The Taiwanese phone giant HTC has turned heads with the launch of its Ice Cream Sandwich-powered quad-core superphone the One X, but this doesn’t mean that it has forgotten about its former flagship the original Sensation. It has rolled out the Android 4.0 update for the SIM-free version of the original Sensation. Now, Vodafone has started to roll out the update to its Sensation owners.
Vodafone announced, “Great news. The testing of the ICS update for HTC Sensation is complete, and we plan to start rolling out the update tomorrow, 29th March. The update will be rolled out in phases by the Over The Air service, so if yours doesn’t appear right away, you can either wait for it to appear, or go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check now.”
The original Sensation was HTC’s first smartphone to sport a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. At the time of its launch, the only smartphone that could rival the Sensation’s processing power was the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S2.
Although the Sensation will be receiving the latest iteration of Android, we can’t say the same for its version of the Sense UI. HTC will be rolling out enhancements to Sense on the Sensation, but, unfortunately, it will not be the same UI found on HTC’s more current models such as the One X, One S, and One V.
Do own the original Sensation with Vodafone, have you upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich? Let us know through a comment.
According to PocketNow, HTC Sense 4.0 will feature 50 GB of free Dropbox storage. PocketNow says, “HTC Sense 4.0 will have deep integration with Dropbox. In fact, when you set up the phone for the first time, you’ll get 50 GB of space for free.
“Dropbox storage will be handled like another drive on the phone. When you attach a file to an email from Dropbox storage, the Dropbox link will be added to the email and not the actual file, as to save data.”
The partnership between HTC and Dropbox is not new. It offered 5 GB of free Dropbox storage to its customers in October of last year. Now, with the jump from 5 GB to 50 GB, HTC handsets just got more attractive.
Does this mean that existing handsets such as the Sensation XE and XL will get 50 GB worth of free storage? Sadly, there’s no mention of this. According to PocketNow, HTC Sense 4.0 is expected to launch alongside HTC’s superphones such as the rumored Ville and the Edge.
PocketNow says, “In Sense 4.0, you can also see an accumulation of notifications (similar to iOS 5), have a task list displayed or see a list of your favorite people, as to be able to call them quickly. Also new to the Sense 4.0 lockscreen is that you access your notification shade without unlocking.
“HTC has created the best-looking and most functional email client available for Android. Read and unread states are indicated by a pleasant horizontal color strip on the left side of each message. Instead of using check marks to multi-select messages, Sense 4.0 email uses circles.”
Will 50 GB of free storage from Dropbox make you get your hands on HTC’s new superphones? Give us your thoughts.