Motorola delays or cancels Android 4.0 update for some devices

Motorola delays or cancels Android 4.0 update for some devices
Motorola has revised the timeline of its upcoming software updates, and we need to warn you that many people are not going to be happy. The recently announced Motorola DROID RAZR HD and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD are going to get updated to Android 4.1. That seems a slam dunk. After that, the news gets a littlre grimmer. The Motorola ATRIX 4G and the Motorola ATRIX 2, both once expected to have an update to Android 4.0 in the third quarter, are now listed as "further plans coming soon." This sounds like the Android 4.0 update is quickly slipping away for these devices as well as for the Motorola PHOTON 4G and the Motorola Electrify. The latter two have the same comment next to their name.

The new timeline does show Q4 Android 4.0 updates for the Motorola DROID BIONIC and the Motorola XOOM Family Edition. Stuck on Android 2.3 are the Motorola DROID 3, Motorola CLIQ 2, Motorola Admiral, Motorola DROID 2 Global, Motorola DROID 2, Motorola DROID PRO, and the Motorola DROID X2..

Okay, we get that the Motorola DROID X2 might not qualify and we can almost accept that the Motorola DROID 3 is stuck on Gingerbread. But the Motorola ATRIX 2 is less than a year old. And now that Motorola is focusing on Android 4.1 updates for its just introduced phones, does the manufacturer really have the heart to worry about Android 4.0 on its older models?

source: Motorola via AndroidCentral

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53 Comments

51. BomberXL

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

the Atrix is a flagship phone.. honestly... i got it at release, and with my use, iv probably beaten it to a pulp. and still today, it runs as smooth as the day i got it. when the first update came out for it, i was excited, but i thought it was going to be left behind amongst the ranks, but really, this phone is very good, and still does me wonders... i really hope Motorola doesnt cop out on that 4.0, because i was hoping for that these past months in hopes of not being left in the dust till my next upgrade. that $100 is s**t to me. Motorola has kept me happy... until now

50. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

damm no moto 4 me

49. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Wow what a kick in the teeth, my poor Photon 4g. I was in the last beta and when the 1st update came out , it had bugs and issues. Took Motorola a whole month to gives us (beta testers) a update for the fix. My Photon has stood the huge test for build quality but this is just bad, now im hoping for Motorola to just stick their handsets on Verizon so other carriers can offer only phones that will get updated.

39. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

4th qt is too late Motorola I'M DONE WITH YOUR SLOW ASS. YOU CAN't give your RAZR LINE 4.0 first the phones that came out before the RAZRS SHOULD GET 4.0 I'm NEVER GOING TO BUY A MOTOROLA PHONE EVER. Plus they give all the good RAZRS too Verizon. From now on I'm going to buy SONY at least they give their iON 4.0 FCK U MOTOROLA

53. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The Ion hasn't gotten ICS yet. There hasn't even been any news about the Ion getting ICS yet.

38. agarcia820

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 23, 2012

I got the DROID4 and it received ICS in August and since then, IT HAS BEEN CRAP, constant freeze, forcelose, and even constant self resetting. Moto hasnt fixed it and it's been well over a month.

33. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

No big deal - go to XDA and get cm9/10....enjoy

32. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

This lack of updates is starting to become an annoyance.

26. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Wooow Motorola just yesterday you were taking jibe at Apple for their pathetic imaps, and here you're unable to update phone like atrix 2 to icecream sandwich leave alone jellybean........... At least Apple is updating it's three years old phone to ios 6............ So motorola please improve your service, work for satisfaction of customers, and I'm sure you will also be having cult following which Apple and samsung is having...............

24. thelegend6657 unregistered

Even after google bought Motorola Moto hasnt changed its habit A leopard cannot change its spots Dissapointed

22. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Cue Mxy coming in and crying about Motorola screwing over its customers despite the fact that there is no confirmation whether the updates have actually been canceled. Perhaps they're going to skip the phones right to Jelly Bean instead. Google did kind of throw a wrench into the works by releasing it so soon. And I'm not personally affected by this either. My Atrix has been running Jelly Bean for over a month now.

40. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm done with Motorola Sniggly you should be too and furious at them from now updating their 2011 device that DESERVE THE 4.0 update first. I'm moving on to SONY I won't support them or buy if they make A NEXUS phone

52. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Furious? Why should I be furious? Motorola's been going through upheaval for years. They're in the middle of an overhaul by Google. Hell, during that time they've actually kept a pretty good record of getting models updated on a relatively timely basis. Besides, you better check the top of the main page now; seems there's an update on the Atrix 2 at least. And for the record, my next phone is likely to be a Razr Maxx HD.

18. yoyo93

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2012

Motorola are disgusting they release ics for the Atrix 2 in India but are just being d**kheads.

17. wendygarett unregistered

be positive mind and think that it is actually a good news :) because moto user will get free $100 device that moto promise :D

12. Techboi

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Wow no ics for my photon then huh smh

10. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I wonder when the RAZR will get JellyBean......

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

I've been wondering that myself. The only phones Motorola has slated for Jellybean are the newest 3. The Razr & Razr Maxx almost seem like no-brainers for JB considering how well they sold, but with Motorola, you never know. One also has to wonder about the Atrix HD. I think they're really dropping the ball here.

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Motorola has actually slated that most of their 2011 line-up will get the JB treatment. that may be why select devices have "further plans coming soon"

34. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have JB on my RAZR with working camera and data.

46. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lemme guess the Sep 22nd build of CM10. how'd you get your data working? that was a problem for me.

48. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

This from the company that told us we would have it "6 weeks" after release. Love my Razr....my last Motorola device.

6. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I have a question here, if I flashed a device with a custom ROM, will it be sim-unlocked?

23. antmiu2

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

no, but you can simply buy a unlock code for about 3 bucks on ebay

25. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

ohh, okay :) THANKS! do you think, any carrier would give me a free unlock code if I asked them one?

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

its obvious they are focusing on fulfilling the promise of the new line up.....if they fail to deliver there it will be hell to pay..... so cant blame them about that

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Once the handset is sold, it becomes yesterday's news. The manufacturer is always looking to future sales. Bad news for owners of the handsets not getting the ICS love, though.

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

its not that they wont be getting no love at all......just not right now lol

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If no love now, love in the future is even more problematic. He loves me; he loves me not....

19. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

lol.......well hopefully they will deliver on both promises

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