HTC is making more news this week as the company announces they plan to launch a new white model of the Sensation. If that is not enough the new Sensation will be coming with the latest Google Android operating system updated to version 4.0. The new white model will be very much identical to the original Sensation, other than the color and the software. The Ice Cream Sandwich adds the ability to unlock the phone with facial recognition, new interface for the camera and other new features that have been the talk of the town lately.
The company said the new model will make its debut in the Netherlands first. HTC also mentioned that the original HTC Sensation will also get the Ice Cream Sandwich update very soon. Experts have said more than once that the latest version of Android is the cleanest, smoothest running version to date. The latest version has been available for a few months now and some manufacturers are racing around the clock to get their custom skins ready to cover the Android 4.0 stock interface so they can update their handsets. This is causing the updates to get delayed for some devices, but recently the list of devices getting the update has been getting longer.
HTC devices that are on the “soon to be updated” list include the HTC Vivid, Sensation XL, Rezound, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G and the Amaze 4G. HTC has dedicated a lot of time getting their devices updated and that could be the trick to gaining on their competition. The faster that new software can get to the devices, the better outlook customers have for the company and in turn place the handsets at a higher value in the mobile marketplace.
As more mobile users crave the latest software and older software becomes impossible to enjoy, mobile handset makers struggle to gain the edge even when it comes to handset updates. The white model of the Sensation will also help the company to boost sales. Other companies like Samsung and Motorola are also updating their devices, but their plans have not been as detailed as those from HTC up to this point. Experts say the mobile industry is still very competitive even as the iPhone gains in popularity and market share across the board.