It’s that time of a month, everyone: Gather ’round a kids, given we’ve got updates on when Ice Cream Sandwich competence be pushed to several Android smartphones and tablets!
In this edition, we’ll be looking during Ice Cream Sandwich for Motorola and HTC. The dual tech Goliaths have both recently expelled new Android 4.0 updates for their smartphones and tablets (finally — Android 4.0 has been around given October!). Let’s dive in.
First: Motorola, for whom an Ice Cream Sandwich refurbish is prolonged overdue. Is Motorola a usually vital smartphone manufacturer whose flagship device doesn’t boat with Android 4.0? The RAZR MAXX (all caps!) is an overwhelming device — it gets improved battery life than any other smartphone we can buy (by a prolonged shot), it’s super-thin and light and impossibly durable. And even though a MAXX wasn’t expelled until several months after a Oct proclamation of Ice Cream Sandwich, a Motorola hero-phone still has Android 2.3.
Curious. Especially given Motorola is now owned by Google, that creates a damn handling complement itself.
Anyway, here’s a refurbish from Motorola: a Droid RAZR, Droid RAZR MAXX, and XOOM Wi-Fi + 3G inscription will accept Ice Cream Sandwich in Q2 2012. Unless my Qs are messed up, that means some time before Jun 31. Yup, Motorola has a small over a month to get a keester in rigging and pull out a Ice Cream Sandwich refurbish to a flagship phone, a RAZR MAXX. A republic of RAZR MAXX owners waits patiently, and hopes.
The Atrix 2, a Droid 4, Droid Bionic, XOOM Family Edition, and Xyboard are all scheduled for Android 4.0 updates in Q3 2012. In unhappy news, Motorola has reliable that a Droid 3 and Droid X2 will not accept upgrades to ICS (HTC says it’s given these inclination don’t have adequate RAM to make HTC‘s chronicle of ICS a inestimable upgrade). Moment of silence, ya’ll.
And now we pierce to HTC, that would probably rather forget about final year’s smartphones after a forgettable 2011. Though a Taiwanese tech hulk is committed to redesigning a approach behind to relevance, it is not abandoning a aged devices.
So, here’s a dip on Ice Cream Sandwich for HTC: You can find an refurbish timeline right here, where you’ll see that a whole garland of inclination are scheduled to accept their updates some time this summer. Among a phones removing a beach-season Android 4.0 refurbish are a Droid Incredible 2; a Amaze 4G; a Desire S and HD; a EVO 3D, 4G+ and Design 4G; a Rezound; and a Thunderbolt. Again, a full list, with specific timeframes, can be found here on HTC’s website.
And now a grave news: HTC also suggested a few smartphones and tablets that really won’t get Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Those devices: a ChaCha, a Salsa, a Wildfire, a Jetstream, a EVO View 4G and a Flyer. Another impulse of silence, if we please.
That’s all a Ice Cream Sandwich news we have for now. When we’ve got some-more on Android 4.0, we will, as always, be certain to let we know.
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