We did our best to compile an unofficial list of all smartphones that will be getting the update to Android 4.0 in the near future. But we also appreciate when network carriers step up with an official announcement in this regard.
AT&T has announced the ten phones that will receive the ICS update over the “coming months”, with the HTC Vivid leading the pack. Although the Vivid could be manually updated since last week, AT&T announced today the rollout of the update to all its Vivid-owning subscribers. The service provider stated that the update will also include first and third-party app integration for Beats Audio (so you can enjoy Beats when listening to Spotify or other services, not only when playing music from your phone), an improved “email experience”, face unlock, Bluetooth mouse and keyboard support, and other typical Android 4.0 features.
Below is a list of the other devices expected to receive the update in the next few months:
- LG Nitro
- Motorola Atrix 2
- Motorola Atrix 4G
- Pantech Burst
- Pantech Element
- Samsung Captivate Glide
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- Samsung Galaxy S2 SkyRocket
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
The above list isn’t exactly surprising, but it’s a good to see the Galaxy Tab 8.9 making an appearance, which makes it the first AT&T tablet to receive the update to Android 4.0.
Again, the term “coming months” doesn’t provide a fixed timeline for the projected rollout, but, with the first notch under their belt, we believe that the update to the other phones will follow shortly.
Here’s to hoping that other carriers will realize that Android users like being kept in the loop about the update strategy, and will come out with similar announcements soon.
Of course, stay tuned, because we’ll update you as soon as we learn about any other AT&T (or Verizon, T-Mo, Sprint, and the other carriers) updates. And, if you enjoy flashing custom ROMs, the CyanogenMod team produced a handy flowchart that will show you precisely what chances you have to get CyanogenMod 9 on your phone.