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HTC updating ‘as many phones as possible’ to Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich

Being one of the leading manufacturers of Android smartphones, naturally HTC are already hard at work assessing the latest upgrade to Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.

When Google announced Ice Cream Sandwich a couple of weeks ago, the question on most Android phone owners lips was “Can I update?”, shortly followed by a more burning question: “WHEN can I update?”.

HTC have always been good at interacting with their customers and keeping them in the loop, especially via the social mediums of Facebook and Twitter. As expected, the company recently posted on their Facebook page to explain to fans how they’re getting on with ICS, and when they will be announcing which existing smartphones can be updated.

As the statement above reads, HTC are currently assessing which Android smartphones in their current portfolio could be eligible for the software update. The company aims to upgrade “as many HTC devices as possible”, which is a very promising start.

Ice Cream Sandwich is optimised for smartphones and tablets, with everything from the screen resolution down to the font being redesigned and optimised for high resolution HD screens.

We’ve cast our eye across the current range of HTC smartphones to see which we feel could be eligible for the update, and we’ve compiled a shortlist of handsets we feel should be eligible:

    • HTC Sensation XE
    • HTC Sensation XL
    • HTC Sensation
    • HTC Amaze 4G
    • HTC EVO 3D
    • HTC Thunderbolt 4G

If you’re the lucky owner of any of the handsets above, we have a strong feeling you’ll be in luck for the Ice Cream Sandwich update. Of course, we may be wrong, and there may even be other handsets getting the update, but we feel this set of phones have the best specifications to match Ice Cream Sandwich’s requirements.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be the first smartphone to run Android 4.0, and it will be going on sale in the UK on November 17th. We can expect to see updates to older phones starting shortly after this phone is released.

Let us know your thoughts on our comments below or via our @Gadget_Helpline Twitter page or Official Facebook group.

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