Late last week, users of both the HTC Rezound and the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx were bombarded with the news that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update can be expected to hit the devices this week. The Motorola handset was slated to get upgraded to the latest version of the Google mobile operating system on April 4 while the handset from the Taiwanese smartphone and tablet manufacturer was supposed to get its first official taste of Ice Cream Sandwich yesterday, April 6. The information came from Best Buy through a leaked screenshot of one of the internal systems of the retail giant.
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We all now know that April 4 is already a thing of the past with no Ice Cream Sandwich getting rolled out to the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. This left users of the handset feeling pretty disappointed after they got their hopes high in getting the handset updated to Ice Cream Sandwich ahead of schedule given the confirmation that Motorola released a few months back that indicated the handset as still in the Evaluation and Planning stage of its ICS development. The miss on Best Buy’s part with regard to this has thereby fueled further speculation that the HTC Rezound would probably experience the same fate as that of the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx.
However, Best Buy employees got an internal memo a few days ago that notified them that the scheduled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx has been postponed indefinitely. Motorola for its part had no comment about this but has confirmed that it will be releasing more information about the subject soon. In the same internal memo, Best Buy advised that the HTC Rezound will receive the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update as scheduled and as mentioned in the previous leaked internal document that surfaced last week. With the track record of Best Buy in terms of leaks like this, users of the HTC Rezound are well advised to take everything with a grain of salt. We are crossing our fingers though that the info sent out by Best Buy to its employees regarding the ICS update for the HTC Rezound pans out. While waiting for that, let us take you through the specs sheet of the HTC Rezound for the mean time.
The HTC Rezound has the distinction of being the first HTC handset with Beats Audio integration to hit US shores. The handset utilizes a QualComm MSM8660 SnapDragon chipset in its circuitry while a combination of a dual-core Scorpion processor running at 1.5 GHz and 1GB of RAM do all the heavy lifting to give the handset a flawless performance. A dedicated Adreno 220 GPU on the other ensures that graphics on the handset are topnotch and are blasted properly on the 4.3-inch SuperLCD display of the HTC Rezound. Storage space on the handset is pegged at 16GB and a 16GB microSD card is included in its retail package for memory expansion purposes. The camera department of the HTC Rezoundon thr other hand is comprised of a 2MP webcam at its front panel and an 8MP autofocus camera with dual-LED flash capable of 1080p recording at its back panel. Buy the HTC Rezound starting at $49!