Motorola tablets were just confirmed to receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, but the problem is that will take place in Q3. Moto has just confirmed that the Xoom Family Edition, the Xyboard 8.2 WiFi and Xyboard 10.1 WiFi, plus the Xyboard 8.2 on Verizon and the Droid Xyboard 10.1 on Verizon are affected by this timeframe.

Also, the Verizon Motorola Xoom 3G/4G will get its share of ICS around the same time. As you may already know, Motorola has updated the WiFi Xoom to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, making it the second slate to receive this update in 2012, following the ASUS Transformer Prime. Motorola Xoom Family Edition owners will get their software in Q2 2012 and both versions of the Xyboard will get ICS in Q3, as mentioned. Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 and the Verizon Xooms don’t have a clear date, so they may get Android 4.0 earlier… or later.

When more details appear, I’ll be sure to let you know, but before that, there’s a certain conclusion to draw here: the delay of the update means that we should expect a new Android 4.0 tablet from Motorola to appear soon. Maybe at MWC 2012?

  • The delay doesn’t neccesary mean a tablet, maybe Moto is a bit clumsy?  And late?? Q3? In Q2 JellyBean will appear and Moto is now part of Google, what the hell is with this strategy anyway?
    Customers will move to another brands like Samsung or HTC maybe, Moto is loosing ground here.