Australian carrier Optus and HTC have promised that an Ice Cream Sandwich update will be available for the Rhyme sometime in June / July.
However, it appears that HTC Rhyme won’t be getting the long-awaiting update until August. In this regard, Optus has just approved the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Rhyme and is now waiting for HTC to start the rollout of the update.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any details on the exact release date, so you’ll have to stay tuned for more updates on the matter. One thing is clear though, the update will go live this month.
hit shelves back in October with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system on board, but HTC confirmed that the smartphone was eligible for an Ice Cream Sandwich.
In the meantime, the Taiwanese handset maker pushed an intermediary Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update to HTC Rhyme devices, which was meant to bring even more features and improvements.
The next major software update for HTC Rhyme will bring the phone’s Android 2.3.5 software to version Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The new update adds a plethora of new features and enhancements, including Face Unlock, Data Usage application, integrated screenshot capture capability, as well as improved camera app with zero shutter lag, time lapse settings, panorama mode, and option to zoom while recording a video.
In addition, the update will also bring improved visual voicemail with the ability to speed up or slow down voicemail messages, along with enhanced copy and paste functionality. Android Beam
and NFC (Near Field Communication) features will be included as well.
The Taiwanese company is expected to announce its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade roadmap in the following weeks, so we will know whether the HTC Rhyme will receive an upgrade to the latest version of Android anytime in the future.