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HTC has confirmed on Facebook that all of the previously-announced devices on its Android 4.0 roadmap will be getting updated by the end of August. Owners of devices like the Rhyme and Desire S had originally been told updates were coming in June or July.
HTC's latest Android 4.0 upgrade roadmap includes Droid Incredible 2 by August, Evo 3D in June / July
It's been a long time coming, but HTC is finally putting getting around to widely rolling out Android 4.0 to supported handsets. Following news of updates for the Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G on T-Mobile last week, HTC has posted an in-depth guide to when most of its handsets will be upgraded.
Verizon is rolling out software version 2.11.605.19 710RD to the HTC Thunderbolt, though it's little more than a bugfix and there's still no sign of Android 4.0.
According to the NPD Group, "4G" smartphones accounted for 35 percent of all US smartphone sales in Q4 2011, compared to six percent the year previous. The smartphone sales numbers show that seven percent were accounted for by LTE devices, six percent by WiMAX, and 22 percent by HSPA+ phones, including the iPhone 4S.
Verizon has just posted a list to its website to help let people know which devices are destined to get Android 4.0. The list includes the HTC ThunderBolt, Incredible 2, Rhyme, and Rezound, as well as the Motorola Droid Xoom, RAZR, RAZR Maxx, Droid 4, Bionic, Xyboard 8.1 and 10.1. The LG Spectrum and both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and 10.1 appear on the list, too.
HTC has announced that four more phones — the Droid Incredible 2, Rhyme, Thunderbolt, and Raider — will be getting upgrades to Android 4.0.
HTC Turkey took to Facebook yesterday to lay out its plans for upgrading its phones to the latest and greatest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. The chart shows that nearly all of the companies recent phones (the Rhyme is notable exception) are confirmed to be getting ICS this year.
HTC didn't just add a handful of its phones to its bootloader unlocking tool, it has added every phone launched since September 2011. The announcement came quietly in the sidebar on HTCDev's site, and in addition to the newer phones the company is also working to expand unlocking to more older phones as well.