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HTC will give some customers an early preview of its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates, a spokesperson for the manufacturer has told us. This will start with the HTC Sensation and Sensation XE in Europe (sorry, Tmo Sensation 4G owners), and leaves open the possibility that it'll be extended to other popular handsets in the future.

"HTC knows how excited many of its customers are about the latest technology and HTC products. They want to help support that excitement and say "thanks" by providing early access to the latest software for some of HTC’s loyal fans and developers, beginning with a preview of the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software upgrade for the HTC Sensation and HTC Sensation XE in Europe."

Further details will be announced through HTC's official Twitter and Facebook accounts, though it's expected that members of HTC's "Elevate" beta program be first in line for the preview.

HTC recently announced that it'll roll out the finished Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the original Sensation, as well as the XE, XL and 4G variants by the end of March, so even if you're not among the lucky few to get the preview version, you shouldn't have too long to wait.