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

HTC has announced via its Facebook account (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.