Verizon reveals list of devices to receive Ice Cream Sandwich – not looking good

March 6, 2012
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Verizon has just released some information today regarding their lineup of Android smartphones. Detailing what devices will get the tasty treat we all know and love that is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. According to Verizon most of their recent devices will see updates, as well as older phones like the ThunderBolt but surprisingly many didn't make the cut.

Verizon knows many Android fans have been patiently waiting for updates and even though HTC, Motorola and others have outlined when or what will be updated -- Verizon decided to ease everyone's mind and give us additional details and confirmation too. Check it out:

HTC:
HTC ThunderBolt™
DROID Incredible 2 by HTC
HTC Rhyme™
HTC Rezound™

Motorola:
Motorola XOOM
DROID BIONIC™
DROID RAZR™
DROID RAZR™ MAXX™
DROID 4
DROID XYBOARD 8.2
DROID XYBOARD 10.1

Samsung:
Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7

LG:
Spectrum™ by LG

At first glance this is going to make many owners extremely unhappy. Obviously this is the initial list but it doesn't appear that they'll be adding any to the short list either. Devices like the DROID Charge, LG Revolution, DROID X, DROID X2 (dual-core), DROID 3 and many others all seem to be missing. Does this mean something as new as the DROID 3 wont get Android 4.0 ICS from Motorola? That would be depressing.

Motorola seems to missing many devices from that list, and this is only on Verizon. Moto themselves released a similar list a few weeks back (link below) that also didn't give any details regarding many of these same devices. Not to mention Samsung has claimed they'll update with the "Value Pack" bringing many of the Ice Cream Sandwich features to their Android 2.3 Gingerbread devices -- but wont actually update some of those. Many Samsung phones could all handle the update with ease too.

Thoughts?


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  • http://www.facebook.com/coreyvallejo Corey Vallejo

    I knew I was doing the right thing when I got rid of my Droid 3. Big promises from Motorola, big let down in reality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Anurag.Dalmia Anurag Dalmia

    Samsung Sucks a big time because of its rigidity to not to remove its Launcher……If removed many of its old devices are capable of handling ICS with ease..

  • thc

    The list there is only 4glte devices. I’m sure others will be added later.

    • http://twitter.com/urgan urgan

      Incorrect. The Dinc2 is not 4g.

      • Mandyyymillerrr

        i wish my droid incredible 2 was 4g, but im stoked for this update! WOO

  • http://twitter.com/dangelo124 dangelo124

    hurry up cm9

  • Earllynch00

    Samsung strikes again and again and again…………………………….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713811248 Hector Lugo

    Glad to see my LG Spectrum, which I like a lot, on the list, but when?

  • Big G Mac71

    Just wondering if the galaxy s will be able to get ics or not. does anybody know for sure or is it all heresay just now. cheers.

  • Guest

    If you owned/ran the company… which would you do?
    1.  Try to encourage users to buy your new hardware.
    2.  Offer updates free to directly discourage customer from buying your new hardware.

    If you pick #2… I would fire you on the spot.

    • tp

      although by them not supporting relatively new phones makes me not too eager to buy an android phone again….

  • Guest

    Huge disappointment my Samsung Charge updated this morning but not to the Android 4.0. My phone is not even a year old…thanks for nothing, Samsung. iPhone users never have to deal with this crap. I’m switching over when my contract is up.

  • Tinkerballa

    I think they need to get it on the Stratosphere….for real….,