HTC modifies Android 4.0 update timeline for smartphones

No updates for devices with less than 512MB ROM

HTC has modified its time-schedule for rolling out Android 4.0 updates for smartphones worldwide. The new schedule is clearer and gives a specific time-frame for update release.

Company has also stated that devices with less than 512MB of ROM will not get the ICS update, probably because of the size of the update. Such devices are HTC Chacha, Wildfire S, Salsa, and Explorer.

Here is the new update schedule:

  • HTC Desire S – June-July
  • HTC Desire HD – July-August
  • HTC EVO 3D – June-July
  • HTC EVO 4G+ – May-June
  • HTC EVO Design 4G – June-July
  • HTC Incredible S – June-July
  • HTC Sensation – March-June
  • HTC Sensation 4G – March-June
  • HTC Sensation XE – March-June
  • HTC Sensation XL – April-Jun
  • HTC Rezound – June-July
  • HTC Rhyme – June-July
  • HTC Thunderbolt – July-August
  • HTC Velocity 4G                – March-June
  • DROID Incredible 2 by HTC – To be determined (by the end of August)
  • HTC Amaze 4G – May-June
  • HTC Vivid – March-June

According to the company, HTC Flyer and Jetstream tablets will remain on Android 3.2. Talking about the Sense version in these ICS updates, company clarified that HTC Sense 3.6 will pushed as a part of ICS in these devices as Sense 4.0 required dedicated hardware.

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