Jul 10 AT 8:11 AM Nick Gray 25 Comments

HTC Support confirms HTC Rezound Android 4.0 update coming before the end of July


By now, many of you are already looking forward to the Android 4.1 update for your device – but let’s not forget that there are quite a few people still craving for a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). Verizon’s HTC Rezound owners are among those who still have not received the Android 4.0 update which was promised to them even before the handset hit the market last fall.

After a few misguided hopes  of getting the update earlier in the year, it looks like HTC will be keeping its word by rolling out the Android 4.0 update before the end of July. The latest confirmation comes from HTC support, responding to an email from a concerned HTC Rezound owner.

The ICS (Android 4.0) update will be released for the Rezound by the end of this month (July) with final pushes in August. HTC

What category do you fall into? Are you waiting patiently for Jelly Bean or are you hoping refreshing taste of Ice Cream Sandwich before the end of summer?

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • dpleus

    When I had the chance to get an early upgrad in February due to issues with my Droid X, I chose the Rezound because it was supposed to be getting ICS in Q1 of 2012, it had a 1.5Ghz 2xCPU versus the 1.2Ghz 2xCPU in the GNex and it was $50 cheaper. After this update time frame for the Rezound, and seeing how long it takes Verzion to roll-out updates in general, I’ve decided that if you buy a Verzion handset, make sure you are happy with the software on the device, because you may not see an update for it ever. On a side note, and to further emphasize my reasoning, my wifes 15 month old LG Vortex is still on Android 2.2 and I doubt it will see 2.3.

    • fletchtb

      I hope the rumor is true and you finally get to enjoy the update!

      Oh… and good luck with the Vortex. Gingerbread WAS sweet! ;)

    • Bill

      HTC sux, meandroid sux. Nufff said (i have an iPhone 4S)

      • DroidRoca

        U wanna fight

  • Derek

    I’m a Rez owner and I’m anxiously awaiting the official ICS release for a couple of reasons, mainly I want the source code from HTC for ICS.

    I’ve also given up any hope of getting Jelly Bean for the Rez even though it is more than capable of running it strictly based on hardware. HTC must have only one programmer working 5 hours per week on the Rezound software for it to take this long to be done. The Rezound is awesome hardware but for some reason it didnt sell very well. But it has an unlocked bootloader and has S-Off, it should be the perfect phone for developers to cook ROM’s for, but the XDA forum of the Rez is absolutely DEAD!!!

  • alexanderharri3

    ICS is taking forever…..at this rate, the Rezound’s older cousin the Thunderbolt may see ICS by January….or have a ROM ported from the Rezound’s ICS maybe….

    Well….ICS updates continue to prove you should never buy a phone for what is a promised update soon….because soon could mean a long long time.

  • steve sharkman

    this is a fake…
    don’t believe it.

  • Lonnie Brownell

    I installed the last two Rezound ICS leaks, and am quite happy with it. It’s a huge improvement; the phone is more responsive and uses less battery to be so. Can’t imagine why VZW is holding it up.

  • bellken

    I couldn’t wait, so, I installed the ICS leaks. They have gotten progressively better, and, I hope they get the final out before the end of July. It is likely the delay is caused by going to Android 4.0.4, and, the global phone update. All of the leaks were 4.0.3.

  • brklynmind

    The real story is:
    HTC is delaying ICS for Rezound.

    You missed the most important part of the post “final push in August” – August was never the schedule….this is corp speak for DELAY

  • seabass978

    I’m done with HTC and Samsung product for android phones, especially if It’s from a carrier. My amaze did get an ics update but no where in hell is gonna see any more os update. Google nexus it is from now on.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      HTC typically releases two major updates per device. If they are pushing out ICS for the HTC Desire HD, I predict all of their dual-core phones will be getting Jelly Bean.

  • HaroldG

    The OTA has been leaked since June 10th, and there’ve been earlier, reliable leaks since a month earlier. I’ve had ICS on my Rezound since back then.

    Under no conceivable construction is August or even July “early 2012,” which is what Verizon Wireless promised us when we were deciding whether to purchase the Rezound back in November of 2011 or some other product.

    And there is no reason for them to have held up the release — the leaks have been solid releases. The only possible explanation is that VZW’s marketing department didn’t want to cannibalize sales of other products it was pushing. That’s right, marketing new handsets to new customers will always trump taking care of existing customers. They leave picking up the detritus to the “retention” department.

  • Brennan Leathers

    I agree with the last poster, the “delay” in ICS for the Rezound seems to have been centered around promoting the HTC Incredible LTE, a phone which is mostly inferior to the Rezound, so that the Incredible could be touted as a phone that “has ICS built-in.” Although HTC is partly to blame, it doesn’t seem that they had a stable ICS build until June, when ICS had been out since last December. Perhaps HTC Sense integration was to blame.

    • Derek

      The HTC Incredible 4G LTE is NOT mostly inferior. It doesnt have the 720p HD display but it does have a very good 4.0″ qHD display with almost the same pixel density (fewer pixels, but also a smaller display). The Inc 4G LTE does have the top of the line S4 CPU with much better GPU. It has the same RAM as the Rez. It does come with 8GB internal storage vs 16GB in the Rez but it also has an SD card slot. It comes with Sense 4 vs Sense 3.6. The S4 will run circles around the S3 in the Rez and will blow away the Rez in real world performance, battery life, and on any benchmark you throw at it.

  • Tony

    Lmao. I laugh cuz I have nothing to say. I first said I will never buy another Motorola device. Now I will never purchase another HTC device. Samsung is taking just as long. Look at the Samsung galaxy s II and how long it’s taking it. Until a company allows us to switch to a stock android os and still receive full support from the carrier then I’m going with the nexus devices or a windows phone. And if it wasn’t for my unlimited plan then I would drop big red!

  • Randy W

    This must mean that the DHD ICS update which was supposed to be in July or Aug will come around Christmas?

  • Geotsam

    This is good news… Let’s hope that the Desire S update won’t take much more; HTC said it was going to come in June-July. Does anybody know anything about it?

  • omer

    think you