Motorola Updates ICS Schedule; It’s Not Great News For All

Motorola is really outdoing itself when it comes to transparency with its plans for delivering Ice Cream Sandwich updates to its lineup of existing Android smartphones and tablets. Granted, it doesn’t always have useful information to share on every model, but we love having the official word on so many devices all in one place, so we know just where to check back frequently for the latest updates. Motorola just made some of those changes to its list, and it’s looking like there might be some unfortunate, though not entirely unexpected, news for some of its users.

If you’ve got a Motorola RAZR – the international version – you should be set to get your taste of Ice Cream Sandwich sometime during Q2. With the Ides of March rapidly approaching, those days will be here sooner than you know. From Europe, to Asia, to Canada, it seems that nearly everyone will be getting that update in Q2. That may not be the case for the Droid RAZR on Verizon in the US, though, which is currently still in its “Evaluation & Planning” stage.

Now, for all we know, Motorola could end up assigning the Verizon Droid RAZR that same Q2 ICS availability as the global RAZR, only it’s taking the company longer to commit to such a date. While you could put the blame on Verizon bureaucracy, there likely are some legitimate issues here, due to the LTE radio that only the Verizon RAZR sports. Verizon mentioned ICS for the RAZR last week when it published an official list of handsets that will be making the trip to Android 4.0, but had no ETA to offer.

Source: Motorola

Via: Electronista

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