HTC devices confirmed for Android ICS, Desire HD misses out
It is now official that the HTC Desire HD is not getting the ICS update, but we do have a list of Android devices that will get the Android Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.
If you visit the HTC Blog you will notice the site is down, they must be either updating its website or it could be getting so much attention its servers cannot handle the mass flow. At first it looked promising for the Desire HD to receive the Ice Cream update, but this has been squashed after HTC’s official device upgrade list.
HTC have now removed the Desire HD from its list, the ones that are going to get the software update includes: Droid Incredible 2, Amaze 4G, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Incredible S, Sensation, the HTC Sensation XL, Sensation 4G and XE, as well as the Raider, Rezound, Rhyme, Thunderbolt and Vivid.
The above phones are expected to receive ICS by the end of August, this will be great for those that have any of the Android handsets above because Android Ice Cream Sandwich will give you a better multitasking menu, widgets, face unlock, major redesigns for core apps just like Gmail, a smoother experience, and much more.
HTC mentions that they removed the HTC Desire HD off its ICS update list because after extensive testing the current version of HTC Sense with Android is better for the Desire HD rather than using ICS, they also said “We apologize for any confusion this change may have caused our customers.”
If you do own the HTC Desire HD then the only way you can get ICS onto your device is by rooting it, you will have to root your device the unofficial way to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Please do let us know what you think about the above news; any comments you wish to share would be most grateful.