The first HD smartphone of HTC (TPE:2498) that entered the US market, the HTC Rezound, will be receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 upgrade by June or July according to a blog post of the company. A number of smartphones from HTC are set to be given the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 upgrade before the end of the second quarter or near the start of the coming quarter with the HTC Rezound expected to receive an over-the-air update soon.
In addition to the HTC Rezound of Verizon (NYSE:VZ), the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 upgrade was reportedly released for the HTC Amaze 4G of T-Mobile. The HTC Amaze 4G is the first HTC smartphone on the lineup of T-Mobile.
The update FAQ of HTC also indicated that the target dates for the release of the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 upgrade may be changed to testing and approval.
The months of June, July and August will see the release of the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 upgrade to a number of mid-range Android-powered smartphones of HTC. The release will be dependent on the mobile service provider offering the different devices.
The Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 upgrade will be released to the HTC Thunderbolt within the quarter while the HTC EVO Design will be receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 upgrade at around the same time as the HTC Rezound. The HTC Thunderbolt is the first LTE smartphone in the lineup of Verizon while the HTC EVO Design 4G is the first reasonably-priced phone of Sprint.
The Ice Cream Sandwich Android is the latest version of the mobile OS of Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and it brings a number of new features into the smartphones. The Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 upgrade will bring a new multi-tasking UI, an enhanced contacts list, new data management system and support for a number of new products of Google including the Chrome for Android Beta web browser.