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Motorola reasons why there wont be ICS update to some smartphones

If you are a Motorola fan, then you would be having at least one of the best Android smart phone that Motorola has released. And also, you are still probably on Gingerbread, or Android 2.3.x. That is sad, unless you have a Motorola Xoom, which got the Ice Cream Sandwich, or Android 4.0, update pretty quickly. The company has been talking about updating as many handsets as possible to Ice Cream Sandwich. The handset manufacturer even gave crisp and clear instructions to its customers on how to update to Ice Cream Sandwich once the update is made available to them. Also, the company has kept the update related page on their forum still active. All this is good, buy still no update?

That has been the question for a few months now from angered customers. The company, as it says, is working really hard on bringing the update to as many people as possible. But usually, the updates are either in the development stage, or the evaluation and planning stage, or the testing stage, it never reaches the release stage.

Though the Motorola Xoom has got the official Ice Cream Sandwich update, it is not released world wide, only customers in the United States and the Canada have been lucky so far. This will for sure anger the customers and leave them helpless to root their smart phones and install custom ROMs on them, which will again piss the manufacturer off.

But now, Motorola has felt the need to justify its actions, and I think the company is being a bit rude about it:

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.


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