All the top-end HTC smartphones will be updated in early 2012, more devices may follow.
We started with a game, listing the devices we thought were going to be updated to Android 4.0, and so far all our predictions are being confirmed. And today it’s been HTC that, after a generic message released right after the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich, made up a list of smartphones that are going to be upgraded in the beginning of the new year. This list is not final though, and more devices may be added in a second round. Here the official message:
HTC knows how excited our fans are to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, so we’re thrilled today to announce the first wave of HTC phones that will receive upgrades.
We can confirm the brand new HTC Vivid, on sale beginning today, is upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in early 2012 to a variety of devices including the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE, as well as the HTC Rezound, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Amaze 4G through close integration with our carrier partners.
We’re continuing to assess our product portfolio, so stay tuned for more updates on device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Ice Cream Sandwich.
HTC is once again among the most attent to the upgrade of its devices, and we wish the Incredible S, Desire S and Desire HD will be soon added to the list of upgradeable smartphones.