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Motorola Phones Getting Official Android 4.0 ICS Update

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Motorola has announced the List devices that will be getting the Next Android update and when will that happen. Motorola has categorized the update phase in 4 Stages.

The duration of each cycle varies and in some cases is dependent on our carrier partners’ requirements. As our products complete each phase, we get closer to releasing upgrades and therefore we can provide a better estimate as to its availability.

  • PHASE 1 – EVALUATION & PLANNING: During this phase, we evaluate the benefits, technical issues and user experience of an upgrade. Generally, we are not able to provide release dates in this stage. There are also some cases in which we can state that an upgrade will happen but are not able to provide a release date. Please note that some products that enter the Evaluation and Planning phase may not complete the upgrade cycle.
  • PHASE 2 – DEVELOPMENT: This phase represents the development of the software upgrade. When a device is in the Development Phase, we will provide an estimated calendar quarter for its availability. This date and the development activities are subject to change.
  • PHASE 3 – TESTING: Testing is an important phase to ensure that an upgrade works properly and delivers an improved experience. Testing time may vary depending on the device and carrier requirements. Once a potential upgrade enters this phase, Motorola Mobility will provide the approximate month that we expect an over-the-air (OTA) upgrade to become available to consumers. Availability still depends upon completion of testing and certification by carriers or relevant authorities.
  • PHASE 4 – AVAILABLE: Once the upgrade is approved by the carrier or local regulators, Motorola Mobility will note on this site that the software is available. In most cases, consumers will receive a notification on their device that the OTA upgrade is available. An available upgrade or update may be rolled out over a period of time in order to best manage the deployment volume and experience. At times, a small testing group is provided the upgrade before it’s made available to a larger group. On your Motorola Android Phone or Tablet, you can go to Settings ⇒ About Phone/Tablet ⇒ System Updates to manually check for an OTA upgrade. All estimated release dates are based on available information and are subject to change.

Most of the Devices in the list are either in Phase 1 or Phase 2 and the First for the Android 4.0 updates that you will start to see in your Android devices will be starting in the 2nd quarter of this year (After April).

Motorola had previously mentioned on their Blog that DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX, DROID 4, DROID BIONIC, DROID XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1, and MOTOROLA XOOM WiFI + 3G/4G will be upgraded to ICS and there was no news about the Droid 3, Atrix 1 & 2, Photon etc.

I just hope they hurry up with the updates as the news coming in is Android 5.0 will be out in the Q2 of this year with dual booting Chrome OS (just a rumor).

List of Motorola Android Devices Getting Updated

Updates are categorized According to RAM

The following products have a minimum of 1G of RAM.

Device Name Country
Current Phase Expected Timing
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi Only USA Available Rollouts began in January 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi Only Asia Pacific, Canada, China, EMEA, Japan &  LATAM Development Rollouts begin in Q2 2012.
MOTOROLA RAZR Asia Pacific, Canada, China, EMEA, Japan, Korea & LATAM Development Rollouts begin in Q2 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM Family Edition USA Development Rollouts begin in Q2 2012.
MT917 China Development Rollouts begin in Q2 2012.
XT928 China Development Rollouts begin in Q2 2012.
ATRIX 2 Asia-Pacific, LATAM, USA, and selected other markets Development Rollouts begin in Q3 2012.
ATRIX 4G MB860 USA Development Rollouts begin in Q3 2012.
PHOTON 4G USA Development Rollouts begin in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM 2 Asia Pacific, EMEA, and LATAM Development Rollouts begin in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM 2 Media Edition Asia Pacific, EMEA, and LATAM Development Rollouts begin in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XYBOARD 8.2 USA Development Rollouts begin Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XYBOARD 10.1 USA Development Rollouts begin Q3 2012.
ATRIX / ATRIX 4G MB860/MB861/ME860 Asia Pacific, EMEA and LATAM Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
DROID 4 USA Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
DROID BIONIC USA Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
DROID RAZR USA Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
DROID RAZR MAXX USA Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
DROID XYBOARD 8.2 USA Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
DROID XYBOARD 10.1 USA Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
ELECTRIFY USA Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
PHOTON 4G Japan Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi + 3G  MZ600 USA Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi + 3G Asia Pacific, EMEA and LATAM Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.

The following products have 512MB of RAM.

Device Name Country
Current Phase Expected Timing
ADMIRAL USA Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
DROID 3 USA Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
DROID X2 USA Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
MILESTONE 3 / MOTOROLA XT860 China, LATAM, and North America Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
MILESTONE X2 USA Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
MT870 China Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
MOTOROLA PRO+ Worldwide Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
XT605 LATAM Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
XT615 / XT685 / MOTOLUXE Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, and selected other markets Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.
XT882 China Evaluation & Planning Further details to follow.

Updates are categorized According to Region.

The table below includes a listing of Motorola Mobility’s devices by region and their latest available software upgrade.  Please look under the appropriate geographic region to find your device.

Device Name*
USA  
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi Only MZ604 ICS Upgrade rollouts began in January 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM Family Edition ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q2 2012.
ATRIX 2 ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012.
ATRIX 4G MB860 ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012.

Upgrade to Android 2.3 now available (Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates) or here.

PHOTON 4G ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XYBOARD 8.2 ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XYBOARD 10.1 ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012.
ADMIRAL In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
DROID 3 In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
DROID 4 In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
DROID BIONIC In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
DROID RAZR In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
DROID RAZR MAXX In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
DROID X2 In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
DROID XYBOARD 8.2 In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
DROID XYBOARD 10.1 In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
ELECTRIFY In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
MILESTONE 3 In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
MILESTONE X2 In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
MOTOROLA PRO+ In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi + 3G MZ600 In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
DROID 2 A955 Upgrade to Android 2.3 available (Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates).
DROID 2 Global A956 Upgrade to Android 2.3 available (Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates).
DROID X2 MB870 Upgrade to Android 2.3 available (Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates).
BRAVO MB520 Upgrade to Android 2.2 available (Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates).
DEFY MB525 Upgrade to Android 2.2 now available. For info, click here.
DROID A855 Upgrade to Android 2.2 is complete (Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates).
DROID X MB810 Upgrade to Android 2.2 available (Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates).
FLIPSIDE MB508 Upgrade to Android 2.2 now available here.
BACKFLIP MB300 Upgrade to Android 2.1 now available here.
CHARM MB502 Will remain on Android 2.1.
CLIQ MB200 Upgrade to Android 2.1 now available here.
FLIPOUT MB511 Will remain on Android 2.1.
MILESTONE A854 Will remain on Android 2.1.
MILESTONE XT720 Will remain on Android 2.1.
DEVOUR A555 Will remain on Android 1.6.
CLIQ XT MB501 (T-Mobile) Will remain on Android 1.5. For info, click here.
CLIQ XT MB501 (Wal-Mart) Will remain on Android 1.5.
MOTOROLA i1 Will remain on Android 1.5.
Canada  
MOTOROLA RAZR ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q2 2012.
MOTOROLA PRO+ In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi Only MZ604 ICS Upgrade in planning. Further details to follow.

Upgrade to Android 3.2 now available. (Menu > Settings > About tablet > System updates) .

MOTOROLA XT860 In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
ATRIX 4G MB860 Upgrade to Android 2.3 now available (Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates) or here.
MILESTONE A853 Upgrade to Android 2.2 now rolling out, click here for more information.
MILESTONE A854 Will remain on Android 2.1.
MILESTONE XT720 Will remain on Android 2.1.
BACKFLIP MB300 Will remain on Android 1.5.
DEXT MB200 Will remain on Android 1.5.
MOTOROLA i1 Will remain on Android 1.5.
QUENCH MB501 Will remain on Android 1.5.
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)  
MOTOROLA RAZR ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q2 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi Only MZ604 ICS Upgrade rollouts begin in Q2 2012.

Upgrade to Android 3.2 now available in select countries. Visit motorola.com/myxoom for more details (Menu > Settings > About tablet > System updates) .

MOTOROLA XOOM 2 ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM 2 Media Edition ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012.
ATRIX MB860/MB861 ICS Upgrade in planning. Further details to follow.

Upgrade to Android 2.3 now available (Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates) or here.

MOTOLUXE In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
MOTOROLA PRO+ In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi + 3G MZ601 ICS Upgrade in planning. Further details to follow.

Upgrade to Android 3.2 now available in select countries. Visit motorola.com/myxoom for more details (Menu > Settings > About tablet > System updates).

DEFY MINI Will remain on Android 2.3.
DEFY+  MB526 Will remain on Android 2.3.
MILESTONE 2 A953 Will remain on Android 2.3.
DEFY MB525 (Europe & MEA) Will remain on Android 2.2.
MILESTONE A853 Will remain on Android 2.2.
CHARM MB502 Will remain on Android 2.1.
FLIPOUT MB511 Will remain on Android 2.1.
MILESTONE XT720 Will remain on Android 2.1.
BACKFLIP MB300 Will remain on Android 1.5.
DEXT MB200 Will remain on Android 1.5.
Asia-Pacific  
MT917 (China) ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q2 2012.
MOTOROLA RAZR XT910/XT910S/XT910K ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q2 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM 3G (Korea) ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q2 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi Only MZ604 ICS Upgrade rollouts begin in Q2 2012.

Upgrade to Android 3.2 now available. (Menu > Settings > About tablet > System updates).

MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi Only MZ606 (China) ICS Upgrade rollouts begin in Q2 2012.

Upgrade to Android 3.2 now available. (Menu > Settings About tablet > System updates).

XT928 (China) ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q2 2012.
ATRIX 2 ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM 2 ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012.
ATRIX MB860/MB861/ME860 ICS Upgrade in planning. Further details to follow.

Upgrade to Android 2.3 now available (Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates) or here.

ME863 (China) In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
MILESTONE 3 XT883 (China) In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
MOTOROLA PRO+ In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
MT870 (China) In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
PHOTON 4G (Japan) In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi + 3G MZ601 ICS Upgrade in planning. Further details to follow.

Upgrade to Android 3.2 now available in select countries including Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand,Singapore, and Thailand. Upgrade to Android 3.1 now available in Hong Kong and Taiwan. (Menu > Settings > About tablet > System Updates).

XT615 / XT685 / MOTOLUXE In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
XT882 (China) In Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
DEFY+ MB526 Will remain on Android 2.3.
MILESTONE 2 ME722 (China) Upgrade to Android 2.3 is now available.
XT861 (China) Will remain on Android 2.3.
DEFY ME525 Upgrade to Android 2.2 now rolling out in select countries, click here for more information on your device.
MILESTONE A853 Upgrade to Android 2.2 now rolling out in select countries, click here for more information on your device.
MILESTONE 2(Australia, New Zealand, Singapore) Will remain on Android 2.2.
MILESTONE XT702 (Greater China) Upgrade to Android 2.2 now available here.
MOTOGLAM XT800W (Korea) Initial rollout of upgrade to Android 2.2.
MOTOQRTY A853 (Korea) Upgrade to Android 2.2 now available here.
MOTOROI XT720 (Korea) Upgrade to Android 2.2 now available here.
CHARM MB502 Will remain on Android 2.1.
FLIPOUT MB511 Will remain on Android 2.1.
MILESTONE XT701 / XT711 (Greater China) Will remain on Android 2.1.
MILESTONE XT720 Will remain on Android 2.1.
QUENCH XT5 XT502 Will remain on Android 2.1.
QUENCH XT3 XT502 Will remain on Android 1.6.
BACKFLIP MB300 Will remain on Android 1.5.
DEXT MB200 Will remain on Android 1.5.
QUENCH MB501 Will remain on Android 1.5.
Latin America and Mexico  
MOTOROLA RAZR ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q2 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi Only MZ604 ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q2 2012.

Upgrade to Android 3.1 now available in select countries including Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico and Suriname. (Menu > Settings > About tablet > System updates).

ATRIX 2 ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM 2 ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012.
MOTOROLA XOOM 2 Media Edition ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012.
ATRIX MB860 ICS Upgrade in planning. Further details to follow.

Upgrade to Android 2.3 now rolling out in phases.

MILESTONE 3 In planning. Further details to follow.
MOTOROLA PRO+ In planning. Further details to follow.
MOTOROLA XOOM Wi-Fi + 3G MZ605 ICS Upgrade in planning. Further details to follow.

Upgrade to Android 3.2 is now available for Brazil and Argentina.

XT605 In planning. Further details to follow.
MILESTONE 2 A953 Upgrade to Android 2.3 now rolling out in phases.
MILESTONE A853 Upgrade to Android 2.2 now rolling out in phases, click here for more information.
DEFY MB525 Upgrade to Android 2.2 now rolling out in phases.
CHARM MB502 Will remain on Android 2.1.
FLIPOUT MB511 Will remain on Android 2.1.
MOTOROI A854 (Mexico) Will remain on Android 2.1.
BACKFLIP MB300 Will remain on Android 1.5.
DEXT MB200 Will remain on Android 1.5.
MOTOROLA i1 Will remain on Android 1.5.
QUENCH MB501 Will remain on Android 1.5.

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