HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich coming in late July, Jelly Bean who?
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean may be the talk of the town in the Android universe right now but we know that most devices that can run the new OS will only get it in a few months from now, as both manufacturers and carriers still have a hard time keeping up with Google’s updates.
One such device is the HTC Rezound on Verizon, which is still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. But the good news is that the handset is upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich. And the Rezound will get Android 4.x at some point this month – better late than never, right? HTC confirmed in an email sent by its customer support department that the ICS upgrade for the Rezound is set to be released by the end of July / early August:
The ICS (Android 4.0) update will be released for the Rezound by the end of this month (July) with final pushes in August.
The ICS update for the Rezound has been promised a long time ago, but the Taiwanese company is yet to deliver it. In fact, the handset was confirmed to be upgradeable to ICS even before it launched with Verizon, and I’m certain many buyers expected to receive the update a lot faster.
However, the general ICS roll out has been rather slow, and currently only around 10% of Android devices have received their Android 4.x version, while the vast majority of them still run Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
We have no release dates for the Rezound ICS rollout, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the upgrade gets delayed some more. As for Jelly Bean on the Rezound, well, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there, as HTC is yet to announce which of its Android devices will be getting a taste of Android 4.1.