HTC Rezound Android ICS 4.0 waiting game pain
The HTC Rezound was a pretty popular smartphone when it was released and many owners have been eagerly waiting to get the update to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Although it was initially thought that the Rezound would be one of the first devices to receive the ICS update it seems the waiting game pain goes on.
Way back in November we told how the Galaxy Nexus would be the first smartphone launched running ICS but even back then HTC announced on its Facebook page that the Rezound would be in the ‘first wave’ of its devices to get the update. Although HTC was cautious when giving an actual time frame they did say it would be in early 2012 along with other devices receiving the update.
Further to that in February, HTC announced its ICS plans again via Google+ and again the HTC Rezound was included in the list. Following that, last month Verizon issued a list of 14 of its devices that would be receiving the ICS update but again didn’t include specific times, understandable as the upgrades are really dependent on the manufacturers. Again though the HTC Rezound was included on the list, teasing Rezound owners once more that they would soon receive the joys of Ice Cream Sandwich.
However the ICS wait still goes on and Mobile Burn also tells how recent leaks from Best Buy also turned out to be a damp squib. Last week a leaked Best Buy internal document apparently showed that the Android 4.0 ICS update would be released for the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx on April 4 followed by the HTC Rezound 4G on Verizon on April 6. First off the update failed to materialize for the Droid Razr Maxx but many were still hopeful that on April 6 the ICS update would arrive for the Rezound. However, sadly this was not the case and still no word.
Verizon has posted no further news on the update on its website as it usually would and also it doesn’t appear that any Rezound owners have yet received a notification about the update and so things are not looking too promising for an imminent ICS release. We have a feeling that many Rezound owners will be pretty frustrated that they are still waiting so if you’re one of them we’ve embedded a video below this story that shows some of what you can expect to see from Ice Cream Sandwich.
Are you a Rezound owner and if so are you fed up waiting for your ICS update? Do you wish that HTC would just announce an official date and stick with it, even if the release is longer away than you would like? Let us know with your comments.