HTC Amaze 4G

As it was foretold, the T-Mobile HTC Amaze 4G has begun getting its Ice Cream Sandwich update. The push to Android 4.0 isn't going to hit everyone at the same time, so don't fret if you don't get it right this second.

Here's the full changelog:

  • Android version 4.0.3 / Software version 2.14.531.3710RD
  • Approved 5/21/2012


New Features

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 3.6
  • System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.
  • Re-sizeable widgets
  • Lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked.
  • Data usage controls.
  • Face Unlock
  • Home screen folders
  • Improved battery life


Improvements

  • Improved text input and spell checking
  • Improved menu structure


Prerequisites

  • OTA or Manual update
  • Device is running Android version 2.3.4 / Software version 1.43.531.3, 1.36.531.5, or 1.36.531.6
  • Device software is not rooted
  • More than 50% battery life
  • Data or Wi-Fi connection

Source: T-Mobile; more: Amaze 4G forums

 

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HTC Amaze 4G getting Ice Cream Sandwich update starting today

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anyone having trouble with the messages app? my friend just updated and it shows "Please wait" and its been trying to load for the past hour...she cannot send or view text messages

I had to wait like 10 minutes and made sure my display didn't "sleep", and then it finally worked haha.

Another problem I'm having with ICS is where's the equalizer settings for the music player?

EDIT: Just kidding found them. It's called "Sound enhancer" when you hit the settings button.

Are they sure it will improve the phone? Because you know what Moto said...

Just kidding. Well done, HTC!

Such an ugly phone imo. Nonetheless I am excited it will finally see ICS. At least htc is trying to get these phones updated. Tho I do agree with Moto, being a GNex owner I can safely say ICS needs some work done. It's not all that stable.

I'm kind of on the fence about its looks. Gotta hand ti to them though, this is one of the few devices in this market at least, that actually has a distinctive look to it.

Actually not much there some few hotfixes, you see a lot of 4.0.3 because it's the first version with newest API Level number 15

It's nice to see HTC join ASUS in rolling out ICS updates, now if only Samsung will start bringing ICS to the Galaxy S2 devices

Update went very smooth, no issues. I'm really digging it so far. Also waithing to see what the battery life will be.

I personally suggest not getting this for the Android Amaze. I liked the Phone before I downloaded it, because the whole phone takes about 30 minutes to load, it kills the battery (A LOT) and when I try to get Text Messages, it takes about 20 minutes just to see the messages. You have to go on Task Manager a lot to help clean out your phone, but it doesn't do any good for text messages. I wish I didn't download the Ice Cream Sandwich!

I just did the update yesterday &I love it ! The features are so much better and the battery life improved ( : 5 stars on the update !

Just updated it today--took a long time. I guessed I should have chosen wi-fi connection for the download instead of let itself pick. The mobile network is very slow at my location. Otherwise the download and update went very smoothly. Now the web browser on the phone loads very fast, much much faster than the one on my computer, which is not a slow machine at all. I'm now very impressed by the performance. And the battery life seems to have improved.