February 15, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
Throughout the next couple of months, Motorola engineers will be hard at work implementing Android Ice Cream Sandwich on various devices. Android 4.0 already began rolling out to the Motorola XOOM WiFi model in January in the United States, but that is the only Motorola branded device so far running the latest version of Android. However, that is set to change as Motorola announced additional devices expected to reap the benefits of ICS and the expected release dates for previously announced devices.
To begin, let’s take a look at which devices are expected to receive Android 4.0 starting in Q2 of 2012. The list of Q2 devices includes the Motorola XOOM WiFi in non-US markets, Motorola XOOM family edition, MT917, XT928, and the RAZR in non-US markets. In Q3, the update for ICS will drop for the Atrix 2, Atrix 4G, Photon 4G, and the XOOM 2. Other devices such as the XOOM 2 family edition, Xyboard 8.2, Xyboard 10.1, DROID 4, DROID BIONIC, DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX, Electrify, and Motorola XOOM 3G are each expected to receive the update at an undisclosed time frame.
It’s definitely disappointing for early adopters of the DROID 4, DROID RAZR, and DROID RAZR MAXX that their update will come far down the line, even though the hardware is top-notch. Hopefully Motorola will be able to expedite the update process for the last several devices, but at the very least, it was nice to see the company be forward with its expectations.