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AT&T’s HTC Vivid ready for Android Ice Cream Sandwich

ATT says owners of HTC Vivid phones can now update to the Ice Cream Sandwich version (4.0) of Android.

It’s the first update of the mobile operating system to be issued by a wireless carrier, ATT says. Google, which developed Android, released 4.0 late last year, but few devices run on the latest version.

Several other ATT devices will be receive an upgrade in the coming months: 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 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

Starting today, customers can download the update via Wi-Fi by visiting www.att.com/vividupdate. If Wi-Fi is not available, you can download it to a PC and install it on the phone.

HTC Vivid customers who have not downloaded by March 23 will receive a text message alerting them of the new software.

Verizon Wireless previously announced its list of phones and tablets that will upgrade to 4.0. The list can be found here.

Other HTC models across all carriers that will upgrade to 4.0 include Sensation 4G, Vivid, Amaze 4G, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Rhyme, Thunderbolt, Droid Incredible 2 and HTC Rezound.

Motorola says the following models will be upgraded throughout the year: Droid Razr, Motorola Razr, Droid 4, Droid Bionic, Atrix 2 and the Photon 4G smartphones and Droid Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 tablets.

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