If you wanted to get an early look at Android 4.0 ICe Cream Sandwich for your HTC Sensation and Sensation XE, you’re in luck. HTC is starting an official early access program that will allow a limited amount of users to check out HTC Sense 4 and Android 4 before the masses.
While these builds won’t be considered final builds until HTC finishes development and testing (they might use the early access build if they’re good enough or will use an updated build if they’ve made any changes), they should be as close to the experience as you’ll get outside of the development community.
"HTC is doing something new and pretty cool in the coming days: well be releasing an "early access preview" of our ICS upgrade for the Sensation and Sensation XE. This will be limited in scope (just a few hundred users and only in Europe) because were still scaling up back-end resources for general availability worldwide, and our hope is people will play with it and enjoy getting used to the ICS experience with Sense. Well be doing similar previews for other devices in the future, too."
Some 200 users in Europe will be the only ones in on the fun for now, but hopefully HTC will increase the amount of users for the next early access previews they unleash. Yes, HTC will be doing this with most of their phones slated to get Android 4.0.
If you needed a reminder of which devices are confirmed to be getting the update, forward your attention to this post. We hope to get more information on the first rollouts for the HTC Sensation and Sensation XE soon. [via Android Community]