It appears that Verizon Wireless will focus on Android-based 4G LTE devices first in its overall plan to upgrade paying customers to Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" in 2012. The Big Red wireless carrier just released its projected list which contains four HTC devices, seven Motorola devices, two Samsung devices and one LG device. Non-4G LTE devices are nowhere to be found.
"It’s a frozen snack that many in the Android community have been eager to try since ICS launched in December 2011 on the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung," the company teased on Tuesday. "The redesigned user interface includes many cool enhancements, including upgraded multitasking capabilities, notifications and Web browsing."
Without layering on additional bull, here's the current list:
Droid Incredible 2 by HTC
Droid Razr Maxx
Droid Xyboard 8.2
Droid Xyboard 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
Spectrum by LG
Don't see your 4G LTE phone on this list? Verizon said it will continue to update the ICS upgrade lineup as additional details become available throughout the year. So far we haven't seen an official list announcing what non-4G LTE phones will receive the upgrade, so stay tuned.
Verizon did not specify as to when the listed devices will actually receive the Android 4.0 update.