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[Update: Changelog] T-Mobile Begins Rolling Out HTC One S Update (2.35.531.7) With Android 4.0.4 And Sense 4.1 In Tow

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According to TmoNews, some T-Mobile HTC One S users are receiving an over-the-air update to their devices this morning, bringing a much-awaited bump to Android 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1.

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This update should be basically the same as the one that hit the international One S, One X and AT&T One X, which allows the remapping of the recent apps button. This is a hugely important change, because if the recent apps button is remapped to behave as a menu button, the legacy virtual menu button (that is big and ugly and takes up a bunch of screen space) goes away entirely.

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Apple files for another ITC ban on 29 HTC smartphones

Apple is at it again this week. After HTC initially managed to satisfy and pass the US International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation into Apple’s patent dispute, they are under the gun again this week. Apple has filed for the same or similar patent infringement again on multiple HTC devices, and wants them all banned.

Apple reported that 29 of HTC’s phone infringe on the patent — including the new HTC One X, S, and V — and have asked for another ban of the products into the USA. According to FOSS Patents even after all the software changes HTC made to “get around” this patent issue, they still manage to completely violate a few.

Apple’s “data tapping” IP described as a “system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data,” is their background technology that powers the menu options shown above. Since HTC has already been cleared of this patent by the ITC, and allowed to ship the One X and EVO 4G LTE to customers most likely this won’t hold up. If it does however, these devices could potentially all be effected: HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC One V, HTC Inspire 4G, HTC Vivid, HTC Status, HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation 4G, HTC Wildfire, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Hero, HTC Hero S, HTC EVO 4G LTE, HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO V 4G, HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC Amaze 4G, HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE, HTC myTouch 4G, HTC myTouch 4G Slide, HTC Merge, HTC Rezound, HTC Rhyme, HTC ThunderBolt, HTC Flyer, HTC Jetstream, HTC EVO View 4G, and the DROID Incredible 2 by HTC.

So basically almost every HTC phone (laughs) in the USA. Hopefully Apple and HTC can put this all behind them when they meet together in August for patent settlement talks.

[via SlashGear]


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Bell pushing Ice Cream Sandwich to the HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Raider 4G

At last Bell customers rocking either HTC’s Sensation 4G or Raider 4G can join the Android 4.0 bandwagon after the Canadian carrier started the roll out today. The Android version is 4.03 which is skinned with sense version 3.6, it looks like you’ll have to wait for 4.04 if you plan on keeping up with those HTC One owners running sense version 4.

The update is already arriving on handsets so if yours hasn’t popped up in the notification bar just yet, it might be time to start hitting the ‘check for updates’ button every 5 minutes! Happy updating, be sure to pop back in and let us know how that Ice Cream Sandwich tastes.

Source: androidcentral


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Bell rolling out Android 4.0 to the HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Raider 4G

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Although it's coming later than expected for Bell users, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for both the HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Raider 4G LTE is now rolling out. Previously, Bell delayed the updates until "June" so having them arrive now is certainly a good thing to have happen. Have either device? Go ahead and check for software updates if you haven't already got the notification — it may be there waiting for you. That said; we're not sure how exactly Bell is rolling them out but they are indeed out there so you'll seemingly just have to keep checking until they pop up for ya.

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HTC Sensation 4G and Raider 4G LTE on Bell updated to Android 4.0

Users of the HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Raider 4G LTE on Bell in Canada are getting some good news today. Both devices are receiving their official update to Android 4.0. The upgrade in Android OS comes along with a move to HTC’s Sense 3.6 user interface. To see if Ice Cream Sandwich is ready for your device, head over to the system updates dialog under About Phone in the Settings app. Virgin Mobile users with the HTC Sensation can also pull the update to their devices starting today.

[via MobileSyrup]


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Quick fix restores 4G data after T-Mobile HTC Sensation Ice Cream Sandwich update

T-Mobile subscribers with the HTC Sensation 4G were ecstatic to learn that the carrier had begun pushing the handset’s upgrade to Android 4.0, but the process hasn’t been smooth for all. Not only does the update come with a change to T-Mobile’s mobile hotspot policy (you have to pay to play, now), but some users are losing their 4G data connection altogether after upgrading. The good news is that the missing data problem doesn’t appear to be all that severe and can be solved with one of several quick fixes.

One solution involves navigating to your network settings and switching to WCDMA/GSM Auto if it isn’t already selected. If it is already selected (or if this trick doesn’t work) try disabling mobile networks for a few seconds and then turning them back on. Likewise, toggling to airplane mode and back should do the trick.

We’ll keep an eye on the situation in case it developers into a larger problem requiring a software patch, but for now it seems like a minor bump along the road to Ice Cream Sandwich. Any users out there experience this problem?

[via TMoNews]

 


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Android 5.0, Sensation ICS update [From the Forums]

From the forums

Although Verizon and Google managed to capture most of the news today, there was plenty more happening than just what came from them. If you happened to miss out on anything, get yourself caught up here on the blogs and check out some threads below from the Android Central Forums:

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[Update: Amaze 4G May 21st] HTC Sensation 4G On T-Mobile Set To Receive ICS On May 16th, Amaze 4G To Follow ‘In The Coming Weeks’

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Earlier this month, T-Mobile updated the support documents for the Sensation 4G to let users know that the ICS update would be available “very soon.” Now, we have an exact date for that very soon: May 16th.

Beginning May 16, an optional update will be available for the Sensation 4G to update to the latest operating system, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). You can choose to download the update to Android 4.0.3 by following the software update steps.

The update will bring Android 4.0.3 and Sense 3.6 to the handset, along with a handful of other fixes and enhancements:

New Features

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 3.6
  • System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.

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[Update: Amaze 4G May 21st] HTC Sensation 4G On T-Mobile Set To Receive ICS On May 16th, Amaze 4G To Follow ‘In The Coming Weeks’ was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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ICS update for HTC Amaze 4G hits US next week, Sensation 4G today

If you’re the owner of the HTC Amaze 4G smartphone on the T-Mobile network in the United States, good news. T-Mobile has tipped that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will land on May 21. That would be Monday of next week.

T-Mobile said in early December of 2011 that the Amaze 4G would be getting the Android 4.0 update. However, at the time the update was announced we had no firm date on when it would be available. T-Mobile didn’t indicate if the rollout of the update would be staggered or if everyone using the Amaze 4G will get the update at the same time.

On a related note, if you use the T-Mobile Sensation 4G, your ICS update is available today according to T-Mobile. You need to check for the update via the Android settings menu to initiate the download. Be sure you let us know how the update goes for you.


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T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G ICS update rolling out today, Amaze update coming May 21

Android Central

Good news this morning for anyone rocking T-Mobile's HTC Sensation 4G – as we reported a couple of days ago, the Sensation's update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich begins rolling out today. So head to Settings > About phone > Software updates to see if your update is ready yet.

In addition, T-Mobile has today revealed that its HTC Amaze 4G will be joining the Sensation on ICS from next Monday, May 21. Just like the Sensation's ICS upgrade, the Amaze OTA will bring it up to Android 4.0.3 and HTC Sense 3.6. That's the same intermediary version of Sense that we've seen on other updated phones, adding many of the features we've seen on newer Sense 4.0 phones, but sticks with the visual style of the older Sense 3.x.

If you're updating your Sensation to ICS today, be sure to drop by the comments and let us know how it went!

Source: T-Mobile (1, 2)

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Android 4.0 arrives May 21 for Amaze 4G at T-Mobile, Sensation 4G gets ICS today

T-Mobile has updated their support pages with an exact date to expect Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Amaze 4G. Previously the update was pegged as coming sometime in the next couple of weeks. Now users can look forward to Android 4.0 (but only Sense 3.6) on May 21st.

In related news, the upgrade to ICS for the HTC Sensation 4G should begin pushing today, just as promised. Any owners of the T-Mobile handset receive the prompt to update yet? You can manually pull the software by navigating to the “About phone” menu under Settings and checking for any new software updates. Let us know how things work out!

[via AndroidCentral]


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Sorry T-Mobile Users, Free Tethering Ending with ICS Update

Yesterday we told you how tomorrow will come with a sweet update for your Sensation 4G device and that the Amaze 4G device would be seeing its update “in the coming weeks.” While this is exciting in itself the secondary news following it isn’t so much. Those of you that have been using T-Mobile‘s free tethering on your devices will no longer be able to do so after you update. This suggests that a $14.95 a month tethering plan will be mandatory should you wish to have the ICS update and the hotspot tethering options.

This was made clear in the Sensation upgrade support document and said the following:

 ”HTC Sensation 4G will be required to add Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update.”

The difference between the Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G documents is that that quote is missing out of the Amaze 4G documentation. Although users have reported that T-Mobile is blocking the WiFi tethering feature on that very device. The confusion arrived in the fact that although T-Mobile has always charged $14.95 per month officially for a tethering option some users have been able to use this service freely. A T-Mobile representative had this to say:

“T-Mobile began offering a Smartphone Mobile Hotspot plan in November 2010. However, due to technical limitations with software, customers were not being charged for the feature on select T-Mobile products. Customers who choose to upgrade their HTC Sensation 4G to the optional Android 4.0 (ICS) software update will be required to sign up for the $14.99 Smartphone Mobile Hotspot plan.”

Other users were given a kind of grace period for this feature. A T-Mobile customer support representative wrote this last year:

“T-Mobile may not immediately block you from Wi-Fi sharing until it is verified that you are using your device as a modem…and at that time you may be blocked and then required to purchase a feature to continue using it. That said, there may be a period of time where you are able to tether without having the feature added on the account.”

While you won’t be charged to upgrade to the latest flavor of Android you will be charged monthly should you want to continue to use this service. While rooted users are able to use various WiFi tethering apps of their own and both ClockworkMod Tethering and FoxFi brings root free tethering to dvices, this may not be as big of a sting as it could be. However those apps can lead to risk of being caught and your data plan being changed, dropped, etc. With that being said, the update is still on for tomorrow, it’s just that you may need to find other tethering options if you don’t feel like dropping $14.95 a month.

 

source: T-Mobile Support Docs
via: PC Mag


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HTC Sensation ICS update to kill free tethering option, we have an app to fix that Issue

Man oh man oh man. It is not like we all haven’t dealt with carriers throttling our data, lowering our amounts and killing tethering in the past. It has been one of those continuous debates and conflicts that has plagued Android and carriers for year. One one side you have people like myself, who believe that I am already paying for data, why should have to pay more to share it. While others might go with the argument that tethering puts more strain on the network and it shouldn’t be free to use. It doesn’t matter which side of the argument you are on really, all that matters is that the final of the big 4 carriers are shutting it down.

Technically there never was “free” tethering on T-Mobile. They offered a plan, they just didn’t have anyway to stop the slightly smarter people from using it with out one. With the newly announced Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Sensation 4G, it looks like T-Mobile has solved that issues. A small note at the bottom of the release notes proves it.

Regardless if you think this is wrong or right, it is happening. That doesn’t mean all hope is lost though. Recently we came across a little application that gives you tethering ability using your data plan. The best part, it is free on the Play Store. We aren’t sure how long that is going to last though. The app is called FoxFi, and enables your device to be a Wi-Fi hotspots. While there are some limitations with the app, people seem to be getting along just fine with it. The developers make special note of a few specific devices that can’t utilize the WiFi mode, but can use Bluetooth mode without issues. This seems to be the case with HTC devices. The app doesn’t require root to be used either. On a small side note unrelated to the Sensation, FoxFi is blocked for Sprint customers. You will need to visit the developers site to pick it up. For everyone else looking to give it a shot or want to read up about it, hit up the QR code below .

 Anyone have luck with any other tethering apps that are out and about? Let us and other readers know what you use.

Application: FoxFi
Developer: FoxFi Software
Cost: FREE

Source: AndroidPolice

 

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T-Mobile’s “free” tethering ends with ICS upgrades

HTC Sensation 4G owners were thrilled to find out that their Ice Cream Sandwich update was finally coming from T-Mobile this week – tomorrow, in fact. But PCMag spotted a frustrating caveat in the official support document: you won’t be able to use the “4G Hotspot” function for free anymore. Users who wish to share their connection will have to fork over $14.95 a month for the official tethering plan, allowing them to “officially” use the WiFi hotspot or USB data tether.

T-Mobile’s new stance echoes the one taken by all four of the major US carriers, who charge extra for tethering and attempt to dissuade users who opt for alternative (free) services. AT&T goes as far as automatically signing its customers up for a tethering plan if they detect unauthorized usage. T-Mobile has technically had its Hotspot plan in effect for over a year, but has not actively monitored its users to see if those who weren’t paying were using the service anyway. T-Mobile still has technically unlimited data plans, but speeds are capped after a certain amount of bandwidth is used by a single customer.

T-Mobile claims that its somewhat lax enforcement of its own pricing policy was due to a limitation of the software at the time. With the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, they’ll be actively monitoring connections to see if those who haven’t paid for hotspots and tethering are using them. A few short connections probably won’t trigger anything, but sustained and regular tethering use almost certainly will. Instead of automatically signing up customers a la AT&T, they’ll simply deny Internet access to anything beyond the device itself.

The update for the Amaze 4G doesn’t say anything about tethering, but it’s safe to assume that the same policy will be in place once the upgrade rolls out. It’s still unclear whether non-standard tethering methods, popular with rooted users and those with custom ROMs, will be monitored as well.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Sensation 4G
    Manufactuer : HTC
    Carrier : T-Mobile
    Announced Date : April 12, 2011
    Release Date : May 19, 2011
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.30 Inch
  • Resolution : 540×960
  • Screen Type : qHD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 4.96 Inch
  • Width : 2.57 Inch
  • Depth : 0.44 Inch
  • Weight : 148 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1520 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 350 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU : Snapdragon
    CPU Clock Speed : 1200 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 768 MB
    Internal Storage : 4 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :


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T-Mobile To End The Era Of Free Tethering (If You Ever Had It To Begin With)

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Remember the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Sensation 4G that we told you about yesterday? Turns out that it does more than just bring ICS – it also kills free tethering.

Wait, what? T-Mobile had free tethering? Technically, no. But in reality, yes. Here’s how it used to work: T-Mobile offered a tethering service for around $15 per month. Somehow, though, there was a “technical limitation” that actually prevented them from charging for the service on Android devices (though Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T have never had a problem taking our money for the same thing). With the Ice Cream Sandwich update, however, they finally figured out how to pull the nail in that coffin, so users who want to continue using the tethering service will have to start actually paying for it post-update.

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Get ICS for the T-Mobile Sensation 4G on May 16th, ICS for the Amaze 4G “In the Coming Weeks”

Back on May 2nd, we told you about the fact that Android 4.0 testing for the Sensation 4G was complete and that the update would be coming “very soon.” Well it appears that this is actually the case as updated documents on T-Mobile‘s web site show that it should be arriving no later than May 16th. The document had this to say:

“Beginning May 16, an optional update will be available for the Sensation 4G to update to the latest operating system, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). You can choose to download the update to Android 4.0.3 by following the software update steps.”

While it does say optional, you’d have to be out of your mind to not want Google’s newest flavor of Android. Besides Android 4.0.3 and Sense 3.6 you can look forward to the following:

New Features

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 3.6
  • System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.
  • Re-sizeable widgets
  • Lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked.
  • Data usage controls.
  • Face Unlock
  • Home screen folders
  • Improved battery life
  • Note: HTC Sensation 4G will be required to add Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update.

Improvements

  • Improved text input and spell checking
  • Improved menu structure

Prerequisites

  • Manual update
  • Device is running Android version 2.3.3 / Software version 1.50.531.1, 1.29.531.2, or 1.45.531.1
  • Device software is not rooted
  • More than 50% battery life
  • Data or Wi-Fi connection
In other HTC news, the Amaze 4G is looking to be the next device to see Ice Cream Sandwich. T-Mobile updated its support documentation to reflect this as well. It appears that the same features listed above will make their way to the Amaze 4G also here “in the coming weeks.” So HTC Amaze 4G owners should have something to look forward to here within the next week to month. As for you Sensation 4G owners, you only have until Wednesday to wait for your update.  If that doesn’t get you excited I don’t know what will.

source: T-Mobile 1, 2


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Official: T-Mobile Sensation 4G ICS update coming May 16th

T-Mobile’s been pretty sparing when it comes to firm news on Ice Cream Sandwich updates, but their streak of silence ends today. The carrier announced that it intends to update the HTC Sensation 4G to Android 4.0 on May 16th, just two days from now. They also stated that the newer Amaze 4G would be getting its own update “in the coming weeks”. We’d previously heard that it was scheduled for mid-June.

As with other Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades to HTC phones, the Sensation will get Sense 3.6 along with Android 4.0, instead of the newer Sense 4.0. To get that (along with Beats Audio, presumably) you’ll need to shell out for T-Mobile’s version of the One S. Upgrades will be sent out over-the-air and probably in stages, so come Wednesday check the About Phone section of your Sensation’s settings menu to see if you can pull it down.

Those without patience have probably already rooted their phones and flashed a custom Ice Cream Sandwich ROM, but many have also tried a branded ROM ported from the One X. No doubt that once the official ROM becomes available, there will be plenty of mods based on it soon after. Then again, those who are due for an upgrade might just want to wait: the Sensation 4G recently dropped to free on-contract, a possible indication that Samsung’s Galaxy S III is on the way.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Sensation 4G
    Manufactuer : HTC
    Carrier : T-Mobile
    Announced Date : April 12, 2011
    Release Date : May 19, 2011
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.30 Inch
  • Resolution : 540×960
  • Screen Type : qHD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 4.96 Inch
  • Width : 2.57 Inch
  • Depth : 0.44 Inch
  • Weight : 148 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1520 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 350 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU : Snapdragon
    CPU Clock Speed : 1200 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 768 MB
    Internal Storage : 4 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

[via The Verge]


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T-Mobile to start pushing ICS to Sensation 4G May 16th, Amaze 4G to follow Soon

It has sure been a roller coaster ride for hose of you that have been waiting for ICS. Not just for the HTC Sensation and Amaze, but for pretty much every device in the US. It is always irritating and frustrating when you see your phone being updated all over the globe long before we see it. Well, it looks like T-Mobile has nailed down the release date for at least one of the two devices. The HTC Sensation 4G will be gaining Ice Cream Sandwich along with Sense 3.6 beginning May 16th. You will be looking for software version 3.32.531.14710RD and should be pretty pleased with the update. It will be rolling out as an OTA, but you can always try to prompt it by hitting up settings and locating the HTC Software Updates button and checking in. No one has reported seeing it early yet, but you could always turn it into a daily routine just in case.

As for the HTC Amaze 4G, they are currently prepping for the update, but have yet to give a specific date for it to roll out. We fully expect it to start landing after the Sensation updates are near completion or shortly after. If T-Mobile pushed both out at the same time there could be issues. At least you know it is on the way finally. Anyone out there still stock looking forward to the update? Maybe you already gave up and rooted and tossed on a better custom ROM already. Let us know in the comments.

Source: T-Mobile via Phandroid

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T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G to get ICS update this Wednesday

Android Central

T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G owners will have been watching with envy as their phone's international cousin was updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich a couple of months ago. But now it seems the wait may finally be at an end, with T-Mobile announcing in its official support documentation that the Sensation's ICS update will be arriving this Wednesday, May 16.

The update promises the same mix of Android 4.0.3 and HTC Sense 3.6 that we've seen on a number of updated HTC devices over the past few months, with highlights including a re-vamped launcher, face unlock, data usage controls and home screen folders. Sure, it's not quite as pretty as the new-fangled Sense 4 that's bundled on HTC One phones, but it's a significant step up from earlier Sensation ROMs.

This Wednesday, Sensation 4G owners will want to head to Settings -> About phone -> Software updates to grab the update to the latest version of Android.

And hopefully Amaze 4G owners won't have too long to wait either, with the latest info out of T-Mobile indicating an ICS release "in the coming weeks."

Source: Android Central forums

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HTC Sensation 4G On T-Mobile Set To Receive ICS On May 16th, Amaze 4G To Follow ‘In The Coming Weeks’

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Earlier this month, T-Mobile updated the support documents for the Sensation 4G to let users know that the ICS update would be available “very soon.” Now, we have an exact date for that very soon: May 16th.

Beginning May 16, an optional update will be available for the Sensation 4G to update to the latest operating system, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). You can choose to download the update to Android 4.0.3 by following the software update steps.

The update will bring Android 4.0.3 and Sense 3.6 to the handset, along with a handful of other fixes and enhancements:

New Features

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 3.6
  • System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.

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HTC Sensation 4G On T-Mobile Set To Receive ICS On May 16th, Amaze 4G To Follow ‘In The Coming Weeks’

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Earlier this month, T-Mobile updated the support documents for the Sensation 4G to let users know that the ICS update would be available “very soon.” Now, we have an exact date for that very soon: May 16th.

Beginning May 16, an optional update will be available for the Sensation 4G to update to the latest operating system, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). You can choose to download the update to Android 4.0.3 by following the software update steps.

The update will bring Android 4.0.3 and Sense 3.6 to the handset, along with a handful of other fixes and enhancements:

New Features

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 3.6
  • System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.

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HTC Sensation 4G On T-Mobile Set To Receive ICS On May 16th, Amaze 4G To Follow ‘In The Coming Weeks’ was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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T-Mobile pushing Ice Cream Sandwich update for Sensation 4G on May 16, Amaze 4G to follow

T-Mobile has just updated their support page with the changelog for the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Sensation 4G. The new software version, which is numbered 3.32.531.14710RD, will bring the phone to Android 4.0.3 and Sense 3.6 beginning May 16th. The update will be available to all users running the most current Gingerbread builds for the device and can be pulled navigating to “HTC software updates” from the Setting menu.

T-Mobile is also prepping an ICS update for the HTC Amaze 4G, though a date is not set in stone. It is expected to deploy shortly after the Sensation 4G receives its taste. The changelogs and full instructions can be found at the links below.

[via T-Mobile (Sensation 4G, Amaze 4G) | Thanks, Ian!]


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T-Mobile Completes ICS Testing for the HTC Sensation, Update Coming ‘Very Soon’

You T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G users have had a rough patch lately, watching as other Sensation users around the world receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update before you. Looks like you won’t have to wait much longer, let alone until June 16th, as T-Mobile just announced on the device’s support page that ICS testing has been successfully completed and the official roll-out should begin “very soon.”

May 2 News: The Android 4.0 (ICS) update for the HTC Sensation 4G has completed its testing process and we expect it to be available very soon. Please stay tuned for an official communication from T-Mobile regarding how and when you’ll be able to receive the update.

I know the thought of an ICS update along with a fresh version of Sense sounds rather appealing, I should inform you that based on other HTC ICS updates, it looks as though you will receive Sense 3.6 (Sense 4 Lite) instead of Sense 4. Still better than nothing, no? Either way, keep an eye out for the new update to be hitting your device any day now. Let’s just hope T-Mobile’s version of “very soon” is same same as yours and mine!

source: T-Mobile

 

 


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Ice Cream Sandwich testing completed by T-Mobile and HTC, soon to hit Sensation 4G

We always knew the HTC Sensation 4G for T-Mobile would get an Ice Cream Sandwich update eventually. A great many users around the globe have been graced with it already, leaving a sour taste in many current users mouths. A while back we heard that HTC sent the update to T-Mobile for final checks but it didn’t pass through their quality checks and was sent back over to HTC for some more work. Not much else was heard about the ICS update until a few days ago where a leaked update document pegged the Sensation to see ICS on June 16th. Looks like that target date is easily within range but doesn’t seem likely anymore.

Just today a new post went up on the T-mobile support site updating everyone about the Sensation 4G ICS update. They say that T-Mobile and HTC have completed all testing of the software and expect and update to be released “very soon.” In my eyes that means June 16th was a safe date, but we should be looking to see it going out with-in the next week or so and be completed by June 16th. At least that is my speculation and hope. The update will bring in a bunch of new things, most notable is ICS and Sense 3.6.

You guys ready to finally get that update, or did you abandon all hope and jump to the HTC One S already?

Via T-Mobile, Thanks Kevin

 

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T-Mobile: HTC Sensation 4G getting ICS update “very soon”

Good news today from T-Mobile folks. It looks like HTC and T-Mobile have finally completed testing for the HTC Sensation 4G and its upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. After multiple announcements, details, previous reports of coming soon and more, it looks like it will finally be available possibly sometime this month.

Previous reports suggested the update had been severely delayed, and that it might not be available until sometime in June. Today’s news is an indication that the update will be available very soon, possibly within the next 2 weeks considering testing has been completed and all systems are a go. T-Mobile has just confirmed this today on their official support blog.

May 2 News: The Android 4.0 (ICS) update for the HTC Sensation 4G has completed its testing process and we expect it to be available very soon. Please stay tuned for an official communication from T-Mobile regarding how and when you’ll be able to receive the update.

That is good news. Usually the official update rollout begins very shortly after the testing process has been completed. T-Mobile will need to get everything in place and will then start pushing out the update for the Sensation. While “very soon” could mean anything, considering all the other Sensations have already received the update we have a feeling T-Mobile will be working hard to bring this to customers as fast as possible so stay tuned for further details.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Sensation 4G
    Manufactuer : HTC
    Carrier : T-Mobile
    Announced Date : April 12, 2011
    Release Date : May 19, 2011
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.30 Inch
  • Resolution : 540×960
  • Screen Type : qHD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 4.96 Inch
  • Width : 2.57 Inch
  • Depth : 0.44 Inch
  • Weight : 148 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1520 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 350 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU : Snapdragon
    CPU Clock Speed : 1200 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 768 MB
    Internal Storage : 4 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

[via Android Police]


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T-Mobile Claims ICS Testing For HTC Sensation 4G Has Completed – Expect It "Very Soon"

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Looks like HTC and T-Mobile may be pushing ICS to the Sensation 4G sooner than expected, as the Sensation’s support documents on T-Mobile’s site just got an encouraging update:

May 2 News: The Android 4.0 (ICS) update for the HTC Sensation 4G has completed its testing process and we expect it to be available very soon. Please stay tuned for an official communication from T-Mobile regarding how and when you’ll be able to receive the update.

This is definitely good new for Sensation owners, considering a previous leak suggested that the update wouldn’t be available until mid-June. Since that was likely just a projected date, it can only be assumed that the testing phase has gone better than expected for HTC, as this is the first support page to receive any sort of prospected timeline as to when ICS will hit (although “very soon” is still quite vague).

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HTC Sensation 4G free as T-Mobile prepares for Galaxy S III

T-Mobile has a great deal going for their popular HTC Sensation 4G smartphone that you won’t want to miss out on. They are offering up the Sensation 4G completely free as a web-only special, but the deal ends on May 3rd. Offering a $199 web-only discount brings this phone to you completely free with a new contract, but does the date reveal their plans?

Now this could just be a coincidence but T-Mobile has this deal going until May 3rd, the same day that Samsung is set to announce their hotly anticipated Galaxy S III superphone. The details and leaks have been extremely thin, but we could see them announce launch partners such as T-Mobile on the 3rd, with the phone being available the following week. With them trying to out-due Apple offering the phone a week after the announcement is the next logical step since usually we wait forever before their phones hit the market.

Enough of the speculation, I hope the Galaxy S III comes as soon as humanly possible — just like all of you do. For now T-Mobile looks to be getting rid of some extra inventory or the Sensation was just this weeks pick for their web-only special. From today until May 3rd you can get the HTC Sensation 4G completely free with a new 2-year contract. It has an impressive 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM, and will be getting updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich sometime this month.

The deal doesn’t last long so if you don’t want to wait or are in need of an awesome phone at a great price (free) you’ll want to jump on this from T-Mobile.com.

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Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Sensation 4G
    Manufactuer : HTC
    Carrier : T-Mobile
    Announced Date : April 12, 2011
    Release Date : May 19, 2011
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.30 Inch
  • Resolution : 540×960
  • Screen Type : qHD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 4.96 Inch
  • Width : 2.57 Inch
  • Depth : 0.44 Inch
  • Weight : 148 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1520 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 350 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU : Snapdragon
    CPU Clock Speed : 1200 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 768 MB
    Internal Storage : 4 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :


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T-Mobile Will Start Rolling Out ICS Soon

It is good to know that not only unlocked smart-phones will get their Ice Cream Sandwich updates but also those tied to T-Mobile’s network will also get their piece of Android 4.0 love. According to the latest leaks and, what is more important, carrier itself, the first smart-phones in the line to get Ice Cream Sandwich are: the Samsung Galaxy S II, the HTC Sensation 4G and the HTC Amaze 4G. If you are a lucky owner of one of them, get your handset prepared for new features, renewed interface and better performance. Also, the Samsung Galaxy S II is said to get Android 4.0 a bit earlier, on May, 14 while HTC smart-phones should be treated with ICS on June, 16. The time is right, so are the expectations and we do hope that T-mobile won’t let us down and keep the promise. Until that moment – stay tuned for updates.

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T-Mobile ICS Update Schedule Leaked for the Galaxy S II, Sensation 4G, and Amaze 4G

According to TmoNews, they got their hands on what is believed to be the official ICS rollout dates for the Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Sensation 4G, and HTC Amaze 4G. They were able to acquire a leaked 2012 T-Mobile enterprise calendar that also outs the dates these devices should receive the illustrious update. The T-Mo Galaxy S II is scheduled for May 14th, and the Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G are slated for June 16th. As always, this may end up changing and until we hear anything official I wouldn’t bet on anything. We will let you know if we hear anything more.

source: TmoNews

 

 


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Leaked T-Mobile document reveals ICS dates for HTC Sensation 4G & Amaze 4G, Galaxy S II

For those of you who have been waiting for Android 4.0 ICS to hit your HTC or Samsung device on T-Mobile, your wait might be coming to an end. TMoNews has uncovered what seems to be an “Enterprise Calendar” for the next couple of months, and inside the document it clearly states that the Samsung Galaxy S II is slated to get ICS on May 14, while the HTC Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G are getting the update on June 16.

What seems to Amaze me is that the HTC devices are getting the update more than a month after the GSII. I mean, isn’t ICS supposed to be a Sensation? (Sorry for the bad puns)

In addition to ICS updates, we also have some news on future devices that T-Mobile will be offering, listed below:

ICS Updates

May 14: Samsung Galaxy S II

June 16: HTC Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G

New Device Launches

  1. 5/9 — Huawei Astro — low end handset on 7/11
  2. 7/11 — Huawei Buddy — new myTouch (QWERTY)
  3. 7/11 — Huawei Phoenix — new myTouch (Touchscreen only)
  4. 7/11 — Samsung Gravity TXT (new color)
  5. 8/1 — Samsung Cacao, T159 indicates low end
  6. 8/15 — Samsung Apex Q — no word on what this is

One interesting part to this calendar is that there are pretty much no high end devices being launched in the month of June, or overall. Maybe the Samsung Apex Q is the Galaxy S III? Highly doubt it. But maybe T-Mobile has something up their sleeves that they’re just not willing to share yet.

Source: TMoNews Via: Phandroid

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