HTC has revealed the first set of smartphones that will be upgraded to Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Some are available in Canada, such as the Sensation (available on Bell, Virgin), EVO 3D (available on Rogers) and the Amaze 4G*. The asterisk besides the Amaze 4G is because HTC noted that it’s currently only the US model, no word if the recently released TELUS version will be bumped up (probably will). These upgrades are all “coming in early 2012” and HTC states more ICS devices will be announced shortly.
“HTC knows how excited our fans are to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, so we’re thrilled today to announce the first wave of HTC phones that will receive upgrades: We can confirm the brand new HTC Vivid is upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in early 2012 to a variety of devices including the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE, as well as the HTC Rezound, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Amaze 4G through close integration with our carrier partners. We’re continuing to assess our product portfolio, so stay tuned for more updates on device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Ice Cream Sandwich.”