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Andre Richards
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12/3/2011 | 10:02:23 AM
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"Having purchased the Droid 3 that came out mid-2011, I fully EXPECT it to be updated to ICS."

Been there, done that. Don't hold your breath.
Andre Richards
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12/3/2011 | 10:00:08 AM
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The fact that an article like this even exists is just more proof of how much Android sucks and is insanely fragmented now. I bought an Android phone a year-and-a-half ago. Worst phone I've ever owned and it never received updates from day one. Ridiculous.
Steve Hillshire
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12/1/2011 | 2:35:30 PM
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ICS rollout to Android phones will definitely have a great impact in what manufacturer my next phone will come from. I am with Google that manufacturers should be supporting their phones with Android updates for 18 months after the phone is released. Ideally for me, it would be 24 months after the last phone of that model is sold because that last person will be stuck with it for potentially 2 years on their contract but hey, I'll take the 18 months as a start.

Having purchased the Droid 3 that came out mid-2011, I fully EXPECT it to be updated to ICS. If it doesn't blogs all over should be calling out what new devices are not getting ICS and make a huge issue out of it. It needs to be addressed. I can guarantee you that one way or the other my Droid 3 will be getting ICS. Its just whether it will be an official rom or unofficial like CM. The hardware is more than able to run it. Actually, Motorola might be doing me a favor by not releasing it for the Droid 3. It will force me to root, go 3rd party rom and GET RID OF THE BLOAT and will guarantee that my next phone will be nothing other than a Nexus device that always gets updated and updated first :)
pbayaneni500
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12/1/2011 | 5:02:52 AM
re: Android 4.0 Upgrade: Coming Soon To Your Phone?
Hi Shekhar....i too bought a SE Xperia Neo V. It is shipped with Android 2.3.4 which is the Gingerbread. Version 3.0 is Honeycomb and version 4.0 is Ice Cream Sandwich. You will need to be clarified that 4.0.2.A.0.42 is the firmware version of the device and not the android version. please update to this version as it is a bug fix update to the OS loaded on your phone and by the time you get your hand on this you can upgrade to version 4.0
aostrom024
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12/1/2011 | 4:23:13 AM
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Your article calls Android 2.2 "Eclair." Actually, Android 2.1 was "Eclair" and Android 2.2 was "Froyo."
Shekhar7
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12/1/2011 | 3:16:44 AM
re: Android 4.0 Upgrade: Coming Soon To Your Phone?
I bought a SE Experia NEO V, originally shipped with ANDROID 3.0, last week and it already shows a notification for upgrade to Android 4.0 (4.0.2.A.0.42). SE has been always a winner in delighting the customers and timely updates.
However, am not updating it unless i get throughly hands on with the Gingerbread.


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