HTC determining Ice Cream Sandwich release path

We have already determined that Samsung will be the first to release Ice Cream Sandwich with their new Google phone called the Nexus Prime, but how far behind will rivals HTC be with their release date of this upgrade. This is not an easy question to answer, as the phone maker will find it much harder to get the best from the features due to the deep integration of their custom UI.

The head start that Samsung will have will be a huge benefit, one that HTC will have to play catch-up to, but we have seen in the past how slow they have been to offer updates to their current range of handsets. With this in mind, we would not hold our breath on a ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update even when HTC release the Android OS on their phone and tablet range.

HTC now has to determine the best road to take to offer their users ICS, and they have already issued a press release to say that they are looking at the ways in which they can implement the new features that the Android update brings. The first thing that they need to do is start to test it to see how well it performs with their custom user interface, and then come up with a timeframe on when they can issue the OTA update.