Htc sensation android 4.0 features 2012


The good news: HTC Sensation owners on T-Mobile’s network are getting a software update to Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich along with HTC Sense 3.6. The bad news: It will cost $14.99 monthly to keep using the phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.As they say, you win some and you lose some. HTC Sensation owners on T-Mobile’s network fall squarely into that maxim now that their handsets are getting a software update to Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. The update is scheduled to appear for download tomorrow, adding a much improved version of Google’s mobile platform and HTC Sense 3.6. Unfortunately, once updated, customers will need to pay T-Mobile $14.99 monthly to keep using the phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot..PC Magazine noted this change in T-Mobile’s official release notes for the upgrade and received this statement from a T-Mobile representative:

“T-Mobile began offering a Smartphone Mobile Hotspot plan in November 2010. However, due to technical limitations with software, customers were not being charged for the feature on select T-Mobile products. Customers who choose to upgrade their HTC Sensation 4G to the optional Android 4.0 (ICS) software update will be required to sign up for the $14.99 Smartphone Mobile Hotspot plan.”I’m sure that some HTC Sensation 4G owners will cry foul over this change, even with the software improvements coming with Android 4.0. And why not, when they may have been using the service at no extra change? In fact, it makes little sense to charge for it when T-Mobile’s data plans are already throttled after a set amount. If a customer wants to use their phone as a hotspot for their allotted mobile broadband, they’re obviously willing to deal with slower speeds if they use the feature too much.

The only good thing about the Smartphone Mobile Hotspot plan — if you’re an optimist, that is – is that the $14.99 per month boosts your monthly broadband capacity at full speeds from 2 GB to 5 GB. I think I’ll stick with my Galaxy Nexus, thank you!No You dont loss wifi, they onlu thing it that if you want to use network sharing you would need to pay an extra $15 a month but you have pay as you go, so you have nothing to worry about, upgrade your phone, i already did, it rocks!As expected, T-Mobile has unleashed the HTC Sensation 4G Android 4.0 Ice Cream update and users who wish to download the new software can now pull the update manually.

Today was the day that T-Mobile promised to deliver the software and thankfully, the carrier delivered on that promise. Android 4.0 is now available for the HTC Sensation 4G and it brings a host of new features along with it..
Those looking to get the upgrade will want to go into the settings on their phone and head to the About section in order to check for upgrades. Once the inquiry is made, users should be prompted by a download.

Read: Guide To Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Before downloading, users should also be aware that there is a catch to this update.After installing Android 4.0, T-Mobile will begin to enforce its $15 per month tethering policy. Those HTC Sensation 4G owners out there who have been enjoying free mobile hotspot support will lose that ability once the update is installed. So, for those that wish to keep free tethering, the best bet is to stay on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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