PhoneArena compiled a listing of manufacturers' stances on the Android 4.0/ Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Apparently some of the Android OEMs are hesitant or non-committal on the ICS front. Here's a summary below, and a small chart above with a few specific devices:
- 1. LG = "...currently in the process of planning the ICS OS update for the LG Optimus 2X as well as other LG high-end smartphones."
- 2. HTC = "...has been looking closely at the new OS's features and functionality to determine our upgrade plans. Our goal is to upgrade as many HTC devices as possible and we'll be sharing details on specific devices and timing in the coming weeks!"
- 3. Samsung = Of course they are getting it first on the Galaxy Nexus, but they plan on bringing ICS to all their top-tier Android smartphones, including probably last year's Galaxy S variants. This makes sense considering how closely they have worked with Google on this.
- 4. Motorola = As we reported previously, Moto plans to start rolling out the ICS update approximately six weeks after it is initially launched. It also isn't surprising that Moto could roll this out this quickly, since they are about to be acquired by Google themselves.
- 5. Sony Ericsson = Sony has been fairly concrete on insisting that they intend to upgrade their entire Xperia lineup to ICS, but they have been very vague on a time-frame.
From looking at the chart, it appears that only Motorola devices give us any kind of definitive time-frame to hope for. We will keep you apprised as we find out more.