While Google continues to blame carriers for delaying the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the devices in their portfolios, some of them have tried to offer approximate time frames for the release of the updates.
However, most of them are still mum on the subject, probably because they're thinking that customers will switch to new devices that come with Ice Cream Sandwich
platform out of the box.
This might be one of the reasons, but there might be others who will probably never be made publicly known.
Anyway, after Sprint came forward with a short statement a few days ago, in which the carrier confirms some of its devices will receive the long-awaited Android 4.0 ICS update by the end of the year, we've got new info about the other US-based carriers.
The folks over at TmoNews
managed to get their hands on a T-Mobile USA internal document that confirms Android 4.0 ICS updates are coming for three devices in the next few weeks.
In addition, the document contains release dates for several low- and mid-end handsets that will launched in the next few months.
It appears that T-Mobile USA plans to roll out Android 4.0 ICS for Samsung Galaxy S II
on May 14, while HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Amaze 4G are scheduled to release the update on June 16.
Although this seems to an internal document, there's no telling if T-Mobile USA will be able to release these updates on schedule.
Aside from that there are some entry-level and mid-range phones that will be making their way onto shelves in Q2. The first expected to arrive is Huawei Astro, on May 9, while on July 11, two myTouch smartphones will be released at T-Mobile USA, Huawei Buddy and Phoenix.
Last but not least, it's also worth mentioning a new color variant of Samsung Gravity TXT will be available on July 11, and two new phones, Samsung Apex Q and Samsung Cacao will be released in August. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.