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Motorola details plans to update its phones to Ice Cream Sandwich in 4 to 6 months

0. phoneArena 07 Dec 2011, 13:10 posted on

Motorola enlightened everyone on its plans for updating some of its models to Android 4.0 using four steps to complete the update; based on the time frame for each sequence, we could be looking at about 4-6 months to complete the process, which takes us to May-June...

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posted on 07 Dec 2011, 13:17 5

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


And thats why gnex is a good idea

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 05:41

28. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


gnex? I'm sorry, what is that?

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 05:42

30. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Oh, never mind, good thing this is an old post...

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 13:19 4

2. imkyle (Posts: 1024; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


What happened to "6 weeks" after the code was released? :)

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 13:20 3

3. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I don't ever remember hearing six weeks... I remember hearing Q1 of 2012 but that's it.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 13:56 1

6. santy (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


u r right. They promised to release 6 weeks after source code for ICS was released. Assuming GN releases in next 2 weeks... folks who bought Droid Razr will feel cheated. But this should change in future when google takes over Moto.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 13:25 1

4. bucky (Posts: 1579; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


They will release 42 new devices by then and delay the "old" ones even further. Never again motorola

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 05:41

29. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Says who?

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 18:43

31. bucky (Posts: 1579; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Well, besides myself and the many online complaints there is even one just 2 posts below you...

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 13:34

5. acoers (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


well shoot HASHCODE should have ICS on phones here soon. I know he's already got it on his droid 3 but he's working out the bugs now.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 14:03 3

7. bossmt_2 (Posts: 437; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


So what happens first ICS on another device or Verizon finally releases the Galaxy Nexus?

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 14:10 3

8. c.hack (Posts: 519; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Nice to see my DX2 has been abandoned after 6 months. So lame. Glad I finally switched to the iPhone - at least it will get updates.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 14:36 4

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5958; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"Glad I finally switched to the iPhone - at least it will get updates."

I doubt the owners of 3GS and 4 models will agree with your statement if they were wanting some Siri love.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 15:13 4

13. c.hack (Posts: 519; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Owners of 2+ year old 3GS's got the iOS 5 update (without Siri). That's still a lot more than can be said about any Android phone. Motorola won't even unlock the DX2's bootloader so they can develop Cyanogen for it.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 19:39 1

25. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5958; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


And what if Moto releases ICS for the Droid 1? There are rumblings to that effect on the Droid forums. Moto has been soliciting D1 owners for participation in saturation testing; once accepted, everything else is under NDA, so no project details as yet. Now what was that you were saying about Moto abandoning earlier products?

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 03:04

27. bloodline (Posts: 694; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


they may have got the update but god did it slow the phone down.

IOS is now fragmented because the 3g and 3gs could not handle ios5.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 14:48 2

11. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


What updates did android need to keep bring out? No really how stupid are you? Android had gingerbread this year and will have ICS next year. Only reason to keep releasing updates if there are issues with the last update or software. Google said they want to do a once a year update process.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 15:10 2

12. c.hack (Posts: 519; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


This whole post is about the ICS updates. Read the post before you make witless comments.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 16:46 1

16. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


What your saying is you got a iphone for updates. Have u not read about all the iphone updates? Their to correct the issues with the previous updates, if u like getting updates with problems that need more updates to fix them then you made the right choice. This is about Google getting ICS to maufactors who need to test the updated OS and then pass it to the carrier, then finally after everything is said and done, release it to the public. Dont fix something that isnt broke.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 17:15

18. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Your kinda pointles bank robber because the major ipdates ar not to fix flawes but add features. Otherwise there would be still android 1.456732 and not 4.0. Your ignorent to a pessimist and funny part of this site that say comments that well ar not, not wrong. Well how about half right to a optimist

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 19:33

23. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


He said he ditched his droid for a iphone becuase of updates. Only phone i know that had a issue in not getting a major update on time is the US galaxy S series phone. I dont see how Apple updates to a major update once a year is better then a Android major update once a year. Google shows off the features off the update then sends out the sorce code to be tested and made into a update. For him to say he made his change because of a update is a poor excuse to use.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 14:42

10. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


So much for Q1 for ICS :(

Figures, it was to good to be true. Q2 here we come...lame.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 15:21 1

14. RageQuit (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


I hope the Photon 4G gets it.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 16:47

17. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Same here, Photon baby :)

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 15:37 1

15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3043; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Can't say I'm surprised considering how much of a major update ics is. I can't blame them for wanting to make sure it works properly.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 17:23 2

19. antmiu2 (Posts: 241; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


better get it on ATRIX 4G

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 17:54 2

20. sunilmathew (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


totally with you. i want the update for the first motorola atrix.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 18:50

21. Tatperson (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


They need to release ICS on both the Atrix and the atrix2.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 19:23

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6743; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Yeah me too better bring to my Atrix also

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 19:36

24. networkdood (Posts: 6328; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Well, my RAZR is rooted and I can tether without Verizon pestering me. At least I have my captivate for my flashing needs....ICS is looking good on that phone, so far.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 23:43

26. JayTol (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I'm hoping that my Motorola TRIUMPH will get this ICS update.

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