By: Aldo Panessidi
Android 4.0 was first seen on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus six months ago. Still, millions of Android device owners are waiting for their Ice Cream Sandwich. Thanks to the folks at Engaget, we have a list of the official downloads for the most popular legacy devices that have ICS, as well as those that the manufacturers have promised updates for in the future.
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Samsung has done the best job so far at adding Ice Cream Sandwich to many of their unlocked devices -- the Samsung Galaxy S 2 in particular. Samsung’s list shows a lot more on their way, but updates to branded devices seem to stall in carrier-specific testing. Galaxy Tab users outside of Canada are still waiting for ICS.
Galaxy S 2 (unlocked, Canada)
Galaxy S 2 LTE (unlocked, Canada)
Galaxy S 2 X (Canada)
Galaxy S 2 HD LTE (Canada)
Galaxy Note (unlocked, Canada)
Nexus S (unlocked)
Nexus S 4G (Sprint)
Galaxy Tab 7.0 (Canada)
Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (Canada)
Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Canada)
Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Canada)
Galaxy S 2 (AT&T, T-Mo, Sprint)
Galaxy Note (AT&T)
Galaxy S II Skyrocket (AT&T)
Galaxy S Blaze 4G (T-Mo)
Captivate Glide (AT&T)
Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (unlocked, T-Mo, WiFi)
Galaxy Tab 7.7 (unlocked, VZW)
Galaxy Tab 8.9 (unlocked, AT&T, WiFi)
Galaxy Tab 10.1 (unlocked,T-Mo, VZW, WiFi)
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HTC offers two different versions of Sense on ICS: Sense 4 for phones natively supporting ICS, and another for legacy devices. If you own one of the devices listed below, you'll have Sense 3.6, the "lighter" iteration that stays true to the UI's older look.
Sensation 4G (T-Mobile)
Velocity 4G (Australia)
EVO Design 4G (Sprint, Boost)
Incredible S / Incredible 2 (unlocked, VZW)
Sony is finally rolling out ICS. They plan to push Android 4.0 to all 2011 Xperia smartphones. Sony has a forum post that goes into details on models that have already been upgraded.
Xperia arc S
Xperia neo V
Xperia mini pro
Xperia ion (AT&T)
Live with Walkman
Motorola has a forum page for progress on each device. A large number of phones and tablets not on this list are still in "evaluation and planning" stages. By that, Motorola means they are under consideration for receiving ICS, but not all of them will see it. The devices below will get an upgrade.
Xoom WiFi (USA)
Atrix 2 (AT&T)
Atrix 4G (AT&T)
Droid Bionic (VZW)
Droid RAZR Maxx (VZW)
Droid 4 (VZW)
Xoom (WiFi global, Family Edition USA)
Xoom 2 / Xoom 2 Media Edition (unlocked)
Xyboard 8.2 / Xyboard 10.1 (VZW)
LG is taking its time getting ICS to its legacy devices. The company has plans for most of its latest handsets, but only a few phones will get ICS before the end of June. The rest will have to wait until the third quarter.
Prada by LG 3.0
Nitro HD (AT&T)