HTC has spilled the beans on which of their Android powered phones will be the first to get the eagerly awaited update to the new getting the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) operating system.
Posting on their Facebook page, the listing follows the expected line of the company updating their newest devices first and then working back to the older ones.
According to their post, HTC plans to start updating handsets to Android 4.0 in “early 2012”, with the following handsets first in line:
- HTC Vivid
- HTC Sensation
- HTC Sensation XL
- HTC Sensation XE
- HTC Rezound
- HTC EVO 3D
- HTC EVO Design 4G
- HTC Amaze 4G
HTC say that these phones will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update so swiftly because of “close integration” with their carrier partners.
Here’s their statemewnt:
HTC knows how excited our fans are to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, so we’re thrilled today to announce the first wave of HTC phones that will receive upgrades: We can confirm the brand new HTC Vivid, on sale beginning today, is upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in early 2012 to a variety of devices including the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE, as well as the HTC Rezound, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Amaze 4G through close integration with our carrier partners.
As for the rest, here’s what they had to say:
We’re continuing to assess our product portfolio, so stay tuned for more updates on device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Ice Cream Sandwich.