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Seeing as how the HTC Vivid officially started getting its update to ICS this morning, AT&T thought it would be the best time to go ahead and tell everyone else who will (and won't) be getting the update as well. While this list holds few surprises when it comes to devices that made the cut, there are a few devices seemingly absent:

  • LG Nitro
  • Motorola ATRIX 2
  • Motorola ATRIX 4G
  • Pantech Burst
  • Pantech Element
  • Samsung Captivate Glide
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

...and there you have it, the story according to AT&T. But wait - what about the Sony Xperia Play? Shouldn't that be on the list? And then there's the question of devices that are fully capable of running ICS, like the Samsung Infuse 4G or LG Thrill 4G (which just got its Gingerbread update this morning), but are unlikely to ever see it officially.

Of course, there's nothing saying that Big Blue won't add to this list as time goes on, but the fact that it wasn't willing to go ahead and throw certain devices on there right now isn't all that promising.

As usual, there's no word as to when any of these update will actually roll out, as the press release was pretty vague about the topic, stating only that users can expect to see it "in the coming months," so we'll have to see what that actually means.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Sam

    DHD will get ICS but Inspire will not.

    F** U AT&T.

    • justin

      There's top notch ICS ROMS for the Inspire 4g right now, join the dark side!

      • Nehrou

        Fully functioning? Sauce?

      • Ryan B

        No, there's not.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

      Actually, there's not a single HTC phone on the list...that either means that AT&T had a falling out with HTC (unlikely) or for some reason they aren't prepared to formally announced which HTC devices are getting the update.

      As Justin mentioned, there's already custom ICS ROMS with 100% working hardware (albeit, as I recall, some things like camera were still pretty buggy). I just wish we could get some ICS drivers for the phone now instead of waiting for HTC to add/update all of the other crap first. Without good ICS drivers for the hacking community we are still effectively 2nd class users relying on sometimes unreliable hacks.

  • Aimée

    Almost glad I dropped the Infuse when I did. Really arbitrary list, AT&T.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Dan

    You really gotta know your stuff if you want to know which phones to buy and expect updates on. I try to stick with flagship devices only, such as Evo 4G, Evo 3D and now Galaxy Note LTE.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      That's always a pretty foolproof way to get both updates and dev support, or any help in general. I wouldn't ever buy a non-flagship device.

  • ?

    Yea I wonder when my GSII will get ICS probably some time in 2013, sigh by the time my phone gets ICS they will probably be four new versions of android out.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I'd give it 1-2 months.

      • ILOVBlowjobs

        either way it is till half a year too late...

  • nate

    Just like the list last year of the phones getting Gingerbread. They'll renege on a bunch of these too, like the Pantech Crossover last year.

  • Eric

    As an owner of the Infuse 4g it's unfortunate, although they (AT&T / Samsung) can't even get Gingerbread right for the Infuse so who knows how bad they'd botch ICS. Regardless the whole experience makes me dislike Samsung and AT&T. Fortunately the GB leak for the Infuse is working fairly well for me but unfortunately this device will likely never see ICS even in the custom mod community since the hardware is so unlike others. I know the Nexus is the best route to go but a bit out of my price range for the intl GSM version and if it happens to comes to AT&T I suspect the next Nexus will be near so why bother. Ugh, sorry for the rant. :)

    • J Rush

      You're effin' kiddin' me right? Infuse has several ICS based ROMS each one better than the last. As a previous owner, the Infuse was one of the best phones I've ever had. And while it's safe to say that AT&T and Samsung haven't been on par for a while, it's not okay to bash them if you said it yourself: "this device will likely never see ICS even in the custom mod community since the hardware is so unlike others." My two cents.

      • http://gplus.to/lnxfrk Eric

        You sure about the "several ICS based ROMS"? Several Gingerbread ROMS yes. My Captivate (Galaxy S) run ICS fine and there are several of those ICS ROMS out there. If I missed a site where these ICS ROMs are I'd be curious to know but XDA and RootzWiki doesn't list any.

        Anyway, I only bash AT&T and Samsung for their major fubar on the Gingerbread ROM which was partially released and then pulled back 6 weeks ago.

      • Ryan B

        An ICS THEMED ROM is not the same as an ICS BASED ROM. There's a pretty big difference there that you apparently are not comprehending.

  • Dandmcd

    Not quite sure why the Xperia Play isn't on the list when Sony already announced the phone would get that update. Still shocked my Atrix is getting 4.0, will be exciting when that happens as we will finally have better working drivers for the camera. ICS on the Atrix is amazing as is, any tweaks Moto can give us with some source will be helpful.

    • jason

      I have the infuse and the g note the infuse has a custom rom zeus build 5.2 that is ics based its a very good app go to xda and check it out u will love it they also have a 3 build fixed thats just as great

  • Jeromy

    F-U ATT! DHD is getting official ICS, and you can't deliver it to the Inspire? Why should I buy my next phone / 2yr contract from you if you fail to support my device for 2 years? Get F****D!

  • Andrew – Des Moines

    I have been agnostic on Google's purchase of Motorola until this came to mind: Motorola will likely eliminate MotoBlur on new phones and release those phones with current versions of pure, unadulterated Android. Updates -- without OEM customization getting in the way and an interest in highlighting the new OS version -- will be exceedingly timely. As soon as consumers start choosing Motorola phones based on this, the competition will quickly wake up and do the same. The Galaxy Nexus is one ugly duckling and a 5MP camera doesn't cut it in this family, but I would choose it over my GSII based on ICS if it were available on AT&T.

    • cosmic

      Carriers (at least US ones) aren't a big fan of vanilla android so I wouldn't count on it. Think the lame excuse was they didn't want 20 different phones that all looked the same. "Harder to clear stock".

      It would be nice if they all scaled back their skins though. A lot of what they do could be made into a launcher instead of a skin.

  • http://google.com GottaHateATT

    No official ICS for infuse4G? Well fck you at&t, fck you

  • Ben

    Or what about the HTC Inspire 4G, which HTC said would get it?

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

      Unless I missed it, technically HTC said the Desire HD would get an update (late this year), not the Inspire. You and I both know it's virtually identical hardware (except for the audio processor), but they are different phones in the eyes of the corporate people. HTC's earlier announcement doesn't speak for AT&T, and as a side effect, AT&T is still fully able to never release an update to the Inspire. What makes it worse for us, since HTC committed to releasing the update on a relatively late schedule for this year, putting the release of the international version at least 18 months after the release of the AT&T variant, the odds that AT&T feels compelled to make that update are increasingly low, especially given that it's a HUGE incentive for customers to re-up their contract at the first opportunity so they can score a new phone with ICS/Jellybean.

  • http://www.larinx.com Larinx

    unfortunately a useless list without dates.

  • Aaron

    Here is the Motorola update schedule:

    https://forums.motorola.com/pages/00add97d6c

    You may need to log in to view.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

    I'm amazed that a pretty old device (the Atrix) is on the list, if Motorola & AT&T come through on that promise I believe it will be the first non-nexus device to get a major Android update >1 year after the device's release.

    Of course I'm already running ICS on my Atrix but it's still quite impressive that it's on the list.

  • http://twitter.com/maheshblk leela mahesh

    when will pantech burst gets an ICS update?? cant they make it faster ?

  • drosmoke

    Fk att i want ics for my infuse or jellybean