Android 4.0 update for the T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G officially delayed
According to a new report, the Android 4.0 update for the T-Mobile HTC sensation 4G has been delayed. HTC originally announced that the Sensation 4G would be one of their first devices to taste the Ice Cream Sandwich update which they claimed would be available before the end of March. We’ve not exactly sure why the update is not ready to be released yet, but a T-Mobile representative does give us a few clues in his detailed explanation of where things currently stand.
From what we can gather, the ROM update for the HTC Sensation is back in HTC’s hands to fix a few undisclosed issues. HTC has four weeks to return the update to T-Mobile at which point it will undergo testing for two weeks to make sure all issues have been ironed out. We do now know when the ROM was sent back to HTC, but it could be 2-6 weeks before the Android 4.0 update for the Sensation 4G is made available to customer.
For more details on the situation, we suggest reading through the note from the T-Mobile rep. How long do you think it’ll take for T-Mobile and HTC to fix the reaming issue with the Android 4.0 update and roll it out to customers?
HTC has delivered a ROM to us however it is still having issues the reason that other sensation types have the update without issue and ours did not come out that way is because every ROM must be adapted to the hardware of the device because we use a different radio than other providers and also have applications such as wifi calling it also has to be compatible with those. What the HTC rep told you is most likely correct because once a ROM is delivered we have 2 weeks to test it and then approve it or send it back they then have 4 weeks to fix the bugs and return it back to us, where we are exactly in that process I do not know but that is how a ROM is delivered to thecustomer.
The original ROM was not delivered to us in November, we started testing it just recently but I think it has been longer than 2 weeks so at this point HTC most likely has the ball.
You bought a phone and it has been announced that you are getting ICS you have every right to know what’s going on with it and when you can see these awesome features. I did go into a lot of detail about how a ROM gets to the end user (you guys) but that wasn’t to point fingers only so you would have a better understanding of why you don’t have it yet, the bottom line is the Sensation has T-Mobile’s and HTC’s name all over it and both companies want to make you proud to be a Sensation owner so we are working as fast as we can to deliver it but also want to make sure that it stands up to your expectations.