Motorola Droid X2 Not Getting Android 4.0?

We’ve already received one piece of bad news from Motorola in regards to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its devices and now it looks like we have a third piece to add. According to a letter from Dorothy Hodges of the Corporate Consumer Advocacy Office, the Motorola Droid X2 is not listed as a device that will get the upgrade to Android 4.0 meaning the 3G device may be stuck on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The letter is in response to another letter addressing the Better Business Bureau complaining about the Motorola’s bootloader policy as well as the way it updates its Android phones.

Otherwise known as slow and fairly uninformative.

Motorola Droid X2 Not Getting Android 4.0?

Read: Motorola Droid X2 review.


Here in the letter in its entirety, courtesy of Droid-Life:

Dear Ivan,

I am responding to the complaint you filed with Better Business Bureau regarding our Droid X2 model phone. I reviewed your recent case notes and it is noted that you received information from Motorola regarding Bootloader unlock and Ice Cream Sandwich.

We are working to balance the operator requirement for security to the end user, while supporting the developer communities desire to use these products as a development platform. It is our intention to enable the unlockable/relockable bootloader currently found on Motorola XOOM on other devices, where carrier and operators will allow it. This process is requiring a good deal of consideration and technical infrastructure and we have no announcements to make at this time for unlocking any devices.

Droid X2 is not on our list of devices that are slated to get Ice Cream Sandwich, but that does not mean it is not continuing to get support. Though it will remain on Gingerbread it is eligible for software updates if it’s determined that any are needed.

Thank You,
Dorothy Hodges
Corporate Consumer Advocacy Office

Oddly enough, Motorola lists it as getting the update while Verizon left it off of its list. At this point, it looks pretty bleak for Droid X2 owners though and we wouldn’t hold your breath.


Still, this is an Android update we’re talking about and anything can happen.

The news comes after Motorola detailed its Android 4.0 update schedule once, and it was nothing but bad news.

That update saw Moto promise updates for recently released devices in Q3 of this year, not quite the timetable many were expecting.