HTC phones to get Android 4.0 early 2012

In the pipeline for the Sensation and Evo, with further announcements to come
Adam Smith

November 8, 2011
HTC Sensation XL

HTC will apparently be rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich to its Android smartphones early next year.

The company announced this fact on its Facebook page, and also confirmed which models would be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich (also known as Android 4.0).

Those include not just the newest dual-core phones, but some faster single core processor driven handsets will be zippy enough to power Ice Cream Sandwich, theoretically, anyway.

The Evo 3D and Sensation models (vanilla and the ‘X’ range) will be served a portion of steaming cold ice cream early 2012, as well as several other 4G phones in the States.

Notably, however, there was no word that the Desire range, one of HTC’s best selling handsets over the past year or two, would be receiving the update to Android 4.0.

Neither was the Wildfire mentioned as of yet, leading to plenty of complaints in the comments section of the announcement (most of which were Desire, Desire HD and Z owners).

Of course, that doesn’t mean the Ice Cream Sandwich update won’t be coming to them – it most likely will, the only question is how delayed it will be. But it does also leave doubts over the matter, and Desire owners are certainly after at least confirmation that their handset is going to get the goodies at some point.

Hopefully before Android 5.0 is on the horizon.

All HTC has said at this stage is: “We’re continuing to assess our product portfolio, so stay tuned for more updates on device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Ice Cream Sandwich.”

We’ll keep you updated when we hear anything more.

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