When the last Android update was released it led to many owners of HTC devices waiting to get their handset upgraded to Gingerbread. Owners of the original Desire handset in particular were first told they wouldn’t be getting the update, and then after the company did an about turn were promised a scaled down version of the operating system. Now we can tell you that HTC are trying to get Android Ice Cream Sandwich on many devices.
The company has taken to its Facebook Page and promised users that it wants to get the new operating system on as many devices as possible. HTC said the Android upgrades need a careful balance of hardware and software, which will provide the best possible performance and usability. It doesn’t provide a list of handsets that will get the update or a time frame when it will be available.
HTC did say they will be updating users in the coming weeks, and asked its customers to keep checking the Facebook page for these updates about availability. If you have a HTC handset that is no more than a year old it should be capable of running the Android 4.0 update. Devices such as the HTC Amaze 4G, Raider 4G, and the Sensation lineup should be able to cope with Ice Cream Sandwich.
Older devices such as the Desire HD and the Thunderbolt should also be able to run the software as well, but until HTC confirms which devices it plans to upgrade we will have to wait and see. Handsets will surely need at least a 1GHz processor, and like any other Android update it may take a few months before most handsets receive the new OS.
Do you hope your HTC device gets the Android 4.0 update?
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