Earlier this month, HTC said that the HTC Desire S Ice Cream Sandwich update would be rolling out in August. Thus far though, the update is now available. However, the company is telling HTC Desire S owners that the update will become available soon through its HTCDev website.
The company remains mum on a specific release date for the ROM Upgrade Utility though we imagine that it will be made available in the coming days.
HTC says to stay tuned for more details so again, we imagine that the company will be making some sort of announcement regarding the software in the relatively near future.
Because HTC is not saying when it will release the software, and with less than 48 hours remaining in August, it’s possible that it will completely miss the August deadline. We saw it happen before with the HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich update and it’s clear that HTC doesn’t have a problem blowing past upgrade deadlines.
At the very least, this is confirmation that the update is still coming, something that should help to ease the minds of HTC Desire S owners who may be wondering if the update is ever coming.
Desire S owners got a bit of a scare last month when HTC abruptly canceled the ICS update for the HTC Desire HD. After promising Android 4.0 for both the Desire HD and Desire S, HTC decided to cancel the ICS update for the Desire HD for several reasons including its bad performance and because the update would have forced device owners to reset their device.
HTC had originally promised the Desire S ICS update for a date between the months of June and August and it’s still possible that it could keep its word.
We’ll find out tomorrow.