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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.



  1. Neeraj

    October 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

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

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    May 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

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    March 11, 2012 at 10:35 am


    • Neela Pradeep

      March 11, 2012 at 10:40 am

      yes but unofficially you will get the updates!

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 11, 2012 at 10:53 am

      it will be available but unofficially

  5. PogoQ

    February 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

    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. thiyagu

    February 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

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

    • Yogesh Patel

      March 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      IT will receive it.

  7. sevarus

    January 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    what about samsung galaxy sl???

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

      yes it will soon be getting, though the beta version is already covered on androidadvices!

  8. Ajeet

    January 23, 2012 at 10:22 am


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

    Please reply

  9. Anand

    January 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

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

    Will Samsung Galaxy R get ICS update?

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 24, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Yes, it will come for Samsung Galaxy R.

  10. Danthaman

    January 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      we will try our level best for the same!

  11. Goutham

    January 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      as of now NOTE doesn’t have ICS update!

  12. Galaxy Ace

    December 26, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    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… 🙂

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 27, 2011 at 9:34 am

      the update of ics for galaxy ace will soon be coming!

  13. soe myat

    December 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    what about galaxy S ?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 21, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      its in the making and will be launched v soon

  14. Robert

    December 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

    What about S2 Gt-I9100T

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm

      as of now there’s no update on the same!

  15. Sukhpreet Singh

    December 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

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

  16. hassan

    December 21, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Hai did HTC evo 3d will get Ivan

    • Amit Bhawani

      December 24, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      You can checkk out the table on for the ICS update availability.

  17. ashutos jain

    December 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    does galaxy y will receive android 4.0 update?

  18. Babu Kanigiri

    December 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

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

    • Yogesh Patel

      December 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm

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

  19. mandeep

    November 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

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

  20. habib

    November 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

      there is no info on the same, mostly they wont get updated but you never know if any developer optimizes the same! officially it wont get!

  21. LALIT

    November 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    WHAT ABT GALEXY 9003????????????

  22. Satish

    November 8, 2011 at 9:54 am

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

  23. gio

    November 3, 2011 at 10:19 am

    thanks :D!

  24. gio

    November 2, 2011 at 9:38 am

    droid x(1)? 🙁

    • Yogesh Patel

      November 2, 2011 at 9:42 am

      Yes, it will receive it!

      • gio

        November 3, 2011 at 5:53 am


        • Yogesh Patel

          November 3, 2011 at 10:10 am

          No not yet!

  25. tb

    October 31, 2011 at 3:15 am

    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.

    • Yogesh Patel

      November 2, 2011 at 9:42 am

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

  26. Orix

    October 24, 2011 at 10:52 am

    what about galaxy s plus??

  27. Bob

    October 23, 2011 at 11:38 pm

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

      we still don’t have clarity on this, we can hope that it will get the update!

  28. ravi

    October 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 23, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      yes ravi it will be coming for Galaxy S

  29. Omar saad

    October 23, 2011 at 11:51 am

    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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 23, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      YES OMAR S2 will get the ICS 4.0

      • Omar saad

        October 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm

        thank you man,…. i think its gonna be at the beginning 2012

  30. darshan

    October 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

    der is no update of ics for galaxy fit

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      it will be released after few months!

  31. Ravi

    October 23, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Will the ICS be ever available for Galaxy S I9000?

  32. aatif

    October 22, 2011 at 1:17 am

    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

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 22, 2011 at 10:13 am

      There is not much price difference between S2 and Nexus phones

      • aatif

        October 22, 2011 at 11:04 am

        thats for USA only i think it will be around 35k in india i think .

  33. Rish

    October 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm

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

  34. Brett

    October 21, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Pretty bummed that the Galaxy S isn’t here 🙁

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 22, 2011 at 10:13 am

      The reason check it out here -

  35. Daniel

    October 21, 2011 at 8:29 pm

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

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 22, 2011 at 10:13 am

      Maybe it might receive.

      • Meru

        October 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm

        surely its received yaar..
        cause its an international version of galaxy s series phone and google also promise to support atleat 18 months so..

  36. nilesh

    October 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    what about galaxy ace ??

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

      Not sure of Galaxy Ace.

      • sam ghosla

        February 28, 2012 at 1:04 pm

        what abt galaxy r….. plz tell me for ics

        • Yogesh Patel

          March 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm

          Nothing said by Samsung on Galaxy R.

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