When HTC released its list the Android-powered smartphones in its lineup that will get cranked up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich late last year, the manufacturer confirmed that its Sensation line of devices will get first dibs on the latest iteration of the Google mobile operating system. Of course, it was to be expected that the carrier-branded versions of the handset such as the HTC Sensation 4G released by T-Mobile will experience some delays before it finally gets its tasty treat of ICS.
With the international version of the HTC Sensation and HTC Sensation XE getting their ICS updates as early as two months ago, users of the HTC Sensation 4G from the Magenta carrier has started asking as to when exactly their version of the handset will get updated to ICS. Although the delay was a given fact, further delays in the release of the update prompted several users of the HTC Sensation 4G to accuse the Magenta carrier of intentionally delaying the rollout of the update to drive sales of the HTC One S which already has ICS for its default operating system. The Magenta carrier rejected the idea claiming that it has no percentages in doing so and has further announced that the delay in the rollout is caused by the fact that it isn’t finished yet in testing the ICS update for the HTC Sensation 4G.
However, it looks like things are going to get better for users of the HTC Sensation 4G because the Magenta carrier has announced that it has already completed the testing phase of the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the handset. Unfortunately, the announcement didn’t give out anything more specific than that but pundits claim that if the wireless provider has really completed the tests for the ICS update, there is the off chance that it could get rolled out within the week. Remember, there was a previous leak that the Magenta carrier has projected a mid-June ICS release for the HTC Sensation 4G so if the claims of T-Mobile that the tests for the update are already completed, it could only mean that the testing phase has gone better than expected. Either way, kudos should go out to both HTC and T-Mobile for working hand in hand to get users of the HTC Sensation 4G their fill of Ice Cream Sandwich.
While waiting for the update to get rolled out, we have the specs sheet of the T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G to keep you company. Under the hood, the HTC Sensation 4G comes with a QualComm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset to power its operation while a dual-core Scorpion processor clocked at 1.2 GHz is complemented by 768 MB of RAM to give the device a snappy and butter-smooth performance. The storage space of the HTC Sensation 4G is a bit meager at only 1GB but this is still expandable so this should not be an issue. And besides, T-Mobile is generous enough to throw in an 8GB microSD card in the retail package of the handset for memory expansion purposes. The display of the HTC Sensation 4G is a 4.3-inch SuperLCD panel with a qHD resolution of 960 x 540 pixels while its dual-shooter configuration equips the handset with a main 8MP autofocus shooter with dual-LED flash capable of 1080p recording at its back panel while its front panel is home to the HTC Sensation 4G’s VGA video chat camera.