Feb 17 AT 2:04 PM Nick Gray 27 Comments

HTC Thunderbolt, DROID Incredible 2, Rhyme and Raider will officially get updated to Android 4.0

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HTC just released its “North American Edition” Ice Cream Sandwich update, adding new handsets to the HTC Android 4.0 update list. Owners of the HTC Thunderbolt, DROID Incredible 2 and HTC Rhyme should be pleased to hear that their phones will be getting updated to Android 4.0. The three Verizon handsets join the HTC Rezound which was on the list from the day it was announced. The entry level HTC Raider which has been released in Canada through Rogers and Bell will also be getting a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich.

We have more good news related to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and can confirm that upgrades are planned for Verizon Wireless customers with the HTC Rhyme, HTC Thunderbolt, and DROID Incredible 2 by HTC, as well as the already announced HTC Rezound. In addition, the HTC Raider is on the list to receive ICS for customers of Rogers and Bell in Canada. Stay tuned for more news on Ice Cream Sandwich releases in the coming weeks.HTC

Unlike the last announcement, HTC’s Android 4.0 update through Facebook today does not include any details around timing. We know that the HTC Sensation family is on the calendar to get the Android 4.0 update before the end of March, so we’re going to assume that these new devices will be getting the latest Android update sometime in mid to late Q2.

It sounds like we’ll be hearing from HTC again in a few more weeks to get another update about Android 4.0, so stay tuned. Is your HTC phone on the official HTC Android 4.0 update list?

Via: Phandroid

Source: Facebook

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • BigCiX

    Good to see HTC still supporting it’s devices from the past. Take note sorry ass LG/att!

  • spazby

    Excellent

  • Markus Laumann

    My DInc2 will get ICS?

    Just when I thought they forgot about me…

    Not that I’ll go back to a stock ROM, but it will make CM9 available that much faster…

  • bellken

    now, we wait

  • kazahani

    Do you see, Samsung? No excuse for abandoning us Galaxy S users!!!

    • Jes

      This. I will NEVER buy a samDung phone ever again. My vibrant was totally abandoned by samsheet.

    • ngpsaki4

      As it is an HTC effort to port ICS to their phones, I can’t see why we should expect to see them support a Samsung. Your ire, while well founded, may be misdirected in this case. Verizon has not said they are the initiators of this action. It is the handset manufacturer themselves who are building the software baseline to support their phones.

      I can understand being annoyed with the carrier, but in this case, it is the manufacturer supporting the upgrade.

      Good luck to you with persuading Samsung to follow suit in supporting their devices. I think it would be very good for them to support their end-users and devices with updated software.

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    If the HTC Explorer with it’s 512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM and 600 MHz processor is getting Android 4.0, we should see a lot more updates announced in the next few weeks. come on HTC, I want an update for my T-Mobile G2!

    • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

      I recently sold one of my G2s to a friend for the cheap price of 140$. He loves it as much as I did/do. I am glad I got him into the Android Family. He was using a knock off Blackberry from Alcatel. He is very happy with his purchase. I hope it gets ICS for him and the rest of you G2 owners.

  • Hall Lo

    HTC you are so great and awesome!! *Hugs my G2 though it’s not on the list…. yet ;)*

  • Dana

    I’ll believe it when I see it. HTC’s word means nothing. I made the mistake of buying a Blunderbolt when it came out. They don’t have the best track record of keeping their word.

    • DROID Sam

      ???? Seriously? HTC said the TB would get GB and it did. What else have they promised you and have not delivered on?

    • Akira

      The exact same thing i said! I aint happy till i see it.

  • E

    Dam HTC no love for the OG EVO dat rlly sux

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      They are working their way back on the list. I’m not expecting the EVO to get ICS, but you never know.

  • Dana

    3 months of random rebooting and the timeliness of fixing the issues is my gripe. The fact they’re now giving away the extended battery on the TB also irritates me. They should have done that in the first place.

    • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

      As a Tbolt user, I would recommend rooting & roming your nice piece of hardware. It does help the battery, I am not going to claim it goes all day or anything, but it does last longer than a few hours. I wouldn’t be able to tell you the last time I had a random reboot. There are you tube videos out there that walk you through it step by step.

  • Billy

    yes!! more more and more … go 4.0.

  • yankeesusa

    This is great to hear. Now let’s see how long the dumb phone companies will take to implement it. Usually Sprint is the first, then.verizon and then att. Of course right now att is the last company I would touch.

  • james

    Does the article mean Q1?

  • dusty

    I’ve had samsung, moto, and htc and I think htc has by far been the best when it comes to updates. I will never go back to a samsung device their slow to push to their carriers and then blame it on the carrier when every other device has been updated but samsung.

  • mandyyymillerrr

    When does Q2 begin and end?

  • mandyyymillerrr

    When does Q2 begin and end????

  • shawn

    When will dinc2 get ics? Any word on timeframe?

  • Pryansh

    HTC rockz… Quickly send an update of Android 4.0 on my Htc Explorer! :)

  • Pryansh

    Hey can som1 tell me when Htc is going to send an update for Android 4.0 on Htc Explorer…? If som1 can then tell me on my email…

  • nipunmehta7

    Nice work htc

  1. Good to see HTC still supporting it’s devices from the past. Take note sorry ass LG/att!

  2. My DInc2 will get ICS?

    Just when I thought they forgot about me…

    Not that I’ll go back to a stock ROM, but it will make CM9 available that much faster…

  3. Do you see, Samsung? No excuse for abandoning us Galaxy S users!!!

    • JesGuest 3 years ago

      This. I will NEVER buy a samDung phone ever again. My vibrant was totally abandoned by samsheet.

    • ngpsaki4Guest 3 years ago

      As it is an HTC effort to port ICS to their phones, I can’t see why we should expect to see them support a Samsung. Your ire, while well founded, may be misdirected in this case. Verizon has not said they are the initiators of this action. It is the handset manufacturer themselves who are building the software baseline to support their phones.

      I can understand being annoyed with the carrier, but in this case, it is the manufacturer supporting the upgrade.

      Good luck to you with persuading Samsung to follow suit in supporting their devices. I think it would be very good for them to support their end-users and devices with updated software.

  4. If the HTC Explorer with it’s 512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM and 600 MHz processor is getting Android 4.0, we should see a lot more updates announced in the next few weeks. come on HTC, I want an update for my T-Mobile G2!

    • I recently sold one of my G2s to a friend for the cheap price of 140$. He loves it as much as I did/do. I am glad I got him into the Android Family. He was using a knock off Blackberry from Alcatel. He is very happy with his purchase. I hope it gets ICS for him and the rest of you G2 owners.

  5. HTC you are so great and awesome!! *Hugs my G2 though it’s not on the list…. yet ;)*

  6. DanaGuest 3 years ago

    I’ll believe it when I see it. HTC’s word means nothing. I made the mistake of buying a Blunderbolt when it came out. They don’t have the best track record of keeping their word.

  7. EGuest 3 years ago

    Dam HTC no love for the OG EVO dat rlly sux

  8. DanaGuest 3 years ago

    3 months of random rebooting and the timeliness of fixing the issues is my gripe. The fact they’re now giving away the extended battery on the TB also irritates me. They should have done that in the first place.

    • As a Tbolt user, I would recommend rooting & roming your nice piece of hardware. It does help the battery, I am not going to claim it goes all day or anything, but it does last longer than a few hours. I wouldn’t be able to tell you the last time I had a random reboot. There are you tube videos out there that walk you through it step by step.

  9. yes!! more more and more … go 4.0.

  10. This is great to hear. Now let’s see how long the dumb phone companies will take to implement it. Usually Sprint is the first, then.verizon and then att. Of course right now att is the last company I would touch.

  11. jamesGuest 3 years ago

    Does the article mean Q1?

  12. dustyGuest 3 years ago

    I’ve had samsung, moto, and htc and I think htc has by far been the best when it comes to updates. I will never go back to a samsung device their slow to push to their carriers and then blame it on the carrier when every other device has been updated but samsung.

  13. mandyyymillerrrGuest 3 years ago

    When does Q2 begin and end?

  14. mandyyymillerrrGuest 3 years ago

    When does Q2 begin and end????

  15. shawnGuest 3 years ago

    When will dinc2 get ics? Any word on timeframe?

  16. PryanshGuest 3 years ago

    HTC rockz… Quickly send an update of Android 4.0 on my Htc Explorer! :)

  17. PryanshGuest 3 years ago

    Hey can som1 tell me when Htc is going to send an update for Android 4.0 on Htc Explorer…? If som1 can then tell me on my email…