09
Feb
htc-logo

HTC just posted on its Facebook page some details regarding the upcoming Android 4.0 update for many devices:

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.

It's probably safe to assume that that the US version of many of those devices, like the Droid Incredible 2 or the Inspire 4G, will also be receiving the ICS update, though we can't say for sure until an official announcement is made. Either way, this is definitely good news for many HTC owners.

[HTC Facebook; Thanks, Daniel!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • duder

    If CM9 supports Rezound before HTC does - then goodbye warranty!

    • George E

      CM9 port has already begun.

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1471408

      I bet you my wooden teeth it'll be daily driver stable by then. Also, there's several stable ICS roms. I'm rooting later this week. At this rate the Rezound will get ICS a month after some fuckin' quad-core ICS has dropped.

  • William D

    I highly doubt the US versions of these phones will get them at these times too. Not only will it take many more months for the carriers to bloat them up or remove Android features - but the carriers wanna push the newest phones rather than update them as well.

  • MC242

    "later this year" for the Rezound? Suck it HTC. I guess it takes a while to properly screw up ICS with an updated Sense overlay. I'll give it a few more months before I unlock and try some custom ROMs. I hope CM9 comes sooner than "later this year".

  • http://twitter.com/#!/sietai saeed

    I don't see why the Desire Z (G2) isn't being supported :/ oh well. Xda has been making great progress

  • Jamison904

    This is hilarious! HTC gave the devs over at XDA the Sensation update months ago. Its been running flawlessly on mine ever since.

    • wgasa

      seconded! ARHD ftw!

  • Simon Belmont

    In many cases, CM9 ROMs need the drivers to get things like the camera to work on certain handsets. So, it ends up being a waiting game anyway, which is fine, IMO.

    I was sort of hoping for my EVO 3D to get the update by March, but now it looks like it will be even later than that. Thankfully, there are plenty of other ROMs to play with in the meantime.

  • Bowtieduece

    This is why after being a faithful htc consumer (eris, Inc2, Tb) I moved on to the galaxy nexus. Their update schedule sucks and they never give you a full update on the sense version.

  • Sam

    Great as DHD/Inspire are not left out by HTC

    • Mesmorino

      I know, right? I'm getting either the Samsung Galaxy S2 or the Galaxy Nexus in June but I actually appreciate them including the DHD, even if it is some vague "later this year" date

  • Dave

    I have an EVO 3D, and having to wait month after month for these updates is just unacceptable. I will probably go with the Nexus as soon as I am able.

  • Eddie

    I got my Rezound in Nov thinking it would get ICS by Feb @ the latest WTF!!!!@ I would have waited till Dec for the Nexus. My 1st and probably last HTC phone I will ever get. Looks like I'll be rooting sooner then later.

  • L boogie

    I guess the original Incredible, Thunderbolt, Flyer, Evo 4g etc got left in the cold. Oh well, that's why i'm thankful for ROMs because it would be running ICS before an official OTA update.

  • Tee

    C'MON SAMSUNG!! How about SGS?

    REALLY!!!!

    • Ian Stephenson

      Original Galaxy S isn't getting ICS, they said it already. Cyanogenmod isn't supporting it either because of the emergency calling bug.

  • Noel

    This is one of the reason folks WILL go to Apple Ecosystem. There are just too many financial interests here (at least for the US market). Plus HTC has become Nokia a few years ago, loads of devices with very few differences. Just make few devices but make them so good that they will compete with Apple and roll out 'stable' updates just like Apple does. We have already paid for phone and the OS so essentially we should get updates for free.

    Now its April, has HTC released updates for few Sensations that they said?