Now that Google has started officially serving bars of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich through the freshly launched Galaxy Nexus, Android smartphone users have several questions in mind, among which an important one is “Will my HTC Android smartphone get upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich?”  The likelihood is high, but HTC may take some time before it delivers Android’s latest tasty treat from the ice cream truck.

HTC has released a statement through Engadget to address how it will level up to Samsung’s advantage in being the first to carry and show off the latest Android mobile operating system:

We are excited about the latest update for Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, and are currently reviewing its features and functionality to determine our upgrade plans. Our goal for Android updates is to give every customer an improved user experience, which means balancing each phone’s unique hardware, HTC Sense experience and the Android kernel. While our goal is to upgrade as many of our recent devices as possible, we are committed to maintaining every phone’s performance and usability first. Please stay tuned for more updates on specific device upgrade plans.

Although HTC remains non-committal, there is an assurance that the company will look into how hardware functionality can be mixed with the latest technology that the new Android mobile OS has to offer so that HTC customers will get only the best.

Many eyes will closely watch HTC’s next steps, since Ice Cream Sandwich’s functionalities now feature many of HTC Sense’s well-loved user interface elements.

As to when Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades reach HTC devices, it’s far too early for anyone to tell at this stage.  But, it would be safe to say that we can always look out for whatever trick HTC will pull out of its pockets next.

Have you seen Google’s official live demo of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?  Did it make you want Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC smartphone right now?