Verizon reveals its Ice Cream Sandwich list: No Motorola DROID 3 or DROID 4

Verizon reveals its Ice Cream Sandwich list: No Motorola DROID 3 or DROID 4
Update: Verizon has added the Motorola DROID 4 to the list (honestly, it wasn't on there originally!). So it is only Motorola DROID 3 owners that can get upset, although that model could be added later.

Verizon has released a list of devices that it says will be receiving the Android 4.0 update. The nation's largest carrier warns those whose phone is not on the current list, like the Motorola DROID 3 and the Motorola DROID 4, that it will be adding to the list over time. As far as a timeframe for when these updates might be disseminated, all Big Red would say is that the update will be released sometime later this year. Of course, each manufacturer also has a say in when the Ice Cream Sandwich update will be rolled out for its devices with HTC models expected to receive Android 4.0 in the first half of this year while Motorola is planning a Q3 rollout of the latest Android build.

The devices on Verizon's list include the HTC ThunderBolt, HTC DROID Incredible 2,HTC Rhyme and HTC Rezound. Motorola devices included are the Motorola DROID BIONIC, Motorola DROID RAZR, Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, and the Motorola Xyboards 8.2/10.1. Other devices on the list include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7/10.1 and the LG Spectrum.

source: Verizon

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38 Comments

1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Soooo is this what was coming? A list? :p

2. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Droid 4 is on there.

4. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

^^^^^ imkyle is correct i just checked the link and the Droid 4 is in fact on the list of upcoming ICS updates.

3. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

I see the Droid 4 on the list. haha

5. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Da da DAAAAA! The Evil Empire strikes again! On an unrelated Note, rooting is awesome!

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Razr update is probably coming sooner than Q3 because Motorola didn't even add it to their software update forum likely being because it's status is soon to change.

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

bummer about the Charge. i guess this means Ma will probably get an Upgrade to the Galaxy Nexus at the end of this month.

8. thisiswang

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 19, 2011

am I dumb or stupid becuse I see Droid 4 on there?

10. davelisa3210

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Rooted my Verizon Xoom, it's oh so sweet!. Verizon can ICS there whole inventory, when the HTC ONE X comes to At&t I'M OUT!!!! Gonna leave my wife and daughter on vzw so I won't loose or unlimited access but I'm gonna surf at&t for all while.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

don't leave for the One. it's not that great and it's likely Verizon will get a variant maybe even with the "true" S4 with Adreno3xx graphics.

21. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Stop being such a Verizon whore! The only reason AT&T changed the processor is for LTE reasons. I would think Verizon would do the same thing if they wanted the phone to use LTE. And from the data shown, the difference is zero.

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

what are you talking about? i don't mind the S4 the One X uses. it's not the final version as it uses Adreno225 graphics but it's still just fine. i'm not complaining about it. i'm just saying there's a chance Verizon will get a better version with the better S4 that Qualcomm will put out and besides that a Verizon customer shouldn't leave for a phone because they'll lose the unlimited data they're probably grandfathered into which is a big deal because Verizon has the best service and for the record i dislike you Forsaken77. you talk a lot of s**t.

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i feel like it might be a RAM thing. the Droid 3 may very well not get it after all. it's a great phone on 2.3.4 though. it may not be quite as fast as my Razr but it was more stable and reliable being on 2.3.4 than this 2.3.5+ crap we've been getting on the Razr.

14. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Sooo, "Open" operating system means no updates for by Droid X2 with its locked bootloader? Obsolete in 9 months or less? Android FAIL. Again.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that has nothing to do with it. the X2 was a mistake and i've said it all along.

32. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

So was Android

39. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

gosh really? :P

16. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Yo VZW, no love for Samsung phones? WTF bro? What kind of bogus favortism is that? This makes me sick.

17. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

With the rate of change for the updates you really aren't missing anything. We'll see how long it takes before "later this year" turns into "Q3 for sure" and then "Definitely Q4."

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's really Samsung. they're kind of bad about updates unlike Moto and HTC.

22. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Yeap Samsung fanboys there you have it they did again! And still think Samsung is the greatest mobile phone company?

19. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

HTC thunderboltand no Droid charge .... WOW!!!!! That was the most problem infested phone of 2011

20. vzwincred

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

i'm tired of not hearing anything about my spectrum. no specific dates?! this is supposed to be a "HIGH END" phone! get with it vzw!

23. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

lg has confirmed that the entire optimus LTE line will be getting ICS in Q2, its on verizon.

31. vzwincred

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

I chatted with one of the LG reps and he said there is no timeline and nothing has been reported. I appreciate the update then!

24. s0rowca

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Samsung released a statement that said they would not do any ics updates to any phones older than the galaxy. That was their (Samsung's) statement not Verizon's or any other carrier for that matter.

25. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

WTF???? Q3 for moto devices? It's ridiculous enough the fact that it takes HTC and others 3-6 months, but 9+, dang. What was the point of google asking the manufacturers to update their devices for 18 months if it is going to take 9 or more months to get the "latest" software? By that time JB will be out. Good thing we have a great dev community. I guess I'll just go ahead and go with the Gnex, no reason to wait for 6-9 months to get an upgrade.

28. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

9 months would put it at the end of Q3. :P Phone Arena errored because there is no time-table from Motorola about Verizon's models with the exception of the Xyboards. Q3 is for other Motorola made handsets like the EU Razr and others.

34. squeeb

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Yep its f**king ridiculous. I'm absolutely done with moto phones now.

26. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Not surprised about the Droid 3. Not enough RAM for it to handle the update most likely.

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