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Motorola Updates Ice Cream Sandwich Roll Out Schedule

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by Darren Allan, 22 May 2012News

Motorola has updated its global schedule for rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) flavour of Android, to its devices.

And the news for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region is that the Motorola RAZR and XOOM Wi-Fi editions will see the upgrade process starting this quarter, in other words before June is out.

The XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition's roll out is slated to begin in the third quarter of 2012.

Both the XOOM Wi-Fi + 3G, and Motorola Atrix are still in the evaluation and planning phase. That's stage one of the ICS upgrade process, so it'll be a little while before anything happens on the roll-out front.

The Motorola DEFY, DEFY+ and DEFY MINI, FIRE and FIRE XT, Milestone 2, Motoluxe, and Motorola Pro+ will unfortunately not be making the Ice Cream transition, and will remain on Gingerbread.

In a blog post, Motorola explained: "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."

Or to put it another way, if the phone's going to run like a three-legged donkey after a belly full of ice cream, then Motorola won't be feeding the beast that particular dessert.

Source: Motorola Blog

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