Many of you stayed up late last night to watch Samsung and Google’s unveiling of the Galaxy Nexus along with Android 4.0. Now that the dust is settled, most of you are probably wondering when or even if your current phone will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich.
HTC is one of the first OEMs to speak up on the matter by declaring that they’re already looking into the new features and enhancements to determine their upgrade path. While we don’t expect HTC to update all their phones to Android 4.0, we do believe that all the phones they’ve delivered in 2011 have a very good chance of getting a taste of Google’s latest Android dessert.
Any upgrade issue with Ice Cream Sandwich shouldn’t be related to performance, since according to Google, most phones running Android 2.3.x should be capable of running Android 4.0. HTC will be looking specifically at the new enhancements and functionality to figure out how they can best incorporate them into their Sense UI to deliver “an improved user experience” for their customers.
We are excited about the latest update for Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, and are currently reviewing its features and functionality to determine our upgrade plans. Our goal for Android updates is to give every customer an improved user experience, which means balancing each phone's unique hardware, HTC Sense experience and the Android kernel. While our goal is to upgrade as many of our recent devices as possible, we are committed to maintaining every phone's performance and usability first. Please stay tuned for more updates on specific device upgrade plans.HTC
We’re not sure how long HTC has had access to Android 4.0, but we hope they announce their complete upgrade plans soon. Knowing if a device will be getting the latest version of Android will certainly affect the public’s purchasing decision over the next few months.
Historically, HTC has been the OEM to beat when it comes to updating their phones to the latest version of Android. Do you believe HTC can keep that crown, or will Samsung or Motorola push them aside this time around?