Mar 22 AT 3:07 PM Nick Gray 26 Comments

HTC Vivid Android 4.0 update now available from AT&T

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Android 4.0 for the HTC Vivid is finally here. We’ve already seen what the Android 4.0 update for the phone looks like with last week’s dialer trick, but now AT&T has announced that Vivid uses can officially download the Android 4.0 update with HTC Sense 3.6.

To initiate the download, press Menu > Settings > AT&T Software Updates > Check for updates and follow the instructions to download and install the new build. For now, the HTC Vivid’s Android 4.0 can only be donwloaded over Wi-Fi.

As with the other Android 4.0 updates that HTC has been rolling out, users should expect quite a few new features in Ice Cream Sandwich with improvements to to multi-tasking, face unlock, new browser capabilities, and access to Google’s Chrome browser.

Below are some of the other new features or improvement which AT&T and HTC have included in the update.

  • Notification and user interface enhancements.
  • Advanced voice input for optimized for faster text input.
  • Security enhacements
  • Data network and Wi-Fi data monitoring to easily track usage.
  • Wi-Fi Direct for transferring files between devices without being in WiFi Hotspot

Honestly, we’re a little surprised that AT&T is pushing out the update for the HTC Vivid so soon. We were expecting HTC to deliver the HTC Sensation 4G’s Android 4.0 update (expected before the end of March) before AT&T officially released the Vivid update.

If you had to rate HTC with a score between 1 and 10, how would you rate their Android 4.0 update track record so far?

Source: AT&T

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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