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Motorola Announces ICS Updates – Xoom, RAZR and XOOM 2 Get Android 4.0

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With most of the major Android smartphone manufacturers already outing their plans to update the operating system to the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update, Motorola has finally come to the dairy-themed party with a full announcement of which of its handsets will be updated and when.

Motorola has offered a full run down of ICS updates on the Motorola blog and it features listings on expected updates for devices such as the Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2  Motorola Razr and Razr Maxx.

The Android 4.0 update will be coming first to the Motorola RAZR and the Motorola XOOM in the second quarter of 2012 (so anytime from now until the end of June) and with other Moto devices such as the Xoom 2 and the XOOM 2 Media Edition getting it at the beginning of Q3 (July time) 2012.

Motorola has recently stated: “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.”

The update list also states all of the handsets that will not be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update, which includes some of the older or mid-range Moto phones such as the Motorola Defy+, Defy Mini, Motoluxe and Milestone 2.

The following list is the full update schedule for 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.
  • 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 Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
  • MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi + 3G MZ601 – ICS Upgrade in Evaluation & Planning. Further details to follow.
  • DEFY MINI – Will remain on Android 2.3.
  • DEFY+  MB526 – Will remain on Android 2.3.
  • FIRE – Will remain on Android 2.3.
  • FIRE XT XT531/XT532 – Will remain on Android 2.3.
  • MILESTONE 2 A953 – Will remain on Android 2.3.
  • MOTOLUXE – Will remain on Android 2.3.
  • MOTOROLA PRO+ – Will remain on Android 2.3.
  • DEFY MB525 – Will remain on Android 2.2.
  • MILESTONE A853 – Will remain on Android 2.2.
  • PRO XT610 – 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.

You can check out a video review of the Android ICS operating system here or you can see our reviews of the Motorola Defy+ and Motorola Droid RAZR.

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