If you own the Motorola DROID X2 or the Motorola DROID 3, it would appear as though both of these devices will not be seeing the highly-anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. This is based on Motorola’s Android 4.0 update schedule which unfortunately did not list either device (amongst others) as being eligible for the Android 4.0 update. Why is this so? Could it be that both devices are considered to be “old”? Some have laid out theories that this might have something to do with the fact that both handsets only featured 512MB of RAM, but apparently this isn’t the case. Motorola has since issued a statement explaining their reasons.
“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.”
We highly doubt that this will be sufficient to placate the throngs of customers who have bought either device since it was launched, but we guess unless Motorola changes their mind, we guess that owners of either device will have to turn to custom ROMs for their Android 4.0 experience.
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