European HTC One S Getting Android 4.0.4 ICS With Sense 4.1
HTC has started embodying its promises concerning Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Taiwanese company should have upgraded its smartphones much earlier, but something went wrong, and at the moment only a few smartphones have received ICS. This is unacceptable for a company that wants to get back its former glory, and if HTC still wants to surpass Samsung and other Android-devoted manufacturers, it shouldn’t repeat the same mistakes again. However, HTC’s last statement promised to update all upgradable smartphones to the newest version of Android before the end of summer. It’s almost fall already, and HTC is trying to finish everything as soon as possible.
Many HTC smartphones will receive the update, but first of all the company should think about its One series. That’s why the first bunch of the update is sent to the HTC One S handsets. Unfortunately, the update is pushed out only in Germany and the Netherlands. But this is only the first phase, and the rest of the countries will be getting their own portion a bit later.
The update will change software version to 4.0.4, and there are many bug fixes and enhancements, the most important change being the HTC Sense 4.1. The latter also includes some camera app improvements. Moreover, among the highlighted changes, we can also mention the EA Gamebox gaming hub and a remote control diagnostic tool for HTC.
All these changes make us think HTC is now focused on the One line, but it doesn’t mean other smartphones that still run Android 2.3 Gingerbread should be left with this version of OS. HTC has also announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to hit the HTC One X, the HTC One XL and the HTC One S soon, but maybe it would be better to satisfy other users and only then bring JB to the One series?