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HTC Rezound to Receive Ice Cream Sandwich in June-July, Thunderbolt in July-August, Incredible 2 Status Up in the Air

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HTC posted a timeline for Ice Cream Sandwich rollouts some time over the last few days on their support pages and it includes more details than we have seen to date. The HTC Rezound and Rhyme will see Android 4.0 in either June or July, Thunderbolt in July or August, and the Incredible 2 is now up-in-the-air as to whether or not it will see it.¬†Previously, the Incredible 2 was listed as a device on the upgrade list, so this is a new development. If you own one of HTC’s tablets, you are stuck on Honeycomb.¬†

In this new support page, HTC mentions that all of these devices will see Sense 3.6 with Android 4.0.3 rather than the newly released Sense 4.0 that comes loaded on the HTC One Series. They claim that Sense 4.0 needs specific dedicated hardware which none of these older devices contains. They expect to finish rolling out ICS updates by the end of August.

Via:  HTC

Cheers Steve and Eric!

  • karchman

    I’ve been hearing this crap for 8 months… More bs hype.

  • http://www.facebook.com/don.williams.3950178 Don Williams

    Sooooo…..July 31 for the Rezound. -________-

  • Hilary atwood

    I’ll believe it when I see it..

  • Harry

    I got the ota update yesterday. I had the leak installed and switched batteries. it booted up in the reboot screen and I was a little nervous. but it installed and I now have the official build. seems exactly the same as the leak from April 28 ( I think that was the latest leak date).

  • meticode

    I find it funny that HTC said that the older devices can’t ruin Sense 4.0 because it needs dedicated hardware, yet we have developers that have ported over Sense 4.0 from the HTC One X successfully and have it pretty close to fully working minus GPS being the biggest one thing. I run Sense 4.0 ICS 4.0.4 every day on my Rezound just fine.

  • angrysam

    Wtf? The amaze already has it thru tmobile and it’s almost the same phone. Thought I was stepping up going to Verizon. Weak sauce, V.

  • Ryan Odell

    I’m on rezound right now. Which honestly might have better potential even than that of the HTC one series. Honestly the quad core processor is too fast for the rest of the phone. I am running on bamfs senseless ICS currently and its fast. Get any version of sense and a live wallpaper on your phone and you immediately lose 250+ mb of ram. Where is the sense in that? Seriously HTC needs to give up on sense, or compress it quite a bit.

  • androidkin

    “HTC mentions that all of these devices will see Sense 3.6 with Android 4.0.3 rather than the newly released Sense 4.0 that comes loaded on the HTC One Series. They claim that Sense 4.0 needs specific dedicated hardware which none of these older devices contains.”

    All the devices above will get Sense 3.6 and nor the new Sense 4.0

    • Jon Jon, The Jon.

      That’s kind’ve bs.. Above stated from before on other people with roms. I’d figure the rezound would be more than capable of handling it since it’s between the sensation-xl and the one series. So… HTC pushing people towards new phones, Marketing -_-.

  • edwoordd

    Just wait until cm9 roms come out for the tbolt

  • http://twitter.com/SlowSpeedChase Chase Easterling

    Liquid has a great ICS ROM for the T’Bolt ready to go… minus a working radio. So whats the hold up? VERIZON.

    • sk3litor

      So does twisted I believe

  • Breezer23

    At this point with Android either carriers need to get their shit together or google needs to slow WAY down on upgrading the OS. 9 to 10 months to upgrade from Gingerbread to ICS is absolutely absurd.

  • drt054

    Love how it reads the “older” devices doesn’t have the hardware for Sense 4 but the dev community already has multiple ROMS with Sense 4!!! Maybe HTC needs to hire some of the real devs..

    • drt054

      ^^^^^^^^^ That was regarding the Rezound in case you were wondering :)

  • CopierITGuy

    I truly believe with every fiber of my being that I will see the stock ICS update on my T’Bolt the week before my upgrade is available on December 18, 2012 – maybe the week of, if I’m lucky! Wait. . . I’m not lucky! I have a T’Bolt. Should’ve known that when it launched without the Droid branding that I should’ve opted for another device. HTC has failed way too many times on this device. RAZR MAXX HD is looking better by the minute…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I26T5S34AY4UDT7IJF6HWYS3CE Anthony

    June-July…..that’s like…to long

  • steve30x

    Sooo my Rezound will get ICS on the last day of July lol..ok

    • Rick

      Pfft! If even then….

  • ryanallaire

    I thought being rooted allowed us to get the latest versions before non-rooted users.. Why does it seem like it happens only a week or two before the ota’s roll out?? Or is it cuz i own a tbolt?…:(

  • Doug DeMarco

    If the Incredible S is getting ICS then the Incredible 2 should as well since they are essentially the same phone outside of Big Red’s touches.

  • jnt

    Inc2 – 1ghz single core processor, 768mb Ram – ICS
    X2 – 1ghz dual core processor, 512mb Ram – no ICS b/c it wouldn’t “improve anything”
    D3 – 1ghz dual core processor (same as Bionic, etc.), 512mb Ram – no ICS b/c it wouldn’t “improve anything”

    Could it be… ram??

    • Diablo81588

      Yes.

    • crispy822

      yeah, i think it’s safe to say that ram will deffinately be playing a major role on whether you will see future updates to your phone. i mean single cores are getting ics when dual cores are left out to rot since they only have 512mb of ram.

  • Michael

    Funny I’m runniong sense 4.0 On my Rezound as we speak. Thanks to Team PKMN

    • capecodcarl

      How is the battery life? I’ve tried a few of Scott’s CleanROM ICS releases and they all cause my battery to become crazy hot (over 100F) and the battery doesn’t last anywhere near as long as it does on the stock rooted Gingerbread. I’ve yet to even find any reason to want to upgrade to ICS other than the ability to run the Chrome browser… otherwise Gingerbread just seems fine.

  • CaptainHowdy13

    Pushed back because of Verizon adding Global ?

    • Josh Groff

      I’m going with that as the Rezound update being pushed back. I don’t mind waiting if it enables the GSM radio.

      • CaptainHowdy13

        Added features are always nice. Cant say as I intend to leave the Oregon Country anytime soon.

        • Josh Groff

          Same here, but having the option to jump ship to a GSM carrier is always nice.

  • http://twitter.com/MrBouche MrBouche

    Yeah…. I couldn’t wait. So I used one of the leaked updates to upgrade. The whole process has taught me one thing: Even if I can’t afford a nexus, I should wait until I can afford one. I love this phone’s hardware. I just dislike HTC’s Sense and VZW’s bloat. I should just root and flash a rom, but I have yet to read any rom forums of one that doesn’t have any issues. I just need something stable that I won’t regret being stuck with if I can’t get in a position to fix it. Any suggestions?

    • Ragnarecks

      Just do it. I ran stock for a weekend before immediately rooting and flashing ROMs. S-OFF as soon as it was available. Never looked back, never been happier.

      I’d say back up internal storage, S-OFF, install the latest leak RUU and then grab a de-bloated ROM. Or hit up a senseless version if you’d prefer, I normally do that on my own.

      • http://twitter.com/MrBouche MrBouche

        I probably will, thanks! :)

  • npomp

    Well this is certainly bad news for my Inc2. No reason why it can’t run it.
    I guess it will affirm giving this to my wife and getting the Inc4g! Then again, damn, that is the reason why they won’t release ICS for the Inc2! I bought it hook-line and sinker…

  • romma

    Just loaded a nice ported ics Sense rom on my Dinc 2..

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1553357

    • Mike

      Nice? Camera doesn’t work…

  • zepfloyd

    Kellex I think you’re reading the chart wrong on the DINC2.
    “and the Incredible 2 is now up-in-the-air as to whether or not it will see it.””

    No, they are just saying they don’t have a more specific timeframe outside of before the end of August.

  • SEJ

    I think you’re misreading the information in the chart for the Incredible 2. I think it’s saying the timeframe for the update is to be determined but it’ll get the update by the end of August. All the devices in the chart are “announced devices,” which I assume means they’ll all get ICS.

  • jack kramer

    HOLY Cow!!! what happen to by early 2012?

    • Josh Flowers

      Verizon.

  • 9host99

    woo hoo! the TBolt lives to see another update! haha

    • Josh Flowers

      yeah, both the updates have been worth it :)

      but seriously. hopefully some good ROMs will come from this sooner with an ICS leak for the TB in early June, at least

      &keeping in line with Verizon updates–this means it’ll be announced for Q2, slip into Q3 testing, Q4 mini-release, pulled back, and soon after forgotten about until Q1 2013 (per the 2.3 update schedule of reliability :) )

    • sk3litor

      Yay just in time for our upgrade and/or the next version of android

  • http://www.facebook.com/derick.mcclure Derick McClure

    They also said we would see ICS on the Rezound in May.. and Best Buy even had it slotted for April.. I’ll believe it when it start rolling out.. Not like it matters since I’m rooted and have been running a fully fuctioning ICS/Sense4 ROM for a month now.

    • http://www.lovesicklives.com Curtis Fox

      What ROM, etc. are you using? Where did you get it? I’m ready to root my Rezound and get Sense 4.0 working on it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1156848303 David Hayden

      No, they didn’t. Someone either leaked an unauthorized list of a possible release date, or someone had an elaborate photoshop. Neither HTC or Verizon came out said that we were getting ICS in May.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/drewsomeness Andrew P.

    This falls in line with Verizon’s statment about the HTC Rezound becoming a global device this “summer” as I suspected. But I am with the rest of the Rezound and VZW customer’s waiting for ICS, so I’m not going to hold my breath on this.

    • capecodcarl

      I wonder if the reason they pushed back the release from May to June/July is because they need to patch the S-OFF hole.

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    Not buying it. We were told May 9 for Rezound too.

    But I hope it includes the ability to use a local sim. That would be worth waiting for.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1156848303 David Hayden

      No, we got information from an unauthorized leak that was never intended for our eyes. This is coming from HTC’s official website.

  • no

    and i should believe them why?

  • ChrisDell

    My sister’s Rhyme will have ICS before my brother’s RAZR?

    /facepalm

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Potentially. :P

    • LiterofCola

      Not nessesarily

      • Liderc

        Most likely.

        • LiterofCola

          Naaah

          • Liderc

            Screen-shotting this moment for you, for future pleasure =P

          • LiterofCola

            I’ll take that bet. And if it happens, on that day I’ll post in DL that you’re the tits and admit that I was wrong.

  • http://twitter.com/SD1337 Steve DeBellis

    They also said that these devices wouldn’t see Sense 3.0+ (If they didn’t ship with it already) because they didn’t have the hardware to support it, which we know is BS.

    • hkklife

      Don’t you mean Sense 4.0?
      Once again, like the Incredible 1, the Incredible 2 is “too good for its own good”. We have only VZW to thank for trying to keep ICS off of their entire Android 3G lineup.

      • Dan

        I miss my incredible 1 so much lol I shattered the screen and tried to replace it but now the actual LCD doesn’t work but the glass is fine

        • capecodcarl

          You can just buy a used Incredible for around $100.

      • http://twitter.com/Althris Althris

        No, they said the Thunderbolt would never get 3.0 for sure. I may have to try out the stock ROM again after they release this.

      • teleclimber

        If the Inc 2 does not get ICS, I am going to do what I have to do to get a phone that is going to get updated. That probably means buying a phone through Google’s play store (whenever that happens) and it will probably mean leaving Verizon. Oh well.

        • Roger

          I’m going to do that regardless of whether my phone gets an update or not. Already sorted out the tablet side of things in that respect.

      • http://twitter.com/SD1337 Steve DeBellis

        Specifically for the Thunderbolt I remember them saying that it will never get a Sense version bump due to “hardware restrictions”. I think something similar was said about Sense 3.0 overall that if your phone isn’t shipping with it, it won’t be getting it ever.

    • http://dilsplace.net Dilpickle1

      Reading this article on my thunderbolt with sense 3.0 makes me agree with you…