HTC confirms Ice Cream Sandwich update will happen

After the announcement last week of Ice Cream Sandwich there was a mad rush for phone manufacturers to reveal which handsets would get 4.0, but the biggest of them all remained quiet until now

HTC had confirmed via their Facebook page that they will indeed be bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to as many of their handsets as possible, with an announcement on specifics due in just a few weeks.

"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...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!"

This was clearly a move to clear up any speculation after HTC's last statement on the subject had been a bit vague. With this confirmation though it'll be interesting to see which handsets will get the upgrade, with heavy-hitters such as the HTC Sensation, HTC Desire HD, HTC EVO 3D all being in the running.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich: Features

The new OS from Google is the first Android OS that works on both smartphones and tablets and takes design cues from both with the appearance very much Honeycomb influenced while many of the menu layouts conform to the smartphone versions of Android.

Ice Cream Sandwich also contains a whole host of new features such as face-recognition unlock: a feature which lets you unlock the phone by using the front-facing camera to make sure it's you. You'll also get a service called Android Beam which uses NFC technology to throw across files and contact between phones with NFC tech built-in.

Which HTC phones would you like to see getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich? Let us know via the comments box below...

Source: HTC Facebook

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