HTC Amaze 4G Ice Cream Sandwich Update Rolling Out in ‘Coming Weeks’

While T-Mobile was very specific in regards to its plans for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich roll out for the HTC Sensation 4G, it offered a more ambiguous announcement about the Ice Cream Sandwich roll out to the HTC Amaze 4G.

T-Mobile has announced that the HTC Sensation 4G would finally get Android 4.0 this Wednesday, May 16th. It also updated HTC Amaze 4G about their upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich but didn’t reveal a specific date.

Instead, the carrier said that the update will roll out in the coming weeks, refusing to attach a specific date to the software.

HTC Amaze 4G Ice Cream Sandwich Update Coming Soon

Obviously, that’s not the best news for Amaze 4G owners but at least it’s better than silence. Of course, ‘coming weeks’ in carrier speak can mean any number of things.

It could mean that owners will see it in a week or two or it could mean that the software won’t be seen for months. Just look at Verizon’s promise for the Motorola Droid 4 and the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX.

At CES, the carrier told us that Android 4.0 would be coming to both those phones in the coming weeks. That was in February. It’s now May.

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Point is, Amaze 4G owners will want to temper their expectations and remain patient.

T-Mobile did however outline the features and improvements that will be coming with the update and those include:

New Features

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 3.6
  • System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.
  • Re-sizeable widgets
  • Lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked.
  • Data usage controls.
  • Face Unlock
  • Home screen folders
  • Improved battery life

Improvements

  • Improved text input and spell checking
  • Improved menu structure

T-Mobile originally confirmed the update for the HTC Amaze 4G at the end of March.

Comments

  1. ChrisRS says

    If simlar to the HTC Sensation 4G, hope for July-August, expect August-September, don’t be surprized if it is September-October – or later.

  2. Kimberley says

    I hope the improvement for the Amaze’s battery life pans out, because mine loses a charge really fast unless I disable the heck out of it.

  3. Diego says

    To add more specific info, the date to start the update of our Amaze 4G is May 21 2012. Confirmed!!!

    I have a T-Mobile line and they inform in T-Mobile web page this info…

    Beginning May 21, an update will be available for the Amaze 4G to update to the latest operating system, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). You can choose to download the update to Android 4.0.3 by following the software update steps.

    Current Software Version Update Status
    2.14.531.3710RD
    This software version is current. Your device software is up to date.
    1.43.531.3
    1.36.531.6
    Beginning May 21, follow the steps below to Download update from HTC.
    Other versions
    T-Mobile and HTC will not send you a software update.

    Devices with non-T-Mobile software versions are out of warranty and do not receive updates.

    Software versions
    See also: Check your software version.

    Android version 4.0.3 / Software version 2.14.531.3710RD – Current version
    Version
    Android version 4.0.3 / Software version 2.14.531.3710RD
    Approved 5/21/2012

    New Features
    Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    Sense 3.6
    System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.
    Re-sizeable widgets
    Lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked.
    Data usage controls.
    Face Unlock
    Home screen folders
    Improved battery life

    Improvements
    Improved text input and spell checking
    Improved menu structure

    Prerequisites
    OTA or Manual update
    Device is running Android version 2.3.4 / Software version 1.43.531.3, 1.36.531.5, or 1.36.531.6
    Device software is not rooted
    More than 50% battery life
    Data or Wi-Fi connection

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