Android Phones

Ice Cream Sandwich for HTC Rezound is now live

August 2, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, Carriers, HTC, Verizon


The HTC Rezound is a pretty solid Android smartphone on Verizon that was hampered by launching with Android 2.3, but that blemish is about to disappear.  According to a few published Verizon documents and posts in various forums, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now rolling out to the HTC Rezound on Verizon Wireless.

As with any software OTA roll-out, it will take a couple of weeks to complete, so be patient and keep checking if there is a new software update available for your device.  The new upgrade, 3.14.605.12 710RD, brings your device up to Android 4.0.3 and Sense 3.6, for those of you keeping score.

Some of the bigger features coming to your Rezound includes a revamped launch bar, swipe to notifications, face unlock, folders, improved voice support, and improved multitasking.

In addition, there are several device specific enhancements and improvements outlined here:

Applications & Widgets

+ V CAST Media Manager has been updated to Backup Assistant Pluswith an enhanced user experience.

+ Time zone issues have been resolved and proper Timezone will display within the Clock Widget.

Device Features

+ Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.

+ Cisco AnyConnect support has been added to improve VPN functionality.

+ Improved data connectivity for a better user experience.

+ Improve device stability minimizes the number of resets.

+ Improvements to Mobile Hotspot connectivity.

Email, Messaging & Web

+ Improvements to default mail application now displays all Yahoo! mail contents properly.