HTC's UK Facebook page was updated last night with information regarding just which HTC handsets would be in the "first wave" of phones to receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012. While the post was made on HTC's UK Facebook, the list contains a number of US-only devices. Those handsets are asterisked to indicate US-only availability (the Rezound, EVO Design, and Amaze). The others on the list include the Sensation (plus XL and XE versions), the Vivid, and the EVO 3D. Those phones are not asterisked, indicating the ICS update will be making its way to the European versions of those phones around the same time frame as well.


However, it could also be interpreted to mean that the US versions of the Sensation and EVO 3D may not be in the early 2012 time frame. Of course, we could just be reading too much into the wording, and it may just include all versions of those devices worldwide. HTC's US Facebook would seem to indicate this includes US versions of the EVO 3D and Sensation as well.

Who didn't make the short list? The EVO 4G, ThunderBolt, Incredible 2, Inspire, Rhyme, and EVO Shift. While we can't say for certain these devices won't get Ice Cream Sandwich, HTC has practically signed their OTA death warrants by indicating they won't be in the first round of update candidates.

HTC UK Facebook via Engadget

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  • zen KuN

    HTC vivid it's listed, cheek HTC us Facebook it's the first in list

    • David Ruddock


  • MM

    Isn't MyTouch a HTC phone? Mine's listed as 'HTC Glacier' on the market. I hope that doesn't mean it's effectively dead.

    • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

      The Glacier (aka MyTouch 4G) is practically guaranteed to not see an official update to ICS, it's combination of age (over a year old) and that it's got Sense make it pretty much abandoned.

      I have a Vision (G2) and it won't be updated to ICS either (at least not officially) even though it's Sense free (and would be very easy to update)

      Neither HTC nor T-Mobile will be doing anything more for these phones except possibly minor bug fixes to correct a really major security related bug if one is discovered.

      All is not lost though, as long as you are willing to run a custom ROM you should be able to get an ICS build for your MT4G

  • JayMonster

    And the level of what an embarrassing debacle the Thunderbolt is has just been ratched up one more notch.

  • gmq

    Good thing I decided to root a loooong time ago.

    • Earnyourz

      Gmq! I rooted and used many custom roms with the 3g.. Can not figure how to get the mytouch 4g to let loose of the tmobile rom! Help!

  • Mastermind26

    Will rooted devices (my "old" EVO 4G) see a custom ICS rom?

    *keeping my fingers crossed!*

    • SiliconAddict

      Yes. However I'm betting the face login may not make its way into it. The processing power needed to do that may very well be more then what the EVO 4G can handle.

  • L boogie

    So I take it the overpriced Jetstream nor the Flyer / Evo design 4g won't be seeing ICS as well? Same goes for the MyTouch 4g slide huh? Oh well, looking forward to seeing the Flyer 2 with ICS and amazing specs to beat the original.

  • J

    Any idea on how they're defining "early 2012"??

    Think I saw somewhere someone suggesting it takes the CM team ~3months to get a stable release ready... So if ICS drops mid Nov... Possibly the HTC Sense & CM flavors of ICS could be ready around Valentine's Day...

    • Iambeast

      "Early 2012" I'm going to guess is before June. LOL. I'm sure it'll be anywhere from January-March. Though I don't see this happening unless they got the source code from Google a LONG time ago.

  • Mesmorino

    I gotta say, I just LOVE how HTC keeps ignoring the Desire HD. No really, I do.


    • Alex

      +1 You're right

    • vic

      what's wrong with your HTC ??? INSPIRE 4g WHATS WRONG??

  • http://bradhicks.livejournal.com/ J. Brad Hicks

    Yet another reason to hate my HTC Inspire 4G, as if I needed another one. Worst phone I've ever owned.

    • SiliconAddict

      Is it rooted? I have CM on it and its one of the best phones I've had as a work phone.

  • Chris Welton

    SO ! None of you guys remember waiting for the 'official' OTA Gingerbread upgrade for the Desire ?
    HTC is playing the old shell game again for all you suckers, stringing y'all along 'til ya switch or buy the latest hardware.
    My Oh My :(

  • Brian R.

    Probably a dumb question, but this is the first rooted phone i've had (evo 3d). Will is still get the update even tho i'm rooted? If so will it unroot it? I got stuck with the htc root method h-boot 1.5...

  • http://gplus.to/stevedouglas Steve Douglas

    Good move, HTC. This ensures that I will be ditching my Incredible 2 for a particular upcoming Samsung device of note.

  • Paulo Alves

    Quick question: is the Incredible 2 the same as the Incredible S? And what will they do with the now useless hardware buttons?

  • Jordan

    the inspire WILL be getting the update, HTC has confirmed this :D

  • Hawa

    What about mytouch 4g slide