HTC has begun making Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) available to owners of the Sensation XE, user testimonies from overseas suggest.
According to GSM Arena, owners of unlocked versions of the Beats by Dre-branded smartie in Nordic countries and Germany are reporting they can download the update now.
A wider European rollout, with us Blighty set to be among the countries included, natch, is expected to commence soon.
The 300MB software update brings with it a refreshed and streamlined 3.6 version of HTC’s Sense custom skin, no doubt in response to claims it has become swollen and overcomplicate of late.
Of course, it’ll also feature the sweeteners that ICS adds to all Android phones too. Think: Face Unlock, which does what it says on the tin, as well as the Android Beam function that lets you share content with other NFC-enabled phones by touching the handsets together.
Sounds good, no? Well, don't go getting all hot and bothered just yet. If you bought your phone on a monthly contract, you’ll have to wait until ICS has been tested by your carrier before you’ll be able to grab it. And that could take months yet.