May 21 AT 7:28 PM Sean Riley 30 Comments

Official Motorola Android 4.0 update list – May


It’s been a few months since we last checked in with the official Android 4.0 update list for Motorola, and in light of recent changes to that list (as well as comments from Motorola on the Android 4.0 update, which we will get to in a moment) it seemed like a good time for a status update.

Will my device be updated?

Motorola has perhaps been the most candid and comprehensive of the major manufacturers when it comes to their Android upgrade process. They outlined their 4-step updating process for everyone back in December and have pretty dutifully maintained the device update page found in their forums.

Unfortunately this has not translated into being the most expedient in actually delivering upgrades to their customers’ devices. To date, the only device that has received its update to Android 4.0 is the WiFi-only XOOM (and only the versions in the US or Canada at that). All other devices remain in either the Development, Evaluation & Planning or Testing phases.

Now, as previously mentioned, there was a blog post from Motorola in the last few days which was designed to make clear why some devices won’t be getting Android 4.0.

You may be wondering why all devices aren’t being upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Here’s the deal. We work very closely with Google and cell phone carriers for every software update. And, 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.Motorola

I know that statement has some people riled up and it’s always irritating to hear that your device won’t be upgraded, but I think it’s a fairly reasonable position. Now, if they start pulling the update plug on popular devices that have the specs to support the next OS, then I’ll pick up a torch and join the angry villagers.

Latest News from Motorola

Motorola devices that have Android 4.0

  • Motorola XOOM WiFi-Only (USA, Canada)

Motorola devices that will receive Android 4.0 during Q2

  • Motorola XOOM WiFi-Only (Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, Japan & LATAM)
  • Motorola XOOM (Verizon)
  • Motorola RAZR (Asia Pacific, Canada, China, EMEA, Japan, Korea & LATAM)
  • Motorola DROID RAZR (Verizon)
  • Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx (Verizon)
  • Motorola MT917 (China)
  • Motorola XT928 (China)

Motorola devices that will receive Android 4.0 during Q3

  • Motorola Atrix 4G (USA)
  • Motorola Atrix 2 (Asia-Pacific, LATAM, USA, and selected other markets)
  • Motorola XOOM Family Edition (USA)
  • Motorola XOOM 2 (Asia Pacific, EMEA, and LATAM)
  • Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition (Asia Pacific, EMEA, and LATAM)
  • Motorola Xyboard 8.2 (USA)
  • Motorola Xyboard 10.1 (USA)
  • Motorola DROID Bionic (Verizon)
  • Motorola DROID 4 (Verizon)
  • Motorola DROID Xyboard 8.2 (Verizon)
  • Motorola DROID Xyboard 10.1 (Verizon)

Motorola devices that will receive Android 4.0 during Q4

  • Motorola Photon 4G (USA)

Phones under evaluation and planning: Might or might not get update, no estimated dates

  • Motorola Atrix/Atrix 4G (Asia Pacific, EMEA and LATAM)
  • Motorola Electrify (USA)
  • Motorola Photon 4G (Japan)
  • Motorola XOOM WiFi + 3G (Asia Pacific, EMEA and LATAM)

Motorola devices that will NOT get updated to Android 4.0

  • Motorola Admiral
  • Motorola Charm
  • Motorola DROID 3
  • Motorola DROID X2
  • Motorola Flipout
  • Motorola Milestone A854/A953
  • Motorola Milestone XT720/XT701/XT711
  • Motorola XT605
  • Motorola XT615 / XT685 / MOTOLUXE
  • Motorola XT882
  • Motorola MT870
  • Motorola Milestone 3
  • Motorola Milestone X2
  • Motorola Pro+
  • Motorola Devour
  • Motorola Cliq XT
  • Motorola i1
  • Motorola Dext
  • Motorola Quench MB501/XT5 XT502/XT3 XT502
  • Motorola Defy Mini
  • Motorola Defy MB525 (Europe & MEA)
Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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