Earlier this week we revealed to you the list of Verizon smartphones that will definitely be guaranteed an update to the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. As expected though, there were some noticeable omissions from that list with the stand out phone being the popular Motorola Droid X.
For a phone that first launched in 2010, it appears that Verizon and Motorola are now preparing to stop all support for the device, officially that is. We’ve noticed that the Droid 3 is also mysteriously absent from the update list, which is a little bit strange given that they have no problems bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to the legendary HTC Thunderbolt which launched almost a year ago exactly.
You just know that the decision isn’t going to go down well with Droid X owners, and we’ve even read some feedback on Twitter from many users who say that this now basically condones the use of rooting the device in search of an unofficial update. That’s the reality Droid X owners are facing now as it is going to be the only way you ever see Android 4.0 on your device sadly.
What about the LG Revolution as well? Verizon seems to have taken care of their other 4G LTE supported devices, but it appears that there has been no love shown for the LG Revolution, a device which is only a year old. Perhaps LG and Motorola will have a change of heart and extend the Ice Cream Sandwich update rollout to the Droid X and LG Revolution as well.
If you own either of these devices, let us know how your feeling. Are you now prepared to root?