Google recently unveiled its next Android mobile platform version 4.0 dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich and questions are already being asked whether manufacturers and carriers will be able (and when) to upgrade current devices.
HTC made a public statement telling the world that the company is currently analyzing the features of Ice Cream Sandwich in order to determine the upgrade plans. The Taiwanese phone-maker is excited about the new Android version and its goal is to upgrade as many of the recent devices as possible but upgrade plans must not overlook hardware capabilities of each device. That is why HTC is “committed to maintaining every phone’s performance and usability first”, meaning if Ice Cream Sandwich can’t deliver the same experience, there will likely be no upgrade. Check out the full statement below:
“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.”