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Even Google-Owned Motorola Can’t Keep Up With Android Updates

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Motorola once said that they would update numerous devices to a version of Android called Ice Cream Sandwich before the end of Q3 2012. Now we are in to Q4 and Motorola have changed their roadmap for the updates and this revealed that some top name devices will be stuck with the old aged Gingerbread.

Motorola Android ICS upgrade roadmap updated for the worse

These devices include the Motorola Droid 3, Atrix 4G and Photon 4G, all of which were top handsets last year when they were released. And now it looks as though they will not be updated. What is even more astonishing is the fact that other premium Motorola Android devices will be waiting for ICS until later in the year. This is one year after Google released the OS.

To rub more salt into the wounds of Android owners, ICS is not the latest operating system, as Jelly Bean was released by Google three months ago. Google should be ashamed of themselves as they bought Motorola to make improvements to the hardware business. If Google cannot manage to keep their own devices up to date with the latest OS, what does this say about them?

Coincidentally other devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S3 are running Jelly Bean in many parts of the world already.

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