First HTC devices to get ICS? Sensation, Sensation XE and 4G at the end of March. Others to follow
HTC has finally come out and given more details about its update schedule for Android smartphones to Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.
Previously, all we had to go by was an admission by HTC that they’re working on updates, and a short list of devices to be updated. Thankfully, that list has grown larger today, and we also get the rough time frame for the first updates from the Taiwanese company (which, unsurprisingly, will come quite close to the release of the white Sensation with ICS preinstalled).
So, the first HTC devices to taste some Ice Cream Sandwich will be the Sensation, Sensation 4G, and Sensation XE. Updates for all three should be out around the end of March (but for the internationally-selling Sensation and Sensation XE units expect the rollout to include devices sold unlocked first, as always).
At some point after that (which unfortunately HTC doesn’t go into more detail about), the Sensation XL, Rezound, Vivid, Amaze 4G, Evo 3D, Evo Design 4G, Incredible S, Desire S, and Desire HD will be updated too.
HTC also says we should expect more updates about the updates in the coming weeks. For now, owners of the original HTC Desire will have to make do with Gingerbread, as will those who carry around a Desire Z, even though it was announced at the same time as the Desire HD. Strange are the ways of phone makers sometimes. But hey, at least we now know a bit more. And you can be sure we’ll keep you posted on the matter.