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

42. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Ok Verizon, when? Soon can mean tomorrow, six months, or mean before year end.

40. cr8tive007

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP!!!!!!! Total bullish!t!!! When I bought my RAZR the sold me on the fact that ICS was coming out in JANUARY!!! NOT sometime in the future after March... the phones they will have out by that time will be soooooo much faster and have JB software already installed... what the hell I'm gonna do with ICS? thanks a lot for nothing...

36. aar0983

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

sorry for the noob question but does it matter that my phone is rooted? Will I still get the update and install it without problems? Sent from my Doid Bionic!!!

37. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you'll have to unroot before you install the update.

35. cappy718

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Hey phone arena...fix this correct and change that the droid 4 will get it, not just the snippet inside the article...still says it on the outside of the article on homepage...

29. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

in my eyes this is not fast enough. they all need to be working night and day to get these things up to par. we dish out a lot of money for smartphones. we expect them to be up to snuff. i feel sorry for all the poor bastards that still have droid 2/2g/r2d2s. anyone know if there is a fix for that?

33. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Yeah get an iPhone. You will actually get updates when the new OS rolls out, and not 12 months later (if you're lucky) like with android. A 2 year old iPhone 3GS still gets updates, but my 9 month old droid DX2 is obsolete and abandoned.

41. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

i will not get an ipod with a phone feature. they are so boring. i had one for a week and i went back to my razr. in order to get it to do what i wanted i had to jail break it. with any droid i dont need to do that. iphone is a great basic smartphone for those that dont know how to run a tv remote.

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.

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.

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.

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!

19. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

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

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?

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

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.

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.

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