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Motorola Not Delivering Android 4.0 Until Q3 the Earliest

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Feb 15, 2012, 10:49 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Feb 15, 2012, 10:55 AM

Motorola today announced an approximate schedule for planned upgrades to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its devices. In the U.S., Motorola said that the Atrix 2, Atrix 4G, Photon 4G, and Xyboards 8.2/10.1 will receive Ice Cream Sandwich some time in the third quarter of 2012. Motorola is still in the "planning and evaluation phase" with respect to Android 4.0 for the bulk of Motorola's existing smartphones. That includes recent launches such as the Droid 4, Droid RAZR MAXX, Droid RAZR, Droid Bionic, Droid 3 X2, and Electrify. After the planning phase, Motorola will need to complete the development phase and testing phase before the updates become available to end users. Motorola has already updated the original Xoom to Ice Cream Sandwich. A significant portion of Motorola's older devices, such as the Droid 2, Bravo, Defy, and others won't be updates beyond Android 2.2 or 2.3.

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Feb 15, 2012, 8:02 PM

So glad I got the dev device

Q3???? Unbelievable! I thought Samsung was bad. Wow Rolling Eyes
Mikey C

Feb 15, 2012, 12:14 PM

Which Xoom?

Not the 4g one..

Crying or Very sad
MY wifi Xoom got Ice Cream Sandwich back in January

Feb 15, 2012, 3:30 PM

Q3 At the Earliest...

Hey Motorola, wasn't your whole "Droid" thing from the start all about offering stock Android? Didn't Google's squirrel-in-chief stand next to your CEO pimping the Droid as the "Nexus" for Verizon. What happened to that?

Oh, I think I know.... you guys make garbage phones. Actually, you guys make.... garbage everything. Seriously, the laptop dock that ran Firefox worse than a 3-year old Netbook?

You are terrible at supporting your hardware, and you half-bake everything you make. Now you're desperately suing Apple for wireless patents you had from over a decade ago because god knows you wouldn't know where to begin developing a decent mobile platform of your own.

It'd be best for consumers if Motorola was simply put out of its mis...
Pathetic. Please stop embarassing yourself... Embarassed

Feb 15, 2012, 12:08 PM

thats ok!

i was done waiting around yesterday when i loaded the beta for photon. works wonderfully

Feb 15, 2012, 11:21 AM

1 year!!!! :o

So google reveals android 4.0 towards the end of the 3rd quarter beginning of the 4th last year. How can Motorola have a year delay when XDA developers have a 4.0 rom out already and from my understanding that's their hobby not their job.
Why I don't get is why the Xoom has Ice Cream Sandwich but the XYBoard doesn't....

Isn't the Xyboard supposed to be more advanced? Then how come the Xoom gets the update first?
That's an easy question. Very Happy

XDA posters don't have to comply with carrier testing and distribution phases, they just make it and allow people to download it. It's not tested 100% working, or fixed of all the bugs. In fact, being an XDA forum lurk...

Feb 15, 2012, 11:20 AM

Why the f'ing around?

There's absolutely no reason why the Droid 4 shouldn't get ICS. There's also no reason for Moto to take so long to deliver ICS to phones, except they insist on including Blur, even though people hate it.

Hopefully, if Google gets their hands on Moto soon, they can change things for the better.
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