'Motorola Reneges on Ice Cream Sandwich Software Update'

Casey Johnston, writing for Ars Technica:

Motorola Atrix 4G owners will not get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update the company promised them, according to a newly revised upgrade chart. The phones will continue to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, dealing another blow to the integrity of Google’s upgrade program.

The Atrix 4G was one of a few lucky devices tapped to receive the Android 4 upgrade in the third quarter of this year. However, the quarter has come and gone, and Motorola seems to think there’s no point in pushing its luck with the older Atrix 4G; the phone, released in first quarter of 2011, will remain in Gingerbread-land.

If there’s one thing I genuinely loathe about Android, it’s the lack of (timely) OS upgrades.


(via John Gruber)