HTC to Offer Early Preview of Sense on Ice Cream Sandwich
HTC said that it will offer a very small set of its European customers a chance to preview the next generation of Sense for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The preview is being offered to owners of the Sensation and Sensation XE. HTC said the preview is being limited while it spools up its servers for general availability of the update worldwide. "Our hope is people will play with it and enjoy getting used to the ICS experience with Sense," said an HTC rep to Phone Scoop in an email. Though the preview is not going to be available to U.S. customers, it will provide an idea of what U.S. consumers can expect to see on their HTC devices down the road.
Sensation XE First HTC Handset with Beats Integration
HTC today announced the Sensation XE, its first handset to include audio technology from its new partnership with Beats Audio. The Sensation XE is essentially the same Sensation announced earlier this year (sold by T-Mobile as the Sensation 4G), but with a few changes.
Skype Expands Video Chat Feature to More Androids
Skype has provided an update to its Android application that adds the video chatting feature to a large number of new Android handsets. Skype notes that Gingerbread is required to use the video chat feature, so owners of the following phones are encouraged to make sure their system is up to date.
T-Mobile Announces HTC Sensation 4G Availability
T-Mobile announced today via its Facebook page that the HTC Sensation will become available by June 15, with early availability at WalMart by June 12. Pricing wasn't announced.
HTC Names First Phones to Get Unlocked Bootloaders
HTC today provided an update concerning its commitment to offering unlocked bootloaders on its Android devices. HTC first explained that the process is complicated, with all new software builds and extensive testing required for each individual device.
HTC Details Android 4.0 Roll-Out Plans
HTC today provided more details via its Facebook page on when it will update its existing smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The first batch includes the Sensation, Sensation 4G and Sensation XE by the end of March, with the Sensation XL soon after.
- Says a happy Sensation owner in Europe...