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HTC Rezound gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update

If you have an HTC Rezound phone, the wait for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is finally over.  Verizon has finally started rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich over-the-air updates for the handsets all over the US.  Most users started reporting the update on various blogs and forums as early as yesterday evening – and Verizon Wireless confirmed the news this morning.  The support documents for the update were posted on their website showing the detailed configurations as well as the download and installation instructions.  You can check out the documents here.

 

This final build update number 3.14.605.12 comes with Sense 3.6 and Android 4.0.3 ICS and is 299MB in size.  The update includes swipe notifications, a customizable launch bar for home screen, an improved voice input feature and a recent apps tool for simpler multitasking.  According to the documents, users will also find it easier to monitor how they use their phone data in one place, they can now create folders by dropping an app on top of another and browse in ‘Incognito mode’ – a mode that disables cookies and tracking.

Back in May, HTC announced that it was working on an ICS update for the Rezound which was supposed to be rolled out by the end of July.  It means that they are 2 days late.  The good news though is that they intend to finish and roll out the Ice Cream Sandwich updates for other HTC devices by the end of this month.  It may take a couple of days, maybe weeks, until the OTA updates get to all phones but there is nothing to worry about now because once they start rolling out updates, it is just a matter of time.

If you have not received a notification on your Rezound of an impending update, you may want to check manually – it may make the OTA update reach you sooner.  In other related news, Sprint has begun rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the HTC Design 4G and the HTC EVO 3D.