Aug 02 AT 9:20 AM Nick Gray 22 Comments

HTC Rezound Android 4.0 update now available from Verizon

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After countless rumors, leaks, and missed release dates, the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Rezound has finally arrived! Verizon has posted documents detailing the new update along with download/installation instructions on the Rezound’s software update page. Those not willing to wait for Verizon to push out the update can grab the RUU and manually install it on their device.

If you’ve read through any of our Android 4.0 update stories for HTC devices lately, you probably know everything the update will include. The highlights included the in the 299MB 3.14.605.12 build will be HTC Sense 3.6, Face Unlock, advanced notifications and a new brower, but Verizon is also throwing in Wireless Alerting System, improved VPN support for Sysco AnyConnect and enhancements to the VCAST Media Manager.

While it’s taken HTC an excruciatingly long time to update its phones to Android 4.0, we’re glad to see that HTC has been working extremely hard this past week to get the updates pushed out to multiple phones. Is there room for improvement? Certainly, but as iut stands right now, HTC is ahead of the curve when compared to Samsung, Sony, Motorola and all other main Android OEMs.

Via: HTC Source

Source: Verizon

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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  • dpleus

    I’ve been checking for the OTA all day, but haven’t seen it yet. Per Verizon, it will be rolling out in “phases” to customers. So who knows how long we’ll have to wait for it to actually hit all the phones. If I didn’t care about doing a full wipe, I would consider the RUU route.

    • dpleus

      Update: I was able to pull the OTA as of 12:30PM EST. Just waiting for it to finish installing now.

  • fletchtb

    Congrats to the Verizon customers who have been patiently waiting. I have a bunch of friends waiting on this update.

    Ice Cream Sandwich is TASTY!

    • natasha82

      congrats to clay, way faster than Lochte and Phelps, well phelps has become really slow since he began smoking weed imho

      • Greg

        “Humble” is an understatement.

  • bellken

    It has taken HTC an amazing amount of time to update the Rezound to ICS. I hope the Rezound will get another update, either ICS 4.0.4 or Jellybean.

  • uknowme

    This is one of the reasons I like HTC. It may awhile but they came through. That’s 3 this week if I’m not mistaken.

    • LukeT32

      They are waaaaaay behind. Anyone can release 3 updates in a week 6 months late.

      • DROID Sam

        Yeah, but no one else is. Samsung has dozens of 2011 phones till on Gingerbread and Motorola has only updated 2 or 3 so far.

        • deli

          Samsung updates their flagships only. International S2 had ICS BEFORE Nexus S, the international Note got its update soon after that. I mention the international versions because it doesn’t have carrier interference factor involved. Samsung is ready but carrier were NOT. This goes the same with every other brand and phone.

  • BigCiX

    Nice to see the Rezound get 4.0

  • joe

    I still dont believe it, i havent read anywhere online yet that anyones gotten it. i keep trying and trying….

    • joe

      as i typed that, i ecieved the update hahah

      • DROID Sam

        Welcome to Android 4.0

  • Alan Reboli

    The biggest news this post forgot was because of this update, maybe we can get a little kernel source.

  • H Bowers

    Weak sauce. Our iPhone 4S are already at iOS 5, iOS 6 coming soon!

  • hrbib21

    Downloading OTA now.

    • WELCOME TO FRAGMENTATION

      DOES IT REBOOT

  • Kentucky_Tone

    Took them long enough. I pulled it today. Looks awesome, but my text messaging doesnt work, Smh!

  • Mohsin

    hope HTC will release ICS for Desire S also I wonder why they didnt released it with Rezound, been waiting for it for soooooo long!!!

  • jrizk07

    Late to the game but who the heck is Sysco?? the food distributor? They don’t do AnyConnect, Cisco does that. Spell check your articles please.

    It’s unfortunate that the rezound didn’t get Sense 4.0