HTC Vivid to feel Beats Audio, thanks to ICS

An update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC's Sense 4.0 skin will bring new life to the HTC Vivid on AT&T.

Sarah Tew

BARCELONA, Spain--While the HTC real stars of the evening are undoubtedly the HTC One family of Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones--the One X, One S, and One V--we did learn something new that will interest HTC Vivid owners on AT&T.

The carrier issued a press release promising enhanced audio and compatibility with Beats Audio accessories "in the coming weeks." All it will take is an over-the-air update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0.

Beats Audio, a trademark HTC bought and developed for its smartphones, promises distortion-free sound, better bass,and improved music management. AT&T also says it will start selling exclusive Beats accessories in the spring.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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