HTC Announces Ice Cream Sandwich Roll-Out Beginning March

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HTC Announces Ice Cream Sandwich Roll-Out Beginning March

HTC has finally moved the needle forward with their plans for Ice Cream Sandwich updates to their phones, with the first wave starting to hit in March. HTC initially came out and said (like most manufacturers) that they were reviewing their line-up of devices and would make determinations of which handsets would be receiving Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Since this initial announcement there hasn’t been much movement, until today. HTC officially announced the first wave of devices that would be receiving the update to ICS (along with updated Sense) and that they will be receiving the update in March!

The List:

  • Rezound (Verizon)
  • Vivid (AT&T)
  • Amaze 4G (T-Mobile)
  • EVO 3D (Sprint
  • EVO Design 4G (Sprint)
  • Incredible S
  • Desire S
  • Desire HD

As you can see there is a pretty good group of devices there, unfortunately it’s not a lot of devices. HTC has been pushing out handsets at a very rapid rate (something they plan on correcting moving forward) so they can’t focus on all their handsets and have them all updated at the same time. Unfortunately that means a lot of people who have HTC phones, like Verizons first 4G phone the Thunderbolt, aren’t on the list for ICS updates. This doesn’t mean that they won’t be updated to ICS, it just means that in March you won’t be receiving it and you’ll h ave to wait for more information to come from HTC as to when you’ll be updated (if you’re going to be updated).

How do you feel about this? Do you think there should be more devices on this list? Do you think that you got ripped of?

 

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HTC Announces Ice Cream Sandwich Update Roadmap

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HTC Announces Ice Cream Sandwich Update Roadmap

HTC has been a bit vague on their plans for software updates to Ice Cream Sandwich for thief phone line-up until now. They have taken to thief Facebook page to shed some light on their plans to the delight (dismay) of their consumers. They have announced their initial list of phones that will be upgraded in “early 2012”. Unfortunately the list is very small and doesn’t include all of their top line devices that are currently available (i.e. HTC Thunderbolt). At this point the list is only 8 devices long and they’re continuing to assess what other devices will be upgraded. This is just one more concerning point within the Android ecosystem as the OS advances more and more hardware manufacturers are going to have devices that aren’t up to the latest gen of software. This effects users who have phones that are less than a year old and won’t be getting the latest versions of software which is unfortunate because Android keeps getting better and better.

“HTC knows how excited our fans are to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, so we’re thrilled today to announce the first wave of HTC phones that will receive upgrades: We can confirm the brand new HTC Vivid is upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in early 2012 to a variety of devices including the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE as well as the HTC Rezound, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Amaze 4G through close integration with our carrier partners. We’re continuing to assess our product portfolio, so stay tuned for more updates on device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Ice Cream Sandwich.”

So is your device on that list?

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Editor in Chief of Techstify.com. I've been building Techstify out of passion both for technology trends, and innovations along with gaming. If I'm not working you'll find me here trying to keep up with all the latest and greatest in phones, games, and computing, or on Xbox Live. I'm a nerd, I'm a tech junkie, I'm a gamer.

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