Earlier in the year, one of HTC’s missing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates, the HTC ThunderBolt ICS update, rolled out to owners of the aging device. That left one update, the Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich update missing and unfortunately, even now, six months later, owners are seeing two sides to the story.
Back in August, HTC delayed both the HTC ThunderBolt and Droid Incredible 2 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates. The manufacturer has said that the delays were due to connectivity issues.
In late January, Verizon finally approved the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update for roll out and in early February, the ThunderBolt ICS update finally rolled out, many months after it was first promised. However, the Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich update did not roll out and since then, there hasn’t been any sign of delayed update.
Over the weekend though, Droid Incredible 2 owners were treated to two completely different responses, both from credible sources, about the whereabouts of the update.
The first, came from HTC USA’s Twitter account in response to an inquiry about the missing update. An owner, asking about the release date for the Droid Incredible 2’s ICS update was given a typical response from HTC, one that states that the company will inform owners of a release date when it’s “closer to final software availability for the Inc 2.” The company thanked the owner for his patience.
@courtneybholt Once we’re closer to final software availability for the Inc 2, we’ll let you know. Thanks for your continued patience.
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) March 4, 2013
This was a much different response than the one given to another inquiring Droid Incredible 2 owner who instead of asking HTC directly, asked noted HTC leakster @LlabTooFeR about the whereabouts of the update. The person behind this account has been accurate in the past about HTC updates.
In response to a question asking when the update might be out, @LlabTooFeR responded with a rather cryptic response saying that it “won’t get any new update.” Again, while not confirmation of the Droid Incredible 2’s fate, it’s a sign that there is still a possibility that this update, which hasn’t been cancelled, might never roll out to users.
@faptized It won’t get any new update…
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) March 4, 2013
It should also be noted that HTC ThunderBolt owners have had mixed reviews in regards to the Ice Cream Sandwich update, something that could potentially motivate HTC and Verizon, especially Verizon, to cancel the update.
Until either one of them gives confirmation though, the update’s status remains completely up in the air, though at this point, users shouldn’t be shocked if HTC and Verizon ultimately end up canning Ice Cream Sandwich for the aging Droid Incredible 2.