A while back, HTC announced the first suite of devices that it would be rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates to. The devce lineup included the entire HTC Sensation line (XE, XL, and 4G), followed by the Rezound, Amaze 4G, and new EVOs (Design 4G and 3D). Today, HTC has announced (also on its Facebook page) some further timing on just when devices will get those updates, and a few more devices making the cut.

First to the fray will be the HTC Sensation series (XE, XL, 4G, and sans moniker), which will get their ICS update before the end of March. Other devices getting an ICS update will see their update by a slightly more ambiguous and underwhelming "later this year." It's nice to see HTC committing to a date here, even though it's only for the Sensation line of devices. Hopefully as updates for the rest of the lineup draw closer those respective phones will see update timelines as well.

HTC also added a few more devices to its official list, which brings the tally to the following:

  • HTC Sensation (XE, XL, 4G, and sans moniker)
  • HTC Rezound
  • HTC Vivid
  • HTC Amaze 4G
  • HTC EVO 3D
  • HTC EVO Design 4G
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC Desire HD

Source: HTC (Facebook)

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  • theprodigalrebel - Thursday, February 09, 2012 - link

    I work for a large company in a different industry (pay television). Recently, in an enterprise-wide address, our CEO expressed that he wanted our products to have the same brand/name recognition as devices like the original Razr, iPhone or Droid.

    in the past, all our receivers had numerical numbers (typically three-digit numbers, each number would denote a significant feature; minor revisions to models would typically result in an alphanumeric suffix at the end - similar to Intel's 2500 vs 2500S vs 2500K) but we are now moving away from that. I am guessing this line of thinking (unique product name > model numbers that represent available features) is fairly common.
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  • Zoomer - Saturday, February 11, 2012 - link

    The numerical scheme could still be kept. For example, HTC Desires had A8181-A8183. Reply
  • tipoo - Thursday, February 09, 2012 - link

    They did say they would be focusing on fewer, better models in the future. IMO they should have just three for every OS for high, mid, and low end. You're right, I have no idea if the Schnazzybeats XL is better than the Tingly Sensation QX. Reply
  • shabby - Thursday, February 09, 2012 - link

    Once a modem comes out that can work on att/tmo/sprint/verizon you'll see less and less variations of the same phone. Reply
  • scook9 - Friday, February 10, 2012 - link

    Wont happen. The reason is that CDMA carries a royalty paid to Qualcomm since they invented it. So unless a phone is made for Verizon or Sprint it wont have CDMA modems on board. "World Phones" are assumed to only need GSM/UMTS support Reply
  • Sttm - Thursday, February 09, 2012 - link

    Wasnt that excited for 4.0, until I read about only 4.0 getting a chrome browser, I rather dislike the stock browser so I cant wait to get 4.0 on my Rezound. Reply
  • mwarner1 - Friday, February 10, 2012 - link

    Chrome for Android is certainly an interesting product, but I wouldn't worry too much about not having it just yet. There are a few issues with it at the moment which means I tend to head for the default Android browser above Chrome at this stage (at least on my SGS2 - on my Xoom it seems to behave a little better) Reply
  • Lord 666 - Thursday, February 09, 2012 - link

    So glad did not pick one of them up. Reply
  • scook9 - Thursday, February 09, 2012 - link

    Thanks HTC! For once again abandoning a "flagship" phone and trying to pretend it never existed. Seriously hurting the odds of me buying another phone from you :( (and I really liked my last 2) Reply
  • icrf - Thursday, February 09, 2012 - link

    Yeah, if anything, it makes me plan to simply root it once CM9 gets stable. Gingerbread took too long as it was. Reply

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