PantechUSA announced via Twitter this morning that its Burst budget phone will finally be receiving an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, in a little less than a week. Curiously, it won't be available over the air. Details haven't been released yet, but the update will be made available on the company's website here.

We should hear more about how the download will be doled out as the date gets closer and, hopefully, some more information on what the update will bring. While ICS is a given, as with most manufacturers Pantech added its own tweaks that Brandon didn't care much for when he reviewed this device. Maybe we'll see some of that cleaned up? One can only hope.

If Pantech follows its previous pattern with updates, you'll likely be able to find upgrade instructions here once they're ready.

Update: It looks like the upgrade has been delayed, for some undisclosed amount of time. We'll be sure to let you know when the update happens for real.

Update 2: Better late than never, right? The ICS update is now available for the Pantech Burst on the company's website here.

Source: Twitter

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  • Derek Traini

    they'll get it before the bionic and thunderbolt do hahaha

    • Bob

      That was the first thing I thought of when I saw this. Thanks, HTC!

  • http://twitter.com/LakeDubVT Lake

    Any word on the Pantech Element tablet?

    • http://twitter.com/LakeDubVT Lake

      Just received a tweet back from pantech saying news about the Element was coming soon

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    And it's delayed http://twitter.com/PantechUSA/statuses/251446747287670784

    "We are experiencing unexpected delays w/the Burst ICS update, but engineers are resolving them now. More news soon. Thanks for your patience"

  • Beasley

    I'm PISSED!

  • ryokimball

    I'm going to assume the update loses root?...

  • Dave

    Got te update and Im impressed., The graphics are much better, user interface is significantky inproved and battery life has been extended. If you havent got the update yet dont wait...Get it so you can experience the full potential of your phone

    • Hillary Jacobs

      Good to know this (assuming you mean LTE as in 3G or 4G). I've got this phone on AT&T and need to update something! I'm a graphics designer in NYC and need to be able to send large files. Not much longer and I can upgrade completely.

  • grams.les

    went to panteck to download it. do not do that use the att site,
    i wasted two days with panteck instructions. would not see usb. 10 min on att and its installed

  • cort

    Looks great feels like I have a new phone. . . But its now running slow. I don't know if any one else is having the same issue.

  • Rob

    Phone runs slow now due to so many processes. Eats up battery too. Ram runs high. I was fine on gingerbread, after the update my phone goes crazy with glitches about 10x a day and force closes every other app I use. I'm disappointed with ics.


      My Pantech does the same thing after the update to ics, it also resets on it own(power cycles) and the dial pad does not work half the time, it also force closes. I hate this version Ice cream Sandwich needs to worked on longer.

  • Ken

    WARNING: Avoid the upgrade if you're in a poor service area! It locks the phone on "LTE/GSM/WCDMA" as preferred network type. This means it will select an LTE tower that drops calls rather than use reliable GSM towers nearby. This is terrible if you live or travel into areas that don't have plenty of LTE towers.

  • tim

    Need to update the software but other wise its awesome theirs allot of bugs on it that need to be updated.

  • Joe

    After downloading, everyone I talk to say's that they have an echo. Is there anyway to get rid of the echo. NEVER had that problem until I upgraded

  • http://www.facebook.com/katie.fisher.58910 Katie Fisher

    this upgrade blows now my phone keeps not responding it's like theres a virus on my phone now