HTC Desire S and Desire HD to Get Ice Cream Sandwich July-August, Others to Follow
Those lovely folk over at HTC know that thousands are eagerly waiting their turn to update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and so they’ve now given us a more precise timeframe for all the phones it plans to update.
The Taiwanese mobile manufacturer recently updated its FAQ page for Android 4.0, in which it explains that the majority of devices should get the update during June-July time this year. It plans to have all devices updated by August this year, which sounds promising.
HTC kicked things off by updating its flagship smartphone from last year, the HTC Sensation, but since then we’ve heard little about updates to the Sensation XL and XE, which were released after the original model. HTC now tells us that the Sensation XE should get it between March and June, and the Sensation XL will get it between April and June. Obviously we’re now at the end of those timeframes, so it shouldn’t be too long now.
We know that there are hundreds of thousands of you out there that picked up one of the popular Desire phones and are still using them, hoping to get the latest software. Fear not, as the Desire S and Desire HD will both be getting the update. The Desire S is expected to get Android 4.0 between June and July, and the Desire HD should get it between July and August.
HTC states that it can take up to 45 days for all phones worldwide to get the update, due to the need for individual networks needing to test and approve it first.
Unfortunately HTC also lays down the law when it comes to devices that will not be getting the ICS updates. Phones with 512MB of ROM or less, including the ChaCha, Salsa, Explorer and Wildfire S won’t be getting it, and similarly HTC’s tablets, the Flyer, EVO View 4G and Jetstream also will remain on their current operating systems.
There are many other phones on the list, including the Incredible S, Rhyme and many 4G phones that are available in the US. Check out HTC’s page here for the latest.