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New HTC posting shows which smartphones will get Android 4.0 and when

May 22, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android OS, Android Phones, HTC

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Today, HTC released a post on its Android 4.0 Frequently Asked Question’s page which shows a list of Android smartphones and a target range of months in which the Android 4.0 update should be delivered.

Several notable smartphones on the list include the HTC Rhyme, Rezound, and Thunderbolt.  The Rhyme and Rezound are expected to receive Android 4.0 by June-July with the Thunderbolt receiving it in July-August.  The HTC DROID Incredible 2 has not received an official time frame yet, but should be rolled out before the end of August.

Unfortunately, several Android smartphones did not make the cut.  These devices include the HTC ChaCha, HTC Salsa, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Explorer, a couple of others.   In addition, several tablets such as the EVO View 4G, Flyer, and JetStream will remain on Android 3.x (Honeycomb).  As a general rule of thumb, HTC reminds us that any device with 512MB or less of ROM will not receive an official upgrade to Android 4.0.

Lastly, the phones scheduled to receive an Android 4.0 upgrade will receive Sense 3.6 instead of Sense 4, which is only optimized for the One series of smartphones.  The full list of HTC smartphones and its prospective Android 4.0 roll-out date can be found at the link below.

[HTC Support]