March 6, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
Verizon Wireless is proud to be the first American carrier to offer a smartphone running Android 4.0, but it does not want to stop there. The carrier appears committed to bringing the latest version of the Android Operating System to as many compatible smartphones and tablets as possible. Earlier today, Verizon published a list of smartphones and tablets from the major Android manufacturers that will receive an update to ICS in due time. Most of the devices slated to receive the update are expected, but it is nice to see the ThunderBolt, DROID Incredible 2, and DROID Bionic make the cut.
LG has one lone device scheduled to receive the update to Android 4.0 in the high-end LG Spectrum. Samsung has two tablets in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 expected to run ICS. The Motorola Xoom, DROID Bionic, DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX, DROID 4, DROID XYBOARD 8.2, and XYBOARD 10.1 will each recieve the update. Lastly, four HTC smartphones will receive the update including the ThunderBolt, Rezound, Rhyme, and DROID Incredible 2.
A few smartphones missing from the Verizon list include the Samsung DROID Charge, LG Revolution, Motorola DROID 3, and the Samsung Stratosphere. However, Verizon reminds us that it will continue to update the list as it learns more from the manufacturer about which specific devices will make the list. If your device isn’t mentioned, then there is still a chance it will receive Android 4.0.
Unfortunately, there is no specific time frame mentioned for any of the confirmed Android 2.3 smartphones, but I imagine the roll-out for all will be complete before the year is over.