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HTC Vivid gets Android 4.0 now; other AT&T phones get it 'in coming months'

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Just in time for the unseasonably warm weather turning spring into summer for many parts of the U.S., Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is landing on AT&T's HTC Vivid. And for people who bought other premium Android smartphones from AT&T, there's some good news: ICS is headed your way "in the coming months." 

AT&T HTC Vivid customers can download the update via Wi-Fi. For the Vivid, 4.0 means incorporating Beats By Dr. Dre Audio, through which all music from videos, music files and other sounds will filter through with the update. It will also allow device owners to use Face Unlock to open their phones, rather than punch in a passcode (although that's the back-up if for some reason it doesn't recognize your lovely mug).

In a blog post about this, AT&T also revealed other models that will soon receive ICS , though it was not clear how many "coming months" will pass before owners would see 4.0:

  • LG Nitro
  • Motorola ATRIX 2
  • Motorola ATRIX 4G
  • Pantech Burst
  • Pantech Element
  • Samsung Captivate Glide
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

The rollout for ICS continues on other carriers and manufacturers, as well. T-Mobile HTC customers who buy  the new HTC One S in April will also be able to enjoy Android 4.0 , as well as  those who own Sony tablets and smartphones . LG also announced models in 2011 that would be anointed with the update.

But not so much for Motorola phone owners: Only the Atrix and Photon are scheduled to receive the update, while other phones, including Droid Bionic or Droid Razr and Razr Maxx, have no slated upgrade dates.

ICS has been well-reviewed, but rumors have already surfaced about the next couple of Android updates

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