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HTC announces Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ 4.0 roll out and Drop Box partnership

Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer High Tech Computer Corporation has made public their plans for deploying the latest version of Android to their handsets, along with a cloud based storage bundle.

Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ 4.0 was unveiled last week at a joint event with Samsung, which also brought with it the new Galaxy Nexus mobile phone that will be the first device to feature the new platform.

Mobile phone makers haven’t gone public with their intentions surrounding the OS, until now.

HTC has posted a message on their Facebook page, which reads: ‘Update on Ice Cream Sandwich: Since Google unveiled Ice Cream Sandwich earlier this week, HTC has been looking closely at the new OS's features and functionality to determine our upgrade plans. We're a recognized industry leader in providing fast and consistent upgrades to our Android devices (see what Engadget had to say about our upgrades: http://engt.co/qMb9nQ), and Ice Cream Sandwich will be no different.

Upgrades require a careful balance of hardware and software to ensure the best possible performance and usability, so please stay tuned as we assess our product portfolio. Our goal is to upgrade as many HTC devices as possible and we'll be sharing details on specific devices and timing in the coming weeks!

Thanks!’

The mobile phone maker has also posted another message that states: ‘We’re happy to share the good news with you here, first. We recently partnered with Dropbox! So, now Dropbox will come pre-installed on all Android phones, giving you 5GB of storage!’

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Originally published at OneMobileRing.com

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.