HTC Sensation XE owners can pencil in a swizzy OS update for their handset, bringing the Beats-branded smartie up to speed with the newest Android phones.
Last year, HTC announced it intends to upgrade the Sensation XE to Ice Cream Sandwich (aka Android 4.0), but didn’t give us any kind of clear idea of when that might happen.
Today, though, the phone-maker broke cover with its plans. Responding to a customer enquiry on Twitter, HTC stated that owners of the Sensation XE can expect 4.0 to hit their phones “early this year”.
Good news. But there is a caveat. If you bought your phone on a contract deal, you won’t be able to get the update from the get-go, but will have to wait while your carrier carries out tests and makes any changes needed to ensure it’s compatible with their services.
When it does arrive, though, you can expect some sweet new additions to your handset. Not least a rejigged user interface, slicker multi-tasking, new versions of apps and a novel screen unlock mode that uses face detection technology.
Got a different HTC phone? Check our full guide to Android update due dates to see when you’re due your dose of update love.