T-Mobile customers desperately waiting for ICS updates on their Android-based devices might have gotten enraged a couple of days back, but now have reasons to rejoice. An update schedule for three of T-Mo’s frontrunners has been leaked by tmonews.com. While neither of the trio will be updated to Android 4.0 in the next days or so, all three gadgets are set to be running Ice Cream Sandwich in the not so distant future.
If the leaked document proves to be accurate, the HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Amaze 4G will be getting a nice touch of ICS on June 16, while the Samsung Galaxy S2 will go to the next software level on May 14.
That’s right, the S2 should provide you T-Mobile customers with a nice tasty scoop of Ice Cream Sandwich in just a couple of weeks. That should come as a huge surprise for T-Mo users, especially because Sammy didn’t give out any details about the carrier’s upgrade plans a few days back and we all thought the worst at the time.
As for the HTC Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G adopters, they will have to wait an additional month, but things could have been even worse. On the other hand, we are talking about a leaked “internal document”, and, even though it does come from a trusted source, it should be taken with a grain of salt or two.
The bad part of the report is that the schedule doesn’t mention any gadget besides the trio, which might mean that T-Mobile is not thinking of updating any other handheld to ICS in the near future. If that turns out to be true, myTouch 4G or T-Mobile G2x users should be pretty pissed!
The internal document also provides insight on some future phones to be released by T-Mobile, but none of them sounds the least bit exciting on paper. The Huawei Astro should be the first to hit the market, on May 9, followed by a Huawei Buddy, a Huawei Phoenix, and a new version of the Samsung Gravity TXT, all set to be released on July 11.
The Samsung Cacao T159 should be made available on August 1, while the Samsung Apex Q might see the light of day at the middle of the same month. The Astro, Buddy, Phoenix, and Cacao are all set to target low-end or mid-range tech users and shouldn’t come with many innovative features. As for the Apex Q, the device is still wrapped in complete mystery, but will most likely not be a high-end phone either.
It’s pretty obvious that the single most interesting part of our report today is the almost confirmed ICS update for the Galaxy S2, HTC Sensation, and the Amaze, so that’s what I want to ask you about. Do you think that this leak could prove accurate? Are you excited about the upgrades?