3D, Amaze 4G, EVO 4G, and various Sensation variants should also expect to get a software update for their phone soon. Like the software update for the Rhyme, the update for these phones will also not include any changes or enhancements, but will fix a couple of major security flaw found in HTC’s Android phone recently.

HTC Rhyme Unveiled; Female Droid Lovers Rejoice!

HTC has just announced a phone for all the female Droid lovers, the HTC Rhyme. The Rhyme is a mid-range Android phone, which runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with Sense UI 3.5 on top of it.


For the female geeks out there, the Rhyme packs in a 1GHz MSM8255 processor, and an Adreno 205 GPU. The phone also has 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. The 3.7-inch S-LCD screen has a WVGA (480×800) resolution.

The back of the phone sports a 5MP camera and an LED flash, with a VGA camera in the front accompanying it. Like the majority of Droids out there, the Rhyme is also capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution.

The Rhyme comes with some interesting accessories to charm the ladies out there. The retail box comes with a docking station, an armband, a Bluetooth headset, and a Charm Cable. The Charm Cable has a small cube attached to it, which blinks when the user receives a new incoming calls and/or messages.

The Rhyme will release in lavender color, with many other colored variants being released soon.

The HTC Rhyme will be first available under the Verizon’s network in the U.S.A, with the launch in Asian and European markets following it.