Android ICS coming to Motorola devices

Android ICS coming to Motorola devicesYou know that thing where someone gives you something with one hand, then takes away with the other? That.

Motorola has announced that it's going to be rolling out updates of Google's new Ice Cream Sandwich OS a mere six weeks after Google officially releases it. All good so far.

The problem comes in the fact that so far it's only confirmed for the US, and given Motorola's past form there's every chance it'll be longer than that before the update rolls out to us UK types. Which means there'll be no Ice Cream Sandwich under UK Moto users' Christmas trees, most likely.

Motorola confirmed the six-week turnaround via Twitter, saying: "we'll be releasing devices for ICS 6 weeks after Google releases the final version of it." A further tweet specified that the Droid RAZR, Droid Bionic and the Xoom tablet will be first in the queue.

Considering that the Xoom is the only one of those three actually available in the UK right now, we'd say it's all but certain the update will only be swinging our way early next year. Oh well.

Having said that, it's good that Motorola is pushing ICS out (especially since it's now in bed with Google) and we hope Brits will get it ASAP. Particularly since Samsung, Sony Ericsson and HTC are on board now too.

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markthema3  Oct. 25, 2011 at 18:28

Yeah right. As if there won't be a rom out the day after the update gets pushed to US models..

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 23:15

^^ Are we skipping over the warranty issues then?

If you're going to mention unofficial firmware/Custom ROM flashing, please also mention to people that their warranty should be considered finished, post-fiddling. Don't give me some rant about how to get it back either, things can (and do), go wrong in a way which makes your warranty unrecoverable, on every (I'm 99% sure it's every), Android device available to date.


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