HTC Publishes Updated Ice Cream Sandwich Rollout Plansby Kristian Vättö on March 14, 2012 12:14 PM EST
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- Android 4.0
About a month ago, Brian wrote about HTC's initial Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) release plans. Yesterday HTC published a blog post which added a few models to the list - the complete list is below:
- DROID Incredible 2 by HTC
- HTC Amaze 4G
- HTC Desire S
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC EVO 3D
- HTC EVO Design 4G
- HTC Incredible S
- HTC Sensation
- HTC Sensation XL
- HTC Sensation 4G
- HTC Sensation XE
- HTC Raider
- HTC Rezound
- HTC Rhyme
- HTC Thunderbolt
- HTC Vivid
The models that are new to the list are the DROID Incredible 2 (our review), Raider, Rhyme, and Thunderbolt (our review). The rollout schedule has not changed, though. The first models to get ICS are the Sensation and Sensation XE, and the update should be available within the next few weeks (HTC originally said March). The Sensation 4G and Sensation XL will get ICS shortly after, but other models are still in the nebulous "later this year" category.
Source: HTC Blog
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chucknelson - Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - linkI am amazed when I see how many different models of Android phones just *one* manufacturer produces. Insane.
Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - linkIt does kind of materialize when you list all the models. And these are just the models that will get ICS, there are more when you include all their phones.
Per Grenerfors - Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - linkAm I the only one shaking my head reading those product names?
*HTC Sensation XL
*HTC Sensation 4G
*HTC Sensation XE
I guess XL is larger than the plain one. And then there's one with 4G. But is the 4G smaller than the XL? What does XE stand for? Extra Edition? Extra what then?
Incredible, Amaze, Desire, Sensation, Raider, Rezound (huh?), Rhyme (!), Thunderbolt, Vivid... did no one on the HTC board ever think "This is just ridiculous"? I mean, where do you go from here? The HTC F**king Amazing LTE plus? The HTC F**k Yeah XL 4G? The HTC Finger-Licking-Good HD?
RamarC - Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - linkevery carrier wants a different tweak. same basic phone, but until we can *easily* buy any phone to use with any carrier we're stuck in a world ruled by marketing "gurus" who feel the need to be unique.
Zoomer - Thursday, March 15, 2012 - linkCarriers need to be resigned to the fact that they are at least partly a dumb pipe.
bausto - Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - linkIt looks to me like just another list of phones that will get ICS sometime in the future. Just like I may buy another HTC in the uncertain future. Most of the models on this list were predictable. How about telling the world WHEN you are going to roll it out with a precision better than a year?
Crazyeyeskillah - Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - linkI have a rezound, originally they said it would be getting ICS around January this year, now it's march and they don't have a date scheduled.
I don't think it will do anything to make my experience better, in fact I don't even care if i get ICS at all. I just want to brag about it.
tekzor - Thursday, March 15, 2012 - linkI rooted mine and installed the latest leaked ICS rom with HTC sense.
Give it a try.
Deville - Thursday, March 15, 2012 - linkI'm running NilsP's Business ICS (v2.3) ROM on my rooted Rezound, and I couldn't be happier. I thought the phone was great stock. But this thing KILLS with ICS.
These Devs we have working on the Rezound are amazing.
The only negative thing I can think of on the Rezound is poor battery life. But most Android phones are like that.
Dark Legion - Thursday, March 15, 2012 - linkI'm currently switching between a stock rezound and rooted nexus, and the rezound seems to have much better battery life, especially at idle, though I'd love to know if that's due to the enhancements in ICS. Did you notice any differences after the update?