Since the announcement of the next Android update, Ice Cream Sandwich, those stuck in their current two-year contracts are more than a bit curious about which devices will receive and upgrade. HTC has tried to make the process as transparent as possible for owners of their handsets and has kept a line of communications open with costumers as the manufacturer works out the specifics of getting Android 4.0 to their hardware. There is no telling when it will happen, but HTC has shortlised a number of devices for the upgrade, a list including every high-end handset released since early summer. The HTC Sensation (and Sensations XL and XE), HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC Amaze 4G, and HTC Rezound all get a nod. Here is HTC’s full statment via their Facebook page.
“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 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. 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.”