As each day goes by it seems more Android hardware is finally being treated to the latest version of the operating system, and today we have the news that the HTC Sensation XL 4.0 ICS update begins its rollout.
The manufacturer last week updated its roadmap for the Android Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, and now according to an article over at the Android Community UK residents with the HTC Sensation XL have begun reporting the update is hitting their devices. There are now a number of reports that customers of Vodafone have been getting the new software, and some international models are also receiving the new operating system via an over the air update.
It seems that many unlocked handsets in a number of countries are also receiving the 197MB update, and the device with its huge 4.7-inch display is an enlarged European version of the standard Sensation. The device at the time of its launch back in October had one of the largest displays available on a smartphone, but was met with mixed reviews upon its release mainly due to its screen resolution of only 480 x 800.
When launched the device came running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and was bundled with a choice of two styles of Beats Audio headphones, and at the time was the first HTC smartphone to benefit with the partnership between the two companies. Going on previous history the update will bring all the standard Android Ice Cream Sandwich features, but instead of HTCs Sense 4.0 it will have Sense 3.6, which is a minor upgrade from version 3.5 that came with the handset at its release.
The company is finally getting around to updating its smartphones that were released ahead of the recent One series, and in the US the company has only officially updated AT&T’s HTC Vivid and T-Mobile’s Sensation and Amaze 4G. Hopefully this news will mean that the rest of HTCs line up will soon be treated to some Android 4.0 love.
Has your HTC Sensation XL received the Android ICS update yet?