Motorola promises Ice Cream Sandwich for more Android phones

Motorola adds a number of smartphones to their list of models anticipating Android 4.0

Motorola adds a number of handsets to its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich waiting list.

Motorola has acknowledged a number of smartphones it expects carriers to fill up with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in 2012. Joining the Droid Razr, Motorola Xoom, and Droid Bionic are new and notable handsets such as the Droid Bionic, Droid Razr Maxx , and Droid 4 .

As to when these particular models will see their respective updates, that will vary from device to device. And, considering that most of the smartphones are listed in the "Evaluation & Planning" phase, when may prove to be the second half of the year at the earliest.

Motorola advises that smartphone or tablet owners keeping an eye out for the Android 4.0 update check out the company's forum. Updated this week, it breaks devices down based on region and on the volume of internal memory. As of today, all devices listed with 512MB RAM are under evaluation , awaiting a decision.

Given Motorola's shaky history of software updates, I wouldn't hold my breath over these models. I imagine that Motorola wants to play it safe here and avoid making promises that they may not be able to fulfill.

I'd be curious to hear from some of you who own a Motorola smartphone. How do you feel about waiting until at least the third quarter for your 4.0 update?

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.


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