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HTC is getting an ICE makeover with an Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) upgrade, announced on a slew of devices. HTC said 16 of its smartphones are due to get the update imminently, including the Droid Incredible 2, Amaze 4G and Desire S and Desire HD. HTC says that Sensation and Sensation XE can expect to get an update “in the next few weeks”, while the Sensation 4G and Sensation XL are slated as next.

HTC’s devices that will get Android 4.0 upgrades include:

  • DROID Incredible 2 by HTC
  • HTC Amaze 4G
  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC EVO 3D
  • HTC EVO Design 4G
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Sensation XL
  • HTC Sensation 4G
  • HTC Sensation XE
  • HTC Raider
  • HTC Rezound
  • HTC Rhyme
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • HTC Vivid

Samsung has finally begun rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to some users of Galaxy S II phones. Asian and European owners are the first in line to receive it, or anyone with the international version of the device. In the U.S., where carriers customized their version of the phone, there’s no word yet of when users will get some Ice Cream Sandwich on their devices.

The Android 4.0 software upgrade is also coming for the GALAXY Note, GALAXY SII LTE, GALAXY Tab 8.9 and 10.1 will follow soon.

Pre-orders for the new iPad from Apple are setting new records, reports TechFlash. Researcher Canaccord increased their estimate on how many iPads will be sold from 55.9 million in 2012 to 65.6 million. They also raised the estimate for 2013 to 90.6 million from 79.7 million for 2013.

IDC today pegged Apple’s tablet share at 54.7%. Apple’s share is down from 61.5% in the previous quarter, with the decline due in large part to a relatively strong debut for Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire tablet, which garnered 16.8% of the market.

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