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HTC Sensation gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Three

HTC Sensation gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Three

Three has pushed out Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) to the HTC Sensation, giving owners some smart new features to get to grips with.

Up for grabs now as an over-the-air (OTA) download, Android 4.0 brings with it enhanced multi-tasking and some welcome user interface tweaks. But perhaps most attention-grabbing is the Face Unlock security function.

HTC Sensation

This employs the on board front-facing camera and face recognition technology to scan users’ fizzogs to determine the identity of the person attempting to unlock the handset.

Or at least, that’s the theory. In practice, it’s been discovered that you can easily bypass the security feature’s virtual goonish gatekeepers using a photograph of the owner.

The update arrives after Google last week unveiled the next version of Android, triggering another cycle of operating system updates for smartphones running the OS.

Informally dubbed Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 addresses the glaring problems with Face Unlock and adds a revamped notifications bar and the Siri-rivalling Google Now app.

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