TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC has confirmed that a selection of its smartphones will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) by the end of March.
Owners of the Sensation and Sensation XE will get the update to Google's latest mobile operating system first. The Sensation XL will then get it shortly after, which we assume means in April some time.
HTC said on its Facebook page, "HTC has been working hard to get its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades ready, and we're excited to announce that our first round of ICS upgrades will roll out by the end of March for the HTC Sensation and HTC Sensation XE, followed soon thereafter by the HTC Sensation XL."
The post is good news for owners of older HTC handsets because it said four of them - one of which was released in 2010 - will be getting Android 4.0 ICS later in the year.
"In addition, we can confirm Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades will be coming later this year to the HTC Evo 3D, HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire S and HTC Desire HD. Stay tuned for more updates on Ice Cream Sandwich releases in the coming weeks," it said.
Unfortunately a device that hasn't been listed is the HTC Flyer, HTC's one and only tablet. It was upgraded to Android 3.2 Honeycomb before Christmas, so there's still a possibility that HTC will move it onto Android 4.0 ICS too.
The response to the news on Facebook has been mixed, with some users delighted and others asking why their handset has been left out of the list. µ
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