HTC looking over Ice Cream Sandwich to determine upgrade plan

October 21, 2011
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Just like most manufacturers probably are doing, HTC is looking over Ice Cream Sandwich as we speak and are trying to device and determine their upgrade plans. We can expect many of their newer device will most likely receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, otherwise many users will be angry and they don't want to relive the Desire Gingerbread debacle.

Like mentioned above most devices that are fairly new should receive an update to Ice Cream Sandwich -- although a few HTC Thunderbolt users waiting for Gingerbread might have a thing or two to say about that. Today HTC has updated everyone officially on their Facebook page and had this to say:

Since Google unveiled Ice Cream Sandwich earlier this week, HTC has been looking closely at the new OS's features and functionality to determine our upgrade plans. We're a recognized industry leader in providing fast and consistent upgrades to our Android devices, and Ice Cream Sandwich will be no different.

Upgrades require a careful balance of hardware and software to ensure the best possible performance and usability, so please stay tuned as we assess our product portfolio. Our goal is to upgrade as many HTC devices as possible and we'll be sharing details on specific devices and timing in the coming weeks!

We didn't expect to hear any sort of confirmation on any devices, or where they're headed with the HTC Sense UI they are widely known for, but most likely we'll still see it on ICS. With a user interface as gorgeous as Android 4.0 I don't know why you'd want to skin it up with a different look, but HTC most likely feels different on this front. I have a feeling the Sense UI will need some serious re-working to be compatible with Ice Cream Sandwich so we'll all just have to wait and see. We will be sure to update when we hear any additional details from HTC.

In case you missed it, here's our hands-on coverage and video of the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich so you know what to expect.

Ice Cream Sandwich hands-on

Galaxy Nexus hands-on

[via HTC Facebook]


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