HTC Sensation Models Getting Sense 3.6 Along With Their ICS

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, though Sense 3.6 at least offers some of the same features as 4.0. HTC has confirmed that not all of its phones will be seeing Sense 4.0, but it remains committed to bring “as many of the enhancements as possible” to its phones.

So far, we’ve only heard of plans to deliver ICS with Sense 3.6 to Sensation-line models, though we’ve got a bad feeling we’ll be seeing similar treatment on additional HTC Androids. At the least, you can always find a custom ROM that integrates Sense 4.0, which is a boat quite a few HTC users could soon find themselves in.

Source: XDA-Developers forum

Via: phoneArena, Recombu

Thanks: Pedro

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