Motorola DROID X2 left out in the cold, no Ice Cream Sandwich in Sight

Motorola DROID X2

Owners of the Motorola DROID X2 were greeted slapped in the face with a disappointing report from Droid-Life this morning regarding details of the Ice Cream Sandwich update for their device, which apparently is not going to happen. One of DL’s readers went as far as to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) over Moto’s bootloader and update practices. Much to his dismay, he got the answer we all had hoped wouldn’t come. Check out the response below:

“Dear Ivan,

I am responding to the complaint you filed with Better Business Bureau regarding our Droid X2 model phone. I reviewed your recent case notes and it is noted that you received information from Motorola regarding Bootloader unlock and Ice Cream Sandwich.

We are working to balance the operator requirement for security to the end user, while supporting the developer communities desire to use these products as a development platform. It is our intention to enable the unlockable/relockable bootloader currently found on Motorola XOOM on other devices, where carrier and operators will allow it. This process is requiring a good deal of consideration and technical infrastructure and we have no announcements to make at this time for unlocking any devices.

Droid X2 is not on our list of devices that are slated to get Ice Cream Sandwich, but that does not mean it is not continuing to get support. Though it will remain on Gingerbread it is eligible for software updates if it’s determined that any are needed.

Thank You,
Dorothy Hodges
Corporate Consumer Advocacy Office”

So, sadly to say, it looks like it may be time to start looking into buying a new phone if you’re a DROID X2 owner looking to achieve a stock Android 4.0 experience. If for any reason this changes, we’ll be sure to let you know. For now, it looks like we may have seen the final chapter in this unfortunate story.

Via: Droid-Life


Post Author: Tony Simons

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