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Motorola updates the Android 4.0 ascent devise — and it isn’t all good news

By JR Raphael (@jr_raphael) G+

Motorola Android 4.0 upgrade

When it comes to Android 4.0 upgrades, Motorola hasn’t accurately been heading a pack.

The manufacturer scored a large fat “D” in my Android 4.0 news card for a initial entertain of 2012, and from a looks of it, a second-quarter measure might not be a heck of a lot better.

After months of overpower and inactivity, Motorola is finally vocalization adult about a Android 4.0 ascent devise and what’s going on with a devices. Here’s what’s new from a company’s latest software refurbish page refresh:

 Motorola’s Droid Razr is now scheduled to get Ice Cream Sandwich someday in a second quarter. Previously, a phone had been down for an “early 2012” ascent — a time support we consider we can all determine has prolonged given passed. The second-quarter ascent report now relates for a general Motorola Razr model, too, as good as for a Droid Razr Maxx.

 The Motorola Xoom general Wi-Fi indication and U.S. 4G indication might indeed get ICS one of these days; both tablets are now slated for second-quarter upgrades.

 The Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 models finally have ETAs for their Ice Cream Sandwich arrivals: Both Xyboard models are set to get ICS in a third entertain of a year. The same relates to a general Motorola Xyboard tablets.

 Owners of a once-heavily-hyped Motorola Droid Bionic can design to get Ice Cream Sandwich “early” in a third entertain of 2012. Moto had stayed silent about a Bionic for months adult compartment now: The association final talked about a Bionic in late 2011, when it betrothed to recover some-more specific ascent info once Google expelled a Android 4.0 software. Evidently, what it meant to contend was “eight months after Google expelled a software.”

 Motorola’s Photon 4G had formerly been betrothed a third-quarter ICS upgrade; a association has now sensitively bumped it behind to a fourth entertain instead.

 The Xoom Family Edition inscription was creatively listed for a second-quarter Android 4.0 rollout; Moto has pushed it behind to Q3.

 The Motorola Droid 3 — expelled just final July — is now strictly unfailing to stay on Android 2.3 with no ICS in a future. The same relates to a general Milestone 3 model.

 Motorola has settled that it has no skeleton to ascent a Droid X2, that launched final May. The same relates to a general Milestone X2 model.

 Other phones now strictly reliable to sojourn on Android 2.3: a Motorola Admiral, Motorola Pro+, Motorola Defy Mini, Motorola Defy+ MB526, Motorola Fire, Motorola Fire XT, and Motorola Motoluxe.

All in all, Motorola is stability to defect with a Android ascent efficiency. A few phones finally have deceptive “second quarter” estimations, during least, though 5 months after ICS upgrades began, Moto has nonetheless to launch a singular rollout of a possess or even yield so most as a clear date for any of a devices.* And now, it’s reneging on some-more promises, pulling behind a skeleton for some high-profile products, and unsatisfactory copiousness of folks who bought big-name inclination reduction than a year ago.

The idea of numerous Google-supported Nexuses has never sounded better.

*While some versions of a Motorola Xoom have perceived Ice Cream Sandwich, that inscription is a “Google experience” device and hence has a program upgrades managed directly by Google — not Motorola.

[SEE ALSO: Android 4.0 ascent list: When’s your device removing ICS?]

JR Raphael writes about smartphones and other juicy technology. You can find him on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Article copyright 2012 JR Raphael. All rights reserved.

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