The Android phone maker has announced that its standard HTC Sensation and the Sensation XL and XE updates will be part of the “first wave” of its phones to receive the Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” update, with a vague launch date of “earl 2012″ attached to the OS upgrade’s launch.
No other phones are mentioned, apart from the EVO 3D and a stack of US handsets. Here’s the full thing from HTC:
HTC knows how excited our fans are to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, so we’re thrilled today to announce the first wave of HTC phones that will receive upgrades.
Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in early 2012 to a variety of devices including the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE, as well as the HTC Rezound*, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G* and HTC Amaze 4G* through close integration with our carrier partners.
We’re continuing to assess our product portfolio, so stay tuned for more updates on device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Ice Cream Sandwich.
Great news about it coming to the Standard HTC Sensation, but you’d think HTC would make a bit more of an effort to keep older users onside, rather than just using the Android 4.0 announcement as an excuse to help flog its current line up of phones.