Taiwanese tech firm HTC has decided to drop their plans of updating the OS of their Desire HD handset to Ice Cream Sandwich.
According to the company’s blog, HTC admitted that they won’t be updating the Desire HD to the 4.0 Android OS. This was not welcomed by Desire HD users as they expected to receive their Ice Cream Sandwich updates.
According to the post, “We’ve heard your feedback on our decision not to update the HTC Desire HD to Android 4.0. We completely understand that this is a controversial decision.”
HTC added, “For more background, due to how storage on the HTC Desire HD is partitioned – and the larger size of Android 4.0 – it would require repartitioning device storage and overwriting user data in order to install this update.”
HTC chose to not roll out the update for the Desire HD to protect its users from getting their files on the device deleted as the upgrade would cause the smartphone to overwrite all stored data.
“While we are very aware of the disappointment from this decision, we believe the impact to user experience was too great. We recognize this is a change from our previous statement and for that we’re truly sorry.”
Japanese tech giant Sony has confirmed that they have started rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to its 2011 Xperia smartphones.
This was posted in their official blog, the Sony Xperia Product Blog, where they said that the update is coming to the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V and Xperia Ray. The first countries that will have these upgrades will first roll out in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway. Others will follow suite.
It is said that these updates will roll out in the next 4-6 weeks.
The company also stated that they will roll out further updates for their Xperia models by May or June. These handsets includes Xperia Arc, Xperia Play, Xperia Neo, Xperia Mini, Xperia Mini Por, Xperia Pro, Xperia Active and Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman.
The company has been very slow in providing updates for their product lines. Customers have been yelling for an Ice Cream Sandwich update for quite some time already.
You can also connect your device to your computer and download and install the update there.
Samsung and HTC have already rolled out there Android OS updates. The Galaxy S2 and Sensation XE have received updates to the latest OS already.