Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich Updates Status by Manufacturer

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  1. dgstorm

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    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.

    Source: PhoneArena
     
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    No droid 3 on there.... :( sigh. I freaking hate my phone
     
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    I had read earlier that Droid 3 was gonna be one of the first 4 moto phones to get it.

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  4. JohnDroid

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    Good list, at least as a starting point. Thanks!
     
  5. tjk629

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    What does LG consider high end? To my knowledge they got two in the USA with the bulk in SK.

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  6. Mortalys77

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    Not what they said at all. They said they would give a more accurate time by 6 weeks after ICS launches.
     
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    If Google hold manufacturers to their 18 month support plan, Droid 3 WILL get an update.

    Curious, what do you hate about the Droid 3?
     
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    where did you see a list of specific models?
    sorry, missed the photo at the top. it's really turning out like moto is treating the d3 like the red eyed cycloptic step-child of the family, ain't it.
     
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    My guess would be the D3 and the Bionic see it within days of one another, if not at the same time. Reason why? The D3 and the Bionic run almost the same darn ROM.
     
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    Ice cream and bootloaders and Motorola
     
  11. JohnnytheK

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    A lot of phones aren't getting ICS l love. T-Bolt, Charge, X2.


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    This list isn't complete. At all. So i wouldn't worry yet. Both the Transformer and Transformer Prime have already commited to upgrading to ICS. I'm sure there are many phone left off the list or simply without an "official" announcement yet.
     
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    I hope the D3 gets the update
     
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    Too Bad... I was hoping there would be a little love for this Thunderbolt...
     
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    True, and even when Moto puts it out, which could be a couple months after Google releases it, it will likely take VZW another few months to put the update out. Look at the TBolt. It got GB finally, very recently, right before ICS is slated to drop.
     
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