HTC posts Android 4.0 update timeline, expects to finish upgrades by August

Published: May 22, 2012

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Wondering when your HTC Android device is going to receive its update to Android 4.0? Then you'll be glad to hear that HTC has provided a timeline showing approximately when it expects each of its Ice Cream Sandwich-upgradable phones to be bumped up to Google's latest dessert. HTC says that the majority of its devices will be updated in June and July 2012 and that it plans to finish updating its announced devices by August. Here's how the list breaks down:

  • Amaze 4G: May-June
  • Desire S: June-July
  • Desire HD: July-August
  • DROID Incredible 2: To be determined, but coming by the end of August
  • EVO 3D: June-July
  • EVO 4G+: May-June
  • EVO Design 4G: June-July
  • Incredible S: June-July
  • Sensation: March-June
  • Sensation 4G: March-June
  • Sensation XE: March-June
  • Sensation XL: April-June
  • Rezound: June-July
  • Rhyme: June-July
  • ThunderBolt: July-August
  • Velocity 4G: March-June
  • Vivid: March-June

HTC notes that things like the testing and approval process can take some time, so owners of these devices should keep in mind that rollouts can take up to 45 days from the start of the push to reach everyone. The manufacturer also confirms a handful of devices (like the Wildfire S) that won't be updated to Android 4.0, explaining that devices with 512MB of RAM or less generally won't be upgraded. Tablets like the Flyer, EVO View 4G and Jetstream will also remain Ice Cream Sandwich-less.

So there you are, HTC handset owners. While this list may not provide exact rollout start dates (which would be hard to do in most cases), it does give you an idea of when your particular phone will be updated. Now we wait for the individual updates to get the green light from their respective carriers and begin making their way to users. When we get more details on when that'll happen, you can bet that we'll pass them along. How many of you have one of the handsets in the list above?


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