Oct 19th, 2011

If you are stuck, having recently upgraded your device a few weeks/months ago, the big question on just about everyone’s mind is — when will my device get Ice Cream Sandwich? Well, if you used that recent upgrade on an HTC device, you may want to listen up. HTC has issued a statement in regards to Google’s latest Android dessert and things aren’t sounding so hot.

We are excited about the latest update for Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, and are currently reviewing its features and functionality to determine our upgrade plans. Our goal for Android updates is to give every customer an improved user experience, which means balancing each phone’s unique hardware, HTC Sense experience and the Android kernel. While our goal is to upgrade as many of our recent devices as possible, we are committed to maintaining every phone’s performance and usability first. Please stay tuned for more updates on specific device upgrade plans.

It’s safe to say if you’re device wasn’t one of HTC’s “top sellers” or if it’s still running on last years hardware, your chances aren’t looking so good. Although Google did mention just about any device running Gingerbread should be able to run ICS just fine, OTA updates aren’t without their politics. Carriers often aren’t too excited about the potential bugs and possible returns that come from rushed updates and neither are the OEM’s. As an Evo 3D owner, I don’t expect to see the ice cream man until well into next year.

[Via Engadget]


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