HTC Desire S to get Ice Cream Sandwich this month

Posted by Mike Luttrell

HTC is still working to get an update rolled out to owners of its Desire S smartphone.

Android version 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, should be making its way to the device some time later this month.

HTC confirmed this by posting a message on Facebook in response to a user's question. Remco Lamboo wrote, "ICS update for Desire S this month for real or even more delay?"

HTC's official Facebook account replied: "Yes, we're still shooting for a release by the end of the month. We'll let you know if we hear anything new."

Lamboo posted a poignant reply, saying, "You might as well give us Jelly Bean at that time as it's already out."

Ice Cream Sandwich is one of the biggest updates to Android yet, and includes such features as scanning your face to unlock the phone, a much more robust speech-to-text software program, and an entire platform of data sharing that focuses on Near Field Communication (NFC).

Several other manufacturers have pledged support for the new update, and a bunch of phones currently running an older version of Android.

Ice Cream Sandwich is now powering a decent amount of active Android devices, despite having a slow initial rollout in the early part of the year.

Of course, Jelly Bean is now starting to make its way to the market, reaching around 1% of all Android devices so far.