In terms of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its handsets, Taiwanese smartphone and tablet manufacturer HTC confirmed in the past that its Sensation line of handsets will be the first to get a taste of the latest iteration of the Google mobile operating system. The first HTC Sensation handset to get ICS in its circuitry was the white version of the handset which came with the operating system out of the box. After the release of the lily-white version of the handset, the ICS update was then rolled out to the rest of the Sensation lineup.
Of course, it was to be expected that carrier-branded versions of the handset would get the update a little later but by the end of March, the update was still yet to be seen for the HTC Sensation 4G from T-Mobile. This left quite a number of users of the handset but the carrier confirmed that it will eventually unleash the update. Since then, the wireless provider hasn’t released any new information about the status of the ICs update for the HTC Sensation 4G and its absence served only to fuel speculations regarding the delay.
Just today, T-Mobile came out and spoke up to answer and put to rest these rumors. The rumors involved users of the HTC Sensation 4G accusing the carrier that it is intentionally delaying the release of the ICS update for the handset to drive up sales of the HTC One S which is set to hit the shelves of T-Mobile on April 25. A T-Mobile representative spoke up in defense of the wireless provider in its support forum and mentioned that Ice Cream Sandwich is not that of an upgrade in relation to Gingerbread to be a factor in the decision making process for its subscribers.
In addition to that, the representative further claimed that the delay in the ICs update for the HTC Sensation 4G is the same that every carrier is going through in relation to the release of the OS for their respective handsets and claimed that the reason for the delay is the need to thoroughly put the update through rigorous testing before it gets rolled out. Though no ETA was mentioned as to when the update will get rolled out, the earliest that we could expect ICS in the HTC Sensation 4G will be in May. And to make the wait a bit more bearable, we have the specs sheet of the HTC Sensation 4G below to keep you company.
Internally, the HTC Sensation 4G is just as impressive as other high-end smartphones with its QualComm MSM8260 SnapDragon chipset under the hood. The Soc brings a dual-core 1.2 GHz Scorpion processor, 1GB of RAM and a dedicated Adreno 220 GPU to the handset. As for its storage space, the HTC Sensation 4G has a meager 1GB of internal memory but this can be expanded and T-Mobile throws in an 8 GB microSD card in the retail package of the handset for memory expansion purposes.
The handset sports a 4.3-inch SuperLCD display with a qHD resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. In terms of its shooting department, the HTC Sensation 4G is outfitted with an 8MP autofocus camera with dual-LED flash in its back panel and the said shooter is capable of 1080p recording while its front panel is graced by the handset’s VGA video chat camera.