List of Phones which will get Ice Cream Sandwich Update

Ice Cream SandwichIt’s not too old news that Google has now officially unveiled the Ice Cream Sandwich i.e., Android 4.0 along with the launch of Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Thanks to the new Android OS version that may users keep on asking whether this update is available for their phone and if yes when it will arrive? The Asus came up with an announcement that their Padfone would come with Android 4.0 and it would be available in January 2012. That would be the near time when the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) would be made available for update on existing phones.

The following are the Android handsets which we think should be able to run the Ice Cream Sandwich update better and provide a better experience. We are not sure when these phones would receive the official firmware update but they are the front contenders for the Ice Cream Sandwich update first.

Samsung Nexus SSamsung Nexus S

When the Samsung Galaxy Nexus debuts with Ice Cream Sandwich then why not its predecessor mobile phone? If you are expecting Ice Cream Sandwich update on existing phones then Nexus S is prime contender because it is the phone to start testing ICS.

Probably, when the Galaxy Nexus is available by November 1, the ICS update for Nexus S should be taking it shape slated to be released soon.

Samsung Galaxy S II

The next phone which will get the Ice Cream Sandwich update is the Galaxy S II phone by Samsung Electronics. Galaxy S II is powerful phone with dual core 1.2 Ghz processor and impressive specifications to runs the Ice Cream Sandwich OS update smoothly. Already we have spotted Galaxy S II in China coming with NFC so there would be no problem & easily compatibility for Ice Cream Sandwich on S II phone.

Motorola Droid RazrMotorola Droid Razr

The Droid Razr by Motorola was launched just 12 hours earlier than the Galaxy Nexus launch and boards almost same specifications. Motorola team has already announced it that Droid Razr will be out with Ice Cream Sandwich soon and maybe they are playing with smart moves to keep in check with Samsung.

Droid Razr has got the right hardware but lacks Galaxy Nexus for most part of important update of NFC and Android Beam which one of the highlighting feature of Ice Cream Sandwich.

Motorola Atrix 2

The Motorola Atrix 2 dual core 4G phone should be the next phone in the Motorola line up to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update but it would be maybe by January next year the update of Ice Cream Sandwich is to be available on it.

Motorola Droid BionicMotorola Droid Bionic

The Motorola Droid Bionic with dual core 1 Ghz ARM Cortex A9 processor and OMAP chipset should be the next range of Android phone which would receive the Android update to 4.0. Motorola changed the chipset from Tegra to OMAP in order to pursuit the LTE and ICS in the near phone on this phone. Maybe it would be the first choice of device to receive the ICS update as Razr and Atrix 2 among the Motorola phones are the prime contenders for ICS update.

HTC Amaze 4GHTC Amaze 4G

The HTC Amaze 4G truly deserves the name as it has pretty decent software and has an amazing camera too. Also the hardware with which its built has killer specifications and chances that ICS would first come to HTC Amaze 4G when you talk about HTC phones to go with.

Since there is no official announcement which mobiles would receive the Ice Cream Sandwich, users are expecting too much, maybe but I would say let the Ice Cream Sandwich to be launched and then think about updates. For those who are unable to judge whether there mobile is upgradeable to Android 4.0 update, check back our blog.

The following are the few others mobile phones which might receive the Android 4.0 updates are LG Optimus 3D, Motorola Photo 4G, Motorola Atrix 4G, Samsung Droid Charge, myTouch 4G Slide.

Some of the phones launched in 2011 will get update and more won’t but its clear that high-end phones which would be announced from now should include Ice Cream Sandwich as the minimum operating system. Importantly we would see more custom ROM coming up which are built with modifications over the ICS.

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75 comments

  1. is ics is avaialable for samsung galaxy ace plus!! plzzzzz tell me!

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  4. I HAVE GALAXY MINI I M VERY MUCH CONFUSION ABOUT UPDATE AVAILIBILITY OF ICS 4.0.3… PLEASE ADVICE…. ME…

  5. VERY disappointed that Motorola Droid Pro isn’t on the upgrade list. I just got the phone and I love it, but was hoping an update was coming that would correct the DHCP internet connectivity problems associated with Gingerbread.

  6. guys what about galaxy note ???in the above list

  7. what about samsung galaxy sl???

  8. Hi,

    Will galaxy R receive ICS update????????

    Please reply

  9. I have purchased Samsung Galaxy R yesterday and new to Android family.

    Will Samsung Galaxy R get ICS update?

  10. Any chance Galaxy GIO might be capable? In at least a minimized version perhaps? An update for GIO’s would be really nice :D as they are still relatively new.

  11. hi Neal….when r u gonna publish ICS updates for galaxy note…

  12. Galaxy Ace is a cheap and crappy low specs phone which doesn’t deserve to be upgraded to ICS, I hope no ICS updates will be released… :)

  13. what about galaxy S ?

  14. What about S2 Gt-I9100T

  15. Wiil samsung galaxy fit receive ICS 4.0?? Please reply …..

  16. Hai did HTC evo 3d will get Ivan

  17. does galaxy y will receive android 4.0 update?

  18. will ice-cream sandwich come for samsung galaxy S2 -GT9100G ?

    • Yes, it will come for Galaxy S2, keep checking, we will update with the procedure for the same once it arrives.

  19. What about Samsung Galaxy SL (I-9003) , will this get 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or not . Please reply

  20. please i need your help.

    do you think samsung (FIT,and samsung ACE) will be upgraded to version 4(android-ice-cream-sandwich.

    if yes,do you roughly when will be upgraded.

    i live in UK.

    thank you for your help so much
    habib

  21. WHAT ABT GALEXY 9003????????????

  22. What about Sony xperia series phones.will sony 2011 xperia series will get ice cream or sandwich or not?

  23. Very skeptical about U.S. Galaxy SII. Samsung Italy said yes to European Galaxy S II in 2012 though. But the original U.S. Galaxy S models on the major carriers still have yet to receive Gingerbread! Samsung and U.S. business is always at odds and this is thanks to Apple.

    • Maybe, but the Samsung penetration in other countries is very good. And unofficial update of Galaxy S are available.

  24. what about galaxy s plus??

  25. Will samsung galaxy tab (original 7 inch, US) get ics?

  26. will ice-cream sandwich come for samsung galaxy s???/

  27. Hi Yogesh Patel,

    In the written above, it says that (((((“Galaxy S2 (GTI-9100)”))))) the first S2 phone is one of the has opportunities to upgrade to ICS, i mean which Galaxy S2 phone is going to upgrade to ICS.

    my phone is (((((“Galaxy S2 (GTI-9100)”))))), is it going to have the upgrade or not???????

    thank you, please give me the simplest and clearest answer

  28. der is no update of ics for galaxy fit

  29. Will the ICS be ever available for Galaxy S I9000?

  30. WOW samsung galaxy s2 will also get ICS ? That’s cool i want to buy it . It will be great for me as nexus and other are out of my budget

  31. Will the samsung galaxy s or does it already have ice cream sandwich?

  32. Pretty bummed that the Galaxy S isn’t here :(

  33. Do you think the Galaxy S will receive this update? of course only if it runs smoothly….

  34. what about galaxy ace ??