Motorola’s Droid X2 came out just last May, and with Google making its Android 4.0 announcement only five months later in October, owners of the then-still-new handset probably thought that an update bringing their phones up to Ice Cream Sandwich was all but a given. In reality, though, it hasn’t been so cut-and-dry, and the list Motorola has been keeping to let users know about its plans for ICS updates still lists the Droid X2 along with all the other 512MB RAM Motorolas as in its “Evaluation & Planning” stage, meaning Motorola has yet to officially commit to delivering the update. Today, we look at a find that seems to claim that Motorola actually has decided the fate of the Droid X2, and it’s one without Ice Cream Sandwich in its future.
As the story goes, one Motorola user was upset with the manufacturer dragging its feet to start offering bootloader unlocks, as well as deliver some of these ICS updates, and wrote to the Better Business Bureau with his complaints. The BBB passed his words on to Motorola, which wrote back with a response. That follow-up letter seems to confirm that there’s no ICS coming for the Droid X2.
Motorola doesn’t give a very strong answer on the bootloader issue, and at first seems to be avoiding any kind of commitment one way or the other regarding ICS for the smartphone, writing that it isn’t on the list of models that will get ICS. After all, lists readily change, and Motorola is well able to release an update without publicly disclosing work on it first. Any hope we had read into that ambiguous answer was quickly dashed, when the letter adds in no uncertain terms that the Droid X2 “will remain on Gingerbread”.
Now we’re extra curious about what’s going to happen with the rest of those 512MB models, like the Droid 3. Has Motorola already decided their fates, as well?