Motorola explains why it won't update the Motorola DROID 3 and the Motorola DROID X2 to Android 4.0
0. phoneArena 19 May 2012, 12:07 posted on
Friday's updated Android 4.0 update schedule for Motorola practically confirmed that a pair of handsets out for less than a year, the Motorola DROID 3 and the Motorola DROID X2, will not be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich; in a statement, Motorola explains the reasoning behind it's decision...
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59. xmusicianguy (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)
I don't really have a dog in this fight but, I think Motorola COULD run ICS IF they removed the Blur elements that cause the phones to NEED more RAM. I had the Droid X and LOVED it. One of the best phones I've ever had. My friend also has/had a Droid X up until a few weeks ago when he upgraded to a G Nex. I have a Razr Maxx and Bionic. I feel if Motorola would put a more PURE OS on these older phones then ICS would be no problem. But as long as they LOAD down the phones with bloatware and Blur this will always be an issue. People like me will see this too. Probably with Jellybean (FUTURE Google OS). This could ALSO be Verizon making the call for Motorola. To get people to "upgrade" to a new phone. Even though these phones are only a year old. VZW only wants the top-dog phones to see the LATEST updates. Once those phones are not a BIG money/customer bringer then they are of no use. Since VZW DOES have to sign off on a upgrade and Motorola DOESN'T want to piss off Big Red they will do as VZW wants. I would love to see the OFFICIAL specs for running ICS from Google NOT from Motorola. This is like getting facts about smoking Cigrettes from the Tabacco company themselves. It's going to be slanted for sure. Just my 2 cents. I think these phones COULD get the update. Who and WHY the update isn't happening. Only the bigwigs at Motorola REALLY know. They won't REALLY tell either.
61. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
lol moto and you wonder why you making a loss everytime and why you lagging way behind samsung and htc
63. Altair (Posts: 335; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
You guys ever heard about "Planned obsolescence"? Moto just want you to buy more of those crappy phones.
Explanations like "we want to improve plaa plaa". These are just bulls**t talks and some even believes them.
64. Prabs (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
This is annoying. This is why Android users get screwed. People bought this phone less than a year ago and already they are limited by the hardware. Sorry guys. I was planning on getting a razr maxx in a week but that'll be obsolete in six months when Google and Motorola decide 1gb of ram is not enough for their future updates.
65. rcasmus (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 May 2012)
I have a Rezound and had that task killer app on my phone too. I had trouble with the phone rebooting all the time and thought it was a bad phone. Got a new phone from Verizon and had the same problem with the new one. Someone told me the app was the problem so I deleted it 4 weeks ago. My phone has not rebooted one time since and it was rebooting 2x a day before. Get rid of that task killer app.