Sprint Ice Cream Sandwich Update

Word has arrived from Sprint regarding the future availability of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for their smartphones, with an announcement having been made today about their HTC line of devices. From the Sprint Community portal blog:

"Sprint will begin to rollout Google's latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, to our customers in early 2012. Ice Cream Sandwich will be available via an over-the-air update to a variety of devices including HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G and other key products in our line-up."

These HTC phones join the short list of other existing Android devices to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich OTA update. We'll be looking for the update to arrive early next year, but it definitely couldn't arrive soon enough.

Source: Sprint Community Blog; Thanks for the tip, leerage!


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Sprint announces Ice Cream Sandwich update for HTC devices


Queue the people bitching about WAHHHHHHHH!! Where is the EVO 4G?!?

PS- I have this phone. Don't really care because I'm just about ready to upgrade.

per Sprint blog:

"SeanD. Nov 7, 2011 8:35 AM (in response to VADERSBANE)

This announcement is about HTC devices only. Information about devices not listed above, including the original HTC EVO 4G, will be communicated at a later date."

In the end, I doubt the EVO4G gets the ICS update. My upgrade isn't available until May. Sigh.

I agree. If they update the EVO they pretty much have to update the EVO Shift and any other phone with better specs than the EVO that came later. That's a lot of updating for older phones.

In the end the EVO 4G will get a version of ICS...all you have to do is wait i am sure a DEV someplace will make it happen....ROOT fixes the problem!!

You know, after hearing from both HTC and Sprint. It is so different that HPalm. That was so freaking frustrating to hear one thing and not get it.

I wonder what percentage of Android Central readers on Sprint have the original EVO 4G (like me)? Not surprising that it's not on the update list, but that's gotta be a huge proportion of people interested in ICS on Sprint.

If your rolling with an og evo and read these blogs you should have root by now. In that case it shouldnt matter. Ill have ics on my evo 4g before people with a stock nexus s get theirs. Really not concerned. Only thing concerning me is when sprint will get the the the galnex or if i should just grab a gs2 off craigslist for 300.

I would never accept an OTA from a carrier anyway. Thank goodness there are a ton of great developers out there who like to tinker.

Hopefully this will light a fire under the other mfg's to provide their '1st Cut' device list.

Kind of says Wimax isn't an ICS deal breaker doesn't it?

dumb question- I rooted my EVO 3d- I have Hboot 1.5 so i had to use the HTC method to root. Will I be able to take advantage of this? OR should I just wait for someone to develop the rom?