Motorola devices getting ICS

Though it wouldn’t be fair to single out any manufacturer names in the very slow rollout of Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean upgrades, Motorola has been particularly disappointing. And that’s not just because Moto has come out with updates painfully slow or that it hasn’t kept its customers in the loop with enough official announcements.

The main reason people have been so let down by Motorola has been the company’s very close relations to Google. That should have implied easier access to software updates, but it’s like it did the exact opposite.

One swallow definitely doesn’t make a summer, but it’s still nice to see Motorola finally get a move on updates. Even if we’re not talking about Jelly Bean, good ol’ Ice Cream Sandwich is better than nothing.

After dropping the bomb and announcing that the Atrix 4G, Electrify and Photon 4G won’t be updated to Android 4.0, an entire wave of Motorola devices have started getting ICS as if to compensate. The Atrix 2 has received the upgrade a couple of weeks back, and now four tablets are in line for some tasty new software treats.

Verizon users should be happy to hear that their first-gen Droid Xyboards are part of this ICS updating wave, getting Android 4.0 OTA (over-the-air) as we speak. Both the 8.2 and 10.1-incher should have been upgraded by now, but if you haven’t received the prompt message yet, you should be able to perform a manual update by accessing Settings, About Tablet, and System Updates. Then simply follow the instructions.

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