Motorola to offer Ice Cream Sandwich updates for at least 3 devices


Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Motorola is offering up a few details about its plans for Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. For now, the company is confirming that the Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid BIONIC smartphones and the Motorola XOOM tablet will all receive Android 4.0 updates.

That’s not to say that these are the only devices that will be updated. I wouldn’t be surprised if other recent Motorola phones are added to the list, and according a post on Twitter, Motorola will make announcements about any other devices on the list within 6 weeks of Google’s public release of Ice Cream Sandwich.

The first phone that will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Google is expected to release the source code shortly after that phone goes on sale, so we shouldn’t have long to wait until Motorola makes more details available.

Of course, Motorola phone and tablet users may be able to install unofficial builds of Ice Cream Sandwich long before that. We’ve already started to see developers working on custom ROMs based on Google’s latest OS update.

It’s likely that most of Motorola’s current Android phones will be able to support Ice Cream Sandwich. Google has said that any phone that can run Android 2.3 should also be able to run Android 4.0. Whether Motorola wants to put the time and effort into developing a software update for older handsets is another question.

via Android Police and Android Community

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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  • Jo

    I just got the Motorola Droid 3.  I wonder when that will get Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • Fmedina

    Samsung Nexus One?

  • http://www.liliputing.com Brad Linder

    That’s what I’d like to call a typo… albeit a silly one. Should have read Samsung Galaxy Nexus. 

  • S. Kyle Davis

    I’d be surprised if the Atrix 2 doesn’t get it. Not sure why they’d do the BIONIC and not the ATRIX 2, as similar as the phones are. And given the A2 is newer than the BIONIC.