By 16 February 2012 | Categories: news


At the end of last year both Samsung and Sony Ericsson had revealed their list of mobile devices and the time-frame by which they will be updating the software to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Now, Motorola Mobility has announced which of its smartphones and tablets it will be upgrading to the latest version of Google’s popular mobile operating system (OS).

The US company confirmed said that the DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX, DROID 4, DROID BIONIC, DROID XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1, as well as the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi + 3G/4G will all be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

When it comes to the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, Motorola Mobility stated that the Motorola RAZR ICS update rollout begins in Q2 2012. Tablet users employing the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi only MZ604 can expect to upgrade to ICS during the same period, but Motorola Xoom 2 (as well as Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition) owners will have to wait a little longer, since the ICS deployment for their devices only begins in Q3 2012.

Unfortunately for smartphone owners using a Motorola Atrix MB860/MB861, their ICS upgrade is still in the planning phase, with further details to follow at a later stage. Another device whose ICS update is also still on the drawing board is Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi + 3G MZ601.

Devices not on the guess list for the Ice Cream Sandwich bash

According to Motorola Mobility some devices will not be updated to ICS, with the Defy+ MB526, Milestone 2 A953 and Defy Mini all remaining on Android 2.3, whilst Milestone A853 users will have to be content with Android 2.2 (Froyo). The Motorola Flipout MB511 will not be updated beyond Android 2.1 (Eclair) and the same goes for the Milestone XT720 as well as the Charm MB502. Older devices such as the Backflip MB300 will remain on Android 1.5 (Cupcake).
In other Android related news Samsung recently unveiled the successor to company’s original Galaxy Tab, the 7" Galaxy Tab 2 which runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich.


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