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Today AT&T officially began rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the HTC Vivid, making it the first handset on AT&T to feature ICS. What about those AT&T customers without a Vivid? There's good news for them (at least some of them) today, too: AT&T has announced 10 more devices that'll be bumped up to Android 4.0 "in the coming months." Here's the full list:

Most of these devices are fairly recent or have already appeared on another ICS update schedule, so there's not much surprising information to be found in this latest list. As for when the upgrades will begin rolling out, Motorola has said that it expects Android 4.0 for the Atrix and Atrix 2 to arrive in Q3. When it comes to the other devices listed here, all we've got to go on is AT&T's vague "in the coming months" window. Still, it's nice to get confirmation from AT&T that ICS will be coming to these 10 products. How many of you have one of the AT&T devices that'll be seeing Android 4.0?


Android 4.0 Now Available to HTC Vivid™ Customers

AT&T the First U.S. Carrier to Issue Latest Android Version via Upgrade Update Includes Beats By Dr. Dre Audio™ and Updated HTC Sense™ Experience Android Upgrades for Several AT&T Devices to Follow

Dallas, Texas, March 22, 2012


AT&T* today announced the availability of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for HTC Vivid™ customers.  After installing the software update, customers can now enjoy the optimized audio experience of Beats by Dr. Dre Audio™ and new and improved HTC Sense™ experience.  Information about these features and more can be found at http://www.att.com/vividupdate.  HTC Vivid™ will be the first U.S. smartphone to receive Ice Cream Sandwich as an update and the first to be issued by a wireless carrier.  It will be followed by several other AT&T devices in the coming months:

LG Nitro

Motorola ATRIX 2

Motorola ATRIX 4G

Pantech Burst

Pantech Element

Samsung Captivate Glide

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Focused on bringing the power of Android to the surface, Android 4.0 makes common actions more visible and lets you navigate with simple, intuitive gestures. Refined animations and feedback throughout the system make interactions engaging and interesting. An entirely new typeface optimized for high-resolution screens improves readability and brings a polished, modern feel to the user interface.

New User Features for HTC Vivid

Beats By Dr. Dre Audio™ - Enhance your music and video experience with Beats By Dr. Dre Audio. Whenever a media file is played using the media players or most third party applications, customers will experience richer, more authenic sound. AT&T recently debuted the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Beatbox Portable high performance wireless audio system.  The superior portable system and Beats accessories are available at AT&T company-owned stores or online.

Face Unlock - Android 4.0 introduces a completely new approach to securing a device, making each person's device even more personal — Face Unlock is a new screen-lock option that lets you unlock your device using facial recognition. It takes advantage of the device’s front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Just hold your device in front of your face to unlock, or use a backup PIN or pattern.

How to Upgrade

Beginning today, customers can download the update via Wi-Fi by visiting http://www.att.com/vividupdate. If Wi-Fi is not available, you can download the software upgrade to a PC and install it via sideload. On March 23, HTC Vivid customers who have not downloaded the upgrade will begin receiving an SMS notification of upgrade availability.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

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Darryl Anthony Raiford
Darryl Anthony Raiford An why wait for ics when android 5.0 is come in mid summer as google says and that said to make it way to all android phone lets see
Tyler Kirchman
Tyler Kirchman Timeing is the REAL question. Like the captivate Just Getting GingerBread
Joma Perez
Joma Perez How can i update my htc vivid?
Gerald Mccrae
Gerald Mccrae Fuck android I have an iPhone we all get the same updates know matter how old your new your phone is
Dawson Lear
Dawson Lear Xperia play??
Anonymous Wow I'm excited to get ICS but if JellyBean is rumored to comeout already well jeez.
ShehrYar Asghar
ShehrYar Asghar Yup, motorola atrix
Ayoub Hage
Ayoub Hage What's the point there talking jellybean 5.0 in Q2
Jason C Kingry
Jason C Kingry Knew I shoulda kept my Vivid. The battery life sucked tho. Now I gotta wait til SUMMER for ICS on my Skyrocket. I bet it takes longer than that w/ Samsung's track record on updates. -smh- CMON HTC ONE!
Bryan Edens
Bryan Edens @Sahil me too. What did you return it for? I returned mine because of the screen/graphics issues.
Sahil Arora
Sahil Arora I bought the note. Ended up returning it :P.
Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson Nope. OG EVO :p not even a decent rom out there... Sadness
Vinay Subbakrishna
Vinay Subbakrishna can't wait for ICS update for my Captivate Glide
Joernie Berrios
Joernie Berrios Wassup with T-Mobile...are they gonna be next???-Vibrant-(CyanogenMod7)
Jesse Pitt
Jesse Pitt Ha, I got ics on my vivid yesturday and it pretty much trashed my phone....
Tyler Hodgson
Tyler Hodgson Thankful the original Atrix is still getting some love..
Darrin Grant
Darrin Grant My note is on the list
Adam Schulte
Adam Schulte My DROID Incredible 2 is getting ICS.... But the question is... Will it get Sense 3.0 also?
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?????? ????? My phone's had it for a while now :P! SUCKERS!
Joel Diaz
Joel Diaz I dont care i love my htc the way it is. I use Go Launcher and its the bomb son!
Jeremy Davis
Jeremy Davis Now if we can just find out when exactly those "coming months" are. This is the crap that always makes me want to buy an iphone, at least their customers don't get the run around when it comes to updates.
Daniel Angulo
Daniel Angulo Not in my xperia neo
Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown Geez. By the time ICS is rolled out to a decent number of devices, Jellybean will be out.
K.j. Littlejohn
K.j. Littlejohn Love it on my galaxy nexus..:-P
Jude Fils-Aime
Jude Fils-Aime can't wait for my ATRIX TO TASTE SOME ICE CREM SANWHICH
Matthew Scott
Matthew Scott not cool! they need to add the samsung infuse 4g to that list.
Jamal Simpson
Jamal Simpson I got ICS on my HTC Vivid yesterday, not too shabby I must say
August V. Brown
August V. Brown No worrying about updates on my iPhone. :)
Marvin Oubre
Marvin Oubre EVO 3D getting ICS
Johnny Cababe
Johnny Cababe Same with my LG Thrill. It was released months after the Atrix.
Jason McDougall
Jason McDougall Where's Verizon's list?
Caleb Steinbacher
Caleb Steinbacher Why no Inspire? It was released after the Atrix
Chris Glade
Chris Glade AT&T needs to step up. I already have Ice Cream Sandwich for my T-Mobile Sensation 4G phone
Reese Woodson
Reese Woodson Even though I just got my Galaxy Note, I hope it doesn't take forever for AT&T/Samsung to release ICS for it.
Andy Austin
Andy Austin Any idea when Moto Razr is getting ICS?
Jed Shuster
Jed Shuster HTC and now at&t give details...why not Samsung and Sprint. LOL!
Ian Slade
Ian Slade I have it already :P
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Yawns
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Carlos Nava First

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