Motorola: no Ice Cream Sandwich if it doesn’t ‘improve’ your device

Motorola: no Ice Cream Sandwich if it doesn’t ‘improve’ your deviceThere are a very small number of Motorola devices on Ice Cream Sandwich at the moment, with the US Wi-Fi only Xoom being the sole beast to receive an official upgrade to Android 4.0.

To be fair, Motorola has been quite open about the procedure and the timings and that, but now it says if your device isn’t improved by Ice Cream Sandwich, you ain’t getting it.

That’s the word from The Official Motorola Blog. Amusingly, the post finishes: “Happy upgrading!” Er, who is that aimed at, exactly?

The meat of the post reads: “You may be wondering why all devices aren’t being upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Here’s the deal. We work very closely with Google and cell phone carriers for every software update. And, obviously we want the new release to improve our devices. If we determine that can’t be done—well then, we’re not able to upgrade that particular device.”

Looking at Motorola’s Android Software Upgrade News page, it appears that the European Motorola Pro+ will now remain on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It was previously listed at the Ice Cream Sandwich planning and evaluation stage.

Otherwise, timings appear to be as previously reported. That means we can still expect Ice Cream Sandwich for the Motorola Razr and Wi-Fi Motorola Xoom in Q2, followed by the Xoom 2 in Q3. The Motorola Atrix and 3G Motorola Xoom, meanwhile, remain at the planning stage. Fingers crossed...

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AhmadCentral  May. 21, 2012 at 14:04

*Reads title*

So that must mean EVERY motorola phone will be getting ICS :P :D

Oh Motorola, what happened to you guys...

JanSt / MOD  May. 21, 2012 at 17:09

I find that quite refreshing :p

CTPAHHIK  May. 21, 2012 at 17:16

They do not want to upgrade phones that do not bring revenue anymore and need a valid excuse.

At least unlock bootloaders and release source for drivers - you schmucks.

JanSt / MOD  May. 21, 2012 at 18:45

They do not want to upgrade phones that do not bring revenue anymore and need a valid excuse.

At least unlock bootloaders and release source for drivers - you schmucks.


+1 and please: not as stupidly as HTC!

Thegwe  May. 24, 2012 at 22:22

Android upgrades are an embarrassing joke and hurts Android value to enterprise

pedrocadiz  May. 27, 2012 at 22:30

Motorola's roll out of ICS is a joke. The UK version of the Xoom is identical hardware to the US version, yet this side of the pond we've to wait an extra six months for the upgrade. Why not just roll out the same as what the US got worldwide?

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