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HTC confirms first wave of Android 4.0 updates to roll out in March – adds three new devices to ICS update list

HTC confirms first wave of Android 4.0 updates to roll out in March – adds three new devices to ICS update list

The countdown for the first Android 4.0 update for HTC’s devices has begun! HTC just announced that the first wave of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) updates will be pushed out by the end of March. The first wave of Android 4.0 updates will be rolled out to the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation 4G, HTC Sensation XE. The update for the Sensation XL should trail the first update by a few weeks.

Additionally, HTC confirmed that the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Rezound, HTC Amaze 4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Vivid is still in the works while adding the HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire S, HTC Incredible S to the Ice Cream Sandwich update list.

So far, our HTC Ice Cream Sandwich update predictions from last October are turning out to be true. Since the HTC Desire HD is officially on the list, the HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Inspire 4G, and myTouch 4G will most likely make the cute as well since they all feature the nearly identical specifications.

[quote]HTC has been working hard to get its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades ready, and we’re excited to announce that our first round of ICS upgrades will roll out by the end of March for the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Sensation XE, followed soon there after by the HTC Sensation XL.

In addition, we can confirm Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades will be coming later this year to the HTC Rezound, HTC Vivid, HTC Amaze 4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire S and HTC Desire HD. Stay tuned for more updates on Ice Cream Sandwich releases in the coming weeks.[/quote]

While it does feel like HTC is taking its time with the ICS update, we’re actually tracking a bit better than the Gingerbread updates which rolled out last spring. We should see more details from HTC within the next coming weeks, so don’t be discouraged if you’re HTC phone is still not on the official HTC Android 4.0 update list.

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About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.

  • Kurt Johnson

    We first gen EVO 4G folks are still left out. Fingers crossed!

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I know it’s good to keep hoping, but I doubt HTC will be updating the EVO 4G. It’s an amazing phone, but it’s probably time to move on.

      • Shannon Jones

        I think carriers should tell us that their going to make your phone EOL right after you buy it!! If I had known that I would have def. got the EVO 3D beings that they were the same friggin price!

  • Simon

    Noticed that the Rhyme isn’t on the list albeit having identical
    specs as some of the devices that “made the cut”.
    Any news there?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      No official news on the Rhyme, but since it’s essentially the Incredible S/2, it’ll probably be mentioned in HTC’s next update in a few weeks.

  • MuhGnu

    EVO 3D later this year? really?

    Last HTC for me.

    • DROID Sam

      I love it when ignorant people like you post comments like this. You EVO 3D will probably get the update in April and will most likely be on ICS months before phones from other manufacturers get the update.

      Chill man.

  • DROID Sam

    Good job HTC. It sounds like they will be the first to release ICS updates. From what I can tell, HTC’s list already includes more handsets than Sony’s full 2011 lineup which is supposed to get ICS as well.

    What I want to know is if these phones will get Sense 4.0 or the 3.6 build that’s been floating around the forums.

  • matt dupont

    This is frustrating. I have HTC’s first statement saying the EVO 3D will be getting the ICS update in first quarter. Say whatever makes you feel less like a liar but now I have to wait a year, thanks. This is why people are jumping ship. Thank god for the Galaxy Note.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      HTC’s first statement said updates would be coming in “early 2012″ this is the first time we are getting any details about specific timing.

  • matt dupont

    Droid Sam has a good point. I just have no patience. I’ve had it in my head that we would get ICS in first quarter since November 7th so today’s news just upsets me. I won’t leave HTC cause I don’t like not having Sense. I just commented before I calmed down. I wish they just wouldn’t tell you if they’re not sure.

  • matt dupont

    Woosah

  • Nicky

    I want 4.0 on my Rezound! but I feel bad that a bunch of other high end HTC phones like the EVO 4g won’t be getting it, it may just take some time

  • Andrew

    What about the HTC Velocity? It was only released a few weeks ago???

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      The Velocity is the same as the Vivid, just a different name.

  • kevin wm

    Waiting and more waiting but it will be worth it if the updates are all good. At least I know my Sensation is on the list. Yeah.

  • kevin wm

    Yeah for Sensation!

  • Pat

    What about the flyer tablet ?

  • putu

    yeah, fingers crossed for flyer tablet.. amen..

  • Hussain

    I hate my ChaCha now!

    • JeffDenver

      You did not already hate it before?

  • RAS HTC

    I have both the Sensation and Flyer and cannot wait for both to receive this update, will 4.0 HTC Sense be on the same update?

  • Troy

    I was hoping that this update would come out onto the Desire Z but I’m not sure if it will :l

  • Botta

    HTC Desire HD all the way

  • Simen

    I really hope my Desire Z gets it!

  • Heartssaler

    why you doesn’t include htc desire Z in the upgrade, and wtf waiting for the end of the year ,i will probably changing from htc to samsumg cause they care more about their customers and they upgraded their devices better than you do and with less prices, show customers if you can do better

  • pratik

    What about the HTC desire Z ???

  • Shannon Jones

    I really hope they give the granddaddy EVO 4G to the list!! If we don’t get the update then I’m probably done with HTC phones.

  • jimmy jobob

    I’m done with HTC already they are starting to suck balls freezing up shutting down crashing all the time changing to Samsung myself

  • http://www.creen.dk/ Creen

    I agree! The Desire Z should be fast enough to run 4.0.
    I will be very disappointed if the Desire Z will not be updated.

  • dcf

    Any news on the inspire 4G?

  • http://none Rickard Österlind

    Well, i am excited. the waiting is a bit boring. But my phone Desire HD will get the update, i love it.

  • http://gfdfdgd hate it

    Updated my HTC sensation xe from GB to ICS three days ago. Shit was I wrong to update. Now, my phone keeps freeezing constantly upon 10-15 minutes of regular usage. Wifi doesn’t work on ICS. It keeps lagging. All sorts of problem. Tried to fix it by searching google. All instructions are either ineffective or negative or just too confusing to follow for nontech guy like myself. So I can’t seem to downgrade nor fix the wifi issue without taking the risk of bricking my 1,000$ phone. I am stuck. shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

  • Ian Lou Macapayag

    i just would like to know how may i be able to upgrade my HTC Desire S to ICS 4.0? please let me know.

  • ab

    when the updates will available for htc desire hd i eant 4.0 in my desire hd plz update

  • sagar

    is there any chances for wildfire s to upgrade 4.0

  • Bob

    What about HTC Legend ?

  • fabrizio

    Desire Z !!!
    When ?!?!?!?
    :(
    PLEASE!

  • J.Edwards

    I really hope i can find someone kind enough to allow my HTC Wildfire S to be upgraded to 4.0. The simple answer is because i love my phone and i know that it has a few successors ahead of it but i can still do so much with it. I know it’s a big ask but i don’t want to change my phone just yet. To be honest, i know that it can be done and the last thing i want to do is the root the phone to allow this for obvious reasons but uno…

    Here’s hoping ;)

  • S.Bonney

    Why not the HTC Desire Z. Great phone but soon to be replaced by a Samsung without an update!

  • varun

    What about wildfire s.
    Is it fair to hope for an upgrade 4.
    Any chance??????

  • http://google sjonnie

    Wtf i have a chacha and tis is stupid u know only other f selphone geth a update yeah right
    F htc i go buy iphone this is stupid update all selphone not one and other can stik it up the arse
    Yeah right htc u guys r f twat’s