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Verizon Releases ICS Upgrade List for 4G LTE Devices

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:

HTC ThunderBolt
Droid Incredible 2 by HTC
HTC Rhyme
HTC Rezound

Motorola Xoom
Droid Bionic
Droid Razr
Droid Razr Maxx
Droid 4
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.

  • exzacklyright
    OTA are nonsense and full of bugs. I'm never gonna recieve an OTA update on my phone but yet I've been running ICS since November. It's rediculous. Something needs to be done about this shiz.
  • dragonsqrrl
    No Droid 3... should've known.
  • I've been waiting for 3 months now, why does it take so long!
  • sporkimus
    Non-4G LTE devices are nowhere to be found.

    Droid Incredible 2 by HTC is in the list, but it's a non-4G device. I'm confused. :\
  • aebome
    +1 to sporkimus. DrInc2 is a non 4G device, and apparently is getting upgraded early, as is the Rhyme, which also is not 4G. That's a couple non-4G phones to be found.
  • onyx_64
    Right..! we now have warm plates on the table.. I wonder when the food will actually arrive?!
  • scook9
    I am thrilled to see the Thunderbolt on the list as it has been treated like the red-headed stepchild by Verizon and HTC lately
  • jn77
    The HTC EVO was a flag ship phone and now its not worth updates like this...... I am just going to get a 5 inch tablet and use skype.
  • diezelfreak
    The HTC EVO is a Sprint phone. This list is for Verizon phones.
  • Actually I find OTA releases to be the most stable and support all the features. I've probably loaded 50 roms to my Thunderbolt, and wifi tethering has always been a wash. It works, but at like 3G speeds tops. Lots of connection dropping etc etc. Just totally unreliable. I grab an OTA leak without all the bloatware, and get 30mbps download through wifi tethering.