HTC has released a schedule for their release of Ice Cream Sandwich to devices they’ve advised will be receiving the update. They’ve advised that the Android 4.0 update will include Sense 3.6, not the latest version of Sense 4.0 which is included with their One series because it requires dedicated hardware, which is not available on all devices.
HTC have said that devices with 512MB ROM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.0, these devices include the HTC ChaCha, HTC Salsa, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Explorer and of course my trusty old Nexus One and others not listed, unfortunately for those who imported one of the HTC Tablets such as the HTC Flyer or Jetstream your tablet will remain on Honeycomb.
So the update looks like this for handsets available in Australia :
|HTC Desire S||June-July|
|HTC Desire HD||July-August|
|HTC EVO 3D||June-July|
|HTC Incredible S||June-July|
|HTC Sensation XE||March-June|
|HTC Sensation XL||April-June|
|HTC Velocity 4G||March-June|
We’ve already seen the Upgrade rolling out to the Velocity 4G on Telstra in March and yesterday saw Vodafone begin rolling out the update to their Sensation handsets. Of course all these upgrades must go through carriers for testing and approval before being rolled out which HTC advise can take up to 45 days. There are a number of other handsets listed at the source but are US based handsets, if you`ve imported one you may want to check it out. Now I just have to break the news to my mother-in-law that her Wildfire S won’t be getting ICS.