If Android 4.0 Will Not Improve Devices Motorola Will Not Upgrade Them

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With Motorola and Google being so close to each other lately one would except Motorola smartphones to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates quickly, and to all capable devices. While the phone maker has a pretty neat list in place (check source) for you to follow every movement regarding a platform refresh for a specific phone, they made a statement addressing those who can’t find their phone names and Android 4.0 mentioned on the same page.

The wording is simple and needs no explanation: “obviously we want the new release to improve our devices. If we determine that can’t be done—well then, we’re not able to upgrade that particular device”. Sound cruel for those who own un-improvable devices even with Ice Cream Sandwich but it also sounds very logical and with common sense. No OEM will sacrifice the usability or affect the overall user experience just to roll out the latest platform. Of course, there’s plenty of room for debate here with low-end Android phones — like the new HTC Desire C — running ICS without problems but then again OEMs have to sell new devices too.

Source: Motorola (1)(2)

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