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HTC delays Android 4.0 for Sensation smartphone

HTC delays Android 4.0 for Sensation smartphone
News from Inquirer:

TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC has refreshed its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update schedule, which reflects that owners of Sensation handsets could be waiting longer than expected.

Despite having previously said that the Sensation phones would get Android 4.0 ICS before the end of March, HTC has now revealed that they might not get the update until the end of June. The updated schedule shows that HTC planned to roll out ICS to the Sensation and Sensation XL between March and June, and to the larger-screened Sensation XL between April and June. Since it’s almost June already, HTC is late.

HTC has sort-of addressed why it’s taking so long for it to get the updates out. It said, “Our goal is to make sure that an upgrade provides an equal or improved customer experience and that means a high standard of quality for hardware compatibility, adapting device or carrier specific customizations, testing by HTC and partners, addressing device hardware constraints, and many other factors.”

The updated list also confirms that the HTC EVO 3D and Rhyme are set for upgrades between June and July, and that the HTC Desire HD will see the upgrade between June and August. It’s not such go…………… continues on Inquirer

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HTC dials in to Taiwan’s 4G battle
News from EE Times:

TAIPEI – At a glitzy event in an upscale department store here, HTC launched its first WiMax phone for Taiwan, providing much needed ammunition for two service providers trying to make a go of the underdog 4G wireless technology.

The new model of the HTC One is the first handset supporting Taiwan’s WiMax frequency bands. Service providers hope the handset giant rolls out at least one more device in the fall.

Taiwan’s government has issued six WiMax spectrum licenses, but only four are active, said Lynn Lin, president of Vee Time Corp. (Taichung, Taiwan) that is using three of them. The company has about 100,000 WiMax subscribers, getting download speeds up to 6-8 Mbits/s compared to 500 Kbits/s to 1 Mbit/s for competing 3G cellular services, he said.

The country’s other WiMax provider, Global Mobile Corp. (Taipei), claims it has about 120,000 subscribers and is offering Voice over IP as part of its data plan which it claims delivers even faster rates. Both companies are under the gun to get a bigger slice of Taiwan’s more than 22 million cellular subscribers.

The national communications agency here plans to release its spectrum plan for LTE licenses in the second half of next year, said Lin. Taiwan’s six 3G carriers will try to snap up the LTE licenses to migrate the bulk of today’s 3G users to LTE.

Indeed, around the globe the r…………… continues on EE Times

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