It’s been more than eight months since Verizon Wireless and HTC launched the Rezound in the United States and the phone is still stuck on Gingerbread operating system.
Although the Taiwanese handset maker promised that an Ice Cream Sandwich update would be available soon after launch, it appears that it took the company more than half a year to keep its promise.
However, HTC Rezound
owners will be happy to know that Verizon has finally kicked-off the rollout of the long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for their devices.
The carrier already published the official changelog
on its support site and is currently pushing the update OTA (over the air), in stages. This means that not all HTC Rezound owners will be able to upgrade their devices at the same time.
The new software update, 3.14.605.12 710RD, for HTC Rezound, includes an upgrade to the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich platform and HTC Sense 3.6 user interface.
Aside from that, it also brings lots of new features, tweaks and improvements, which will completely change the overall user experience.
Face Unlock, Swipe to notifications, Data mobile usage app, Launch bar, Multi-task, Create Folders, Improved voice input and Incognito mode are just some of the new features included in this major update.
Other highlights of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
for HTC Rezound include:
- V CAST Media Manager has been updated to Backup Assistant Plus with an enhanced user experience;
- Time zone issues have been resolved and proper Timezone will display within the Clock Widget;
- Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System;
- Cisco AnyConnect support has been added to improve VPN functionality.
The following improvements have been added as well:
- Improved data connectivity for a better user experience;
- Improve device stability minimizes the number of resets;
- Improvements to Mobile Hotspot connectivity;
- Improvements to default mail application now displays all Yahoo! mail contents properly.