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?
|MOTOROLA XOOMWiFi Only||USA||Available||Rollout began in January 2012.|
|DROID RAZR||USA||Development||Rollout begins in Q2 2012.|
|DROID RAZR MAXX||USA||Development||Rollout begins in Q2 2012.|
|MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi Only||Asia Pacific, Canada, China, EMEA, Japan & LATAM||Development||Rollouts begin in Q2 2012.|
|MOTOROLA RAZR||Asia Pacific, Canada, China, EMEA, Japan, Korea & LATAM||Development||Rollouts begin in Q2 2012.|
|MT917||China||Development||Rollout begins in Q2 2012.|
|XT928||China||Development||Rollout begins in Q2 2012.|
|MOTOROLA XOOM WiFI + 3G MZ600||USA||Testing||Rollout begins in Q2 2012.|
|DROID XYBOARD 8.2||USA||Development||Rollout begins in early Q3 2012.|
|DROID XYBOARD 10.1||USA||Development||Rollout begins in early Q3 2012.|
|ATRIX 2||Asia-Pacific, LATAM, USA, and selected other markets||Development||Rollouts begin in Q3 2012.|
|ATRIX 4G MB860||USA||Development||Rollout begins in Q3 2012.|
|DROID 4||USA||Development||Rollout begins in Q3 2012.|
|DROID BIONIC||USA||Development||Rollout begins in early Q3 2012.|
|MOTOROLA XOOM 2||Asia Pacific, EMEA, and LATAM||Development||Rollouts begin in Q3 2012.|
|MOTOROLA XOOM 2 Media Edition||Asia Pacific, EMEA, and LATAM||Development||Rollouts begin in Q3 2012.|
|MOTOROLA XOOM Family Edition||USA||Development||Rollout begins in Q3 2012.|
|MOTOROLA XYBOARD 8.2||USA||Development||Rollout begins in Q3 2012.|
|MOTOROLA XYBOARD 10.1||USA||Development||Rollout begins in Q3 2012.|
|PHOTON 4G||USA||Development||Rollout begins in Q4 2012.|
|ATRIX / ATRIX 4G MB860/MB861/ME860||Asia Pacific, EMEA and LATAM||Evaluation & Planning||Further details to follow.|
|ELECTRIFY||USA||Evaluation & Planning||Further details to follow.|
|PHOTON 4G||Japan||Evaluation & Planning||Further details to follow.|
|MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi + 3G||Asia Pacific, EMEA and LATAM||Evaluation & Planning||Further details to follow.|