Mysterious HTC ICS Smartphone (HTC Incredible 3?) for Verizon Surfaces - HTC ICS Announces ICS Upgrade; Samsung Galaxy S II ICS Update Coming March 1

Fresh in the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwitch -- HTC's latest LTE-friendly Android 4.0 phone has been caught on a camera, the handset sports the same curvaceous back with a bit of extra visual flair, and Verizon's own 4G LTE logo that looks like the Verizon Wave wallpaper -- summing up it looks to […]

Android 4.0 Ice Cream SandwitchFresh in the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwitch -- HTC's latest LTE-friendly Android 4.0 phone has been caught on a camera, the handset sports the same curvaceous back with a bit of extra visual flair, and Verizon's own 4G LTE logo that looks like the Verizon Wave wallpaper -- summing up it looks to be an HTC Incredible 3 device.

On the specification front -- according to the Hardware information screen, the "phone will feature a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP camera complemented by a VGA front-facing one, as well as LTE connectivity, and an AMOLED screen, instead of S-LCD, which is the tech of choice for the bigger part of HTC's newer smartphones, PhoneArean notes.

Of course, it does has Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) running with HTC Sense 4.0 UI.

Also, rather than the capacititative buttons, HTC for this device opted for four hardware buttons. A leaked demo video of the forthcoming HTC Ville clearly shows that the Taiwanese company has adopted the three key.

Here are some pictures of the new Smartphone:

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Also, the Taiwanese phone make on its Facebook page announced that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgarade would be coming to the following HTC brands by the end of March: "HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation 4G and the HTC Sensation XE."

The post also noes, Android 4.0 ICS will be available for owners of the HTC Sensation XL soon afterwards.

And, other HTC Android smartphones including the "HTC Rezound, HTC Vivid, HTC Amaze 4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire S, and the HTC Desire HD," will be getting the Android 4.0 update sometime later in 2012, the company mentions.

While on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwitch post, Eldar Murtazin recently tweeted that the ICS upgade will be delivered to the Samsung Galaxy S II March 1 onwards.

"Android 4 aka ics for sgs2 will be officially available from march 1(depends from country/operator). Update over the air or using kies"

Murtazin's comments are in line with the time-table given by Samsung, but his prediction seems to exclude the Galaxy Tabs and the Note. The company had officially announced back in December that the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy Tab models will get Android 4.0 in the first quarter of 2012.

At the same time, the Galaxy S II is now in over 10 million hands.

With that if Murtazin is right about March 1 OTA update of S II, and the Samsung Galaxy S III launch is "undoubtedly" post-March 1, it's pretty safe to assume that the new S III will be coming with ICS on-board with along with its predecessor.