Motorola has been pretty transparent about the update process to Ice Cream Sandwich, keeping users in the loop regarding when updates for newer devices should be available. In that light, It just posted an updated to its Upgrade News page with a whole slew of new information, including which devices should see ICS before the end of Q2:


Considering it's the only one in the "testing" phase, I wouldn't be surprised if we see the Verizon XOOM get its update first, with the Droid RAZR/MAXX twins following after that. It also looks like Moto has a handful of other devices slated for a Q2 release (which ends in a month and a half), including the international RAZR and XOOM WiFi, as well as the Chinese MT917 and XT928 handsets.

Set for an "early Q3" release are all the XYBOARD variants (U.S. and international), as well as the Atrix 2, Atrix 4G, Droid 4, Droid Bionic, and XOOM 2 tablets.

Of course, this is a tentative schedule, so let's keep our fingers crossed that Motorola actually sticks with it.


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  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    Still nothing short of Amazed that the original Atrix is on that list, if the Atrix does receive official ICS I believe it will be the first time in history that a non-nexus device has received a major Android update more than a year after it was first launched.

    • bL4Ck

      I really hope they update also the EU Atrix, latest firmware is far from being stable.

    • mgamerz

      ... I can think of a lot of examples, including the Captivate

  • Dan

    Still no sign of the Droid X on the list?  What?  I refuse to give up hope.

    • ANdroidNorris

      You probably should.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GU4N7CVDBJXMZOBFO3DMIQZH4 J

      While I agree with ANdroidNorris, our (cough) beloved (/cough) Droid Xs will probably never see ICS, I'm still hoping as well...  

      If you check the semi-recent article about the upcoming One S (or whatever the budget variant's letter is)...  The specs are almost identical to the X's - 512MB ram, 1Ghz single core processor...  And it's supposed to ship with ICS...  So if it can run ICS, I don't see why an equally powered X could be considered "under-powered" (unless Blur consumes a lot more resources than Sense - in which case it seriously needs tweaked)...

      If nothing else, hopefully the new Google over-lords will finally force Moto to set up a bootloader unlocking program similar to HTC's (I believe they were rumored to be looking into it awhile back)...  Then we'd be able to get an official stable CM9 going rather than relying on nightlies based off the Froyo kernel...  

      • Tatperson

        You mean the One V?

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GU4N7CVDBJXMZOBFO3DMIQZH4 J

          Possibly.  Whichever the budget variant is...  Sorry, having them all be just one random letter - S, V, X...  Especially considering they're not coming to Verizon (my carrier) I really haven't put much effort into remembering which is which...

  • Matt Peterson

    And they bumped my Photon 4g back to Q4 :( is it that hard?

    • Todd

      So this just means we will get ICS on our Mophos when they announce 5.0.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shad0wguy Chris Jutting

      They may as well just come out and admit they won't be giving us Photon users ICS at all, cuz thats pretty much whats happening here.  Looks like I'm going HTC or Samsung next upgrade.

      I love how I find this out after updating to 2.3.5, so I am stuck here til some awesome dev on xda finds a workaround.

  • moelsen8

    it should be embarrassing to motorola that the delay between xoom wifi and vzw xoom could be 5-6 months.  that's un-Fn-believable.

  • yarrellray

    Verizon and Motorola BOTH equally STINK...When June comes we will be waiting longer..

  • mgamerz

    I have no faith in this company anymore, I have made sure to tell anyone who asks me (since I am tech savvy, I get lots of people seeking advice for a phone) never to get a motorola device. I hated them before, but this is just like diarrhea frosting on a sh!t cake.

  • DinoRick

    I'm going to be the guy to complain about "where's the Droid 3?!?"  I got this phone in July and it's only had one update -_- not even one major update... Cyanogenmod 9 for me :)  but it still would be cool to have at least one official update


    Droid 3 nice lol so glad ooos I mean so sad 

  • Deanja

    I wouldn't pay much attention to what Motorola post. Take the Moto Xoom as an example, and in particular I've been monitoring the Xoom we have in Australia. They take one step forward and then two steps backwards with ICS for our model 601. There Australian facebook page says one thing and the official site says something completely different. It was the same with Honeycomb. They blame the carriers one minute and then say it's there internal testing etc.e etc. etc. the biggest laugh being that the Xoom WiFi doesn't go to carriers for testing, just a joke.

  • Gary Patrowicz

    those of us who boght the xoom fe as the ics upgradeable device should be suing moto at this time. this device was sold in q4 of 2011 under the fal;se premise it would be one ofthe first to be upgraded no carrier no blur WTF MOTO SUX

  • Jlufkin8276

    definetly in Q2 means th at 5/21 could still be a valid date.

  • Jason_tom99

    This list is a true joke. It shows the Euro Razr as still in stage 2 and a handful of countries have already had a full release. I'll just keep checking next Thursday

  • Pmcmullin86

    Whining babies. What on earth is so ground breaking that you can't live without ics??