Verizon Leak: Rezound, RAZR, and Xoom Likely to Get ICS Upgrades
April 27, 2012 4:35 PM
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Bionic, Thunderbolt, Revolution, Galaxy Tab 10.1 unlikely to get ICS, but will get mild upgrade
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from "Redditor" "DroidTosser", who posted screenshots purportedly from Verizon Wireless -- a joint venture between Verizon Communications Inc. (
) and Vodafone Group Plc. (
America's top carrier appears to be preparing
Ice Cream Sandwich
updates to three phones -- the
, RAZR MAXX, and
by HTC Corp. (
)-- as well as a tablet, the
Motorola Xoom 3G/4G
One might suspect that Google Inc. (
) who has almost acquired Motorola, might be playing a bit of favorites, upgrading its
to Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" first. That may be the case, but at least one major Motorola handset -- the Bionic -- appears not to be getting the ICS bump.
Some VZW devices -- mostly from Motorola will get a May ICS bump. [Source: DroidTosser]
VZW reportedly has milder Gingerbread updates in testing for the Bionic and for other handsets. Those handsets also include the Revolution from LG Electronics, Inc. (
) (aka, the LG Esteem),
from Sony Corp. (
In a move that's sure to raise some eyebrows, VZW is not giving the
Galaxy Tab 10.1
-- which was long reported as the
best-selling Android tablet
-- an Ice Cream Sandwich update yet, despite giving one to Xoom --
a notorious sales flop
Are Google and Verizon Wireless giving Motorola
"favored nation" status
? You decide.
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RE: My Droid 3 is only 8 months old and still no update planned
4/30/2012 4:24:23 PM
"many Android OEMs are locking bootloaders and preventing custom roms. Motorola is one of them"
Really? My Moto Droid 3 runs Cyanogenmod just fine. I have never had an issue nor heard of an un-rootable Android phone.
"Your fanboyism is why the likes of you think Android is winning. Giving away free Android devices is not exactly winning. If Android is winning and beating iOS, why is Apple raking in almost 3x the quarterly profit compared to Google? Almost 70% of the profit Apple takes in are from iOS devices."
Then by all means, YOU go buy yourself an iPhone. I don't care about Apple/Samsung/Google's profits. I want the best phone I can get at a good price. To me that is likely going to be a Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note. As far as winning, I mean number of phones sold and users in the field. If you want to talk profits, yes Apple is clearly raking it in. That doesnt make me want to buy an iPhone, and it doesnt change the aging IOS with outdated UI and small screen.
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