Ice Cream Sandwich rolling out to HTC smartphones

Android 4.0 incoming for 16 different HTC models

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Fire up your HTC Sensation or Sensation XE this morning and you might get a delicious surprise.

The Ice Cream Sandwich update for these smartphones is rolling out now and more handsets will join the party soon.

This new info comes courtesy of HTC's official blog, which confirmed overnight that the roll-out of Android 4.0 to its top-end handsets has already begun.

"As for timing, we're in the early stages of rolling out Android 4.0 for the HTC Sensation and HTC Sensation XE and upgrades will be more widely available in the next few weeks," the blog says.

Sweet sensation

The next handsets to get the Android 4.0 update will be the HTC Sensation XL and the HTC Sensation 4G, with 12 other HTC handsets also now guaranteed to be updated at some point in 2012.

As usual of course, when your handset will receive its update will depend on how long it takes your carrier to arrange the roll-out across its network, so unlocked handsets will get the update first.

The full line-up of HTC handsets on the Ice Cream Sandwich win-list is as follows:

  • DROID Incredible 2
  • HTC Amaze 4G
  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC EVO 3D
  • HTC EVO Design 4G
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Sensation XL
  • HTC Sensation 4G
  • HTC Sensation XE
  • HTC Raider
  • HTC Rezound
  • HTC Rhyme
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • HTC Vivid