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Android 4.0: Tracking ICS's Availability on Smartphones

Last week HTC published a list of phones that will receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a projected completion date of late August 2012. This is not a very encouraging prospect considering Google officially introduced ICS last October. Also because Android's next major revision codenamed “Jelly Bean” will be close to release by then.

But this is not an issue with HTC phones exclusively. In fact, Ice Cream Sandwich is more the exception rather than the rule on Android devices across the board. There’s a total of four smartphones shipping with the OS preloaded, just over a dozen with upgrades available, and more than 30 on the “coming soon” list.

Motorola Droid 4 unboxing, hands-on video

Motorola Droid 4 unboxing, hands-on video

The Droid is dead, long live the Droid. The Motorola Droid 4, that is. This time around, Motorola's keyboard-toting Android smartphone features a 4-inch qHD resolution display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, dual HD capable cameras, and support for Verizon's uber…