It appears that the Android 4.0 upgrade will be made available to most of its Android-powered devices of HTC (TPE:2498) by this coming August. The company reportedly released a list that showed the different Android-powered devices that will be receiving the Android 4.0 upgrade, which will be completed by the Taiwan-based company by August. The company revealed its Android 4.0 upgrade list last March but the latest one is reportedly more detailed compared to the previous one.
Although the company is aiming to meet the deadlines, the possibility of some changes is still present depending on the evaluation and the approval of the release for the different devices.
Some of the Android-powered devices of HTC may not be receiving the Android 4.0 upgrade such as the HTC Flyer, which will continue using the Honeycomb Android OS. Due to this some users may opt to use an unofficial upgrade in order for them to experience using the latest version of the Android OS. This may prove to be risky for these users particularly if they do not have any experience in applying unofficial Android 4.0 upgrades to their devices.
According to HTC devices that have a ROM that is 512MB and lower will not be receiving the Android 4.0 upgrade. This means a number of lower-end HTC devices will not be receiving the latest version of the Android OS.
The Android 4.0 upgrade will include the HTC Sense 3.6, which is an older version of the custom Android skin of HTC compared to the one that comes with the HTC one X that will feature the HTC Sense 4.0.
HTC indicated that since some hardware that are required for the HTC Sense 4.0 may not be available on some of the devices of the company, the lower version of the custom Android skin will be released together with the Android 4.0 upgrade. As of the start of the month only five percent of Android-powered devices were using the Ice Cream Sandwich Android although this is higher compared to the 0.6 percent at the start of the year.