The question that every Android owners asks when a new version of the operating system is released is of course “when do I get it?”. Well unless you are in a position to get the latest Nexus device, unfortunately you are going to have to wait to hear from your OEM and carrier as to whether or not you will get the latest and greatest Android has to offer at all.
Today Verizon released a list of current, in market, devices that they plan on rolling out the ICS update to, and there are some surprises on it.
For HTC devices, we will see Android 4.0 on the Thunderbolt, Incredible 2, Rhyme and Rezound. Sorry original Incredible owners. For Motorola devices we will see it on the XOOM, Bionic, RAZR, RAZR MAXX, DROID 4 and XYBOARD tablets. Sorry DROID X, DROID X2, and DROID 3 owners. For Samsung devices it looks like only the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.7 will see it. No DROID Charge. From LG, only the Spectrum will receive ICS.
I am pretty amazed that the Droid 3 and the X2 won’t be getting Android 4.0, but I suppose that Motorola and Verizon have their reasons for this decision. And of course there were no dates given for these updates, but let’s hope they happen before Q3 of this year.
Ice Cream Sandwich Coming to Many Verizon Wireless Smartphones
Verizon Wireless will deliver a tasty treat to many smartphone and tablet customers this year – Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).
It’s a frozen snack that many in the Android community have been eager to try since ICS launched in December 2011 on the Galaxy™ Nexus™ by Samsung. The redesigned user interface includes many cool enhancements, including upgraded multitasking capabilities, notifications and Web browsing.
Wondering if your device will receive Ice Cream Sandwich? Here’s a list of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE devices currently scheduled to be upgraded.
- HTC ThunderBolt™
- DROID Incredible 2 by HTC
- HTC Rhyme™
- HTC Rezound™
- Motorola XOOM
- DROID BIONIC™
- DROID RAZR™
- DROID RAZR™ MAXX™ DROID 4 DROID XYBOARD 8.2
- DROID XYBOARD 10.1
- Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1
- Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7
- Spectrum™ by LG
We will continue to update this list as additional details become available throughout the year. Also, follow @VZWNews on Twitter for additional upgrade announcements.