While most of the Ice Cream Sandwich release date attention has been focused on the HTC ThunderBolt and Motorola Droid Bionic, one device’s ICS update has seemingly gotten lost in the shuffle. That device of course is the Droid Incredible 2 whose Ice Cream Sandwich update release date remains missing.
Earlier this year, HTC promised the update for sometime before the end of August. And while the update has already leaked out, a sign that there has at least been some progress, it remains unclear when the software will roll out.
Further complicating matters is the fact that Canadian carrier Bell claims that is HTC Incredible S won’t be getting Ice Cream Sandwich. The Incredible S is essentially Verizon’s Droid Incredible 2. They just have different names.
That of course doesn’t mean the ICS update for the Droid Incredible 2 is canceled, after all, the GSM version of the Incredible S got its ICS update awhile ago. However, it could mean, if Bell is correct, that the update is giving HTC and carriers problems, something that could delay the update beyond its promises roll out date.
Remember, HTC and Verizon don’t have a problem blowing past these release windows without explanation. They did so with the HTC Rezound ICS update and they are bound to do so again. It’s just a matter of when.
Thus far, HTC and Verizon remain mum on the Droid Incredible 2 ICS update, even after the software leaked and even though we sit just a few days from the end of August.
We’ve heard from a number of Droid Incredible 2 owners who are sick of the wait and sick of the silence in terms of an ICS timeline. Unfortunately, if HTC and Verizon follow their usual route, owners won’t know when is arriving until the day of.
We hope that that date falls inside of August or else HTC and Verizon risk damaging their Android update credibility more than they already have.
With the end of August in sight, we should know for sure soon.