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Motorola Plans to Announce Ice Cream Sandwich Update Time Lines 6 Weeks After Google Releases It (Updated)

Update:  We received a clarification on this Tweet from Motorola. They do not plan to have Ice Cream Sandwich on devices 6 weeks after the new OS is released. Instead, they plan to announce a timeline for ICS updates within 6 weeks of Google releasing it. So that means that the DROID RAZR, Bionic and XOOM will be given time lines some time within 6 weeks of the ICS release. That make sense? Don’t expect Android 4.0 by the end of the year – expect Moto to announce when they will have it ready.

According to Motorola’s official Twitter account, they plan to either start releasing Ice Cream Sandwich to devices just 6 weeks after Google makes it available or they are ready to drop new ICS phones on us in that amount of time. The message is a little cryptic, but we are assuming they mean that their current lineup of phones will receive Android 4.0 six weeks from the time Google makes it available. Talk about a quick turn-around.

Does anyone else get the feeling that Moto has some sort of lock-down on the update process? They certainly do it faster than any other phone manufacturer on the planet right now. And remember that they originally had Gingerbread done for all of their devices back in June before realizing that a couple of major bugs needed to be fixed.

We have been told that the RAZR, Bionic and XOOM will get ICS – still no word on the rest of their lineup of phones including the DROID2, Global, Pro, DROIDX, DROIDX2 and DROID3. I would imagine that all of those phones are capable of running it though.

Via:  Twitter, Android and Me

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  • Erndog_66

    Roll “something” out to my Bionic NOW that will FIX it!!!

  • Jer85008

    Here is my prediction: DRAZR will not see ICS until late spring/early summer. Moto, despite Google’s “influence” will skin it with a bunch of blur garbage and load it up with plenty of new bloatware. The phone will be buggy for months until the second or third update, so users don’t have an up-to-date and stable phone for a least a year after it’s released.
    Sorry Moto, been burned this way too many times to trust you again. The Galaxy Nexus is my next phone.

  • Keith Sumner

    This is Droid-Life, not Nexus life, haters.

    • Sputnick

      Troll.

  • Dominick DeVito

    So…by the time Motorola updates their phones with ICS…

    …Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be out and the G-Nex will be updated by Easter while Moto owners sit and wait for ICS.

    Sad

    • Keith Sumner

      Trolling again huh? What’s your problem anyway? Motorola has consistently updated their devices in the past faster than any other manufacturer, the only one’s who do it faster are the Nexus line because they’re Google devices.

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  • Don’t forget to mention the OG Droid. I’m sure it can handle it too!

  • Anonymous

    The nexus will disappoint you .

    • Sputnick

      Like the  Bionic disappointed?

      • Anonymous

        It will get ics pretty soon. The bugs will be gone 🙂 the year hasn’t end yet, the bionic will continue to sell.

        • Sputnick

          You’re just flapping your gums with nothing to back up what your saying

          • Anonymous

            Moto has the entire line up with gb. Tell me which manufacturers can say that?

          • Sputnick

            Good for Moto.  Now prove to me the Bionic will sell well.  All indications is it hasn’t and it won’t.  Find me the article that says the Bionic is selling out everywhere and this phone will put them back in the black.

          • Anonymous

            Mostly all devices are like that. The gs2 will not sell so good after the nexus come out.

          • Sputnick

            Possibly…but I’ll bet against you.

          • Anonymous

            Lets see 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Do you feel the nexus will be bug free? Keep dreaming !

    • KevinC

      it may not be bug free, but it will be updated quickly directly from google, like the nexus phones have been in the past.

      oh, and do you think will be bug free? keep dreaming!  every device has issues.

      • Anonymous

        Fast updates but the last 2 nexus have been samsung no thanks 🙂 i like the best and moto has proven that with the 2 best devices in history. The droid and original razor. The droid razor will top them both 🙂 moto will win this battle. Im sorry nexus followers.

        • Sputnick

          If Moto is so great then why is it losing market share?  From march 2010 – march 2011 Moto’s market share went from 21% to 14%.   Samsung and HTC have bolstered market share.  I agree the Moto Droid was one of the greats….but they haven’t really done sh*t since.  The Droid marketing is tired and it’s just well….bad.  Google wants Moto for patents..not because it’s a profitable company.  And Google wants to make hardware all of a sudden?  Please.

          • Anonymous

            You can compare moto with htc and samsung, we all know that moto is the king. That’s why google bought them.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Ummm, no. They bought Motorola Mobility for their patents. Google doesn’t want hardware.

          • Anonymous

            Google wants a good manufacturer to represent them.

          • Sputnick

            This proves you have no idea what you’re talking about.

          • Anonymous

            I do have a good idea. The only reason that you are mad with moto is because after the droid all their devices have been locked. Stop holding grudges and grow up.

          • Sputnick

            The reason i’m done with Moto is because they throw darts in hopes something will stick and none have….not since the Droid (no Moto Blur).  It’s just phone after phone after phone which none of them made me want to upgrade early.  Their loss in marketshare shows I’m not alone.   The Droid X did ok but nothing else really ended up mattering.  Moto is dying and yes it’s a shame but it’s reality…a reality you don’t want to acknowledge.  As far as the bootloader, that’s Verizon stepping in and fouling that up….not Moto.  And no..you have no idea if you really think Google wants to buy Moto to make hardware.  The Galaxy line is hugely successful.  Galaxy nexus FTW.  If Moto makes the next Nexus…I would probably get it….there..make ya feel better?

          • Anonymous

            So what if the market share has gone down. Moto still selling good. The razor will make the market share higher again.

          • Sputnick

            HAHAHAHA…if they were selling good they wouldn’t be losing market share….C’MON MAN!!  I hope the RAZR does awesome, it looks like a great device…I don’t want Moto to die, I just want them to be great instead of swimming in a pool of mediocrity.  Releasing the Bionic eight months after reveal only to release a, what looks like a much better, phone two months later is just plain stupid.  Yeah, lets kill off our most hyped phone of the year with a better one because we want to head off the Nexus hype.  Bad, bad, bad.  The bionic should have been laid to rest.  But to claim the RAZR will sell well and regain it’s market share is simply just hoping for the best.  Moto needs to slow down, find something that is innovative, refreshing, and wow people….RAZR has a chance of doing just that.  They haven’t done it and they’re killing themselves because people like me just wait for their next release hoping it’s something great…only then to lose me to competition.  They’re doing too much too fast and it shows.

          • Anonymous

            I do agree with you, the bionic should not be release, but moto had obligation to release. They are on schedule to release their devices on time and even though the nexus will have ics at launch, the razor will sell better.

          • Sputnick

            Let’s hope for the best. Peace.

        • Dominick DeVito

          Okay, so releasing an Android phone without a removable battery with an old OS is cutting edge? I don’t think so. Not to mention Motorola will take FOREVER to update the Razr and Bionic. They just told you it’s going to take 6 weeks to TELL YOU WHEN you MIGHT get the update – if (IF) it doesn’t get delayed.

          Not to mention Moto will undoubtedly put MotoBlurp around ICS and uglify it.

          No thanks. I’ll skip all the nonsense and get the G-Nex.

          • Anonymous

            They got gb pretty soon to the droidx :). Moto updates their devices faster than any other manufacturers.

  • Anonymous

    Droid x destroyed the Evo.

  • Anonymous

    Sheeps will hate on moto regardless.

    • LiterofCola

      By the way, “sheep” is the plural form.  The word “sheeps” is nonsense

      • Anonymous

        Are you mad?

  • CaptainHowdy13

    My D2 would love ICS… Ever since GB update I’ve been getting random reboots and lockups like mad…

  • Anonymous

    Moto are the best updating their devices, i would not be
    surprise if they update all their devices within 4 months after ics is
    released.

    • Dominick DeVito

      Yup – then Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be put and our G-Nexuses will be getting the update by Easter while you wait for Ice Cream Sandwich.

      • Anonymous

        We will get it eventually. You will have weak radios, plastic and pentile lol.

  • jason6g

    would be nice to get a vanilla ics (lol, nice pun) version asap, then at a later date one that offers all the blur goodies. i guess that would be the root community though

    • Dominick DeVito

      you said blur “goodies”.

      Nothing about MotoBlurp is good.

  • Anonymous

    Six weeks seems a little long to see if they are going to release ICS for a phone but not horrible. What will be horrible is how long it will take. 

    I’m taking bets now, if Motorola has a phone that did not come with ICS updated to ICS by May I’ll be surprised.

  • J Dub

    If they don’t get it on, at the very LEAST, all their dual core devices by the end of Q1 2012 then they are horrible. I really feel bad for all these folks locked into the D3, DX2, and Bionic. Galaxy Nexus for me. 

  • The sooner the better. The Xoom should get this first i hope, it is suposed to be a “Google experience device”.

  • Anonymous

    Until something like this actually happens I will get the nexus and stick with that. To many times manufacturers have said they would release an update in a time frame and didn’t meet it cough*xoom* cough* thunderbolt*

  • Roger Wescott

    Seems like this move is a product of Moto’s decision to go to that Omap platform. They’ve obviously got a plan in motion and will probably just need some fine tuning once the final code is dropped.  Seems like even though it’s not a Nexus device the the Razr and Bionic are both very good investments.

  • Sundar Ganapathy

    Motorola “timelines” are meaningless.  They rushed updates to the OG Droid but does anyone remember how it took them nearly a year to deliver a single OS update to the Motorola CLIQ – right before its planned EOL.

  • I know this is primarily a Verizon blog, but anyone heard anything about the Moto Photon getting ICS?

    • It will def get it….don’t worry

  • Is it me or does the headline make absolutely no sense?

  • akhi216

    I don’t think that either of the two tweet were off. What I get from them is that Motorola will release ICS devices 6 weeks after ICS becomes available and that Motorola will push ICS updates 6 weeks after ICS becomes available. I’m just looking for some Droid 3 love. The Bionic is getting it and it has the same internals as the D3 aside from the extra 512 MB of RAM. The lack of the extra RAM on the D3 should be a non-issue regarding whether or not it gets ICS because was added to the Bionic strictly for Webtop/Lapdock functions. Remember the orginal Etna Bionic only had 512 MB of RAM. The lack of an LTE radio in the D3 should be a non-issue regarding whether or not it gets ICS as well. If Sony Ericsson can put ICS on their entire 2011 lineup of Xperia phones, which all lack a GB of RAM, and dual-core processors, there’s no reason whatsoever that the D3 can’t or shouldn’t get ICS.

    • The 1gb isn’t for web dock….that was a rumor proven false a long time ago….when the web dock is not in use the bionic utilizes the full 1gb

  • I think they have a great dev team and really their applications are just modded copies of AOSP this is evident from their actual open source releases of phones like the bionic.  The one thing they do have going for them though is honestly blur.  Hate it if you will but they have put a lot of time into it and I know a lot of people that enjoy having facebook integration that works and works well for pulling down photos and things like that.  Blur is actually pretty social.  They have a lot of the work already done so all they need is a stable kernel to put it on the rest is a ground up build of the OS.  I wonder how much this will change though with ICS.  Will blur still have all of the features that make ICS what it is or will some of them be left out.  Motorola has actually has a lot of people that are ahead of the curve.  Samsung has been making phones for a while but look at the feature phone days like the RAZR ad KRZR they ran on top of Java then and I am sure they have some good people on staff that are no different from any of us and really enjoy tearing into android.  Now if only we could do something about that bootloader.  Blur is 90% widgets and little integration apps after all.  The hard part is how they all tie together.  Ever try taking the blur launcher out and running the stock 2.3.7 launcher on it?  There is a lot of stuff that does not play well but I have been working on my X2 to remove anything with blur in the name and add a lot of the original Nexus S 4G packages to it.  Without a decent recovery though I have to tread very lightly.  I would love to try it on a Moto phone that CWM runs well on but I don’t have one.  I have even taken some of my favorite things from BLUR and added them to my OG.  Things like the individual toggles for wifi.  A lot of these things are in the market and I am sure Moto has people that browse github for projects and tweak them to add to blur.  I also have some blur apps on my Nexus S 4G.  Thanks for taking the time to read all of that.

  • joejoe509

    True story. Someone else mentioned that this doesn’t necessarily mean Verizon exclusively. Moto might show some ICS love to another carrier before porting it to RAZR.

  • joejoe509

    Noo… the way I read it is:

    They will have a new device with ICS within 6 weeks. Meaning: the RAZR will suffer a similar fate as the Bionic – obsolete in 6 weeks. Wow. Nexus here I come…

  • JoeInMo

    It’s easy to release updates fast if you do it the way Moto does… full of bugs.  Look at what they did to the Droid X… great hardware, but the software made it a terrible product.

    Motorola knows hardware, not software.  They need to go to AOSP and they’ll pick up market share (and make customers happy).

    • Every phone that gets new software has bugs ex…thunderboot, iPhone 5 os, that’s what happens bugs sometimes get through because a mass group of people are using it rather then there little test group…its facts and the life of software updates…..

  • JD

    Maybe this is evidence of the Google ownership of Motorola. Pure ICS instead of MotoBlur skinned ICS.

    • akhi216

      Interesting thought.

  • Sam

    they cover their asses by saying “final version” – what’s the final version of Gingerbread, 2.3.7? That took almost a year to come out…

  • Endless

    Read moto’s twitter page.  They just said “DROID #RAZR, #BIONIC & #XOOM will get ICS. Within 6 weeks of Google’s public push, we’ll confirm other devices to get ICS.”

    • Anonymous

      2 different sentences. First says those devices will get it, Second says they will announce which other devices will get ics within 6 weeks of the ics launch.

  • Anonymous

    Also blur is the least intrusive skin out there. I would imagine it is much easier to update compared to Sense and TouchJizz

  • Anonymous

    I’m pretty sure they mean that they will be releasing a LIST of devices that will be getting ICS, not that they are releasing a new device or that those devices will be getting ICS 6 weeks after the launch.

  • Shifterracer

    this sounds real familiar…. oh wait, i heard this when I bought the xoom when it came out and they promised the 4G upgrade in a couple weeks.  Not going to fall for this again moto,  I’ll get the nexus when it comes out.
     
    Why is it that a company that’s almost owned by Google won’t give them the source code right away so they can be competitive with the competition?  Maybe the management team at google doesn’t trust the team at moto?

    • Because no one is given the source code until its made available by google….google is trying to avoid any friction with other oems therefore when everybody gets it moto rola will get it

  • Bear0013

    That razors sounding a lil better everyday….just saying

  • Guest

    what about samsung???

  • Anonymous

    Moto just updated their twitter:

    Motorola @droid_life DROID #RAZR, #BIONIC & #XOOM will get ICS & within 6 weeks of Google’s public push, we’ll confirm other devices to get ICS.

    YAY

  • Motorola just said: “@droid_life DROID #RAZR, #BIONIC & #XOOM will get ICS & within 6 weeks of Google’s public push, we’ll confirm other devices to get ICS.”

    http://goo.gl/3A2cp

  • So 6 weeks from Motorola and probably 6 months til it is “cleared” with Verizon. And then the mandatory 1st-release-breaking-the-keyboard-or-voicemail-and-making-the-device-unusable update being pulled for a couple more months. So expected a working ICS on the Bionic around the time Jellybean is released. Hurray for Verizon! Fastest network but the slowest software updates. sigh… 

  • Greg Williams

    That’s 5 and a half weeks after the OG will see it!

  • #corrections the tweet says they’re releasing *devices* that already have ICS at launch.  It says nothing about bringing ICS to already-released devices.  🙂

  • Andrew Pearson

    If you read Motorola’s Facebook page, they’ve been saying for the past week that they will begin to rollout ICS updates (for their Android devices) 6 weeks after Google releases the final version of it (“final version” most likely meaning the source code, which should be out fairly shortly after the Galaxy Nexus). This “tweet” (man I hate twitter) was just poorly worded.

  • cristhian montiel

    razr, bionic, photon, droid 3, droid X2, xoom …my prediction since most of them have similar TI OMAP processor for ics software upgrade

    • Anonymous

      photon and x2 does not have omap they have tegra 2

  • Anonymous

    RAZR 2 with ICS

  • kep

    I actually think they meant the reverse in that they’ll have new phones running ICS in the market not updates

  • That reads to me like they’ll be releasing NEW devices with ICS within 6 weeks, NOT ICS updates in 6 weeks. That’s pure wishful thinking. Updates, you will be waiting until hell freezes over like every other Android update from Motorola with their garbage software on top. Even if it was updates they were talking about for existing devices, their 6 weeks is like 6 months in actual people time.

    • Anonymous

      Agree

  • Toney

    yeah Kellex you missed the point of their tweet… they will release DEVICES with ICS 6 weeks after ICS is posted.

    Nothing in there says they will update their existing portfolio to ICS though

  • Anonymous

    ” we are assuming they mean that their current lineup of phones will receive Android 4.0 six weeks from the time Google makes it available.”

    NOTHING about that Tweet indicates that is the case.  “We’ll BE releasing…” means in the future.  Current phones cannot be released in the future because they have already been released.  There’s nothing “cryptic” about the message.  Moto will be putting out NEW devices with ICS 6 weeks after the final build is released by Google.

    I’m not even sure how it’s possible to misinterpret that.

  • Anonymous

    These tweets don’t do Motorola any good. On the contrary it only fuels more speculation and flaming. If they are serious about releasing ICS to their devices, they need to do a proper press release giving exact details.

  • Zebra

    The real question is how much of ICS is moto going to ruin with Blur Cream Sandwich?

  • Nex

    I’ll believe it when I see it

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like desperation is kicking to avoid people on buying the Nexus. Sorry Moto, you’re done. You lost my respect with Bionic. 

    • Keith Sumner

      troll.

      • Anonymous

        Oh God lol

        I hardly call it trolling when I work for Motorola Solutions, and since when is voicing my opinion on something that has legitimacy to be called trolling?

      • Guest

        gay.

      • Guest

        gay.

      • John

        can a mod ban this guy? just read his last 10 comments

  • Warden Chinbach

    Wow, talk about copying Android and Me. They made this same blatant slip up in interpreting this pretty straightforward tweet. Droid Life then posts the exact same misinterpretation one minute later.

    • Keith Sumner

      troll.

      • Sputnick

        Dude…seriously get a life.  This is your only sorry assed canned response…pathetic.

  • I agree with so many others that have commented. The construction of the message suggests release of new devices. I would suspect that XOOM2 is in that mix.

  • Anonymous

    I would prefer they fix the craponic they already released! I would like to use my internet or just phone without having to pull the battery every 5 minutes!

    • Keith Sumner

      troll.

      • Guest

        gay.

    • akhi216

      Pfft just toggle airplane mode off and back on sheesh. Noobs.

  • Anonymous

    Moto will bring them 6 weeks after Google releases it; carriers will put another 6 months delay after that.

  • Bionic 2, with ICS!!!

  • Morenoc12

    ………why wait 6 more Weeks when we can get unlocked ICS with the Galaxy Nexus!!!!!!!

    • Keith Sumner

      troll.

      • Anonymous

        gay.

  • John

    I call bullshit

    • Keith Sumner

      I call troll.

      • John

        you have 8 comments saying “troll” in this article’s comment section.

        i think you’re not understanding the meaning of that little timmy

        • Anonymous

          tiiimm-ah!

  • Mctypething

    Sounds like they’ll be releasing the list of devices that will get ICS 6 weeks after Google releases. Not that those devices will get ICS 6 weeks after.

    • Anonymous

      Perhaps, but with the union between Google and Motorola it would be nice if all devices got it. I know it won’t happen, but it would sure be a powerful move.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely says they’ll be releasing “devices for ICS 6 weeks after Google release…”

    I don’t think that’s interchangeable to releasing ICS for devices 6 weeks after it’s release.

  • They didn’t say they would be updating existing devices.  It clearly says they will be “releasing devices for ICS”. A little elementary school reading comprehension leads me to believe that there will be new hardware release with ICS pre-installed.  

    You seem to be implying the reverse.  They did NOT say “releasing ICS updates for existing devices”

    • Anonymous

      That is assuming the people at Motorola passed elementary grammar and composition.

  • Anonymous

    Seems more like new devices at CES. Say ICS source comes out on November 10th. 6 weeks later is the the 1st week of Jan, CES 2012 time.

  • Anonymous

    It says “devices for ICS” not “ICS for devices.” Maybe Xoom 2?

  • Jikhead

    Nice.

  • Adam

    Final version meaning 4.0.9? Which Google may not get to until they release Jelly Bean.

    • Anonymous

      +1. I found that wording very interesting as well. 

  • Kellogs

    Doesn’t matter to me. Locked bootloader means no money from me.

  • ……and Moto will release 3 more faulty, buggy, and overhyped phones within the same time span.

    • Keith Sumner

      troll

      • yeah troll…dumbass.  I have the OG Droid and that Bionic was a winner wasn’t it….loaded with bugs and issues.  Droid 2, 3, Pro, webtop…..all losers. X and X2 are ok, but not what they should be.  Too much too fast and it is damaging their reputation.  RAZR looks great…but I won’t be surprised if it has it’s issues.

        • how was the Bionic “loaded with bugs and issues”?  The only real “issue” with the bionic is the battery life on 4G.  But that seems to be a trend with all 4G devices just like it was with the first batch of 3G devices years ago.

          • cristhian montiel

            text book troll ….saying you have the device and then bashing it please go troll somewhere else … you just pissing off the real bionic users

          • I don’t have the device….I have the OG Droid.  You sound like a hack.  Look at the articles that I posted for Brandon.  Because you don’t like to hear it doens’t make it false.  Bionic was overhyped and a disappointment….it’s sales figures suck.  If you love it….great…good for you.  I was excited for the Bionic…glad I waited to see how it would fair.  Much rather have the RAZR at this point but I’m going Nexus. 

          • David Hollinger

            Some of those “bugs” (in the top 10 anyway) are not Moto’s responsibility.  Software problems on newer architectures are the dev’s job to get working (touchdown and Google Voice). That’s like telling Microsoft that they have to fix problems because Quickbooks 2006 doesn’t work.  

            And, for crying out loud, if you still have a laptop/phone that doesn’t support WPA2 technology, you ought to be slapped.  WEP and WPA are so full of security holes that it’s no better than running without security

          • Fair argument.  But the number of phones that Moto has pushed out in the last year…none have really caught on like the Incredible or the EVO for example.  The Bionic was supposed to be “the one”….best since the excitment of the OG Droid….and it was a dud. The issues and blog complaints kept me away.   Maybe it’s a great phone, but being excited for this one all summer and it looks like a tweeked X…no thanks.   Then the RAZR…only two months later it’s released and it looks awesome, it’s different, thin, Kevlar…why even release the Bionic then? 

          • What was the last phone that released 100% bug free?  Your beloved OG Droid (which I also previously owned) released with a pretty major camera bug among others.  Some of those Bionic bugs aren’t event manifesting to users.  If you read comments, you see that the non-branded USB cable issue is non-sense.  I use more generic cables than branded on my Bionic with no problem.  The other issues are technically bugs but they are non-issues for most users.  If you plan to wait for a 100% bug free phone, you’ll be waiting a long long time my friend.  All in all, the Bionic was a very solid release. I can say that first first hand no one should let that bug list dissuade them from buying a Bionic. Sure it was unreasonably delayed and launched with poor timing. At this point, holding for a Gal-Nex or an HTC Rezound is reasonable but by no means was the Bionic “loaded with bugs and issues”.

          • I realize no phone is perfect…I get that.  But when there’s hissing in the earphone jack, display is just ok and this was hyped all year all the while they had the RAZR going and didn’t announce it until after the Bionic was out.  Sorry, I was disappointed and didn’t want it after being excited for it all summer.  Honestly, would you at this point want the RAZR instead of the Bionic?

        • Keith Sumner

          troll. sounds to me like you got sucked into all the trolling and bionic bashing, I have a bionic and it’s an amazing device and I haven’t experienced many of these bugs and issues that so many speak of.

          • I’m glad the device is working for you and I’m happy that you’re happy.  The bugs and issues are documented and there’s going to be a bug fix coming for you in Novemeber.  But you have to quit assuming that all people who criticize Android or manufacurers are trolls.  Some of it is totally warranted.  HTC should get their heads beat in for that Tbolt disaster.  Others in blogs are very unhappy with the Bionic and more people are pissed that the RAZR should have been the Bionic.  They should have dropped the Bionic project all together.  I mean really Kieth, they hyped that phone all year only to release what looks to be  far better phone only two months later.  Bad, bad, bad stragedy and PR IMO. 

          • Kixofmyg0t

            Yeah that update thats coming in november? Its 5.5.893 and I already have it plus forever root. This update is EPIC. New kernal and camera software mostly. 

            But my Bionic was just fine before the update, now the camera works better and the battery life doubled.

          • Good for you!  Maybe if the camera was pimp to start out with as well as the battery life, or a display that wowed (which it didn’t), not having hissing in the stereo jack (totally pathetic) I would have quenched my excitement for the Bionic and bought it.  But I would rather have the RAZR instead…wouldn’t you?

          • Ekkclay

            The bionic was held up for different reason like complete overhaul and to this k the bionic was leaked info for over 4 months was never confirmed for release lol to this k the og. Sour e Foreal this info this person my as well been a janitor. Working g for motor the bionic isn’t a bad phone was released late but is still a good phone not much different from the razr I also waited for the Bionic but ended up getting a x2 the og. Droid was about one of the best android phones you could get and really brought alot of attention to android os . Motorola is well known for making g very dependable devices and well take there time doing it. They have had some great phones since then like the x it sold alot units the only bad thing to it is motor didn’t release a unlocked kernal for it and other motor phones Google had something to do with this. But hopefully with the purchase of motor by Google we will see some changes. I my self like Motorola devices. Where I live signal is a task for certain phones HTC picks up some what in my house Samsung doesn’t hardly pick up at all out side same as with LG hmmm wonder why those devcies do the same thing oh yea Samsung makes most of LG s boards. Motorola has been the only phone that works in side my house there radios pick up way better than other company’s …. but to bash certain brand over bug issues and noob user who like to complain is just stupid

          • Anonymous

            HTC is the manufacturer that release a lot of devices and they all crap. the devices have old gpu, poor battery life you name it. Moto needs to improve their software a little bit but that’s about it.

          • Sputnick

            Enjoy your Moto Blur then…..I’ll pass.

          • Anonymous

            Enjoy your plastic and weak radios.

          • Sputnick

            I will thanks.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks, I am enjoying it.  The blur with the Droid 3 and subsequent phones is actually pretty good.  I’ve played around with tons of other launchers with another device before and I still actually prefer the blur.

          • JoeInMo

            The list of Bionic bugs is a long one.  I think you’re just a Moto fanboi trying to make people think Moto knows what they’re doing.  They’re bunch of idiots that shouldn’t be allowed to touch software.

            I will be very happy when Google takes over Moto and cleans house.  Fire them!

        • Anonymous

          The bionic is a winner. It has bugs like all devices that come out. You are a troll

          • Jeff Hoback

            *sigh* Just argue your point instead of the troll BS.  Again, for all the hype it didn’t wow people..there are better phones and the Bionic didn’t sell well.  If you love the Bionic…great.  But, you too will probably avoid answering the question “would you rather have the RAZR?”.  

          • Anonymous

            I have the Bionic and DroidX2. Ill get the razor and give droidx2 to my brother. The bionic cant sell that well because of the razor but others moto devices Have sold pretty good.

          • Sputnick

            Proved my point.

          • Anonymous

            People in here were the one hyping the device not moto.

      • Emaca11

        Even with all it’s shortcomings this makes me glad to have a nexus s.

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to be the first to call bullshit…

    • Anonymous

      And I’m going to be the first to second this. Moto is good at one thing and one thing only; taking a good idea and letting it go to shit.

  • TheGoatweed

    maybe it will fix the bug that my DX has of losing 3G to 1X so often – I’ll patiently wait until I can root and upgrade, same as always.

  • Action speaks volumes over words

  • Atrix atrix atrix. Why does everyone awlays forget us Atrix owners exist!?!?

    • Jg127

      This is actually [email protected]:twitter was asking about.  See his original tweet to Motorola: http://twitter.com/#!/laarsNL/status/127695525028958208

      @Motorola will android 4.0 be comming to the Atrix???

  • I would like to remind us all that BMX on twitter stated that both Motorola and HTC would have ICS devices out before the end of the year.

  • Anonymous

    I took this as they’ll be releasing new devices with ICS 6 weeks after, not putting ICS on existing ones 6 weeks after.

    • Jg127

      Yeah, I that is REALLY reading into things to think that.  I could see it as “After 6 weeks, we will announce a LIST of devices that will get ICS” though

      • AM

        That’s what I thought it meant too – that Moto will publish a list of devices after six weeks. Or that they will have an ICS device within six weeks after release. 

        It took Moto six months to release Gingerbread for the X. Google ownership of Moto notwithstanding, it will be more than six weeks I bet.

      • Anonymous

        If Motorola put Ice Cream Sandwich on all it’s devices within 6 weeks that would be pure genius! 

        I mean the Razr, Bionic… everything that can handle it.  That would be a game changer even though they are locked.  Heck why not, google is motorola now… this is how it should be.

        I can’t wait for Google to have an impact with the software of Motorola!  If things went well I would come back to Motorola for sure.

    • Mctypething

      Huh? So Motorola has various devices in a vault ready to go with ICS once Google release it? Makes no sense. This has to mean that Google releases ICS, then Moto does it’s thing and figures out what devices can even run ICS, and then 6 weeks after the release they announce the list of devices that will get ICS in the future.

      • Anonymous

        Moto apparently has a very short release cycle. Think about how long it went between the Droid X2, the Bionic, and the Razr. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the next device is only a couple months behind that and they have it launch with ICS.

        • Anonymous

          Sometimes you have to remember that they aren’t exclusive to VZ and still release phones on other carriers.

          • Anonymous

            And sometimes better phones….

        • Anonymous

          What are you talking about? Moto is releasing nice devices. HTC on the other hand release a hand weekly and it is garbage.

      • Anonymous

        Confused bro?

        • Anonymous

          Switching ships or what lol?

      • Anonymous

        Crazy dude you got a valid point finally lol. I feel Razor will have it first, then moto atrix, bionic and droid 3 because all of those devices use omap.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      horrible story. That tweat clearly says something different than the title and gist of this post. That tweak says NOTHING about bringing ICS to devices, it says they plan to start to bring out devices FOR ICS.

    • Jadam6118

      thats how i read it to hehe

    • Anonymous

      Actually, I just read the tweet that Motorola was responding to. Someone asked if the Atrix would get ICS. So I’m guessing that the six weeks is for the list of devices that will get it.

    • Yes I was thinking the same think when I read that statement.. I bet its new devices

    • digsoreos

      That’s how I understood the message. Nothing in it was even remotely cryptic to suggest that current devices would get ICS within the 6 weeks timeframe. The only thing I could see that seems an odd choice of words is “releasing devices FOR ICS” rather than “releasing devices WITH ICS”. That notwithstanding, the point is that they will be releasing “devices”–nothing about software updates to existing devices.

    • Anonymous

      They are putting ICS in all their devices and coming up with more hottest devices  🙂

  • Anonymous

    WOW