HTC has brushed up the release of its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for Sensation handsets, which means owners of the smartphone lineup will have to wait a little longer than expected.
The Taiwanese smartphone maker previously announced that Sensation phones will receive Android 4.0 ICS before March ended, but HTC has now unveiled that the update will not be available until the end of next month. The refreshed release schedule shows that HTC had planned to out ICS to the Sensation and Sensation XL between March and June, and to the bigger Sensation XL between April and June, of which both periods have elapsed already.
HTC has answered customer complaints after they vented out frustrations on various channels, explaining why the updates are taking so long to release.
“Our goal is to make sure that an upgrade provides an equal or improved customer experience and that means a high standard of quality for hardware compatibility, adapting device or carrier specific customizations, testing by HTC and partners, addressing device hardware constraints, and many other factors,” the company explained.
The new list also confirmed that the HTC EVO 3D and HTC Rhyme are set to get ICS updates between June and July, and that the HTC Desire HD will get its share between June and August. The company, however, will not release official Android 4.0 updates for the HTC Salsa, Chacha, Explorer or Flyer.
Unfortunately for HTC customers, the company said that these upcoming upgrades will not bring the latest HTC Sense 4.0 UI to existing smartphones as it requires “dedicated hardware” that is not yet available on all of its devices.