Owners of smartphones in the HTC Sensation range can look forward to an update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) next month, it has been confirmed.
HTC announced plans to make the latest 4.0 version of the Android platform available for the original Sensation, Sensation XE and Sensation XL in March via a post on its Google+ page.
The gadget-maker stated: “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 and HTC Sensation XE, followed soon thereafter by the HTC Sensation XL.”
HTC also reiterated its commitment to bringing the frosty new version of the platform to its other recent kits – including the HTC EVO 3D, HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire S and HTC Desire HD – and pledged to update owners with a timeframe for availability in the “coming weeks”.
Before Sensation phone owners get too excited, it’s worth noting that the March due date will apply only to phones bought SIM-free and off-contract.
If, like most of us, you bought your handset on a monthly deal, the news isn't so good. And that's because you’ll have to wait for the update until such time as your carrier has approved ICS and conducted tests to ensure it works with its proprietary services - a process which can take months and months.
But when it does arrive it promises to be worth waiting for, with additions that take in an improved user interface and better multitasking. Also incoming is screen unlock with face detection technology and new versions of stock apps.