T-Mobile USA HTC Sensation gets Android 4.0 this week, HTC Amaze to follow in “coming weeks”

May 14, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka



The long wait for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is finally ending this week for customers of T-Mobile’s HTC Sensation 4G. T-Mobile USA has updated its support forums to reveal that beginning on May 16 (Wednesday), a software update will roll-out to the Sensation. That update will be the long-awaited upgrade to Android 4.0.3.

It was only a few weeks ago where we asked out loud what’s taking so long for T-Mobile to update one of its phones to Android 4.0 or at least give a definitive date on when the carrier would deliver it. T-Mobile said it was working hard and it’s finally ready to show the fruits of it’s labors. Sensation owners can follow the steps outlined by T-Mobile to trigger the update on Wednesday, provided that their phone is not rooted and has at least 75 percent battery life (T-Mobile actually says 50, but I always say 75 to be safe).

HTC Amaze 4G owners haven’t been forgotten. T-Mobile has made a similar page revealing that the Amaze will receive its update in “the coming weeks,” which is a blanket statement that could mean in the next two weeks or the next two months. While you wait, here’s a list of features that both the Amaze and Sensation will see in the next update:

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 3.6
  • System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.
  • Re-sizeable widgets
  • Lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked.
  • Data usage controls.
  • Face Unlock
  • Home screen folders
  • Improved battery life
  • Note: HTC Sensation 4G will be required to add Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update.

via Android Guys