Taiwanese smartphone-maker HTC has recently updated its schedule for the roll out of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its smartphones and tablets. The new timeline clearly displays the different HTC devices that will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades and the estimated time-period when these updates will be rolled out. HTC has also set the record straight as to which devices won’t be getting the ICS update and the reason behind it.
This is the updated timeline for roll out of ICS upgrade for HTC Android smartphones:
- HTC Sensation – March-June
- HTC Sensation XL – April-June
- HTC Sensation XE – March-June
- HTC Rhyme – June-July
- HTC Desire S – June-July
- HTC Desire HD – July-August
- HTC Incredible S – June-July
- HTC EVO 3D – June-July
The Taiwan-based company has announced that the HTC Salsa, HTC ChaCha, HTC Explorer S, HTC Wildfire S and others smartphones running on less than 512MB of ROM, won’t be getting the ICS update. It added that the HTC Flyer will continue to run on Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
HTC has also said that the Android 4.0 updates will be complimented by HTC Sense 3.6 and not HTC Sense 4, much to the disappointment of many HTC fans. It added that the reason behind this is that Sense 4 requires certain dedicated hardware which is not supported by all devices.