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HTC announces first batch of smartphones to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update

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After firmly stating it would be updating “as many phones as possible” to Android 4.0, HTC has announced the first batch of its smartphones to get the coveted update.

The Taiwanese smartphone giant made the announcement via its Official Facebook Pages, confirming that no fewer than seven of its latest Android phones would be getting the update to Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012.

On the list is the Sensation family; the original HTC Sensation, Sensation XE and the just released Sensation XL, plus the dual-camera toting HTC EVO 3D. Three more phones from HTC’s U.S. portfolio make up the numbers, with the HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC Amaze 4G and the brand new HTC Rezound with Beats Audio all qualifying for the update.

HTC says that the update will be coming to these phones in ‘early 2012’. The company also seemed eager to point out that these phones are the first wave of devices to get the update, and that they are continually assessing their product portfolio to see if there are more handsets that will be updatable to Android 4.0.

Many fans have already taken to the comments section below the post on HTC’s Facebook page to complain that their device isn’t on the list, with the Desire HD seemingly topping the requests so far.

As HTC have already said, the seven devices mentioned above are only the first wave, and we should see more announced for the update in the coming months, so keep your fingers crossed and your ears to the Gadget Helpline Blog for the latest.

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Source: HTC Facebook