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*Rezound ICS OTA is live Thread*General

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  1. Puppa

    Puppa Well-Known Member

    If you look at both HTC and Verizon's track record on upgrading Android, you'll see they've been keeping their devices moving upward continuously. That article is unabashed speculation, and bad speculation at that. I have no doubt HTC is working on an update for the Rezound, but it'll probably be summer before we see it. ICS has a lot of kinks right now...no point rushing it.

  2. blkbeltkid17

    blkbeltkid17 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Agree but it has less kinks then you think
  3. not2gutta

    not2gutta Well-Known Member

    So I exchanged the nexus for the rezound last night..and was wondering if/when the rezound will update to Ice Cream Sandwich? The salesman had doubts that this phone will get the software update...though I believe no such thing! Anyone know?:rolleyes:
  4. Laramie8x8

    Laramie8x8 Member

    Anbody's guess really. When Google did the Nexus/ICS press conference back a few months ago, HTC put out a little press saying the Rezound would get ICS, but no firm dates.
  5. Blackthanos

    Blackthanos Well-Known Member

    Supposedly some time in the first quarter of 2012 but take that with a grain of salt since everything seems to always take longer than expected. I'm not expecting anything until around May or June but that's me.
  6. trophynuts

    trophynuts Well-Known Member

    i also suspect around June or July. By then though there should be plenty of ICS influenced Roms.

    Actually CM9 is really what you want to be on the lookout for.
  7. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    3/12/12 at 3:59pm CST. I'm just throwing out speculation like the Verizon guy.....
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  8. skater57

    skater57 Well-Known Member

    +1000 can't wait for cm9
  9. hal1

    hal1 Well-Known Member

    By then HTC will have a new phone out with it ICS running sense 4.0
  10. olbriar

    olbriar Moderator Moderator

    I'll get excited about ICS when I'm confident it's not problematic with sense. I'm a happy camper now with the most stable phone I've owned to date. I don't want a monkey wrench in the works.
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  11. jt44

    jt44 Active Member

    What are the advantages of CM9 over Sense based ICS?
  12. andr01d

    andr01d Well-Known Member

    I'm actually afraid some of the current apps are not going to work on the ICS-Rezound later. I think what they really should do is recall every gnex right away. Then give these free phones to every developer that has software/apps on the Android Market or XDA to test and update their software/apps. Later give a new/future rev of the gnex to the current customers. By then both the hardware/phone and software/apps will be working :) We actually want the gnex to succeed - we need a few good android phones from different manufacturers to topple the fruity phones :) (All androids phones are friends!!)
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  13. pragmatous

    pragmatous Well-Known Member

    HTC has said that it will get it. The question is when not if.

    I did the samething! I returned the nexus and got the rezound. Totally love the rezound it's just miles better than the nexus.

  14. pragmatous

    pragmatous Well-Known Member

    I can tell you from experience that most apps work just fine in ICS. By the time 4.03 comes out which will be standard on all upcoming phones those apps will be fine.

    JSYK nexus is on 4.02. So we probably won't see ICS until 4.03 is released.

  15. blkbeltkid17

    blkbeltkid17 Well-Known Member Contributor

    I agree 4.0.3 according to Google is gonna be the final push release I think once that is out alot of phones will start to receive ics
  16. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    thread unstickied for now
  17. GNS1310

    GNS1310 Well-Known Member

  18. andr01d

    andr01d Well-Known Member

    ^ my starbucks app and email app better work on ICS or i'll be missing all my coffee and emails ha ha :)
  19. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

  20. pragmatous

    pragmatous Well-Known Member

  21. asmallchild

    asmallchild Well-Known Member

    wow this month? i wonder if it comes with sense?
  22. blkbeltkid17

    blkbeltkid17 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Don't hold your breath lol
  23. mmoreimi

    mmoreimi Active Member

    I was at a VZW store to finally get my Rezound (went on sale today for $199), but was able to get it for $149 after "NE2" or whatever they call it today.

    The lady casually told me (I didn't ask) that she was told that the Rezound would be getting ICS by the end of this month.

    While I was getting checked out (there were some complications) other employees came to assist and another employee told me the same exact thing when I casually asked him about ICS features on the GNex...so I'm inclined to believe them at this point. yay?
  24. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    I have a feeling that they're all reading the same single erroneous source we saw. It also mentioned the Evo 3D getting it last month, which didn't happen.

    But I sure would love to be wrong. Yes I do want ICS, and no I never would've bought my Rez w/o HTC's previous assurance that it would [eventually] arrive.
  25. kishin14

    kishin14 Well-Known Member

    The only thing I covet on the GNex is ICS. But it was more based on things I read about rather than any actual experience with Android 4.0 (besides the short time I played with the display unit).

    That changed yesterday when I installed ICS on my wifi Xoom tablet. I've been playing around with it almost nonstop and I simply cannot believe just how much of an upgrade it is from honeycomb. I bought the Xoom about a month after it came out and can honestly say that I've not used it nearly as much as I thought I would mostly because I felt the user experience lacking. But ICS is a real pleasure to use. The Xoom finally feels like the device I expected it to be when I got it 10 months ago.

    The reason I bring this up is because the leaked early build of ICS for the rezound that hit the web the other day suggests that HTC is working hard on 4.0. Yeah, it's still really bugging and pretty much unusable as a day driver, but I finally feel like ICS will become a reality and not just some words on a press release.

    Right now, I'm running CleanROM 1.5 by a wonderful dev name scott available here. It's an amazing rom. Fast, lean, stable and reliable with stunning battery life. It is by far the best rom on any phone I've ever used. So for now, I can wait for ICS to drop on the rezound.

    I'm also glad I ultimately ended up sticking with the rezound instead of switching to the GNex. Even though the latter already has ICS, what you see is pretty much what you get. That's not the case with the rezound. If ICS can make a 10 month old tablet feel like a brand new device just imagine what it will do for a phone that's just a couple months old with better hardware. Beastly is the word that comes to mind.

    This is an great time to be an android phone owner, but it's especially exciting for us rezounders.

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