May 19, 2012
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Droid RAZR Maxx

We were about to lose hope to see Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Moto devices in a relatively timely manner. But just now,  Motorola has decided to update its support page to let owners know about the lengthy process that it has to go through before it can roll out ICS. We know you’re not too keen to know the gritty details, so to keep things short, ICS is indeed coming to several Moto devices soon, while some just aren’t lucky.

According to the latest Motorola guidance on Ice Cream Sandwich availability, the Motorola Droid Razr and the Razr Maxx will be the first two Moto phones in the US to receive the ICS update, which the company plans to roll out in the second quarter of the year. Owners of the 3G variant of the Motorola Xoom should also receive the ICS update around the same time.

As for the Motorola Atrix 2, Atrix 4G, Droid 4, Droid Bionic, and the Droid Xyboard tablets (8.2 and 10.1 models), the ICS upgrade roll out is expected to begin in the third quarter of the year. The last on the list is the Motorola Photon 4G, which will only receive ICS in Q4 2012. Motorola is still deciding on whether to make the update available for the Electrify or not.

Devices that Motorola said will not get ICS include the Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Droid 3, Droid Pro, Droid X2, and the list goes on and on.  Check out the link above if you want to see the full list, which details the ICS roll out schedule not only for US folks, but for other regions as well.

What do you think about Motorola’s latest ICS timeline update? Better late than never, right?

Device Name

Country

Current Phase

Expected Timing

MOTOROLA XOOMWiFi OnlyUSAAvailableRollout began in January 2012.
DROID RAZRUSADevelopmentRollout begins in Q2 2012.
DROID RAZR MAXXUSADevelopmentRollout begins in Q2 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi OnlyAsia Pacific, Canada, China, EMEA, Japan &  LATAMDevelopmentRollouts begin in Q2 2012.
MOTOROLA RAZRAsia Pacific, Canada, China, EMEA, Japan, Korea & LATAMDevelopmentRollouts begin in Q2 2012.
MT917ChinaDevelopmentRollout begins in Q2 2012.
XT928ChinaDevelopmentRollout begins in Q2 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFI + 3G MZ600USATestingRollout begins in Q2 2012.
DROID XYBOARD 8.2USADevelopmentRollout begins in early Q3 2012.
DROID XYBOARD 10.1USADevelopmentRollout begins in early Q3 2012.
ATRIX 2Asia-Pacific, LATAM, USA, and selected other marketsDevelopmentRollouts begin in Q3 2012.
ATRIX 4G MB860USADevelopmentRollout begins in Q3 2012.
DROID 4USADevelopmentRollout begins in Q3 2012.
DROID BIONICUSADevelopmentRollout begins in early Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM 2Asia Pacific, EMEA, and LATAMDevelopmentRollouts begin in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM 2 Media EditionAsia Pacific, EMEA, and LATAMDevelopmentRollouts begin in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM Family EditionUSADevelopmentRollout begins in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XYBOARD 8.2USADevelopmentRollout begins in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XYBOARD 10.1USADevelopmentRollout begins in Q3 2012.
PHOTON 4GUSADevelopmentRollout begins in Q4 2012.
ATRIX / ATRIX 4G MB860/MB861/ME860Asia Pacific, EMEA and LATAMEvaluation & PlanningFurther details to follow.
ELECTRIFYUSAEvaluation & PlanningFurther details to follow.
PHOTON 4GJapanEvaluation & PlanningFurther details to follow.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi + 3GAsia Pacific, EMEA and LATAMEvaluation & PlanningFurther details to follow.
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