Ice Cream Sandwich coming to HTC Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation XE and Evo 3D

HTC has announced via its Facebook account that it will be rolling out the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.0, on a number of its handsets.

These include the HTC Sensation, the Sensation XE and Sensation XL, the just announced HTC Rezound, the HTC Vivid, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G and the Amaze 4G. All the updates are likely to be introduced in early 2012.

The update, HTC says, wil be done "through close collaboration with mobile phone operators." The company also added that it is assessing its product portfolio to evaluate whether other handsets will receive Ice Cream Sandwich.

Let's hope that HTC brings ICS to the Incredible S, the Desire S and other legacy smartphones like the HTC Desire and the HTC Desire HD.

It's worth noting that HTC didn't make any announcement with regards to its tablets, the 10-inch Puccini and the 7-inch Flyer.

Rival Motorola, which is now owned by Google, did confirm that it will release ICS updates six weeks after it is officially launched, and Sony Ericsson has confirmed that all the smartphones in its portfolio launched in 2011 will get the new operating system.