T-Mobile sure has teased its customers a lot with potential Android 4.0 upgrades for their Android phones, but today, we heard an official date for the Sensation 4G. Starting May 16, one of the better phones on T-Mobile will receive its official upgrade to Android 4.0. The date was revealed to the public through the Sensation’s official support document page on the T-Mobile website.
The update will be pushed out to anyone running the stock software (therefore, anyone with a rooted phone will not receive the software update). In order to flash the new software, it is required your phone is at least 50%, but even higher is recommended. Other than the obvious Android 4.0, the update will bring some new features that are outlined below.
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.
Lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked.
Data usage controls.
Home screen folders
Improved battery life
Note: HTC Sensation 4G will be required to add Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update.
Improved text input and spell checking
Improved menu structure
Again, if you own the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile and it is running the stock software without root, then you will want to check for a new software update on Wednesday. Lastly, the HTC Amaze is expected to receive the same update in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, T-Mobile’s definition of “in the coming weeks” could mean by late June, so stay tuned for further updates.