After two months since the original release of HTC Sense 3.6 with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, T-Mobile finally shares the love with Sensation 4G customers. The upgrade includes a ton of great changes for current Sensation customers, so we don’t recommend you ignore the opportunity.
Surely this upgrade is not the same experience that HTC One customers receive with Sense 4.0, nor will it make your one-year-old Sensation loose a few millimeters in thickness like the it’s new successor, the One S. That may be something positive for many of you though since the [...]
Just a few weeks back, it looked like owners of the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile weren’t going to get their official upgrades to Ice Cream Sandwich until well into June, at least according to a leaked roadmap. Since then, though, comments made by the carrier have suggested a much sooner release date for the update, with news that its requisite testing had successfully been completed. While T-Mobile said the update would be here “very soon”, it hadn’t committed to any particular date. Today, we see T-Mobile update its support pages for the Sensation 4G, [...]
With Ice Cream Sandwich already available for international versions of the HTC Sensation, T-Mobile users have been rightly curious as to when their own Sensation 4Gs might be seeing a similar release. Delays getting the update out had started taking a nasty turn last month, with some users accusing T-Mobile of intentionally withholding the update to drive sales of new ICS models. The carrier firmly rejected that claim, and pointed to the need for adequate testing before the update could be released. It looks like that day may end up being quite soon, with T-Mobile announcing today [...]
HTC’s One S may be the hot new phone on T-Mobile, especially if you’re looking for an Ice Cream Sandwich model, but there are plenty of more devices on the way, along with a number of ICS updates for existing handsets in the pipeline. A recently-leaked roadmap give us a look at what we can expect from the carrier as we start to get into summer.
Huwaei has quite few Androids getting ready to join the T-Mobile family. First up, there’s the Astro, which could hit the carrier as soon as May 9. This is a low-end Gingerbread handset with a 3.5-inch HVGA display and [...]
HTC’s Sensation-series Androids were the first of its phones to start receiving updates to Ice Cream Sandwich. Once the white Sensation made its retail debut, already loaded with ICS, we saw the update start going out to existing Sensations. Of course, things always tend to take a little longer once the carriers get involved, and this was no exception. By the end of March, we had still yet to see the update hit T-Mobile subscribers with the Sensation 4G, though the company did speak up and confirm that the update would eventually be on its way. We haven’t heard anything new [...]
HTC’s been doing a decent job keeping us informed of its work towards bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to owners of existing handsets. The company has announced which models are due to see updates headed their way, and we’ve already seen them start showing up for Sensation-line models. Of course, a manufacturer bringing Android 4.0 to one of its unlocked handsets is a very different thing from a carrier delivering such an update to its subscribers, so we’re always looking for that extra confirmation wherever we can get it. The latest comes from T-Mobile, updating the [...]
Our Canadian friends who are running Android and are Bell subscribers will love this! The good folks at MobileSyrup managed to get their hands on what appears to be a schedule for upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich updates for Bell Canada’s Android phones.
We all know what Ice Cream Sandwich brings and we all want it. So, Bell customers check this out: if you have one of the following phones (and tablet), this is when to expect the update.- Samsung Galaxy S II: April 2012- Samsung Galaxy Note: April 2012- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: May 2012- Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE: [...]
As disappointed as many of us were with the news that HTC plans to offer Sense 4.0 to only some legacy devices, it’s a tough blow to see even last year’s hot HTC Sensation and even the Sensation XE to be missing from the list. Still, Ice Cream Sandwich on any phone is better than sticking with good-old Gingerbread, and if you’re currently owning an HTC Sensation or Sensation XE in any of the Nordic countries, you’ll be happy to know their new version of Sense 3.6 running on ICS should hit your device either now or soon.
According to HTC headquarters, the [...]
This time last month, we had just gotten word about HTC’s plans for the white Sensation, which would arrive with Ice Cream Sandwich already installed. We noted at the time how odd it seemed that the image HTC had released showed the phone on an older version of Sense, instead of the Sense 4.0 we’d expect. With the white Sensation released, and OTA updates to existing Sensation-series phones starting to trickle out, it’s now apparent that HTC is delivering Ice Cream Sandwich updates with Sense 3.6.
This is understandably disappointing news for Sensation owners, [...]
When HTC officially announced the white HTC Sensation at the beginning of this month the company said the phone will be available in Europe on March 1 running Android Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box. The announcement also contained information about the ICS update for all European Sensation models to arrive soon.
On that note, two “release candidate” Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs have been recently leaked for the HTC Sensation XE and the HTC Sensation. This means that HTC is working hard to roll-out the official updates soon but it also means that those techy among you [...]
As we start to get into mid-February, there are probably a lot of you out there wondering where all the Ice Cream Sandwich updates for your existing Android phones are. After all, weren’t we hoping to see these releases really start arriving in early 2012? The good news is that the wait is nearly over, at least for some HTC users. The smartphone manufacturer posted a message to Facebook this morning talking about plans for the delivery of its first Ice Cream Sandwich updates in March.
We already knew about HTC’s plans to start selling phones running Android 4.0 in [...]
Last week we’ve seen a screenshot of the alleged T-Mobile inventory and, at that time, phones like HTC Sensation 4G, HTC Amaze 4G, LG DoublePlay, LG myTouch Q and LG myTouch were listed with an “end-of-life” status. The most recent inventory list though seems to fix a problem with the previous one, as you can see for yourself.
Instead of EOL-ing everything, the new list features the HTC Sensation 4G with a “Sell Through” status. This means that it will be part of the line-up for as long as the device is in production (which could be ending soon [...]
HTC Sensation 4G, HTC Amaze 4G, LG DoublePlay, LG myTouch Q and LG myTouch. What do all of these devices have in common? They are all featured in T-Mobile’s inventory wearing a “nearing EOL” status.
While we can’t say we’re shocked to see end-of-life statuses on the three LG phones, the HTC Sensation 4G and the HTC Amaze 4G on the above list might come as a surprise. The two phones will probably still be on shelves as long as the stock holds enough units but T-Mobile is definitely planning on replacing its top Android phones.
With MWC just [...]
The European HTC Sensation has received its new firmware at the end of last month, bringing some goodies, and now it’s time for the American variant on T-Mobile to get a platform refresh.
The 1.50.531.31 update should offer “performance and stability” improvements but the roll-out process is going all the way through January 15 so you might not get the update notification just yet. What’s in the bag? Improved software stability and battery life as well as some fixes regarding screen responsiveness, screenshots, improved WiFi and more.
Many HTC Sensation owners have reported problems with music playback cutting out or songs skipping or pausing at random.
The problems seem to all be related to headphone use. They don’t happen when headphones aren’t used. This was the clue to the root of the problem — actually two problems.
If you’ve experienced these issues, take a look at your headphone-jack. Do you see any little chips or scratches around it? That’s your problem.
The design of the HTC Sensation allows your headphones to constantly “touch” the cover. [...]
The list of HTC smartphones that can be “officially” unlocked is increasing, though not as fast as some would like.
Today HTC updated their list, which now includes Sprint‘s Evo 3D, T-Mobile‘s Sensation 4G, and HTC Sensation models for Europe, Turkey, Arabic, and Bouygues Telecom.
If you’ve got one of these phones and have been waiting to unlock it, wait no longer! Head over to HTCdev.com and enjoy your new-found freedom!
As one of the top-tier smartphones around, it’s no surprise that HTC debuted the Sensation 4G with Android Gingerbread when it was released earlier this summer. Though that’s a strong place to start, there’s always room for more Android updates, and it looks like the latest to come to the Sensation 4G is doing so presently.
Sensation 4G owners on T-Mobile should start receiving notifications that system software 1.45.531.1 is available for installation, bringing the smartphone up slightly to Android 2.3.4.
What will the update bring to the platform? For [...]
Just moment sago we informed you that HTC had just released the kernel source code for several of their devices. Now we have learned that both the Sensation 4G and the Evo 3D have received “S-Off”! Wow. That was fast!
S-Off, for those of you who don’t know, is the key to loading a custom Recovery Image, which is the first step to install a custome ROM, tweaked kernel, and even some themes.
The application that allows you to do this is reportedly still an early beta, so please take care if you decide to run it. The instructions (and ramification of doing [...]
The source code for several HTC devices (based on the 2.6.35 Linux Kernel) was just released. The Salsa, Chacha (and Chachacha), Evo 4G, Evo 3D, Droid Incredible 2, and the Sensation 4G all now have their kernel’s source code available to the hobbyist community.
The kernel is “the central component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel’s responsibilities include managing the system’s resources (the communication between hardware and software [...]
Every now and then we run a couple of hardware hacks besides all those software bits you are used to reading on our site, from the good old days of our own Adam Lein’s custom-painted HTC Touch Diamond. How cool would a T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G look with polished chrome bezel and backplate? This good!
On one hand, we’d say “if Paul White managed to do it, so could you” but on the other hand it’s pretty risky as there’s really no turning back. At the end of the day, it’s really up to you what you do to your phone but an HTC Sensation 4G [...]
Good news for HTC Android smartphone users, at least for those who own a Sensation, Sensation 4G or EVO 3D as the Taiwanese manufacturer announced that it will be unlocking bootloaders next month.
There was quite a story behind the HTC Android bootloaders with the manufacturer promising an unlock and then updating on the status, telling the world they’re working on the issue. More recently HTC announced on its Facebook page that it will be rolling out software updates for the HTC Sensation, the T-Mobile variant (the Sensation 4G) and the Sprint EVO 3D. These updates will [...]
Regardless if you have a “limited edition” white EVO 3D or just your regular one that does or does not overheat, you can now overclock the phone and then put it to the test against the Galaxy S II.
Since the EVO 3D and the Sensation are so close in terms of internals, the overclocking is reportedly applicable to both. With a custom kernel it was possible to overclock the EVO 3D to an insane 1.8GHz and get great results in benchmark apps demoed in the video above. Since the developer doesn’t have a Pyramid to test with, it is currently only available for the [...]
We gave the HTC Sensation high marks in terms of hardware; not surprising, as HTC builds devices with fantastic build quality. But after about a month of use, we might have to reconsider the build quality of the Sensation. It turns out that if you have a nervous habit of removing the back battery cover, the volume rocker of the Sensation might fall out, as happened to us. Worse, we don’t know where exactly the volume rocker fell out, so we’re left with an inoperable volume switch (only usable if you find a key or paper clip to press the inset buttons). Has anyone else had [...]