This is not the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradeVerizon has made a habit of publishing the software update changelogs ahead of their official release. The latest device about to receive a maintenance update is the HTC Rezound.
The folks over at Phandroid have just learned that Verizon Wireless published the official changelog of the next software update for HTC Rezound.
While this is not the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, owners are recommended to download and install it as soon as it becomes available.
Obviously, there’s no telling whether the update will not screw up the phone in a manner that the carrier has done before with other handsets.
According to this official changelog, software version 2.01.605.11, baseband 0.95.00.1118r brings the following improvements and bug fixes:
- Updated signal strength meter to 5 bar Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI);
- Screen Timeout issues while connected to Wi-Fi have been resolved;
- Resolved issue with Mobile Hotspot data stalling while multiple users are connected;
- Improved audio quality during voice call;
- Reduced forced closures related to the People application;
- Improved device stability reduces continuous resets.
Aside from the changes described above, the upcoming update will also solve an issue with the phone’s Task Manager that reportedly stops the Mail background service.
As for the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, HTC Rezound should be upgraded to Android 4.0 “in early 2012,” but no specific release date has been unveiled yet.
According to the latest hearsay, HTC Rezound would be scheduled for a January Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, but the smartphone is likely to miss this deadline.
In other news, the Taiwanese handset maker confirmed other devices for an Android 4.0 upgrade, such as the HTC Vivid, HTC Sensation, Sensation XL and Sensation XE, as well as the HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Amaze 4G.