Did you catch the press event when Android’s newest version Ice Cream Sandwich was announced a couple of weeks ago? Although the facial recognition unlock feature did not work during the live demo the event was a success none-the-less and full of enhancements to the popular mobile platform. Now that we have all drifted off that cloud of excitement curious customers want to know which devices are going to get an upgrade to the revamped operating system which is fit for both tablets and smartphones.
Shortly after the ICS announcement, HTC acknowledged the new OS and that current models are being reviewed to see which are worth the time it takes to be upgraded. Today a few models have been identified to receive the update in early 2012.
Those models are:
- HTC Vivid
- HTC Rezound
- HTC Sensation
- HTC Sensation XL
- HTC Sensation XE
- HTC Evo 3D
- HTC Amaze 4G
- HTC Evo Design 4G
This list was made “official” by way of the HTC-UK Facebook page (see below).
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.
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.
The announcement does not mention any of the current tablets, but mentions the continuing evaluation of the HTC product portfolio so a tablet or two could be listed at a later date.
Engadget lists quoted text from HTC that includes a statement with the HTC Vivid being confirmed to work with ICS which makes me think this could be the first phone to see the update and that the new OS could already be running on the this phone though not in production of course. Stay tuned for more ICS info.