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HTC promises Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates this month

(Ed. note: Hi readers, and thanks for your comments so far. We're currently trying to get in touch with some contacts to clarify HTC's UK device upgrade schedule and will continue to provide updates as and when we receive any reliable information.)

HTC expects to complete the rollout of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to its devices later this month, according to a Facebook post from the phone manufacturer.

In response to a question from Facebook user Jamie Chan, HTC said it is still working on readying updates, and expects to issue them by the end of August for all devices that have previously been announced.

Those phones still awaiting the ICS update include the Droid Incredible 2, the HTC Desire S, EVO 4G+, Incredible S, Sensation, Sensation XE, Sensation XL, Rhyme, Thunderbolt, and Velocity.

However, there is still no news on whether or not HTC is looking to backtrack on its controversial decision not refresh the Desire HD - an announcement that came in July and outraged fandroids to the tune of a 15K-signee petition.

The EVO 3D, and EVO Design 4G received the update earlier this month. Meanwhile, the HTC One S, One X, Vivid, Amaze 4G, Sensation 4G, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus S 4G currently run on ICS.

Other Facebook users directly questioned HTC, inquiring about the Desire S and the Thunderbolt, both of which HTC confirmed will be equipped with ICS before the month is over.

Google released stats earlier this month that said about 16 per cent of Android devices now have some version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich installed. Its successor, Jelly Bean, is available on only 0.8 per cent of devices.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread still remains the most popular OS, with 60.6 per cent of the platform market.