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Ooops! Android 4.0 Estimated Release Dates Leaked For Bell HTC, Samsung And LG Devices

Bell has had a certain phone rocking Ice Cream Sandwich for some time now. Yet many of the Bell subscribers in Canada were thinking, “ok it’s great the Galaxy Nexus is out, but I like my phone– so when can I expect my device to taste that sweet, sweet new treat“? You’re in luck because we have an answer, for some of you at least. Mobile Syrup just obtained some confidential info that will put a smile for owners of the HTC Sensation and Raider, Samsung Galaxy S II and LG Optimus LTE. What you will find in the above screenshot and below are the estimated dates for your phone to be upgraded to ICS:

  • HTC Sensation: February 2012
  • HTC Raider: March 2012
  • Samsung Galaxy S II: April 2012
  • LG Optimus LTE: TBD

You can (un)officially start salivating for that ICS goodness if you’re a lucky owner of one of the listed devices. Stay tuned with Talk Android for more updates on the estimated dates or additional phones!

[via Mobile Syrup]

HTC Raider (Holiday) Passes Through The FCC En Route to AT&T

We’re getting closer and closer to getting our hands on the long awaited HTC Raider, once known by its former code name, the Holiday.  As word continues to trickle down the pipeline, it looks like the now Canadian blessed handset could be making its way to the US, possibly by year’s end.  The device still shows strong signs of being AT&T bound due to its 850 and 1900 GSM bands.  In addition, we speculate that it’s possible we could see the device by the end of the year because it’s just been touched by the gods of FCC.  The Raider will come equipped with a 4.5-inch qHD touch display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, an 8 meg camera and 1 GB of RAM.  Storage wise, the device will house 16 GB of internal memory and also come packed with a 1.3 meg front facer for you video chatter boxes.  Feel free to let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.

[via FCC]


[Leak] HTC Holiday hits 29Mbps on AT&T 4G LTE network

We have seen pictures of the upcoming HTC Holiday already, but have not seen proof of its rumored AT&T LTE capability. BGR has obtained photos of it being used in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area using 4G LTE. You will see in the photo below the download speeds hit 29Mbps which is super fast, but lets face it, this might be the only phone on the network.

The Holiday hasn’t been officially announced, and we have heard it could be marketed as the Raider. It will have Android 2.3.4, a 4.5-inch (960 x 540) display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, and the HTC Sense 3.0 UI. It will be one of the first 4G LTE phones to hit AT&T, and we expect to see it by the end of the year. Stay tuned.

[via bgr]