We’re expecting the Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2 (and Media Edition), and the Motorola RAZR to be served Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) fairly soonish. In the meantime, Moto has scribbled about its plans on the Inside Motorola blog.
Also, in what we’re perceiving as a bid to stop Moto peeps whining about the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich, the US manufacturer has gone into a bit of detail about the process. Patience, people.
Motorola explains that simply because Ice Cream Sandwich has launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, that doesn’t mean the latest version of Android is suddenly available for everyone.
No siree. The joint launch was the result of months of hard work, and only now that the source code has been released can other manufacturers begin the process themselves.
What process? This process:
- Merge and adapt the new release for different device hardware architecture(s) and carrier customizations
- Stabilize and ‘bake’ the result to drive out bugs
- Submit the upgrade to the carriers for certification
- Perform a Customer pre-release
- Release the upgrade
So the message from Motorola is essentially: keep your hair on, you filthy animals.