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?