T-Mobile’s Planned Dates For Ice Cream Sandwich, Upcoming Device Launches

While Samsung, HTC and T-Mobile remain silent on the topic of Ice Cream Sandwich, TmoNews is coming to the rescue. Understandably, the carriers and manufacturers hate providing anything that even resembles a solid release date as they are so prone to change — a point emphasized by our article earlier in the day highlighting the difficulties imposed on Android updates.

Still, I know how badly you guys want to have at least some sort of an idea as to when these updates might happen. Before we get into it, let’s give the standard disclaimer that all dates are subject to change, not just for the ICS updates but also for any device launches listed below.

So let’s just break it down:

Ice Cream Sandwich updates: 

So far, those are the only devices listed and we know that HTC and T-Mobile have had some difficulty sorting out the update. Whether or not one or both are responsible for the day is really irrelevant, if this afternoon’s article proved nothing else, these things can and will happen with Android updates. They take time, often more time than we care to give.

New Device Launches: 

  • 5/9 — Huawei Astro — low end handset on 7/11
  • 7/11 — Huawei Buddy — new myTouch (QWERTY)
  • 7/11 — Huawei Phoenix — new myTouch (Touchscreen only)
  • 7/11 — Samsung Gravity TXT (new color)
  • 8/1 — Samsung Cacao, T159 indicates low end
  • 8/15 — Samsung Apex Q — no word on what this is

So what’s missing? Well, everything that matters to the high-end crowd. The Galaxy S III/S3, Galaxy Note, HTC One X and other handsets that are said to arrive for T-Mobile but not yet confirmed. Even the Galaxy Note, which we’ve already unveiled in T-Mobile dress is still an unknown for launch. For now, we’ll have to go on what’s on the schedule and wait to see what develops with everything else.

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  • http://twitter.com/KanBilly Billy Kan

    Sooo…no Lumia 900? :(

    • Wilma Flintstone


    • None

      Sooo… No Tizen?

  • http://www.facebook.com/M.H.Truth Mike Citlykeye Chambers

    the sensation came out months before the s2 on T mobile and they’re making their customers wait a month after? Most likely because of the htc one? This is why i left them.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I’d recommend reading the earlier article on Android updates, it would put things in perspective.

  • carcomptoy

    Wow, so not even the dual-core myTouch 4G Slide is mentioned?  That’s pathetic…

  • http://twitter.com/efjay01 Ef Jay

    No new Windows Phones, pity. Don’t feel too bad now about switching to get the Lumia 900. Hope the new androids work out better for them than they have so far.

    • Vim

      Be warned, it’s very likely that the 900 will not be upgradeable to Apollo when it is released in the 4th quarter.  Apparently Microsoft will be replacing the kernel in Windows 8, and existing phones won’t meet the minimum requirements for the new kernel.

  • Jacob

    Interesting that G2x over there on the side, which I assume is the current 2.3.4 update, but I’m curious as to what the full text of that reads.

    • PCJ

      Yea, its in red and the “ch” under it is also in red.

  • MrAOK

    And what about the Blaze?

    • Witor19

      Yea what about the blaze?

      • None

        Apparently people forgot about the “Never again Samsung” chants.

        • Vim

          LOL!  Yep. Either that or they weren’t around or paying attention back then.

  • Deaconclgi

    I will be VERY happy if ICS does indeed come out on May 14th for the GS2. Not much longer to wait, if the date stays the same.

  • baopham

    Hopefully G2X will still get an update….

  • Guest 2012

    Is it just me or do I get the feeling T-Mobile is a ticking time bomb that’s going to fizzle and disappear? I switched carriers because I needed better coverage, but I hope for the best for T-Mobile. 

    • None

      It is just you

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000248799459 Jamar Eccleston

    so no new sidekick? i hate to  be burned…. by samsung

    • UlyssesGhost

       yeah as the owner of a Behold II (abandoned on android 1.5 with lies of update by Samsung),  Vibrant (bad gps and abandoned) and sidekick 4g (buggy pos that was never made fully functional and abandoned) If I get samsunged again, I am pressing charges.  If the sidekick was made again by sharp it might be worth something.

      • Vim

        I’d love to see Sharp reenter the American market.   They make some amazing handsets. Unfortunately they don’t sell them in the US.  :(

  • Youngt82

    WOW so all the way in June for HTCSensation and Amaze ICS updates???? I know for sure some if not most people are madddd smh luckily i rooted my phone since last summer and im running AOKP, CM9 and Sense 4 Android 4.0.4:))))

    • Jaygqitalia

      Running sense 4 on your amaze? Doubt it

    • Tired

      People say that with such indignation.  I, king of the world, have rooted…rooted my dear boy”
      As if somehow you did the work and you are so proud of yourself.

  • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

    I don’t know why T-mobile has to force the wifi calling down everyone’s throat. I mean granted they know that their coverage stinks in most locations but why not just make it a downloadable app that way people who want the ics update can receive it?

    This message was sent on my Cincinnati Bell Sensation with ICS that was delivered via OTA.

    • Ian Harrington

      I don’t know about that, I have perfect coverage here is Phoenix and been from the west coast to east coast and never one had a problem with coverage.

      Why the push WiFi calling here though is for the native americans who live out on the reservation and refuse to let towers be built on there land.

      This message was sent on my T-Mobile Sensation which, while I am still waiting for ICS, it is nice to know that if I am buried in the basement of an office building, I can still make calls via WiFi calling,

      • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

        I can call on WiFi as well.

    • baopham

      wifi calling is very useful even with good coverage – you don’t burn anytime minutes.  Also in some places like hospitals/basements/tall office buildings no service provider gets reception – however wifi is often available in those places and in that case wifi calling becomes a killer feature.

      • Gettheledout1

        Without Wi-Fi calling we would go way over our minutes, my wife uses between 1500-2000 Wi-Fi minutes a month since her family isn’t on Tmo, we can still have a cheap plan with the free Wi-Fi add-on and we’re set.

    • Roger

      Wifi calling can’t be done via downloadable app.  It needs access to the security bits of the SIM card which requires a kernel module for the specific kernel version and compilation in the device, and it needs another component that interferes at a low level with calling, messaging etc.

      The only reliable coverage I have in my house if from wifi calling, and I’m located in silicon valley.  For my non-wifi calling devices I have to rely on Google Voice to tell me there were calls and return as applicable.

  • Carloslacend

    And I said a million times. The reason why the galaxy 3 is not on that list is because the tmobile version will be available in late 2012 or early 2013

    • Carloslacend

      In my opinion will be available in 2013 where tmo will release their version of the galaxy 3 with its new LTE network

      • Vim

        T-Mobile won’t be ready to launch LTE until around the time Gal S4 hits the US.  So there’s no point in holding up the S3 until then. 

        • Carloslacend

          I do not think that extends much. While s4 comes out it is too late. The s4 would arrive in late 2013. What is expected for March or early April and in a few markets in the USA have LTE. And obviously in PR as it is a strong market for t mobile USA

        • Vim

          Highly Improbable.

          First, T-Mobile’s announcement said LTE would be launched in the “middle of 2013”.  Last I checked, March and April weren’t in the middle of the year, June and July are.  

          Second, given that the international version of the S3 will very likely start shipping in June of this year (with the announcement being on May 3rd), the delay you’re foreseeing would be a full year since the phone’s initial release.  That’s -WAY- too long in this business.  The international S4 will be shipping around that time. That would instantly kill sales of the S3.

          Third, without the iPhone, T-Mobile is highly dependent on the Galaxy and One lines from Samsung and HTC to remain competitive.  They can’t afford to delay these devices more than is absolutely necessary without an increase in churn.

          Fourth, it’s far more likely that Samsung will produce a second updated version for T-Mobile’s LTE launch.  Recall that Samsung released the Vibrant without HSPA+, and then released an updated version named the Galaxy S 4G with HSPA+ support.  They also did something similar for AT&T’s LTE launch last year.  They released the Galaxy S2 without LTE support, and then followed up with an updated version of the S2 with LTE known as the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket. 

          In summation,  it would be foolhardy for T-Mobile to delay the Gal S3 release until its LTE launch.  And while T-Mobile has made some mistakes in the past, they’re not that crazy.  It’s far, far more probable that if becomes necessary (ie. a T-Mobile S4 is still months away), than Samsung will release a -second-, updated S3 with LTE support for the LTE launch, similar to what it has done in the past.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710725095 Jason Crumbley

      It will more than likely be released around the same time as every other US carrier. 

    • Getaclue

      Look moron they haven’t even revealed so Tmobile isn’t going to post anything about it.
      Honestly get a clue.

      • Carloslacend

        It does not take a genius to know that the tmo version is perhaps the last in the U.S. market. The sg2 of tmo version was the most it took to reach the U.S. market. This year I am not surprised that it is equal and we all know in 2013 begins the LTE network. So I think that we all know that the gs3 is LTE, think tmo will have a +42 hspa version in a few months when they can release the LTE network with their version of gs3? It would be stupid to have a hspa about 3or4 months and have another version of 4G LTE. It’s stupid and it would be spending $ $ $. In addition tmo can not risk losing more customers. Imagine AT&T and Verizon with their version LTE and HSPA us?? That decision would not be a good marketing team. I also think they can go buy time with the rumored galaxy note and one x and i think tmobile has several options instead of wasting money on 2 different versions of gs3

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYQUMMC7Z4UBLSHQAJGNJBKVPM JamesS

    Glad I picked up the GNex from the Play store. Whew!

    • None

      I heard (admittedly from an somewhat unreliable source) that the first batch are refurbs from the ones that overheat.  Do you notice anything that would suggest refrubished?

  • nerdlust

    Im happy with my htc sensation the way it is, however I heard that going to ics will give my phone a speed boost. I just want htc and tmobile to make sure that the update is solid before they roll it out.

    • blue buddy

      Things no one says

      • Mhinojosa99

        Just root your phone and install HD Revolution with Beats audio on it. You have to follow the flashing instruction step by step but once u install it you never look back. Great battery life and everything is working including wifi calling.  

  • Romedroid

    God I hope they stick with the date for SGSII!If they don’t, at least I won’t be surprised.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Here we go again.  Hope they release these on these dates for sure this time.  If not, there will be more crying and whining.

  • TGuy

    glad I got my Galaxy Nexus! i don’t have to wait for the stoopid carriers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710725095 Jason Crumbley


  • http://twitter.com/JadeAriW Jade A. Williams

    *tantrum* I want a vanilla One X!!!

    • Lachlan Emosewa

      Need white one x, wtf tmobile, don’t want to switch to at&t

  • fixxmyhead

    i  just flashed an alpha cm9 on my tmo s2 and i threw in the on screen navigation buttons mod like on the galaxy nexus its so freaking badass XD

  • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

    Also the date on the Sensation and Amaze update is a Saturday…. why do it on a weekend?

    And what is the HTC Villa?

    • J-Hop2o6

      HTC Ville = HTC One S

    • Dlbradford24

      Here’s my thing the sensation was suppose to be the first phone to receive the update but once again t-hoebile screwed the htc fans again. Just so they can make money off the one S….

      • zifnab

        Yea, Sensation got it in February and a regional carrier in the US just got it a couple o weeks ago… T-Mobile is worthless.

        • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

          Yup…. my Cincinnati Bell Sensation got it last week.

        • UMA_Fan

          It’s WiFi Calling that they have to configure

  • whiteiphoneproblems

    Hey, when’s Gingerbread coming to my Vibrant? ;)

    • UlyssesGhost

       :) the vibrant was EOL’d a long time ago and abandoned by samsung.  Nothing to see here folks, move along, move along.

    • Justinread82

      Gingerbread is already available for the Vibrant, it’s just not over-the-air. Gotta update via USB through Samsung Kies.

  • jbhotnessmon

    What happened to the g2x that was supposed to be the Google experience on tmo

    • http://profiles.google.com/mrstrat Randall Ainsworth

       No, we got the LG experience – crappy, untested hardware and software. We’ve been sucking hind teat since the beginning.

      • Tomnewtn

        My G2x is pretty amazing but a tad twitchy. This whole fragmentation BS where only certain phones get certain updates, and they load on bloat and crapware, and then limit specs,  and no one will just sell you an unlocked, pure Android device with up to date specs is why I purchased an unlocked iPhone from Apple. I love Android, just not the way it’s being marketed, supported and handled. My iPhone is well supported and just works. The google apps work great on it except no google map app. It’s own map app is pretty good however.

        • zifnab

          “My iPhone is well supported and just works. ” … there’s a new line, haven’t heard that one. I don’t have an iPhone, but my iPad crashes just as much if not more often than all the android phones I have… so unless iPhone some how has different software I don’t see how it “just works”… it “just works” as often as any computer operating system “just works”

        • Chance21

          yea right. iphone is better. deal with it. do you people also go around comparing mercedes and toyotas and come back saying thats why toyota is better? give me a break, demand more from android and quit being satisfied with awesome hardware and crappy software.

  • Jaygqitalia

    If the Amaze update comes out in June. Might it be possible sense 4 might be with it? It has to be different then the leaked version the other day

    • rwc1792

      I could be wrong, but I thought I read that it would come with Sense 3.5, not 4.0, due to some issues with the phone not being completely compatible with Sense 4.0

      • Vim

        Sense 3.6.  Verizon paid for an exclusive on Sense 3.5 which was preinstalled on the Rezound.  Nevertheless, your overall point is valid.  Only new phones will be receiving Sense 4.0.  Updated phones are getting 3.6 instead.

        • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

          I have seen both… I prefer 3.6 over 4.0


    Yet more reasons to leace Tmo & get the LTE iphone once and for all! buhbye android & crappy service & daily glitches plus a 4g network Tmo tells u to turn off just to send a text!

    • Fed

      What lte iphone? You are a moron

    • Peter896

      Don’t let the door hit you behind.

  • Crowlos

    Time to root my Sensation

  • Butch_Zee

    So…a no for my G2? Oh well.

  • Twcamc

    This is why I am buying the Galaxy Nexus…may not be the top of the line spec, but its google controlled not TMobile…

    • Magnus100

      Don’t do it! Great phone except for horrible battery life, limited non-expandable memory, unsatisfactory speaker volume, slightly slower than the SGSII. If you can live with that then this is a truly great phone.

      • STEVO212


        • Macho Man

          “YOU GRAMMER IS HORRIBLE SMH” The irony of it all.

        • http://twitter.com/dronde Ednord D.


        • sorandkairi

          Hey missed a conjunction…..hardly horrible grammar (by the way, that’s how it’s spelled). Stop trolling dude!





        • Inertiaman

          Does anybody remember Garanimals?

        • sorandkairi


      • None

        Someone please compare the Galaxy Nexus battery life to the HTC Amaze.  With my usage, the amaze lasts me 1 day exactly with about %20 to spare.  I am ok with that at the moment.  Do you think the galaxy nexus is comparable??

        • http://dualshockers.com Joel Taveras

          Not trying to flame in here but Magnus100 has no idea what he’s talking about and he certainly hasn’t seen battery life on an ICS device yet.  

          The Galaxy Nexus — when I had it — provided for the best battery life I had with any T-Mobile phone since my 9700 way back when. And that was coming from a GSII.Since then I’ve scooped up the Amaze which had abysmal battery life for me (power user). Luckily, now that the official ICS update for the Amaze leaked and I’ve since flashed it onto my phone (no root required), I’m once again enjoying longer battery life — almost on par with what I had on the Galaxy Nexus.

        • None

          Thank you for the info

    • LanceMiller

      I agree, but I’m still surprised that google didn’t up the hardware offerings. I can’t buy one due to the lack of a microSD slot, a cpu that could have been faster or a quad core & a bit better screen. I love that it’s Bloatware free & updated directly by Google but I just can’t get past the 2010 hardware. 



    • Magnus100

      WTF did you say? What language are you speaking?

      • budman68

        Ha ha ha ha ha lmao. I was thinking the same thing. Brilliant!!

        • Wetsward832

          hahaha get off another man di**

        • STEVO212


        • http://twitter.com/JohnBoy_NYC JohnJohn

          Are you drunk uncle from SNL? Is this wifi organic? Netflix me!

      • god of houston

        smell lameness

      • god of houston

        who put 2 question marks in a sentence

        • sorandkairi


        • Dan

          Common sense is lacking these days aint it?

      • STEVO212


        • Charm

          I have a Motorola Charm (thanks to the damn monkeys taking my nice phone)…  So yes, there are some of us that read every comment but rock a piece of junk for one reason or another…

  • Lionangel1

    Im just waiting for the Note … nothing else!!!

    • Novelty

      I truly believe that phone is just a novelty item (ala Tab)

  • Get_at_Me

    i think the Note will launch in May

  • Get_at_Me

    I’m curious to know how many of you regular tmonews followers root your phones

    • MarcusDW

      I’m rooted! Just to cut the fat.

    • zifnab

      I want to, but Sensation can’t be rooted on a mac, and I don’t know a soul on PC anymore. Im not shelling out cash to buy Windows so I can bootcamp my computer just to root my phone. I guess I could do the linux route, but I’ve never used Linux and its way too much effort re-formatting my hard drive so I can set up a new partition… so I get to sit here angry at T-Mobile for failing at what devs can do for free in 1/100th the time.

      • Get_at_Me

        it amazes me that one dev can make not just faster, but also better than a team of ppl at a huge company…im surprised you cant root from a mac.  When i had my g2, im pretty sure i just downloaded a few files to my phone and that was it.  I believe i used the terminal emulator android app to actually get S-OFF and root

    • S2j3607

      Got the amaze update, don’t really need to root. If it was possible with an app like z4 or gingerbreak, I prob would. No outer for SuperOneClick

    • http://profiles.google.com/mrstrat Randall Ainsworth

       I got disgusted after many months and finally rooted. CM7 isn’t perfect, but at least the phone works about as well as it’s going to. Oh yeah…a G2X.

    • Nettieo

      Rooted in the past, but currently am running ICS on Nexus S (since December 2011 and flawlessly) and haven’t needed to.  Would in the future if necessary.

      • Get_at_Me

        I had a nexusone…rooted. Id be content with a stock galaxy nexus tho….

  • reaper

    I don’t have a full upgrade til jan next year so I’m happy sitting, waiting, twiddling my thumbs while all the hoopla this year gets sorted out.

    Happy days!

  • STEVO212


    • None

      I agree 100%.  Just a prettier box.

  • zifnab

    Wooow, so that’s nice, HTC Sensation gets ICS 6 months after ICS release, and over 4 months after its released to all other HTC Sensations… ya I can’t wait until my contract expires so that I can leave T-Mobile… They really don’t give anyone reason to stay. Even a regional carrier managed to update the Sensation already! WTF T-Mobile!

    • Get_at_Me

      its not a top priority unfortunately, but don’t just blame t-mobile…blame the rapidly evolving android eco-system (hardware and software)….there’s talk of jellybean already when most current and recently released phones don’t even have ICS yet!!!  And what if carriers were only given a handful of free android licenses per year?  You wouldn’t see a new phone coming out every week and you’d see better support for current devices.  Sure, carriers could hustle and get updates out alot faster than they do, but when that hot new phone launches, current models’ OS updates get put on the back-burner….To your defense, the sensation shouldve been an easy one to update as its pretty much identical to the international version…

  • zifnab

    Wish I could, can’t S-OFF on a mac and don’t know anyone that owns a PC… go figure

  • zifnab

    He has a point… TMo got the Galaxy SII was the last major carrier to get it, and that was almost 6 months after the first one came out… if the GSII is an indication the GSIII might come out in the summer leaving the TMo version coming out around nov – dec… 

    However, the original commenter is makes now sense… A) The GSIII will come with ICS, so why would it be on an update schedule? And B) the GSIII isn’t on tmobile yet, so why would it be on the update schedule?

  • Slickdeals

    i am buying galayx s4 very soon. and I DON’T WAIT FOR TMOBILE

    • Vim

      Galaxy S4?  Very Soon?  LOL.  If you say so Slick.

      • Slickdeals

         i am insider people in s korea,  few of them had this galaxy s3 for last 4 months,   , they told me they will sell me galaxy s4 very soon as  the samsung korean factory is very close to finish making the s4

        • Slickdeals

           i have insider people i know in s korea, i meant

  • Alvin B.

    was gonna rant about the G2X then I noticed….

    Okay on the VERY LEFT EDGE… the words G2X appear and below it “ch”….. I would expect it to say “EOL” but…. it is also listed IN APRIL so it is obvious it can’t be Ice Cream Sandwich.. and it’s in red… 

    • http://profiles.google.com/mrstrat Randall Ainsworth

       Gingerbread 2.3.4 is being OTA’d right now.

      • Durandal_1707

        Yes it is, one year after it was released.

        Maybe if we’re lucky, in another year we’ll get all the way to 2.3.5.

      • Alvin B.

        LOL……. ;)

        • MarcusDW


  • S2j3607

    Why is tmo making us wait until June 16th?? I downloaded the update a few days ago and it works flawlessly. So either tmo is loading up the update with useless crap we can’t delete without rooting or they are sitting on it with their thumbs up their a$$es. Everyone is saying HTC leaked the update, atleast someone cares about the consumer

    • Tbd

      If you downloaded the update and it works flawlessly, how is tmo making you until June?!? You must have it already…


      • JBLmobileG1

        I have it and the only issues to me are the radio not as strong as before in some areas while better in others. Also I don’t see much of an improvement in battery after playing with it for awhile. I also noticed the power saving features are missing as well as the option to see if any Google updates are available. Other than that it seems pretty decent.

    • Kelly

      Mine wasn’t so flawless. Huge battery drain, overheating, gps not working, geocaching apps not working, and crawling updates from google play are just a few of the problems I’ve noticed since updating. Completely disappointed and hoping the “official” official release is better.

  • ChronPaul

    wheres the F’ing htc one x? so lame….. why doesnt htc just release a one x with tmobile bands ?

  • Nahidnoorz

    galaxy note plz

  • Abraxias

    I hope they don’t add Carrier IQ on the ICS updates…

    the One S has Carrier IQ…

    • None

      Much ado about nothing.  Do most people truly give a hoot about it.  Or is that just a news headline? Do you truly care?

    • Tbd

      You can disable Carrier IQ on the One S in 10 seconds. Big freaking deal.

  • Eddie

    Wow t moblie they gonna launches low end phones soon . Like the did on last year .whats wrong with t moblie soon my contract end I am done with t moblie I can’t wite any longer .t moblie taking my send it to Germany t moblie look there web site they have all kind high end phone .but t moblie USA have shitty phone. I garantee they not gonna carry high end android phone and iPhone .

    • Jfs

      Can you please clarify what your trying to say!!! Please!!

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I take it you didn’t read the part of the post where I said none of the high end phones are listed but that doesn’t mean they aren’t coming out. They are.

    • UMA_Fan

      T-Mobile has always gotten multiple high end phones.  How many do you need per year for YOU anyway?

  • None

    No Windows Phones??  I realize they may not get 8 (or likely will not) — but I want something larger than the almost identical lumia and radar.  Come on…toss in one more larger Windows Phone TMO

    • http://www.thatsitguys.com/ Meleniumshane90

      They’re coming – luckily your Windows Updates are pushed by Microsoft, not the carriers.

      • None

        I have not even heard a peep about another windows phone on TMO in a long time other than Lumia. Someone is dropping the ball. Why EOL the HD7 with a decent screen size and then not replace it?

        • G2Xman

          Is T-Mo going to get the Lumia 900 at all after ATT’s exclusivity is over?  What is the plan for Windows 8 phones on T-Mo, anybody know?

        • None

          Once again, TMO is not on the ball.  You can still sell new windows phones before windows 8, ya know?

        • Vim

          The list is incomplete, and I highly suspect, out of date.  No new high end phones are on the list, and we’ve had leaks of several that will be released over the summer.  Notable absences include the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S3, the One X, and the Lumia 900. 

          Nevertheless if I were looking for a Windows Phone, I’d wait until Windows 8.  We know that Microsoft will be replacing the outdated CE kernel with the NT kernel in Apollo, and there is a highly credible rumor floating about that existing Windows Phones like the Lumia 900 will not be upgradeable to 8 because of the new kernel’s higher minimum hardware requirements.   While Microsoft hasn’t confirmed the rumor, neither have they denied it, and their refusal to deny the rumor when given the opportunity does not bode well.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          The list is not out of date, but as I said in the post, these so-called hero phones don’t always appear on these calendars so their lack of appearance means very little.

        • Vim

          Is it pretty typical for T-Mobile to keep referring to a device by the manufacturer’s original code name (eg. Ville/One S) in its road maps even after the device has been released under a different official name?

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Yes, often these roadmaps reflect nothing but codenames on high-profile devices for the exact reason of trying to contain the information. Unfortunately, those codenames are often well known.

        • Vim

          lol, that they are. thanks.

  • The Dude

    Here’s a thought: sell your Amaze or Sensation or G2S or whatever you’re currently sporting to some sap on ebay for whatever you can get for it and then run on over to the tmo shop and buy yourself a brand spanking new One S sporting ICS. Problem solved. You’re welcome!

    • Tbd

      Or Google for “XDA” for free!

    • 30014

      Our better yet get a galaxy nexus directly from google. Problem truly solved. I’ll never buy a non-nexus android phone again.

  • http://dualshockers.com Joel Taveras

    not burned. You got samsung’d

    • Loopylogic

      Lol, Agreed.

      buuuuuurn to those mofos who thought otherwise. 

  • Getsome

    I wonder when we’ll well all open our eyes and shut our mouths and realize that manufacturers are just as responsible if not more so than Tmobile for the delay in updates and device bloatware, I read your comments below and it just makes people sound silly

    • Yeah sure

      Moron the manufacture already delivered it to many other carriers and countries this one is on TMO and the fact that the HTC Leak for the amaze works flawlessly does not bolster TMO’s case that it failed inspection….my guess either revenue or they sent it back to HTC to put crap like tmo-malll on there

      • Ace

        You’ll find the truth lies in what going to be released.* If more ICS phones had been released already, then they would had already provided all the current users with ICS update. I’m sure HTC is saying don’t release the firmware yet HTC one s has the sense 4.0, we want some of your customers to upgrade into this first. then please the rest of the older handset users. Sadly ICS on my phone has made the phone so much better. i just don’t understand, why brag and promote nfc, but a year later it still isn’t supported not even on ICS.

        • UMA_Fan

          This could be true to coming from the manufacturer end.  Remember T-Mobile doens’t profit from selling devices.  They could care less what device you buy, as long as you are paying for the service.

        • Getsome

          Waiting for the ONE S to be released before releasing ICS?, the sensation came out less than a year ago and those that purchased the device wouldn’t be early upgrade eligible yet for a couple of months so they’d be paying full retail for it, it’s not a conspiracy and once you cut the bunker mentality and think about it, it makes sense

    • Thetinguy

      Dude what? The sensation has been running ICS since march. OTA updates to ICS have been running since march all over the world. Tmobile delayed their update so the fill it with crapware. 

  • Loopylogic

    sweeeeeeeeet! I cannot wait for ICS for my sgs2. Bring it on! 

  • TMoFan

    I thought I read something about the G4x, but realized that my eyes were playing tricks on me. :-(

    Updates are one huge reason to look into a Nexus. The one Google’s selling on the Play Store is tempting.