Android 4.0 upgrade list: Is your device getting Ice Cream Sandwich?

By JR Raphael (@jr_raphael)

Android 4.0 Upgrade List

Grab a napkin, Android fans: Google's Android 4.0 operating system -- aka Android Ice Cream Sandwich -- is ready to be served to phones and tablets around the world.

Android 4.0 introduces the biggest changes Google's mobile platform has seen since the days of Froyo. The new OS delivers a sleek new design with layers of polish and loads of tasty fresh features.

But how do you know if your phone or tablet will get the upgrade -- and if so, when you can expect to unwrap Ice Cream Sandwich for yourself? I've made it easy. This list has everything there is to know about the Android 4.0 upgrade, broken down by device. It'll be updated regularly as new info becomes available, so you can always check in to get the latest info on your phone or tablet's status.

Want a more detailed look at Android 4.0 and what it'll do for your device? Click over to my Android Ice Cream Sandwich FAQ or check out my in-depth review. And if you still need more reasons to salivate, glance over my 10 reasons to be excited about Ice Cream Sandwich. They're guaranteed to get your tummy rumbling.

UPDATE: Looking for info on Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean? Head over to my new Android 4.1 upgrade list for the latest on that release.

[Page last updated: February 5, 2013]

Android 4.0 Upgrade List: Devices That Have Received (or Are Receiving) Ice Cream Sandwich

• Acer Iconia Tab A100 [UPDATED 5/1/12]: Acer delivered Android 4.0 to its Iconia Tab A100 tablet in late April 2012. The rollout was fairly close to the company's original plan for the A100: Acer originally said the tablet's rollout would begin in mid-April and then clarified its timing to give an exact date of April 27 for U.S. users and May 3 for users in Canada.

• Acer Iconia Tab A200 [UPDATED 2/21/11]: Acer started sending the Android 4.0 upgrade to its Iconia Tab A200 in late February 2012. The upgrade is taking place via an over-the-air rollout, which means you'll get a notification on your device when the download is available to you. You can also manually check for the upgrade by looking in the "System Update" section of your tablet's "About Tablet" settings menu. 

• Acer Iconia Tab A500 [UPDATED 4/25/12]: Numerous users are reporting that they've received the Android 4.0 upgrade on their Acer Iconia Tab A500 tablets as of April 25, 2012. Acer originally said it'd begin the tablet's ICS rollout in mid-April, later going on to clarify its timing and give an exact date of April 27 for the upgrade. From the looks of it, Acer is ahead of schedule on this one.

• Andy Pad [UPDATED 6/14/12]: The independently manufactured Andy Pad (available in the UK) received an upgrade to Android 4.0 in late May 2012. The upgrade must be manually downloaded and installed; you can find the files and full instructions at the official Andy Pad upgrade page.

• Archos 80 G9 [UPDATED 3/8/12]: Archos released Android 4.0 for its Archos 80 G9 tablet on March 8, 2012, fulfilling its promise to deliver the upgrade in the first quarter of 2012. The software has to be manually downloaded and installed; you can find full instructions at the Archos upgrade website.

• Archos 101 G9 [UPDATED 3/8/12]: As it did with the 80 G9 model, Archos released Android 4.0 for its Archos 101 G9 tablet on March 8, 2012, fulfilling its promise to deliver the upgrade in the first quarter of 2012. The software has to be manually downloaded and installed; you can find full instructions at the Archos upgrade website.

• Asus Eee Pad Slider [UPDATED 5/10/12]: Asus announced the launch of Android 4.0 for its Eee Pad Slider on May 10. The upgrade is being delivered to the SL101 model of the device within the U.S., Asus says. The company didn't go into any further specifics, but these types of upgrades are typically sent over the air, meaning you'll receive a notification on your device when the software is available to you. Asus had previously promised ICS for the Eee Pad Slider but -- up until now -- had given no indication of when the upgrade would occur.

• Asus Eee Pad Transformer [UPDATED 2/24/12]: Asus started sending the Android 4.0 upgrade to its original Eee Pad Transformer tablet on February 23, 2012. The upgrade was delivered to users in Taiwan first and became available to users in the U.S. and other countries a day later, on Friday, February 24. The Transformer's Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is being sent over the air, meaning you'll receive a notification on your device when the software becomes available to you. You can also manually check for the upgrade by looking in the "System Update" section of your tablet's "About Tablet" settings menu.

• Asus Transformer Prime [UPDATED 1/10/12]: Asus made the Android 4.0 upgrade available to its Transformer Prime tablet on the night of January 9, 2012. The company announced the Ice Cream Sandwich launch at the Consumer Electronics Show, releasing the software three days before its promised date of January 12. The upgrade took place via an over-the-air rollout. 

• HTC Amaze 4G [UPDATED 6/14/12]: Ice Cream Sandwich became available to T-Mobile's HTC Amaze 4G phone on May 21. The upgrade is available as an over-the-air download; you can manually initiate the process by going into the "HTC Software Updates" section of your phone's "About Phone" settings menu. The Amaze 4G had previously been confirmed by HTC to be in line for the Android 4.0 upgrade in the "early 2012" time frame. In early June, meanwhile, the ICS upgrade became available to Amaze 4G owners on Canada's Telus network.

• HTC Desire S [UPDATED 9/4/12]: In early February, HTC confirmed that its Desire S phone would receive the Android 4.0 upgrade. In late May, HTC announced that the upgrade would be delivered sometime in the June to July time frame. And in mid-August, a comment made by HTC's official Facebook account indicated the upgrade would be delivered sometime before the end of August. At the very end of the month, the company finally came through -- sort of: It provided a do-it-yourself installer for the upgrade geared mainly toward developers. Thus far, no mention has been made of if or when a regular-style rollout for typical users might occur.

• HTC EVO 3D [UPDATED 7/31/12]: European owners of HTC's EVO 3D phone reported receiving the Android 4.0 upgrade in late June 2012. In late July, meanwhile, numerous EVO 3D users in the U.S. reported receiving the software on their Sprint-based devices. The apparent rollout started just a couple of weeks after Sprint announced that ICS would hit its EVO 3D in "early August." The EVO 3D was originally promised to be in line for Android 4.0 sometime toward the start of 2012. 

• HTC EVO Design 4G [UPDATED 7/31/12]: Sprint announced it was making the Android 4.0 upgrade available to its HTC EVO Design 4G phone on July 31, 2012. The upgrade will presumably be sent in waves, meaning it'll reach a subset of users each day over the course of several days. Sprint and HTC had previously said the EVO Design 4G's upgrade would arrive sometime in early 2012; HTC later changed its mind and said the rollout will begin in either June or July, after which Sprint said the upgrade would become available in "early August." 

• HTC Incredible S [UPDATED 7/2/12]: In early July 2012, users of HTC's international Incredible S phone reported receiving the Android 4.0 upgrade on their devices. HTC, however, has yet to issue any official statement about a rollout. HTC originally confirmed that its Incredible S phone would receive the Android 4.0 upgrade, promising a June or July window for the bump. 

• HTC Raider [UPDATED 3/30/12]: Canadian carrier Bell released the Android 4.0 upgrade for its HTC Raider 4G phone in late May 2012. The upgrade is available as an over-the-air download; you can manually initiate the process by going into the "System Software Updates" section of your phone's "About Phone" settings menu. HTC had previously confirmed that the Raider would receive Ice Cream Sandwich but had provided no specific timing info up till now.

• HTC Rezound [UPDATED 8/2/12]: The HTC Rezound started receiving its Android 4.0 upgrade on August 2, 2012. Verizon is delivering the upgrade over-the-air in waves, which means it'll reach a subset of users every day over the course of several days. HTC originally listed the phone as being down for an "early 2012" upgrade.

• HTC Rhyme [UPDATED 9/4/12]: HTC  originally said the Android 4.0 upgrade would reach its Rhyme smartphone sometime in either June or July. Verizon  confirmed plans for the upgrade as well but has provided no additional information on timing. At the very end of August, HTC finally delivered something to the phone, but it's not exactly a regular upgrade: HTC provided a do-it-yourself Rhyme Android 4.0 installer geared mainly toward developers. Thus far, no mention has been made of if or when a regular-style rollout for typical users might occur.

• HTC Sensation [UPDATED 5/22/12]: From the start, HTC said its Sensation smartphone would be among its first phones to receive the Android 4.0 upgrade, with a rollout beginning "by the end of March." Sure enough, in early March, Sensation users across Europe started reporting that they'd received the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade on their devices. Then, in late March, Vodafone UK announced it was rolling out the upgrade for its HTC Sensation phone, and in late April, Cincinnati Bell announced the start of its HTC Sensation Android 4.0 rollout. HTC says it's in the "early stages" of rolling out ICS to the Sensation and expects the software to become "more widely available in the next few weeks." A leaked document said to be from Canada's Bell Mobility, meanwhile, lists that company's Sensation model as being scheduled for an June 2012 Android 4.0 upgrade. Bell has not officially confirmed (or denied) the authenticity of the document.

• HTC Sensation 4G [UPDATED 5/16/12]: T-Mobile started rolling out the Android 4.0 upgrade to its HTC Sensation 4G on May 16. The upgrade is available as an over-the-air download; you can initiate the download manually by going into the "HTC Software Updates" section of your phone's "About Phone" settings menu. The HTC Sensation 4G was originally listed by HTC as being in line to get its Android 4.0 upgrade "by the end of March." In mid-April, however, a T-Mobile employee posted a note on an official company forum stating that the upgrade would not occur within the month of April; soon after, T-Mobile announced it had completed testing on the Sensation 4G's Android 4.0 upgrade and was almost ready to make it available to users. In Canada, meanwhile, Bell made the ICS upgrade available to its Sensation 4G phone in late May.

• HTC Sensation XE [UPDATED 3/14/12]: Like the standard HTC Sensation model, the HTC Sensation XE is slated to get its Android 4.0 upgrade "by the end of March," according to HTC. Early in the month, Sensation XE users in parts of Europe reported receiving the upgrade on their devices. HTC has confirmed it's in the "early stages" of rolling out ICS to the Sensation XE and says the software will be "more widely available in the next few weeks."

• HTC Sensation XL [UPDATED 5/29/12]: Ice Cream Sandwich started rolling out to HTC Sensation XL users in Europe and Asia in late June, according to numerous user reports. The upgrade is being sent over the air; you can check to see if it's available for your phone by going into the "Software Updates" section of your device's "About Phone" settings menu. HTC originally promised Android 4.0 would reach the Sensation XL in "early 2012." In February, the company updated its timeline to say the device's upgrade would begin soon after the upgrades of the original Sensation, the Sensation 4G, and the Sensation XE; those phones' rollouts started taking place in March.

• HTC Thunderbolt [UPDATED 2/5/13]: In early February 2013, Verizon Wireless started rolling out Android 4.0 to its HTC Thunderbolt phone. The rollout came a few days after a support document appeared on Verizon's website [PDF] providing official information about the upgrade. HTC long ago confirmed that the HTC Thunderbolt would receive Ice Cream Sandwich, but the phone's path to ICS has been anything but smooth sailing. In May of 2012, the company said the Thunderbolt's upgrade would begin in July to August of that year. A comment made by HTC's official Facebook account in mid-August of 2012 reaffirmed that the rollout was on track to begin by the end of that month. In late August, meanwhile, HTC told a customer on Facebook it was aware it had missed its deadline and was "actively working with Verizon" on getting the update pushed out as soon as possible. Finally, in 2013, the upgrade is here -- long after ICS stopped being relevant.

• HTC Velocity 4G [UPDATED 3/13/12]: According to numerous user reports, Australian carrier Telstra pushed the Android 4.0 upgrade to its HTC Velocity 4G phone in mid-March 2012. The Velocity 4G is the international version of AT&T's HTC Vivid. 

• HTC Vivid [UPDATED 3/22/12]: HTC and AT&T made the Android 4.0 upgrade available to the HTC Vivid phone on March 22, 2012. The upgrade is being sent over-the-air; you can manually initiate the download by going into the "AT&T Software Update" section of your phone's main settings menu.

• Huawei MediaPad [UPDATED 8/14/12]: Huawei released the Android 4.0 upgrade for its Huawei MediaPad tablet at the very end of April 2012, missing its first-quarter promise for the device. The software is available as a manual download on Huawei's website; you can also find additional instructions there. T-Mobile, meanwhile, has said it plans to upgrade its version of the tablet -- the T-Mobile Springboard 4G -- starting August 15. 

• Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet [UPDATED 7/2/12]: Android 4.0 started rolling out to Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet owners in parts of Europe in late May 2012 and then to users in the U.S. in late June. The rollout began just in the nick of time: In early 2012, Lenovo promised the ThinkPad Tablet would get Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in the second quarter of the year. (A spokesperson was later quoted as mentioning May as the month to watch, but that timing was never officially confirmed.)

• LG Lucid [UPDATED 10/18/12]: Verizon announced the launch of Android 4.0 for its LG Lucid phone in late October 2012. The upgrade will be sent out over the air beginning on October 19, according to Verizon, and will also be available via LG's PC-based upgrade tool. Verizon initially promised ICS for the Lucid back at the phone's launch in March. It had not provided any specific timing info, however, until now.

• LG Optimus 2X [UPDATED 9/4/12]: The LG Optimus 2X's ICS upgrade has turned into quite the little soap opera. Take a deep breath -- here we go: LG initially confirmed it would deliver the Android 4.0 upgrade to its Optimus 2X device. The company made the promise in a statement posted to its official Facebook page in late November 2011. In late December, however, LG posted a follow-up statement indicating the upgrade would begin sometime in the second quarter of 2012. Then, in May 2012, a comment made on Facebook by the official LG Singapore account suggested the upgrade may have been pushed back to the third quarter of the year. Following that, in late July, LG Canada sent a tweet indicating the upgrade would not be happening at all. And last but not least, in early August, LG's Korean Twitter account posted a message suggesting that the upgrade was still in testing and was, in fact, still scheduled to be released at some point; at the end of the month, LG did release the upgrade -- but only for Optimus 2X owners in South Korea. (Whew!) LG has yet to issue any official statement on the status of the upgrade for Optimus 2X users in other parts of the world. The company has also yet to mention anything specifically about its LG G2x, the U.S. version of the Optimus 2X.

• LG Optimus LTE [UPDATED 8/14/11]: LG started sending Android 4.0 to Optimus LTE users in Korea in early June 2012 and to users of the phone on Bell in Canada in August 2012. The company initially promised ICS for the phone in a statement posted to its official Facebook page in late November 2011. In late December, LG posted a follow-up statement indicating the upgrade would begin sometime in the second quarter of 2012 and added that exact start dates would vary by market based on carrier and "smartphone model." Canadian carrier Telus, meanwhile, posted an upgrade schedule in late May that listed the phone as having an expected upgrade date of mid-July.

• LG Prada [UPDATED 7/4/12]: LG started sending the Android 4.0 upgrade to users of its LG Prada phone in Germany and Italy in early July 2012. LG has not yet stated when the upgrade will reach users in other regions. The company originally promised an upgrade for the phone within the second quarter of 2012.

• Motorola Atrix 2 [UPDATED 10/9/12]: Motorola made Android 4.0 available to its Motorola Atrix 2 phone on October 9, 2012. The upgrade is being sent over-the-air; you can check for it manually by looking in the "System Updates" section of your phone's "About Device" settings menu. Motorola originally promised to deliver the Atrix 2's Android 4.0 upgrade in the third quarter of 2012; in late September, however, the company updated its website to remove all specific timing information and instead say only that "further plans" would be "coming soon." Days later, it revised the Atrix 2's status yet again to list it as being in line for a fourth quarter 2012 upgrade.

• Motorola Droid 4 [UPDATED 8/13/12]: On August 13, 2012, numerous Verizon Wireless users reported receiving the Android 4.0 upgrade on their Droid 4 devices. Verizon posted information about the upgrade onto its website that same morning. Motorola later confirmed the upgrade was being sent over-the-air waves, meaning it'll reach a subset of users each day over the course of a few weeks. The rollout is happening on schedule with previous promises: When announcing the Motorola Droid 4 at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, Verizon and Motorola made it clear that the device would be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. In mid-May, meanwhile, Motorola updated its official software upgrade page to list the phone as being in line for a third-quarter rollout. 

• Motorola Droid Bionic [UPDATED 10/19/12]: Motorola and Verizon finally started pushing Android 4.0 to the Droid Bionic on October 19, 2012, according to Verizon. The upgrade is being sent over-the-air in waves, meaning it'll reach a subset of users each day over the course of a few weeks. Motorola had originally promised a third-quarter upgrade for the Bionic but updated its plans in late September and pushed the timeline back to the fourth quarter. The company first confirmed plans to upgrade the Bionic to ICS in late 2011.

• Motorola Droid Razr [UPDATED 7/2/12]: Motorola and Verizon Wireless started rolling out Android 4.0 to the Droid Razr on June 22, 2012. The upgrade was sent to "a select number" of users initially, Motorola said, with a more broad deployment set to take place "over the coming days." As of July 2, Motorola said the upgrade was available to all Droid Razr users; if you haven't yet received it on your phone, you can go to the "System Upgrades" section of your device's "About Phone" settings menu to begin the upgrade. Motorola had previously discussed an "early 2012" time frame for the Droid Razr's upgrade. In mid-May, however, it changed its upgrade schedule to show a second-quarter time frame for the phone's rollout. 

• Motorola Droid Razr Maxx [UPDATED 7/2/12]: Motorola and Verizon Wireless started rolling out Android 4.0 to the Droid Razr Maxx on June 22, 2012. The upgrade was sent to "a select number" of users initially, Motorola said, with a more broad deployment set to take place "over the coming days." As of July 2, Motorola said the upgrade was available to all Droid Razr Maxx users; if you haven't yet received it on your phone, you can go to the "System Updates" section of your device's "About Phone" settings menu to begin the upgrade. When first announcing the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, Verizon and Motorola made it clear that the phone -- like its little brother, the regular Droid Razr -- would receive Ice Cream Sandwich. Verizon later reconfirmed plans for the upgrade as well but had provided no more specific details up until now. 

• Motorola Droid Xyboard [UPDATED 10/2/12]: Motorola announced the availability of Android 4.0 for its Verizon-based Droid Xyboard devices in late August 2012. The upgrade was sent over-the-air to users of the 10.1-inch model, meeting Motorola's (not so ambitious) promise of providing upgrades for the tablet within the third quarter of the year. In early October, Verizon announced availability of ICS for users of the 8.2-inch model (which was originally promised a third-quarter upgrade).

• Motorola Razr [UPDATED 9/4/12]: Numerous owners of the international Motorola Razr reported receiving the Android 4.0 upgrade in early July 2012. Thus far, Motorola has made no official announcement about a rollout for the phone, but some European sites are reporting the company is rolling out the upgrade to "select users" in parts of Germany, France, and Italy, with broader availability expected to hit sometime in the next few weeks. In early July, meanwhile, Motorola announced availability of ICS for its Japan-based Razr IS12M model, and in late August, Canadian carrier Rogers started pushing the upgrade to its Razr device. Like the Verizon-based Droid Razr model mentioned above, Motorola's international Razr phone was expected to receive Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012, according to the company. The phone was later listed on Motorola's upgrade status page as being in line for a second-quarter rollout.

• Motorola Xoom [UPDATED 8/14/12]: The Android 4.0 upgrade started rolling out to the Motorola Xoom U.S. Wi-Fi edition on Wednesday, January 18. On June 4, meanwhile, Verizon started pushing out the upgrade to users of the 3G/4G model. The carrier says the software will reach all users within a week. In mid-August 2012, the upgrade finally started reaching users of carrier-connected 3G Xooms in the UK and other parts of Europe. Motorola had previously said the international editions of the Xoom would be upgraded sometime in the second quarter of 2012. 

• Motorola Xoom 2 [UPDATED 10/8/12]: Motorola announced the launch of Android 4.0 for its Xoom 2 tablet in early October 2012. The upgrade is being sent over the air and should now be available to all Xoom 2 owners in the UK, France, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia, according to Motorola. The Xoom 2 was initially scheduled to receive a third-quarter Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.

• Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition [UPDATED 10/8/12]: Motorola announced the launch of Android 4.0 for its Xoom 2 Media Edition tablet in early October 2012. The upgrade is being sent over the air and should now be available to all Xoom 2 Media Edition owners in the UK, France, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia, according to Motorola. The Xoom 2 Media Edition was initially scheduled to receive a third-quarter Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.

• Orange San Diego [UPDATED 10/11/12]: The Orange San Diego smartphone started receiving the Android 4.0 upgrade in mid-October, according to user reports. The device was originally scheduled to get ICS in September, according to remarks made by an Intel spokesperson at a tech trade show in September.

• Pantech Burst [UPDATED 10/4/12]: Pantech released the Android 4.0 upgrade for its Pantech Burst phone in early October 2012. The upgrade is available only as a manual PC-based download; you can find full instructions on Pantech's website. AT&T initially confirmed that the Pantech Burst would be upgraded to ICS back in March. In late September, Pantech announced via Twitter that the upgrade would be available starting September 27. The company cited "unexpected delays" for the slight delay from then to the upgrade's actual release.

• Pantech Element [UPDATED 10/4/12]: Pantech released the Android 4.0 upgrade for its Pantech Element tablet in early October 2012. The upgrade is available only as a manual PC-based download; you can find full instructions on Pantech's website.

• Samsung Captivate Glide [UPDATED 9/17/12]: AT&T made Ice Cream Sandwich available to owners of the Samsung Captivate Glide on September 7, 2012. You can find details and instructions on Samsung's official upgrade page. In March, AT&T first confirmed that the Captivate Glide phone would be upgraded to Android 4.0; at that time, it said only that the upgrade would be made available "in the coming months." 

• Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate [UPDATED 9/24/12]: Samsung released the Android 4.0 upgrade for its AT&T-based Galaxy Exhilarate phone in late September 2012. The upgrade is available only as a manual download via Samsung's PC-based Kies application; you can find full instructions and other information on Samsung's website.

• Samsung Galaxy Note [UPDATED 7/16/12]: Samsung made the Android 4.0 upgrade available to its AT&T-based Galaxy Note in mid-July 2012. The upgrade was made available for the Canadian versions of the device on Telus, Bell, and Rogers around the same time. The software can be downloaded and applied via Samsung's PC-based Kies software. On May 10, 2012, meanwhile, numerous European Galaxy Note users reported receiving the Android 4.0 upgrade on their devices. The upgrade appears to have also rolled out to users in the Netherlands and Germany. Users in India have also now reported receiving the upgrade, as have users in the UK. The Galaxy Note's ICS upgrade was originally scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2012, but in late March, Samsung announced it was pushing the rollout back to the second quarter of the year. Samsung also said it would deliver a "premium suite" of applications with the upgrade, including "extra multimedia features" and "a range of new S Pen-optimized applications."

• Samsung Galaxy R [UPDATED 8/21/12]: Samsung made Android 4.0 available to its Galaxy R device in mid-August 2012, according to numerous user reports. Samsung had previously confirmed that the phone would receive the Android 4.0 upgrade but had provided no specific timing information.

• Samsung Galaxy S II [UPDATED 7/16/12]: Samsung has confirmed its entire Galaxy S II line of devices will receive the Android 4.0 upgrade, with availability varying based on region and various carrier requirements. The first Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades started in early March. Some specifics:

• Samsung initially made Android 4.0 available to its international Galaxy S II phones in parts of Europe on March 13, 2012. That first wave of upgrades reached users in Poland, Hungary, Sweden, and Korea.

• British carrier Three UK released Android 4.0 for its Galaxy S II phone on March 20, 2012. The software can be manually downloaded and installed using Samsung's Kies utility.

• British carrier O2 announced the launch of ICS for its Galaxy S II on March 27, 2012. Customers can grab the software via Samsung's Kies program; like most GSII upgrades, no over-the-air rollout is being provided.

• Vodafone announced the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich for its Galaxy S II phone on Friday, April 13. According to the carrier, the upgrade is available now via Samsung's Kies software and will begin rolling out over the air to users on Tuesday, April 17. Previously, the carrier stated that the upgrade would be launched on April 12. On the 12th, however, Vodafone said Samsung said it was "unable to make the update available" on that day as planned. 

• On April 17, Samsung released the Android 4.0 upgrade for owners of unlocked (SIM-free) Galaxy S II handsets in the UK. The software should be available via Samsung's Kies utility.  

• Samsung's UK division has said the Android 4.0 upgrade will become available to GSII customers on UK-based carriers Orange and T-Mobile "as soon as possible, pending software testing and approvals." That declaration was made on April 17. A spokesperson for UK-based carrier Orange, meanwhile, previously went on the record as saying Galaxy S II users on that network would receive their Android 4.0 upgrades sometime during the month of April. And UK-based news site Tech Radar is now reporting that both Orange and T-Mobile have confirmed their Galaxy S II ICS upgrade dates for April 22.

• On April 20, U.S.-based users with unlocked, global versions of the Galaxy S II phone reported receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich update on their devices. This upgrade appears to affect only the unlocked, global edition of the phone -- not any of the carrier-branded, contract-based models. 

• Australian-based carrier Telstra launched the Android 4.0 upgrade for its Galaxy S II phone in late April 2012. The software is reportedly being sent out over the air to users; it can also be manually downloaded and installed using Samsung's Kies application.

• On April 30, 2012, Samsung Canada announced it was making the Android 4.0 upgrade available on "select devices" throughout the country. The Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy S II LTE HD, and Galaxy S II X were among the devices listed. The company didn't go into any specifics, however, saying only that "available and scheduling" would "vary by market and wireless carriers' requirements." On June 20, Samsung Canada said the upgrade was officially available to GSII owners on Rogers.

• In late April 2012, user reports indicated that the Android 4.0 upgrade had begun to reach the I9100G model of Samsung's Galaxy S II phone. While Samsung has yet to make an official statement on the matter, user statements have suggested the upgrade is already available to owners of the device in several countries.

• On June 11, T-Mobile USA made the Android 4.0 upgrade available for its Samsung Galaxy S II phone. The upgrade is available only through the Samsung Kies desktop utility; you can find full instructions for getting Kies and completing the upgrade on Samsung's website. T-Mobile announced the June 11 timing earlier in the month and met its self-stated deadline.

• On June 20, numerous Galaxy S II owners on AT&T reported being able to download the Android 4.0 upgrade to their phones via the Samsung Kies application. AT&T later said, however, that it was only testing the upgrade on its servers but expects to have the real deal ready "very soon." On June 25, the carrier announced that the upgrade was officially available to all GSII users.

• On July 12, Samsung provided the Android 4.0 upgrade to Sprint's Galaxy S III Epic 4G Touch device. The upgrade was sent over the air to owners of the phone.

• Samsung says it will continue to "gradually roll out to other markets"; thus far, however, no specific timing details have been released for any other countries or carriers. In the past, the U.S. versions of Samsung Galaxy phones have lagged considerably behind the international versions when it comes to software rollouts. 

• Samsung Galaxy S II LTE [UPDATED 5/15/12]: Samsung announced the launch of Android 4.0 for its Galaxy S II LTE phone in mid-May 2012. The announcement was made on the company's Korean website; thus far, no information has been released about rollouts for other countries.

• Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket [UPDATED 7/16/12]: Samsung and AT&T made the Android 4.0 upgrade available to the Galaxy S III Skyrocket in early July 2012. The upgrade is available only via Samsung's PC-based Kies utility. AT&T had previously confirmed that the Skyrocket would receive ICS but had provided no specific timing information. The international variant of the phone, meanwhile, started receiving its upgrade in mid-May 2012.

• Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus [UPDATED 8/14/12]: In early July, Austria-based owners of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus reported receiving the Android 4.0 upgrade on their devices. In early August, meanwhile, the upgrade reached Tab 7.0 Plus users in the UK. And on August 14, T-Mobile USA made the ICS upgrade available to Tab 7.0 Plus users on its network. The upgrade is available only as a manual upgrade; you'll need to connect to Samsung's PC-based Kies utility in order to download and install it. Samsung had long ago confirmed its plans for upgrading the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to Android 4.0 but had provided no specific timing information.

• Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 [UPDATED 10/5/12]: In early July, numerous users in Germany and Austria reported receiving the Android 4.0 upgrade on their Galaxy Tab 7.7 devices. In early October, meanwhile, Verizon Wireless posted details about the Jelly Bean upgrade for its Galaxy Tab 7.7; typically, rollouts begin within a matter of days once such information is published. Samsung previously confirmed that its Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet would receive the Android 4.0 upgrade but provided no specific timing information for the release. 

• Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 [UPDATED 8/29/12]: In late August 2012, Samsung started making the Android 4.0 upgrade available to users of its Galaxy Tab 8.9 device. Samsung had previously confirmed that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet would receive Android 4.0 but had provided no specific timing information. It's still not entirely clear when users of the various carrier-connected models of the device will receive their upgrades.

• Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 [UPDATED 9/17/12]: On July 31, numerous Galaxy Tab 10.1 users in Europe reported receiving the Android 4.0 upgrade on their devices. About two weeks later, on August 13, Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi owners in the U.S. reported that the upgrade was reaching their devices. And on August 27, Canadian carriers Telus, Bell, and Rogers made the upgrade available to Tab 10.1 users connected to their networks. In early September, meanwhile, T-Mobile USA released Ice Cream Sandwich for Tab 10.1 users on its network (the upgrade, like many Samsung rollouts, is available only through the PC-based Kies application) and in mid-September, Verizon finally approved the ICS upgrade for its 4G Galaxy Tab model.

• Samsung Nexus S [UPDATED 4/5/12]: On December 16, 2011, Google announced it was starting to roll out the Android 4.0 upgrade to its Nexus S phone. The rollout would continue "over the coming month," according to Google, until it reached all GSM/UMTS versions of the device. In late March, meanwhile, Google announced the rollout of Android 4.0.4 for the GSM/UMTS version of the phone. And finally, in early April, Google announced the rollout of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Nexus S 4G. That rollout is being conducted in waves, meaning it'll reach a subset of users each day and may take a few weeks to make its way to all devices.

• Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman [UPDATED 5/29/12]: Sony made the Android 4.0 upgrade available to its Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman in late May 2012. The upgrade is being released in waves based on carrier and country; you can find info specific to your model on Sony's upgrade help page. Sony had originally promised a late-April or early-May upgrade for the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman but later updated its timeline to reflect a late-May or early-June window for the phone's rollout. 

• Sony Tablet P [UPDATED 6/14/12]: Sony started delivering Android 4.0 to its Tablet P device on June 14, 2012. The company says the upgrade is initially being made available only in "selected markets," though it hasn't elaborated on what those markets are or when more widespread availability will be reached. Information posted on Sony's official Japanese website originally listed the Tablet P as being scheduled for a May 24 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade; a press release published by Sony's Japanese office in March, meanwhile, mentioned an upgrade time of late May for the tablet (but didn't make it clear whether that time frame was specific to Japan or applicable worldwide).

• Sony Tablet S [UPDATED 4/26/12]: Sony announced the start of the Android 4.0 rollout for its Tablet S on April 26, 2012. The upgrade is being sent over the air, Sony says; the next time your device is powered up and connected to Wi-Fi, you should automatically receive a notification prompting you to download and install the software. The rollout meets the company's previous mentions of a "spring" timeframe for the Tablet S's upgrade and actually beats a late May window discussed in previous press releases.

• Sony Xperia Active [UPDATED 5/29/12]: Sony made the Android 4.0 upgrade available to its Sony Xperia Active in late May 2012. The upgrade is being released in waves based on carrier and country; you can find info specific to your model on Sony's upgrade help page. Sony had originally promised a late-April or early-May upgrade for the Xperia Active but later updated its timeline to reflect a late-May or early-June window for the phone's rollout.

• Sony Xperia Arc [UPDATED 5/29/12]: Sony made the Android 4.0 upgrade available to its Sony Xperia Arc in late May 2012. The upgrade is being released in waves based on carrier and country; you can find info specific to your model on Sony's upgrade help page. Sony had originally promised a late-April or early-May upgrade for the Xperia Arc but later updated its timeline to reflect a late-May or early-June window for the phone's rollout.

• Sony Xperia Arc S [UPDATED 4/13/12]: On April 13, Sony announced the launch of the Android 4.0 upgrade for its Xperia Arc S phone. The upgrade is initially available to users in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway, Sony says, and will be rolling out in those countries over the course of four to six weeks. The upgrade must be downloaded and applied manually; you can find instructions on Sony's Xperia upgrade page once your device is eligible. Sony originally said the Xperia Arc S would be among its first phones to get the upgrade, with a rollout in late March or early April; it later updated its timeline to say the phone's rollout would start in mid-April. 

• Sony Xperia Go [UPDATED 9/28/12]: Sony made the Android 4.0 upgrade available for its Xperia Go smartphone in late September 2012. The rollout is taking place "over the next few weeks," Sony says, and will be available to Xperia Go users worldwide. For some reason, the upgrade is not being sent out over-the-air; rather, you have to connect your phone to a PC and use Sony's desktop application to complete the process.

• Sony Xperia Ion [UPDATED 9/26/12]: Sony started rolling out the Android 4.0 upgrade to its Xperia Ion phone in mid-September 2012. The upgrade initially reached only international models of the phone; later in the month, some users of AT&T-based Ion phones reported receiving the upgrade via Sony's PC-based SuS application, and on September 26, AT&T officially announced that the upgrade was available to all of its Xperia Ion customers. 

• Sony Xperia Mini [UPDATED 5/29/12]: Sony made the Android 4.0 upgrade available to its Sony Xperia Mini in late May 2012. The upgrade is being released in waves based on carrier and country; you can find info specific to your model on Sony's upgrade help page. Sony had originally promised a late-April or early-May upgrade for the Xperia Mini but later updated its timeline to reflect a late-May or early-June window for the phone's rollout.

• Sony Xperia Mini Pro [UPDATED 5/29/12]: Sony made the Android 4.0 upgrade available to its Sony Xperia Mini Pro in late May 2012. The upgrade is being released in waves based on carrier and country; you can find info specific to your model on Sony's upgrade help page. Sony had originally promised a late-April or early-May upgrade for the Xperia Mini Pro but later updated its timeline to reflect a late-May or early-June window for the phone's rollout. 

• Sony Xperia Neo [UPDATED 5/29/12]: Sony made the Android 4.0 upgrade available to its Sony Xperia Neo in late May 2012. The upgrade is being released in waves based on carrier and country; you can find info specific to your model on Sony's upgrade help page. Sony had originally promised a late-April or early-May upgrade for the Xperia Neo but later updated its timeline to reflect a late-May or early-June window for the phone's rollout.

• Sony Xperia Neo V [UPDATED 4/13/12]: On April 13, Sony announced the launch of the Android 4.0 upgrade for its Xperia Neo V phone. The upgrade is initially available to users in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway, Sony says, and will be rolling out in those countries over the course of four to six weeks. The upgrade must be downloaded and applied manually; you can find instructions on Sony's Xperia upgrade page once your device is eligible. Sony originally said the Xperia Neo V would be among its first phones to get the upgrade, with a rollout in late March or early April; it later updated its timeline to say the phone's rollout would start in mid-April. 

• Sony Xperia P [UPDATED 8/21/12]: Sony started rolling out Android 4.0 to its Sony Xperia P phone in mid-August 2012. The rollout will take a few weeks to complete, Sony says; you may have to connect your phone to a computer using the company's PC Companion software in order to receive the upgrade. When announcing its new Xperia P smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in February, Sony promised it would upgrade the phone to Android 4.0 sometime after the device's launch. In early August, Sony's India Facebook page posted an update saying the upgrade would be available sometime between August 19 and 25.

• Sony Xperia Pro [UPDATED 5/29/12]: Sony made the Android 4.0 upgrade available to its Sony Xperia Pro in late May 2012. The upgrade is being released in waves based on carrier and country; you can find info specific to your model on Sony's upgrade help page. Sony had originally promised a late-April or early-May upgrade for the Xperia Pro but later updated its timeline to reflect a late-May or early-June window for the phone's rollout.

• Sony Xperia Ray [UPDATED 4/13/12]: On April 13, Sony announced the launch of the Android 4.0 upgrade for its Xperia Ray phone. The upgrade is initially available to users in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway, Sony says, and will be rolling out in those countries over the course of four to six weeks. The upgrade must be downloaded and applied manually; you can find instructions on Sony's Xperia upgrade page once your device is eligible. Sony originally said the Xperia Ray would be among its first phones to get the upgrade, with a rollout in late March or early April; it later updated its timeline to say the phone's rollout would start in mid-April. 

• Sony Xperia S [UPDATED 6/22/12]: Sony announced the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich for its Xperia S phone on June 21, 2012. The upgrade is being sent over the air in waves and should reach all users within a few weeks, Sony says. The launch meets Sony's initial promise for the phone: During the launch of the Xperia S at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Sony said the device would get the Android 4.0 upgrade sometime in the second quarter of the year. In late March, Sony updated its timeline and said the Xperia S's upgrade would take place in the "later part" of the second quarter. In mid-May, meanwhile, a posting on the company's support forum indicated that the phone should be upgraded in "late May" or "early June."

• Sony Xperia Sola [UPDATED 9/28/12]: Sony made the Android 4.0 upgrade available for its Xperia Sola smartphone in late September 2012. The rollout is taking place "over the next few weeks," Sony says, and will be available to Xperia Sola users worldwide. For some reason, the upgrade is not being sent out over-the-air; rather, you have to connect your phone to a PC and use Sony's desktop application to complete the process.

• Sony Xperia U [UPDATED 9/28/12]: Sony made the Android 4.0 upgrade available for its Xperia U smartphone in late September 2012. The rollout is taking place "over the next few weeks," Sony says, and will be available to Xperia U users worldwide. For some reason, the upgrade is not being sent out over-the-air; rather, you have to connect your phone to a PC and use Sony's desktop application to complete the process.

• Toshiba Excite 10 LE [UPDATED 6/5/12]: Toshiba made the Android 4.0 upgrade available to its Excite 10 LE tablet in early June 2012. The upgrade was delivered over the air to Excite 10 LE owners. Toshiba had previously said the Excite 10 LE would get Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in the spring.

• Toshiba Thrive [UPDATED 8/7/12]: Toshiba released Ice Cream Sandwich for its Thrive 10-inch tablet on August 6, 2012. The upgrade is being sent out over-the-air in waves, meaning it'll likely reach a subset of users each day over the course of several days. If you don't want to wait, you can also manually initiate the upgrade by using the "Check for Updates" command in your tablet's "Service Station" application. Toshiba initially promised an "end of spring" upgrade for both its 10-inch and 7-inch Thrive tablets. In late June, however, the company posted a message on its official forums stating that the upgrade had been delayed and wouldn't arrive until sometime in "early fall." The company has yet to provide any further updates about when the software will reach the 7-inch model.

• Yarvik TAB220 GoTab Velocity 7"  [UPDATED 3/30/12]: In late March, budget tablet manufacturer Yarvik made Android 4.0 available for its TAB220 GoTab Velocity 7" tablet. The upgrade can be manually downloaded and installed via a software tool available on Yarvik's website.

• Yarvik TAB260 GoTab Velocity 7"  [UPDATED 3/30/12]: In late March, budget tablet manufacturer Yarvik made Android 4.0 available for its TAB260 GoTab Velocity 7" tablet. The upgrade can be manually downloaded and installed via a software tool available on Yarvik's website. 

• Yarvik TAB360 GoTab Gravity 8"  [UPDATED 3/30/12]: In late March, budget tablet manufacturer Yarvik made Android 4.0 available for its TAB360 GoTab Gravity 8" tablet. The upgrade can be manually downloaded and installed via a software tool available on Yarvik's website.  

• Yarvik TAB420 GoTab Xerios 10" [UPDATED 3/30/12]: In late March, budget tablet manufacturer Yarvik made Android 4.0 available for its TAB420 GoTab Xerios 10" tablet. The upgrade can be manually downloaded and installed via a software tool available on Yarvik's website.   

• Yarvik TAB460 GoTab Xerios 10" [UPDATED 3/30/12]: In late March, budget tablet manufacturer Yarvik made Android 4.0 available for its TAB460 GoTab Xerios 10" tablet. The upgrade can be manually downloaded and installed via a software tool available on Yarvik's website.    

Android 4.0 Upgrade List: Devices Expected to Get Ice Cream Sandwich

• HTC Droid Incredible 2 [UPDATED 7/2/12]: In mid-February 2012, HTC confirmed via Facebook that its Droid Incredible 2 phone is in line to receive the Android 4.0 upgrade. Verizon later confirmed plans for the upgrade as well. Thus far, no specific timing information has been provided; in late May, however, HTC said it would announce timing details "by the end of August." HTC's international version of the phone, the Incredible S, reportedly started receiving its 4.0 upgrade in early July.

• HTC EVO 4G+ [UPDATED 5/22/12]: HTC has confirmed its EVO 4G+ phone -- not to be confused with the original Sprint HTC EVO 4G -- will receive the Android 4.0 upgrade. The EVO 4G+ is set to receive Ice Cream Sandwich in either May or June, HTC says.  

• Huawei Honor [UPDATED 12/12/11]: Huawei released an early version of Android 4.0 for its China-based Huawei Honor handset in December 2011. The software is said to be only a demo intended to give users an idea of what's ahead in ICS; thus far, the manufacturer has provided no details about when the full and finalized version could become available.

• LG Eclipse [UPDATED 12/27/11]: LG has confirmed it will deliver the Android 4.0 upgrade to its Eclipse device. According to a statement posted on LG's official Facebook page, the upgrade will begin sometime in the second quarter of 2012. 

• LG MyTouch Q [UPDATED 12/27/11]: LG has confirmed it will deliver the Android 4.0 upgrade to its MyTouch Q device. According to a statement posted on LG's official Facebook page, the upgrade will begin sometime in the second quarter of 2012.  

• LG Nitro HD [UPDATED 7/27/12]: AT&T has confirmed that the LG Nitro HD -- its version of the device known as the LG Optimus LTE elsewhere in the world -- will receive the Android 4.0 upgrade. In late March, AT&T said the phone would be upgraded "in the coming months." In late July, meanwhile, the carrier posted information indicating the Nitro's upgrade would begin on July 31. The upgrade will not be sent out over-the-air; instead, you'll have to visit LG's upgrade page to complete the download using a PC.

• LG Optimus 3D [UPDATED 12/27/11]: LG has confirmed it will deliver the Android 4.0 upgrade to its Optimus 3D device. The company made the promise in a statement posted to its official Facebook page in late November 2011. In late December, LG posted a follow-up statement indicating the upgrade would begin sometime in the third quarter of 2012.

• LG Optimus Big [UPDATED 12/27/11]: LG has confirmed it will deliver the Android 4.0 upgrade to its Optimus Big device. According to a statement posted on LG's official Facebook page, the upgrade will begin sometime in the third quarter of 2012.  

• LG Optimus Black [UPDATED 12/27/11]: LG has confirmed it will deliver the Android 4.0 upgrade to its Optimus Black device. The company made the promise in a statement posted to its official Facebook page in late November 2011. In late December, LG posted a follow-up statement indicating the upgrade would begin sometime in the third quarter of 2012.

• LG Optimus EX [UPDATED 12/27/11]: LG has confirmed it will deliver the Android 4.0 upgrade to its Optimus EX device. According to a statement posted on LG's official Facebook page, the upgrade will begin sometime in the third quarter of 2012.   

• LG Optimus Q2 [UPDATED 12/27/11]: LG has confirmed it will deliver the Android 4.0 upgrade to its Optimus Q2 device. According to a statement posted on LG's official Facebook page, the upgrade will begin sometime in the third quarter of 2012.   

• LG Optimus Sol [UPDATED 12/27/11]: LG has confirmed it will deliver the Android 4.0 upgrade to its Optimus Sol device. According to a statement posted on LG's official Facebook page, the upgrade will begin sometime in the second quarter of 2012. 

• LG Shine Plus [UPDATED 6/14/12]: In late May, Canadian carrier Telus posted an upgrade schedule that listed its LG Shine Plus phone as being in line for an Android 4.0 upgrade. According to the schedule, the phone was expected to get its upgrade on June 12. The carrier has issued no updates on the progress since that time.

• LG Spectrum [UPDATED 10/21/12]: In early March, Verizon confirmed it would upgrade the LG Spectrum to Android 4.0. In terms of timing, thus far, the carrier has only said it will upgrade the device sometime in 2012. In mid-October, however, the carrier updated its official support site with information about the Spectrum's ICS upgrade; typically, a rollout begins within a week or so of that taking place.

• Meizu M9 [UPDATED 4/30/12]: Meizu CEO Jack Wong says his company will upgrade its Meizu M9 device to Ice Cream Sandwich "soon." Wong's proclamation was made in a posting on a Meizu message board. In late March, Meizu posted a public beta version of the M9's ICS upgrade to its website. In late April, meanwhile, the company announced that the final release would be made available to users sometime in June.

• Meizu MX [UPDATED 4/30/12]: The Meizu MX will get its Android 4.0 upgrade "soon," according to a posting made by the manufacturer's CEO. In late March, Meizu posted a public beta version of the MX's ICS upgrade to its website. In late April, meanwhile, the company announced that the final release would be made available to users sometime in June.

• Motorola MT917 [UPDATED 2/21/12]: The China-based Motorola MT917 phone will receive the Android 4.0 upgrade sometime in the second quarter of 2012, according to Motorola's software upgrade page

• Motorola Xoom Family Edition [UPDATED 9/24/12]: The Xoom's "Family Edition" will receive Ice Cream Sandwich, according to Motorola's official software update page. The tablet was originally listed as being in line for a rollout sometime in the second quarter of 2012. In May, however, it was bumped back to a third-quarter time frame -- and in late September, Moto pushed back its estimate yet again; the company now says the tablet's upgrade will come in the fourth quarter of the year.

• Motorola XT928 [UPDATED 2/21/12]: The China-based Motorola XT928 phone will receive the Android 4.0 upgrade sometime in the second quarter of 2012, according to Motorola's software upgrade page.  

• Notion Ink Adam tablet [UPDATED 2/21/12]: Notion has promised Ice Cream Sandwich for its Notion Ink Adam tablet. In a blog posted back in September, the company's founder said the Adam would get ICS in November -- though it now appears he seriously jumped the gun with that ambitious estimate. In mid-January, Notion posted an alpha (developmental) version of the software for advanced users; a beta version followed in mid-February. Thus far, however, the company has made no mention of when an official final version will be released.

• Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G [UPDATED 10/2/12]: In mid-May 2012, Samsung confirmed its Galaxy S Blaze 4G on T-Mobile U.S.A. would be receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. In early October, meanwhile, T-Mobile announced that the upgrade would be available starting October 3. According to the carrier's support documents, the upgrade will be released only via Samsung's PC-based Kies application; there will be no over-the-air rollout.

• Samsung Galaxy S II LTE HD [UPDATED 5/15/12]: Samsung has confirmed via Twitter that it's working on the Android 4.0 upgrade for its Galaxy S II LTE HD model phone. No information has been released so far about specific timing for a rollout.

Android 4.0 Upgrade List: Devices Where Ice Cream Sandwich Looks Iffy

• Acer Liquid E: This early Acer phone got Froyo and then seems to have been forgotten. Acer hasn't said a word about bringing even Gingerbread to its Liquid E phone, so the odds of a sudden Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade a full year later certainly don't seem good.

• Dell Streak: Dell's original Streak has seen no official signs of Android 2.3. Add that to the fact that the device has been discontinued, and an Android 4.0 upgrade does not appear likely.

• HTC Aria: One of AT&T's earliest Android efforts, the HTC Aria was left behind after its upgrade to Android 2.2. With no Gingerbread love, it'd be a shock if AT&T were to send any Ice Cream Sandwich the Aria's way.

• HTC Desire: HTC's Desire Gingerbread upgrade was a fiasco if I've ever seen one: The manufacturer went back and forth about 7.2 billion times as to whether it'd give the phone Android 2.3 or not, then eventually decided to provide an upgrade -- sort of. HTC said the phone couldn't support Gingerbread in its native state and offered the upgrade only "for expert users who want to experience Android 2.3 and understand the limitations which apply." It went as far as to state that the upgrade was "for development only and not for general public use" and that "certain functions may no longer be usable" after installation, "including but not limited to MMS and SMS." All considered, another upgrade looks incredibly iffy.

• HTC Legend: HTC has shown no signs of upgrading its HTC Legend phone to Gingerbread, so an upgrade to the next-gen Ice Cream Sandwich appears very improbable.

• HTC Magic: Like the Legend, the Magic has gotten no Gingerbread love, so an Android 4.0 upgrade is iffy at best.

• HTC MyTouch 3G: With no Gingerbread, the MyTouch 3G's chances of an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade are pretty bleak.

• HTC MyTouch 3G Slide: HTC and T-Mobile didn't even bring Froyo to the MyTouch 3G Slide until April of 2011. There's been no sign of Gingerbread since then -- so you probably shouldn't get your hopes up for ICS now.

• HTC Wildfire: The Wildfire is yet another older phone that was left behind at Froyo. There's been no official statement saying the device won't get Ice Cream Sandwich, but a jump from 2.2 to 4.0? Not the greatest odds in the world, particularly with HTC now confirming the newer Wildfire S phone won't get ICS due to its limited hardware resources.

• Huawei Ascend: With Froyo still running on the original Huawei Ascend, an Android 4.0 upgrade is as iffy as it gets.

• LG Ally: This lower-end Verizon phone got Froyo and got forgotten. Big Red would deliver a big surprise if it suddenly offered ICS to this 18-month-old device.

• LG Apex: This U.S. Cellular phone is still stuck on Froyo. No Gingerbread? Probably no Ice Cream Sandwich, either.

• Motorola Backflip: The Backflip never even received Froyo, let alone Gingerbread -- so while there's no official denial of Ice Cream Sandwich for the device, a 4.0 upgrade certainly doesn't seem like a strong possibility.

• Motorola Bravo: Another one of AT&T's early Android devices, the Bravo's lack of Gingerbread support puts it squarely in the "iffy" column for any ICS love.

• Motorola Cliq: Motorola's first Cliq has remained stagnant at the 2.1 level -- a sign that isn't very encouraging, to say the least, when it comes to the 4.0 release.

• Motorola Defy: With no Gingerbread under its belt, it'd defy common logic if Motorola were to jump back and update its Defy to Ice Cream Sandwich.

• Motorola Droid (original): Sadly, the original Motorola Droid, now past its second birthday, has likely passed its window for major OS upgrades. The Droid -- which has quite limited hardware compared to today's baseline smartphone specs -- doesn't appear to even be getting Gingerbread. As such, its odds of an Android 4.0 upgrade sure don't look good.

• Motorola Flipside: A lack of Gingerbread doesn't bode well for the Flipside's chances of any type of Ice Cream Sandwich treat.

• Motorola Milestone: The original Milestone is the international version of the original Droid, and it's in the same exact boat as its U.S. sibling: Now past its second birthday and having already been likely passed over for Gingerbread, the Milestone's odds of an Android 4.0 upgrade don't look good.

• Orange San Francisco: This confusingly named handset (it's available only in Europe) has been promised Froyo for ages, yet many owners of the phone are still waiting for that upgrade. Take-home message? If you hold your breath for Ice Cream Sandwich, you'll probably pass out long before it arrives.

• Samsung Acclaim: Given that the Acclaim has not gotten Gingerbread, its Ice Cream Sandwich prospects don't look so good.

• Samsung Continuum: After endless rumors of a Froyo upgrade, this neglected Verizon/Samsung phone was stuck on Android 2.1 (Eclair) until February of 2012. Ice Cream Sandwich? Yeah...not bloody likely.

• Samsung Galaxy Apollo: Apollo users are still tasting Froyo these days, so you can probably forget about Gingerbread -- let alone Ice Cream Sandwich -- for this device.

• Samsung Galaxy S Plus [UPDATED 3/13/12]: While Samsung hasn't explictly said its Galaxy S Plus won't receive the Android 4.0 upgrade, the phone was listed alongside the regular Galaxy S as a device that will receive only an enhanced 2.3-level firmware upgrade with some Ice Cream Sandwich-like features. That clearly does not bode well for the phone's ICS upgrade chances.

• Samsung Galaxy S SCL [UPDATED 3/13/12]: While Samsung hasn't explictly said its Galaxy S SCL won't receive the Android 4.0 upgrade, the phone was listed alongside the regular Galaxy S as a device that will receive only an enhanced 2.3-level firmware upgrade with some Ice Cream Sandwich-like features. That clearly does not bode well for the phone's ICS upgrade chances. 

• Samsung Galaxy W [UPDATED 3/13/12]: While Samsung hasn't explictly said its Galaxy W won't receive the Android 4.0 upgrade, the phone was listed alongside the regular Galaxy S as a device that will receive only an enhanced 2.3-level firmware upgrade with some Ice Cream Sandwich-like features. That clearly does not bode well for the phone's ICS upgrade chances.  

• Samsung Intercept: The lack of a 2.3 upgrade for the Intercept doesn't bode well for the phone's Android 4.0 upgrade chances.

• Samsung Transform: Though nothing official has been said about the lower-end Samsung Transform, the fact that it's still stuck on an older version of Android makes its Android 4.0 upgrade odds appear quite low.

• Sanyo Zio: Like many of the other phones in this section of the list, the Zio's lack of continued upgrades over the months is a fairly strong indication it doesn't have a great shot at getting ICS.

Android 4.0 Upgrade List: Devices That Definitely Won't Get Ice Cream Sandwich

• HTC ChaCha [UPDATED 8/6/12]: In a FAQ posted on its official website, HTC said the HTC ChaCha would not be upgraded to Android 4.0 because its limited amount of memory would not allow for an "optimal user experience" with Ice Cream Sandwich.

• HTC Desire HD [UPDATED 7/23/12]: HTC's Desire HD has had quite the dramatic Android 4.0 upgrade saga. In early February, HTC confirmed that the Desire HD would receive the Android 4.0 upgrade -- and in late May, the company announced that the upgrade would be delivered sometime in the July to August time frame. In mid-July, meanwhile, Canadian carrier Telus reported that the upgrade had been cancelled due to performance issues (PDF); HTC however, refuted that statement, going on the record as saying the phone was still on track to receive Ice Cream Sandwich as planned and on schedule. A week later, HTC changed and its mind and issued a statement that said after "extensive testing," the company had "determined that the current version of HTC Sense with Android provides customers with the best experience on the HTC Desire HD." For anyone who doesn't speak corporate mumbo-jumbo, that translates into English as: "Don't believe anything we ever tell you again."

• HTC Droid Eris: Verizon has confirmed its HTC Droid Eris device will not be upgraded past its current level. The phone is no longer sold by the carrier.

• HTC EVO View 4G [UPDATED 8/6/12]: In a FAQ posted on its official website, HTC said the HTC EVO View 4G tablet would not be upgraded to Android 4.0.

• HTC Explorer [UPDATED 8/6/12]: In a FAQ posted on its official website, HTC said the HTC Explorer would not be upgraded to Android 4.0 because its limited amount of memory would not allow for an "optimal user experience" with Ice Cream Sandwich.

• HTC Flyer [UPDATED 8/6/12]: In a FAQ posted on its official website, HTC said the HTC Flyer tablet would not be upgraded to Android 4.0.

• HTC G1: The T-Mobile G1 -- the first Android phone! -- was denied both Froyo and Gingerbread due to hardware limitations. Google has made it quite clear that this three-year-old phone is at the end of its life.

• HTC Hero: HTC announced it had no plans to upgrade the Hero even to Froyo, so it's safe to say Ice Cream Sandwich is out of the question.

• HTC Jetstream [UPDATED 8/6/12]: In a FAQ posted on its official website, HTC said the HTC Jetstream tablet would not be upgraded to Android 4.0.

• HTC Nexus One: Google has confirmed its original Nexus device, the HTC Nexus One, will not receive the Android 4.0 upgrade.

• HTC Salsa [UPDATED 8/6/12]: In a FAQ posted on its official website, HTC said the HTC Salsa would not be upgraded to Android 4.0 because its limited amount of memory would not allow for an "optimal user experience" with Ice Cream Sandwich.

• HTC Wildfire S [UPDATED 8/6/12]: In a FAQ posted on its official website, HTC said the HTC Wildfire S would not be upgraded to Android 4.0 because its limited amount of memory would not allow for an "optimal user experience" with Ice Cream Sandwich.

• Motorola Admiral [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola has confirmed that its Admiral phone will remain on Android 2.3.    

• Motorola Atrix 4G [UPDATED 10/1/12]: In late September 2012, Motorola officially announced that its Atrix 4G phone would not be upgraded past its current 2.3 OS level. The company did not provide any reason for the decision, saying only that it was a "tough choice" and that Atrix customers would be offered a $100 credit toward a future Motorola device purchase because of the move. Motorola had originally confirmed that the Atrix 4G would be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich: The device was originally expected to receive the Android 4.0 upgrade in the third quarter of 2012, according to the company's software upgrade page. In late March, AT&T further confirmed plans for the device's upgrade, stating that it should receive ICS sometime "in the coming months." In late September, however, Motorola updated its website to remove all specific timing information and instead say only that "further plans" would be "coming soon." The no-upgrade declaration dropped days later.

• Motorola Charm: The Charm will not receive upgrades beyond its current 2.1 level, according to Motorola.

• Motorola Cliq XT: Motorola said even Froyo "could not meet the basic performance standards required" while running on its Cliq XT device. As such, the phone is now set to remain at Android 1.5, the company has confirmed.

• Motorola Defy Mini [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola has confirmed that its Defy Mini phone will remain on Android 2.3.    

• Motorola Defy+ MB526 [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola has confirmed that its Defy+ MB526 phone will remain on Android 2.3.    

• Motorola Devour: Motorola says the Devour will remain on Android 1.6.

• Motorola Droid 2 [UPDATED 9/24/12]: In late September 2012, Motorola officially confirmed its Droid 2 phone would remain at its current Android 2.3 software level.

• Motorola Droid 2 Global [UPDATED 9/24/12]: In late September 2012, Motorola officially confirmed its Droid 2 Global phone would remain at its current Android 2.3 software level.

• Motorola Droid 3 [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola has confirmed that its Droid 3 phone will remain on Android 2.3.  

• Motorola Droid X2 [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola has confirmed that its Droid X2 phone will remain on Android 2.3.   

• Motorola Droid Pro [UPDATED 9/24/12]: In late September 2012, Motorola officially confirmed its Droid Pro phone would remain at its current Android 2.3 software level.

• Motorola Electrify [UPDATED 10/1/12]: In late September 2012, Motorola officially announced that its Electrify phone would not be upgraded past its current 2.3 OS level. The company did not provide any reason for the decision, saying only that it was a "tough choice" and that Electrify customers would be offered a $100 credit toward a future Motorola device purchase because of the move.

• Motorola Fire [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola has confirmed that its Fire phone will remain on Android 2.3.    

• Motorola Fire XT [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola has confirmed that its Fire XT phone will remain on Android 2.3.    

• Motorola Flipout: The Flipout will not receive upgrades beyond its current 2.1 level, according to Motorola.

• Motorola i1: The Motorola i1 will remain on Android 1.5, Moto says.

• Motorola Milestone 3 [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola has confirmed that its Milestone 3 phone will remain on Android 2.3. 

• Motorola Milestone A854 [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola says its Milestone A854 phone will not be upgraded beyond its current Android 2.1 level. 

• Motorola Milestone X2 [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola has confirmed that its Milestone X2 phone will remain on Android 2.3.   

• Motorola Milestone XT609 [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola says its Milestone XT609 phone will not be upgraded beyond its current Android 2.2 level.

• Motorola Milestone XT720: Motorola has said its XT720 tablet phone won't be upgraded beyond its current 2.1 level.

• Motorola Motoluxe [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola has confirmed that its Motoluxe phone will remain on Android 2.3.    

• Motorola Photon 4G [UPDATED 10/1/12]: In late September 2012, Motorola officially announced that its Photon 4G phone would not be upgraded past its current 2.3 OS level. The company did not provide any reason for the decision, saying only that it was a "tough choice" and that Photon customers would be offered a $100 credit toward a future Motorola device purchase because of the move. Motorola had originally confirmed that the Photon 4G would be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich: The device was originally expected to receive the Android 4.0 upgrade in the third quarter of 2012, according to the company's software upgrade page. In May, Motorola bumped the Photon 4G back to a fourth-quarter time frame -- and in late September, it changed the phone's status to "further plans coming soon." The no-upgrade declaration dropped days later.

• Motorola Pro+ [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola has confirmed that its Pro+ phone will remain on Android 2.3.    

• Motorola Triumph [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola says its Triumph phone will not be upgraded beyond its current Android 2.2 level. 

• Motorola XT860 [UPDATED 5/18/12]: Motorola says its Milestone A854 phone will not be upgraded beyond its current Android 2.3 level.  

• Samsung Behold II: Samsung has confirmed its Behold II handset won't be upgraded beyond Android 1.6.

• Samsung Galaxy S [UPDATED 3/29/12]: Samsung has confirmed its original Galaxy S phones will not receive the Android 4.0 upgrade. The company said the devices don't have sufficient resources to run the OS alongside supplementary features like TouchWiz and specialized widgets. In mid-March, however, Samsung said it would provide a firmware upgrade to the Galaxy S that'll give it a handful of ICS-like features. That upgrade became available for users in Korea at the end of March; Samsung says it'll make its way to other markets from there, subject to individual carriers' requirements. (The original Galaxy S phones include the Samsung Captivate on AT&T, the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint, the Samsung Vibrant and Samsung Galaxy S 4G on T-Mobile, and the Samsung Fascinate on Verizon.)

• Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch (original) [UPDATED 3/13/12]: Samsung has confirmed its original 7-inch Galaxy Tab will not receive the Android 4.0 upgrade. The company said the device doesn't have sufficient resources to run the OS alongside supplementary features like TouchWiz and specialized widgets. In mid-March, however, Samsung said it would provide a firmware upgrade to the Galaxy Tab that'll give it a handful of ICS-like features. That upgrade is expected to become available starting at the end of March. 

• Samsung Moment: Sprint has confirmed the Moment will not receive updates behind its current 2.1 level.

• Sony Xperia Play [UPDATED 5/25/12]: In late May, Sony announced it would not be upgrading its Xperia Play phone to Ice Cream Sandwich. The company said it "concluded that a consistent and stable experience, particularly with gaming, cannot be guaranteed for this smartphone" with the 4.0-level platform. Sony had previously confirmed the phone as being in line for an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade; it originally promised a rollout in late April or early May and later revised that timeline to late May or early June. 

• Sony Xperia X10: Sony made a fool of itself with the Xperia X10's first set of upgrades. After finally pushing the X10 to Gingerbread, Sony announced the device would not receive any future upgrades.

Android 4.0 Upgrade List: The Rest of the Phones and Tablets

Don't see your device listed? Don't panic. Manufacturers and carriers will be releasing Android 4.0 upgrade details for months to come. If a phone or tablet isn't on this page -- like the original HTC EVO 4G, for example -- that doesn't necessarily mean it won't be upgraded. It just means there isn't much clear info available yet about its fate.

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We'll be hearing more and more details with each passing week, so set your bookmarks now: I'll continue updating this page as new information becomes available for any Android device. You can also follow @AndroidPower on Twitter to get notified by tweet when changes are made.

One thing you can count on: This list will evolve quickly and frequently. Stay tuned.

(Heard something about a device that isn't yet listed? Drop me a line and let me know.)

SEE ALSO: Android 4.0 report card: Which manufacturers are failing?

JR Raphael writes about smartphones and other tasty technology. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Article copyright 2012 JR Raphael. All rights reserved.

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