Why It Will Take So Long to Upgrade Phones to ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’

A detailed look at why Android system updates take so long. Even though the Android 4.0 ICS source has been released, it will be months before many devices see ICS updates. In short, because it has to go through the manufacturer and the carrier as well for their customisations. Add on bug-testing and certifications and the delay increases exponentially.

As explained by Sony Ericsson: http://developer.sonyericsson.com/wp/2011/12/07/ice-cream-sandwich-from-source-code-release-to-software-upgrade/

As explained by Motorola:
http://www.motorola.com/blog/2011/12/07/motorola-update-on-ice-cream-sandwich/

Why It Will Take So Long to Upgrade Phones to ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’

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