HTC’s Android 4.0 update is finally here! Recently, HTC has started pushing out Ice Cream Sandwich to several 2011 devices and we’re expecting the update to hit quite a few more handsets in the weeks to come. So far, HTC has the most extensive list of devices which are expected to be updated to Android 4.0 and we do expect that list to grow a little more.
Jump to the bottom of this page to see if your phone is on the official HTC Android 4.0 update list.
Will my HTC phone be updated to Android 4.0?
Since we don’t work for HTC, we can’t give you an exact answer, but we can make educated assumptions based on the announcements HTC has made. HTC’s first wave of Android updates will bring Ice Cream Sandwich to its phones powered by dual-core Qualcomm S3 processors. The overwhelming majority of HTC’s phones running on this chip are already on the update list, and we expect the remaining stragglers to be added shortly.
HTC has also announced that the Incredible S, Desire S and Desire HD would also be receiving the update. Since most of the other HTC phones powered by S2 chips feature most of the same components, we expect other US-specific devices to be added to the update list, as well. HTC phones powered by Qualcomm S1 chips should not expect Android 4.0. HTC has not given us any details about these phones yet, but the fact that Google has chosen to let the Nexus One live out its remaining days on Gingerbread should be all the evidence we need. The HTC EVO 4G, Desire and DROID Incredible all share the same basic configuration and do not have enough memory or processing power to run Android 4.0 as smoothly as HTC would like them to.
Latest Android 4.0 update news from HTC
- 3/15/12 - HTC Vivid Android 4.0 update now available with dialer trick
Users can manually trigger the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Vivid by entering a specific string of characters into the phone's dialer.
- 3/13/12 - HTC Velocity Android 4.0 update rolling out in Australia
HTC delivers Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 3.6 to HTC Velocity owners in Australia. The update was pushed without HTC making an official announcement that the update was even on its way.
- 3/8/12 - HTC Sensation Android 4.0 update now available in some European countries
Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 3.6 for the HTC Sensation and Sensation XE is deployed to handsets in Germany and several other Nordic countries.
- 3/6/12 - Verizon lists devices that will receive Android 4.0 upgrades
Verizon confirms that the HTC Thunderbolt, DROID Incredible 2, HTC Rhyme and HTC Rezound will be updated to Android 4.0.
Official HTC Android 4.0 handset update list
- HTC Sensation — March
- HTC Sensation 4G — March
- HTC Sensation XE — March
- HTC Velocity
- HTC Sensation XL
- HTC Rezound
- HTC Vivid
- HTC Amaze 4G
- HTC EVO 3D
- HTC EVO Design 4G
- HTC Flyer
- HTC Desire S
- HTC Incredible S
- DROID Incredible 2
- HTC Thunderbolt
- HTC Rhyme
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC Explorer
HTC handsets expected to receive the Android 4.0 update
- HTC Desire Z
- T-Mobile G2
- HTC Inspire 4G
- myTouch 4G
- myTouch 4G Slide
- HTC Hero S
- HTC Merge
- HTC EVO Shift 4G