Owners of the Motorola Atrix 4G were told that the handset would get updated to ICS in Q3 of this year. Owners of the Atrix 2 were also told the same thing. However it seems that Motorola have gone back on their word and this naturally has left owners of the handsets angry. Motorola may have now lost the faith of consumers as what is to stop the same thing from happening with Jely Bean some of the new handsets they are releasing, such as the Droid Raxr HD and Razr Maxx HD, down the line?
Why I’m not touching the Motorola DROID RAZR HD or RAZR MAXX HD
So why would Motorola go back on their promise to owners who had purchased handsets? Motorola originally said that the update would come in Q3 of this year. Then this was changed and then they said that they had changed their minds and the update wasn’t coming at all. Perhaps they thought that ICS would be ok on the devices and then found out this was not true. However the fact remains that whatever the reason for the change of heart, they lied to consumers. Worse still they have not given a reason for the lack of the update. Devices like the Motorola Atrix 2 and the Photon were released just last year and are dual-core powerhouses, so not jumping up to Jelly Bean when the single-core Nexus S already did is fishy.
Motorola seem to be only concentrating on getting new handsets out of the door and want to get rid of old ones. After all they have dropped the Atrix 4G as though it has burned their fingers. However by doing so they may be the ones to get burned as it could have cost them a lot of consumers. I for one have lost trust in Motorola and don’t expect my Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX to get Jelly Bean.
Motorola have been cutting back on staff and this could be one reason why people are not getting the update. There is no good reason for them to just drop handsets from the update list. They should honour what they said.
For now it seems that the only way to get ICS on your older device is to put on a Cyanogen Mod ROM. I personally will be keeping clear of the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD when they launch on the 18th of this month. Coming with ICS, I’m not planning on playing another waiting game for Jelly Bean with these so called flagship Motorola handsets.