Last November HTC gave the first indications of when it would start updating some of their smartphones with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. They listed the likes of the HTC Sensation and said at the time they would be working through their portfolio to decide on what other devices would receive the upgrade. Now HTC will delight many owners with a new Android ICS update list.
What will be good news for many HTC owners is that a number of devices have now been added to the list that will get upgraded to Android 4.0. First to receive the upgrade will be the HTC Sensation, and according to PC Mag it will arrive by the end of March.
This includes the HTC Sensation, Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, and will be followed shortly after by the HTC Sensation XL. The company has been pretty good in keeping its customers updated with its ICS plans. Other devices already set to get the updated software include the HTC EVO 3D, HTC Amaze 4G, HTC RVO Design 4G, and the HTC Rezound, which will be updated later in the year.
But there is some more good news for owners of previously unmentioned HTC handsets as the company adds more devices to its ICS roadmap. Also getting the update later this year will be the HTC Incredible S, HTC Vivid, HTC Desire S, and HTC Desire HD. The company has promised more information regarding the upgrades in the coming weeks.
Ever since Google released the Galaxy Nexus that first launched Android ICS, a number of handset manufactures have begun announcing their upgrade plans. The operating system takes a while to arrive on various devices because of the complex testing and other processes the carriers and manufacturers have to undertake.
There will be some of the Android 4.0 features that older handsets won’t support though such as NFC connectivity. The operating system does support an updated web browser but many owners may opt for the new Chrome beta we told you about recently. This news will bring a cheer to many owners of older HTC smartphones and we will just have to wait now for a more specific release date.
Do you have one of the HTC devices just added to the update list?