Since Google released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich late last year, we’ve heard leak after leak of which smartphone will get updated to the latest version of the Android mobile operating system when. We’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy S II finally get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich along with the HTC Sensation while in US shores, the HTC Vivid 4G from AT&T was the first HTC smartphone to get the a tasty treat for that matter. However, more often than not, these leaked information about the supposed schedule of ICS update for a certain handset stays that way – unfounded rumors.
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Toward the end of last week, another rumor was circulating and this concerned not one, but two Verizon smartphones that are supposed to get updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this week in the form of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx and the HTC Verizon. The leaked information purportedly came from a leaked screenshot of an internal Best Buy system that allegedly claimed that ICS is supposed to land on the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx and the HTC Rezound on April 4 and April 6 respectively.
We now know that the supposed Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx did not materialize because there was nary a report about the rollout of the update. In addition to that, there was no sign of the update on the support website of the wireless provider. Motorola kept mum about the subject of the ICS update for the Motorola Droid Razr but it confirmed that new information about the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the handset will be announced soon. Which makes us think twice about the status of the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Rezound.
Best Buy has been known for more misses than hits when it comes to these kinds of leaks and with the supposed ICS update for the Motorola Droid Razr as announced by the retail giant, albeit unofficially, went kaput, we are bound to think that the update for the HTC Rezound could very well end up with the same fate. Though this hasn’t been confirmed yet and still pure speculation on our part, we are preparing for the doomsday scenario of ICS not showing up on the HTC Rezound come April 6 hence the “expect the worst, hope for the best” stance. Regardless of whether the handset gets updated to Ice Cream Sandwich on April 6 or not, nothing can change the fact that the smartphone from the Taiwanese smartphone and tablet manufacturer is one of the better-performing handsets in the whole Android ecosystem and is seen as one of the best handsets in the Android lineup of Verizon, if not the best, although die-hard loyalists of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are bound to disagree because the current Google flagship handset already has Ice Cream Sandwich for its operating system.
But what if the HTC Rezound gets updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on April 6 as claimed by Best Buy? What then? Well, that’s another story for another day. Buy the HTC Rezound starting at just $49.