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Verizon Releases List of Phones to Get Ice Cream Sandwich Updates

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Verizon has been silent for the most part when it comes to Ice Cream Sandwich updates for their lineup of Android devices. Many of the OEMs that they deal with have informed us in one way or another, but we were waiting for Big Red to make some things official since they sign off on final software. Their list is now public and is as follows.

For HTC devices, we will see Android 4.0 on the Thunderbolt, Incredible 2, Rhyme and Rezound. Sorry original Incredible owners. For Motorola devices we will see it on the XOOM, Bionic, RAZR, RAZR MAXX, DROID 4 and XYBOARD tablets. Sorry DROID X, DROID X2, and DROID 3 owners. For Samsung devices it looks like only the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.7 will see it. No DROID Charge. From LG, only the Spectrum will receive ICS.

Sooo, quite a few devices missing including a couple that should have more than enough power under the hood to run Android 4.0.

Update:  Yes, I see that it says “4G LTE devices currently scheduled” in the press release which has led many to believe that this is simply a 4G LTE only list and that some 3G devices were specifically left out. I’m having a hard time following that logic since the Incredible 2 and Rhyme were also listed and are 3G-only phones. Also, the DROID Charge which is 4G LTE, is left off. This is an assumption of course, but I would tend to lean towards this list being pretty complete.

No dates were given.

Ice Cream Sandwich Coming to Many Verizon Wireless Smartphones


Verizon Wireless will deliver a tasty treat to many smartphone and tablet customers this year – Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

It’s a frozen snack that many in the Android community have been eager to try since ICS launched in December 2011 on the Galaxy™ Nexus™ by Samsung. The redesigned user interface includes many cool enhancements, including upgraded multitasking capabilities, notifications and Web browsing.

Wondering if your device will receive Ice Cream Sandwich? Here’s a list of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE devices currently scheduled to be upgraded.


  • HTC ThunderBolt™
  • DROID Incredible 2 by HTC
  • HTC Rhyme™
  • HTC Rezound™


  • Motorola XOOM


  • Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7


  • Spectrum™ by LG

We will continue to update this list as additional details become available throughout the year. Also, [email protected] Twitter for additional upgrade announcements.

  • Sean

    Well I’m done with the dinc2, been waiting way to long for ics jelly is already released I’m going too the Verizon store and I going to buy the Samsung galaxy s3 full retail bye htc

  • Migamix

    more though my arse, did you not own the DroidX, gingerbread. was a festering hell bomb, how am I still on Verizon after that?!?

  • Tell me something for the LG Spectrum

  • dragonking37

    If the bionic is supposed to rule all machines how come it isn’t getting ice cream first? Why do we have to wait for the third quarter?

  • wtf how does the incredible 2 get ics but droid 3 or the X line up dude the 3, and the X line is far more capable of useing ics then the incredible the incredible is still on stock froyo for god sakes

  • parsonbrown11

    ICS is crap. If your device works well, DON’T UPDATE IT. I have a verizon gnex and it sucks bigtime. If it works don’t fix it. These fandroid pages aren’t journalism, they are pr from google or whoever……ICS makes the phone crash and reboot all the time. It will ruin your phone.

  • Mr. Android Man

    Crap…no Droid X…..

  • Bmuzzall

    I’m guessing the Charge is not getting the update so that means it is fixing to get the ax.  No wonder Verizon has it has a free phone right now.  I’m looking at an upgrade and it was a toss up between the Bionic and the Charge but not now.  I went through this when I was fooled by the free price tag on the Droid Eris but I will not be fooled again.

    • Dmzman

      Just yesterday, a VZW Level 2 Tech support rep told me Ice Cream Sandwich IS in the works for the Droid Charge.  So who knows what to believe.

  • Dodgson

    Based on the Thunderbolt’s upgrade schedule so far, I guess i can expect the update around the time I’m getting a new phone in the fall.

  • Vcmagana

    I think its dumb that the droid charge is 4glte and not getting the update

  • guest

    ice creme sandwich 4.0 will it be updating samsung  droid charge? ANY TIME SOON

  • Clayton

    will samsung droid charge get up dated to ice creme sandwhich

  • Topes0521

    Per Verizon online, Samsung Charge is getting ICS. Rollout starts 3/21

  • dieringer scott

    Dont all the phones getting updates have more RAM

  • Gmars1284

    damn thats lame.. no droid 3 on the list. i wonder why

  • This list is for 4g Lte devices only so no Droid 3 or X/X2 and Incredible

  • wow out of all the single core phones the bolt made the cut, bravo HTC

  • Amandanicole8919

    No D3?? WOW!

  • Cheong Anderson

    Droid 3 and Droid X2 users stop crying!! Let’s take a closer look to the original post from big red. It stated:  “Here’s a list of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE devices currently scheduled to be upgraded.”  

    Of course the Droid 3 or Droid X2 are not listed because they are simply NOT 4G LTE phones!!!!!!

  • Chris

    i didnt know my Droid Incredible 2 was 4G LTE capable…..

    • CORYK333

      Nope, but IMO it’s easily VZWs best 3G phone & 1 of the most solid 3G devices on the market. HTC did a nice job with that 1, especially once it’s stripped down & rom’d up

  • the thunderbolt gets it? there are so many newer hones than it 

    • RobMorris

      someones mad he bought a droid 3

    • LionStone

      Yes, but the TB was popular and that was also a deciding factor in getting ICS. 

  • any dates to go with this??

    • Geekout


  • PositiveNegative

    It’s a little funny – my wife has a DROID Incredible 2 & I bought a DROID 3. Sigh…

    • kixofmyg0t

      You’re not out of luck. Just use safestrap and install a ICS ROM. 

      • Kurt Edens

        Once the bionic or Razr gets ics the D3 will have all the necessary proprietary drivers and such to have a fully functioning ics rom. Fear not…

         Though I am glad I managed to get vzw to send me a nexus after 4  bad D3s came my way along with horrid customer service..  

  • Drummingoverto

    I have droid 3… That’s why I’m going to apple.

    • Bionic

      Have fun with that piece of shitt.

    • 1BIGGBOY

      Bye get the hell on

    • neilbehl

      Droid 3 isn’t 4G. This is a list of 4G phones. Though it would be extremely uncool for it not to get the ICS update. Though, I don’t understand why that’d be a reason to go to Apple, there’s always the Google-supported Nexus line.

  • taxman

    OR….get a nexus.

  • Dmzman

    As a Droid Charge owner, this pisses me off.

  • Slapi


  • Beth in Chicago

    It’s okay. My upgrade to Gingerbread on the original DInc was such an unmitigated disaster, I’m just glad to have my phone working again without crashing. And judging from the problems Asus as had with the Transformer eee Pad rebooting randomly after receiving ICS (I know because I have one that does this now), I’m not feeling terribly left out. Besides, my contract will probably be up before Big Red would get ICS to my phone anyhow… LOL 🙂 

    • Beth in Chicago

      Besides, my phone is rooted, so who knows what may come out even if it’s not official. I’ll keep my eyes and ears open…

  • sog805

    hmmm…no droid charge?

  • RoadsterHD1

    YES!!!! BIONIC!!

  • silverWRX03

    Have had ICS on my wife’s Droid 3 for about 2 weeks now.  Screw Moto take it into your own hands.  She commented that it felt like a new phone! Needs a reboot every couple of days but ICS is light years beyond Gingerbread.

  • Bob Jackson

    Great. Still no dates from Verizon. Probably December 31st 2012.

  • victor manso

    What? Wait…?  DROID CHARGE has almost the same hardware of the THUNDERBOLT and no ICS WHYYYYYYY!

    • LionStone

      Because the Charge was not popular and the TB is…sorry 🙁

  • Kevinharris2011

    INCREDIBLE 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TheJ

    if you have a droid 2 just flash bmod 1.1 or miuiics……. DONE

  • anyone else notice they are only upgrading 4G devices. looks like they are trying to get rid of CDMA right quick.

    • The Incredible 2 isn’t LTE…

      • HTC has already stated that DInc2 would be getting it, Verizon would look like a tard if they didn’t include it on the list.
        I’m guessing this list is of builds they are currently or soon to be testing.

  • Already have CM9 on my Droid 3. Pretty sure it’s better than the official update. 

  • Neutron

    Droid Charge is Samsung and Verizon’s Bastard Child.  Ignored and neglected since its onset. Never again Samsung! 

    • Phoneman67

      I have one andi feel the pain!

    • Lavoisier1794

      The charge is in the same boat as the LG Revolution.

      • CORYK333

        True, but at least some people bought the Charge 🙂

        • kixofmyg0t

          I know one girl who bought the Revolution, then returned it for a iPhone becuase of battery life. She never wants another Android phone again. :/

  • you

    Excited the tbolt is being updated to 4.0

    • Slapi

      hell yeah!