Heads up the owners of the HTC Desire S and Thunderbolt handsets, we’ve some good news for you. HTC has taken to its Facebook pages and posted some details regarding the long awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for both these devices. Replying to some user comments about ICS timelines for both devices, HTC has officially confirmed that HTC Thunderbolt, Desire S and other devices will be upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS by the end of August month. So, this is good news for the HTC Rhyme owners, as the ICS update was first scheduled to roll out by June-July.
According to the previous rumors, the HTC Thunderbolt wasn’t supposed to receive ICS update, which has 1GHz processor and 768MB of RAM under the hood. Referring to unnamed “technical limitations,” it has been officially confirmed that HTC has decided to skip the ICS update for the hardware spec’d HTC Desire HD and it will be stuck on the out-dated Android 2.3 Gingerbread forever. HTC Inspire 4G and HTC Droid Incredible 2 handsets have also yet to receive upgrade to ICS build. In fact, HTC has yet to issue any sort of update on the status of the HTC Inspire 4G Ice Cream Sandwich update, which has recently received HTC Sense 3.6 UI.
So far, HTC Incredible S, AT&T’s HTC Vivid, Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design 4G, T-Mobile’s HTC Amaze 4G and Sensation 4G, Verizon’s HTC Rezound handsets have been officially upgraded with ICS build successfully. Stay tuned for more info on HTC’s ICS update releases for Desire S and Thunderbolt. As always, we’ll tell you as soon as we find out more info.
Source: HTC Facebook (1), (2), (3)