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HTC: Android Ice Cream Sandwich coming to eight phones in 2012

November 7, 2011 |  3:04 pm

HTC Rezound

Google's Android Ice Cream Sandwich is launching on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus later this month, but the announcement of the new operating system last month has left many Android owners with one big question: When will their phones get an Ice Cream Sandwich update?

HTC, on Monday, offered up a few answers on its Facebook page, though not many exact dates as to when an update will arrive.

The Taiwanese smartphone and tablet maker said the new Android OS (the first that Google has designed for both smartphones and tablets) will arrive on eight devices in 2012: the Vivid, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation XE, Evo 3D, Evo Design 4G, Amaze 4G and the Rezound.

Could Ice Cream Sandwich arrive for more HTC smartphones and maybe even a tablet or two? That'd be a big maybe, the company said.

"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," HTC said on Facebook.

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Photo: HTC's latest smartphone, the Rezound, is displayed during its launch event in New York on Thursday. Credit: Brendan McDermid / Reuters

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