The newest version of Android is called Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich, an OS released back in 2011 and is yet to feature on most Android handsets. The way things are shaping up, many users might have to wait months to get the new update. And in a worst case scenario, many might never get it as this is a what manufacturers have been doing in regards to Android for years. Luckily, HTC announced 16 devices that will get the Ice Cream Sandwich update in the coming months, and hopefully other device manufacturers follow suit.
The first set of HTC phones to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update is the Sensation and Sensation XE, with the Sensation 4G and Sensation XL expected a few weeks later. Furthermore, users will have to wait until the carriers approve the update before knowing when exactly it will be pushed out for download.
HTC’s Darren Krape noted in a blog post. “We are working closely with our carrier partners to nail down update schedules for our other smartphones and will have more to share very soon.”
We’re not sure how soon is “very soon,” but if we know the Android update process and announcement of upcoming updates, soon is probably a month or two from now. It is sad to see Android in this shamble, even sadder when you consider how late Microsoft gate-crashed the party with Windows Phone and yet, the company got the first updates to every user within a short timeframe. Google needs more control over Android. Some might disagree, but Android is too open and only poses to hurt consumers more than anything else.
Apart from the Sensation line of HTC Android smartphones, here is the list of the other devices that are destined to be updated to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future, or God forbid, 2013.
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• DROID Incredible • HTC Amaze 4G • HTC Desire S • HTC Desire HD • HTC EVO 3D • HTC EVO Design 4G • HTC Incredible S • HTC Raider • HTC Rezound • HTC Rhyme • HTC Thunderbolt • HTC Vivid
So, which one of these HTC Phones do you own? Are you excited about Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich update? Leave your comments below.
(reported by Vamien MacKalin, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)
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