Motorola makes it official: No ICS for Motorola ATRIX 4G, Motorola Electrify and Motorola PHOTON 4G
0. phoneArena 28 Sep 2012, 23:50 posted on
Last week, we told you the bad news that Motorola had apparently delayed or changed its intentions on updating certain models to Android 4.0; on Friday, the manufacturer officially announced on Friday that three models are out of the running for the update...
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38. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
I guess it's time for Samsunng devices. I was seriously contimplating buying a Motorla device because of the lack of manufacturer UI but they can't even update devices that are a year old. I know I can root my devices, but sometimes I just want the manufacturers to suport the customers.
39. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Great, now I will have to do something with my Photon 4G. Screw this crap, my mind is already set on the BB10 touch. But maybe something will change, ether way this would never make me ever want a iPhone or windows phone. Its ether Android or BlackBerry.
42. axllebeer (Posts: 266; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
I'm personally happy with my HTC LTE Evo. If it never recieves any major OS upgrade to whatever Google has up their pants then whatever. Coming from BB its more than capable as is. If the time comes that its not, then a ROMing I will go...
43. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
If they won't give us OCS then they should at least give us the source files so we can have XDA make a nice ICS for for these phone.
46. Rockymountain (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Luckily I have already decided to move to AT&T Data Share from my Sprint Family Plan. It is cheaper and I might actually get decent speed from the network. Sprint is so slow the unlimited data plans means nothing! Part of this move is getting rid of Motorola and Android and move to iPhones and Nokia on iO6 and Windows. I have already started porting all my company systems from Google to Microsoft. With all the negatives Microsoft still delivers a system that is compatible with what we use in the real business world (Office) and offers stability and proper support.
47. gallitoking (Posts: 4693; Member since: 17 May 2011)
another reason I moved from Moto about a year ago..
49. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
this news should only help Samsung and HTC grow even more in the US... rest of the world they barely exist lol and they screwing the phone country they have a chance in well my guess is there hope of becoming profitable is looking even slimmer, now.
54. armoredmeat (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Excuse me, does anyone know which way the Samsung booth is...
the $100 back for turning in my old phone for a new one isnt going to keep me, Sprint only has the Phone Q and I am not a slider user.
55. dex-4 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
It's funny how Google wanted to support phones for 18 months with updates and now they are apart of Motorola, they decide to not to give any support. This group really has an integrity issue.
68. gallitoking (Posts: 4693; Member since: 17 May 2011)
thats because Motorola was adquire for its patents.. so far no Nexus from Moto.. no timely updates.. I feel Sorry for Moto and milk the RAZR brand or they will the next HTC
57. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6900; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
I knew this shyt was comming. I'm SO DONE WITH MOTOROLA only doing upgrades for their 2012 device NOT 2011. WELL FCK U MOTOROLA i will never support u or buy our sorry ass phones. You only put your good RAZR AND RAZR HD MAXX on Verizon. I'm moving on to SONY THE HELL WITH MOTOROLA Atrix is my last phone
69. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
Xperia V , anyone else? Free Jellybean on release!
71. snowgator (Posts: 3342; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Sometimes I feel so in the minority.
Sniggly's point of Motorola promising ICS to these devices is certainly legitimate, and I will not defend that. As a side note, I am truly happy to see those posters slamming other device makers for not upgrading current handsets also being fair and bashing Moto. I appreciate and respect consistency.
My only question: As a Moto fan from afar, are the Atrix series and the Photon running poorly? Are there problems which needs to be fixed that aren't? It seems to me these are solid running devices. ICS may not be the beat all end all on these devices, and if they run well there may be something to be said for that "why argue with success" idea. Upgrades need to serve a purpose. Otherwise, they are not upgrades. Trust me. As a WP 7.5 user, I got bent over and shown the bad side of upgrades with the "wrong kernal" excuse to keep WP 8 from my Focus S. The modest 7.8 upgrade will be something, but not what could have been. But my "S" runs well, so I am not in a hurry to dump it despite the disappointment.
There is always something better coming. If the Moto in your hands works well, enjoy it until something you like better becomes available. If I feel the need to jump on Android from WP, Moto is still high on my list. This truly doesn't keep me from seeing the high quality of hardware they put out and how far they have come with the software.
72. theo14461 (Posts: 191; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
It's because Motorola sucks! Stick with Samsung or Apple.
73. rufusx (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Sep 2012)
Maybe the real problem is with Google and Android. Google doesn’t really care which phones get updated. They only care about how many phones have Android installed on it. At the last Google I/O conference they said 1 million Android devices are activated everyday. Do you think they are all ICS or Jelly(has)been? NO. Probably the majority are 2.3 Gingerbread. The numbers are inflated just to make them look like Android is superior to iOS in popularity. Well fellow Android suckers, Google gives out open source Android to cheap Chinese manufacturers for free and these manufacturers flood the market with crap devices. We are all being brought into the Android cesspool and where soon all our money and time will get sucked into it. Just stop and consider how risky it is to buy an Android phone with the hope that you will get some kind of update next year. It is just ridiculous, and you think Google really cares whether your phone gets updated? You have to admit Apple makes Google look like a huge stinking dung pile when it comes to updating and supporting their products. I know it’s painful to swallow, but at least you know that the money you have invested into a new Apple product results in getting a few updates that improve/fix the product. Google is just causing a disposable phone industry to develop and they don’t really care. They are all about the numbers and the money that is flowing out of our accounts into Google’s. I’m beginning to think Google has made me a sucker!!! No more Android for me!
79. cscmf99 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Oct 2012)
No MOTOROLA in my lifetime. Please boycott MOTOROLA. This company has violates the basic bussines rule - keeping its promise. There is NO return. This company has to understand the price to pay to cheat its customers. I will tell all people I know to not to buy its product. I think even Google sells Motorola off to other company, I will still NOT to buy anyting from it.
80. cscmf99 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Oct 2012)
i think the other way for MOTOROLA can sooth some of us a little bit is - open the source or give the drivers of the camera, fingerprint and CPU to XDA forum so that the geeks there can cook something for us.
If Motorola does that, we can still have sort of ICS or even Jelly Bean. Those roms can be even better than stock rom. Of course, those people flash a customized rom should bear their own risks.