Last week, we told you that Motorola’s Ice Cream Sandwich update chart included some grim news for Motorola Atrix, Atrix 2 and Photon 4G owners and while Atrix 2 owners made it out unscathed, Motorola has cancelled Ice Cream Sandwich for the Atrix, Photon 4G and the Motorola Electrify as well.
In a post on Motorola’s forums and as displayed Motorola’s upgrade chart, all three devices will remain on their current version of Android which is Android 2.3 Gingerbread. All three were originally scheduled to be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this year with the Atrix slated for Q3 and the Electrify and Photon 4G scheduled for Q4.
Motorola, last week, slapped a “Further plans coming soon” moniker on all four devices and at that point, their Ice Cream Sandwich updates were up in the air. However, while the Atrix 2 received good news and began receiving its Ice Cream Sandwich roll out last week, the Atrix 4G, Photon 4G and Electrify will be receiving no such news.
This is obviously not the outcome that many owners were expecting when the company decided to place the three on the upgrade chart earlier this year but this is the situation that owners are going to have to deal with.
It’s clear that these updates weren’t cooperating in testing and rather than release buggy software, Motorola decided to scrap the updates altogether.
Hopefully, the outcome is different for owners of the Droid Bionic who saw their Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade postponed to the fourth quarter shortly after a Motorola exec promised more transparency when it comes to major Android updates.
Motorola also reiterated this stance in their cancellation of the Atrix, Photon and Electrify ICS updates saying that the company is committed to better communication with its customers in regards to Android software updates, even when it’s news that customers may not want to hear.
Case in point, the ICS updates for the Atrix, Photon 4G and Electrify.