Droid 4 still alive with Ice Cream Sandwich update

By Alan Ng - Aug 20, 2012

We have just told you about a surprise update to Jelly Bean for the ASUS Transformer Pad, and now it looks like the happiness is spreading to the Motorola Droid 4 as well. The handset may be starting to age, but we have details on a possible update to Ice Cream Sandwich that is now being prepared.

The device was released back in February of this year and like many other Android handsets, consumers were ‘promised’ a swift update to Ice Cream Sandwich shortly after purchase. Seven months later and we’re finally seeing reports of that promise coming true, with some owners stating that they’ve already received a notification over the weekend to update to Android 4.0.4.

You may have already installed Android 4.0.4 if you’re running a custom firmware, but for everyone else you should head into your phone settings and check to see if a manual update can be pushed in your area. The good news is that your phone should perform a lot quicker and will obviously benefit from that simple, but elegant Ice Cream Sandwich UI.

The bad news is that you may lose support for Adobe Flash once installing, since Adobe has now decided to cut all ties with their once essential mobile Flash player. It has been a long seven months of waiting for Droid 4 users, but are you optimistic that the device may defy the odds once again and be upgraded to an official version of Jelly Bean?

It’s probably a long shot officially, but always a possibility with custom software after seeing devices such as the legendary HTC HD2 running Jelly Bean. Let us know if you have already installed ICS, or if you haven’t received the notification in your area yet.

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