Motorola has certainly got their mojo back when it comes to commercial smartphones, starting with the Motorola Droid which seems like a distant memory by now. One of the issues with the world of Android-powered devices would be this – the fragmentation in its open source operating system, as it really depends on manufacturers and networks worldwide to make sure the latest update is ready and waiting to grace their stable of devices. Motorola has detailed down their five-step process where the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update is concerned, where they hope to see their silicon partners such as Nvidia, TI and Qualcomm adapt the latest version of Android to their chipsets.
As for the second stage, it does lead to more questions than answers, as Motorola intends to stabilize and ‘bake’ the result to drive out bugs. Bake the result, hmmm? I wonder how much heat will be turned up by Motorola’s engineers to make sure that all those nasty bugs will be removed in the process. Perhaps Motorola will get a small number of their customers to give it a test run first before releasing the update to the masses. If you want to jump aboard the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich bandwagon for sure, then get either the Droid RAZR, XOOM or Droid Bionic – anything else is not guaranteed,
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