Ice Cream Sandwich update rolling out to select HTC devices in March

Summary:HTC announced that owners of many of their current Android smartphones will start seeing the ICS update in March.

I keep swapping my T-Mobile SIM between the HTC Radar 4G and Galaxy Nexus from Samsung. Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) on the Galaxy Nexus is very compelling, but I am not overly impressed with the Samsung hardware. The camera is OK, but should be better and I really would love to see ICS on a fantastic piece of hardware like the HTC Amaze 4G. HTC announced on their Facebook page that ICS is coming to their devices starting in March.

According to the site, here is the rollout schedule:

HTC has been working hard to get its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades ready, and we’re excited to announce that our first round of ICS upgrades will roll out by the end of March for the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Sensation XE, followed soon there after by the HTC Sensation XL.

In addition, we can confirm Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades will be coming later this year to the HTC Rezound, HTC Vivid, HTC Amaze 4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire S and HTC Desire HD. Stay tuned for more updates on Ice Cream Sandwich releases in the coming weeks.

I am looking forward to seeing ICS with HTC Sense on Android since Sense is the one custom UI I do like to use, primarily for its widgets and Exchange email utility. I wish it was coming sooner to all devices, but it is nice to see they at least confirm it is coming to quite a few of their current device.

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