Motorola has become something of a whipping boy when it comes to Android updates, though not undeservedly so. When they revealed a release schedule for Ice Cream Sandwich that put most current models at a post-summer release, owners were less than thrilled. Moto has updated its outlook, but unless you have the international Motorola RAZR (not Verizon’s DROID RAZR) things still aren’t looking that great. As a developer device, the XOOM tablet’s WiFi version already has Ice Cream Sandwich, but everyone else is waiting for an OTA update – and they’ll be doing so for quite a while.
RAZR owners in Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, China, Japan, South Korea, and the Asia Pacific region can expect an Ice Cream Sandwich update in the second quarter, i.e. between April and June. US Owners of the XOOM Family Edition and Chinese owners of the esoteric MT917 and XT928 can expect an upgrade in the same time period. US owners of the ATRIX, ATRIX 2 and Photon 4G will get ICS in the third quarter of 2012, between July and September. Both versions of the XOOM 2 and the XYBOARD, as well as Verizon’s DROID XYBOARDs, will also be upgraded in the third quarter.
Everyone else is either denied an official upgrade or up in the air. Notable phones that are still in the “wait and see” stage are the DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX and DROID 4, all of which will probably see an upgrade eventually. Older phone like the DROID X2, Motorola Electrify and the Milestone 3/DROID 3 are less likely. Anything older than about summer 2011 is pretty much out of luck, including the DROID 2/Milestone 2 and DROID 2 Global. You can see the full list, including a country-by-country breakdown, at Motorola’s website.