Last Friday, we shared Motorola's new Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule. Some of you may have noticed that the Droid 3 and the Droid X2 were conspicuously absent from the list. As it turns out, this is because those phones will not be receiving an official version of ICS from Motorola at all. Just recently, the Moto devs shared a statement on their blog "explaining" why. Here's the quote:
So... apparently, according to Motorola, Android 4.0 doesn't really make their Droid 3 or Droid X2 phones any better? Both of these phones are dual-core, and although they only have 512MB of ram each, they should still be able to run ICS just fine, so how on earth did they come to this conclusion? Hmmm... this smells like an excuse, but I am no dev. Can any of you guys make this clearer, or is it "ranting time?"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.