Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich Update: Same Story 8 Months Later

It appears that HTC hasn’t shut the door on a potential HTC Droid Incredible 2 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update,  an update that was originally promised before the end of August but has yet to roll out to owners of the aging device.

Back in 2012, HTC promised that a Droid Incredible 2 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update would roll out before the end of August. It made the same promise to HTC ThunderBolt owners. However, HTC ThunderBolt owners finally received their ICS update earlier this year and since then, also received another update aimed at improving the experience. Droid Incredible 2 owners on the other hand remain empty-handed.

Read: HTC ThunderBolt Update Rolls Out, Droid Incredible 2 Users Wait on ICS.

The Droid Incredible 2 ICS update remains a sore subject amongst HTC users.

The Droid Incredible 2 ICS update remains a sore subject amongst HTC users.

In the past, we’ve heard HTC blame connectivity issues for the delay and we’ve seen it reach out to owners letting them know that it was working on the update and that it would pass along information once it was closer to a release. Of course, official lingo from social media accounts doesn’t always reflect the real situation. We’ve also heard that the Droid Incredible 2 Android 4.0 update is actually in doubt and that it may never roll out to owners.

If that’s the case, HTC still isn’t saying as the company continues to string along Droid Incredible 2 owners, while leaving the door open for the software’s arrival at some point down the road.

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HTC has left the door open for a Droid Incredible 2 ICS update.

HTC has left the door open for a Droid Incredible 2 ICS update.

HTC’s social media team has continued to response to pleading Droid Incredible 2 owners and its most recent responses seem to indicate that the company is still working on the Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich update, eight months after it was supposed to arrive.

The company says that it understands the excitement and that it appreciates owners patience as it works to get the update out, again, eight months after it was initially delayed. It again is saying that it will let owners know about the roll out once it gets closer to availability.

This is a line that the company has put forth since last year though, in light of rumors that say that the update is in limbo, this is about as good as its going to get for Droid Incredible 2 owners.

HTC still hasn’t outright said that the update isn’t coming and it continues to allude to it coming at some point in the future. In the past, we have seen the company come right out and cancel updates so the fact that it’s still saying this to Droid Incredible 2 owners is telling.

What the future holds for Droid Incredible 2 owners isn’t clear and given HTC’s refusal to provide any specifics, it’s impossible to say whether it’s coming soon, if at all. HTC’s statements, however vague, should at least instill a little bit of hope in the remaining owners of this ancient Android device.

Comments

  1. Burke says

    This is one of the biggest issues I have seen with HTC, follow up delivery on upgrades to software. I have the same issue with the HTC Rezound and their failure to upgrade it to Jelly Bean. HTC makes great phones, but the failure to upgrade software, regardless if it is HTC or the fault of the carrier. Makes you regret purchasing their products and question purchasing new products like the HTC One. No one likes to see older phones upgraded while you sit there with a newer phone with old software..

  2. Chris says

    I will never buy another HTC product again, regardless of who’s to blame it. Which is unfortunate because for a long time they were getting good recommendation. However one only needs to look at HTC’s customer experience, financials, etc to realize they’re losing customers.

  3. brad lee says

    Man glad I gave up on that update ever happening. I kept on them for months and months and finally I gave up in February and got a Galaxy Note 2 and couldnt be happier. Best decision I could have made. I only came here to see if the phone ever got the promised update. Also seen a lot of HTC big wigs are jumping ship and the Facebook phone was a huge disaster and honestly I really dont think they will be in business this time next year… Shame too cause they made good phones but their support and customer service was horrible… now my incredible 2 is basically an mp3 player lol…

  4. Beato says

    Yo compre el droid incredible 2 porque decía en sus especificaciones que se actualizaría a ice Cream Sandwich pero de no ser asi seria el ultimo que compro de esta marca.

  5. disappointed says

    I contacted HTC today and they said they got it ready. And in the last minute, it was scrapped since they decided that the processor isn’t fast enough to handle it.

  6. Deb says

    What does it run now I realize this is an older forum but I am going to get one to use on Page Plus. Has it had any updates since it came out??

    • disappointed says

      It had Android 2.4 (gingerbread) (that’s the last update for Verizon, at least). I finally gave in and got an LG G2. Verizon was pushing me to get HTC One, but no thanks. I decided against any HTC phone because of the Incredible 2.

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