Will the HTC Desire HD get updated to Android 4.0 ICS?

What’s up with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Desire HD? First the carrier says it’s getting it, then it reneges and says it’s not, then HTC says it is…what’s going on with this device’s update? At the moment, we don’t exactly know.

Last week, Canadian carrier Telus released an updated roadmap which said that the Desire HD wouldn’t be upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS due to poor performance. The guys over at Android Central then contacted HTC to find out the exact status of the Desire HD ICS update and were told specifically by HTC that the both the Desire HD and Desire S were still on track to receive an ICS update. To be specific, here is what HTC told Android Central three days ago:

We remain committed to providing customers with the latest software updates when possible. As such, we are pleased to confirm we are still on schedule to deliver an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for both the HTC Desire HD and Desire S.”

Today, HTC is singing a different tune in regards to the Desire HD getting upgraded. According to a new statement from HTC, they’re still trying to determine if ICS on the Desire HD is a good idea. The official statement from HTC is listed below:

“HTC is committed to providing the best customer experience on our devices and are currently determining the ability to support Ice Cream Sandwich on the HTC Desire HD. We’ll provide more information when we’ve completed our analysis.”

If they go ahead and scrap the plans to update the Desire HD to ICS, owners of the Desire S and HTC Thunderbolt might have to worry because all three phones feature nearly identical specs. We’ll just have to wait and see how this one finishes. We’ll be sure to bring you updated info as soon as it’s made available.

Source: AC