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Old December 8th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hope the writer just isn't aware of the Photon because if it's just under "evaluation" of getting Ice Cream Sandwich, I would not be happy.

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Old December 9th, 2011, 03:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I brought this up a while ago when ICS was announced...

if anyone thought we would get it....

heres the thing though....

those are the 2 LATEST moto phones released....sooooooo

as i thought about it, i would take it with a grain of salt...

my guess is any of the dual core phones should have a better then 50% chance of getting it....

heres a story on what it takes....though i am sure most of you all already know this

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I brought this up a while ago when ICS was announced...

if anyone thought we would get it....

heres the thing though....

those are the 2 LATEST moto phones released....sooooooo

as i thought about it, i would take it with a grain of salt...

my guess is any of the dual core phones should have a better then 50% chance of getting it....

heres a story on what it takes....though i am sure most of you all already know this

Motorola Update on Ice Cream Sandwich | The Official Motorola Blog - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA
I remember when you brought it up, floorguy. Thing is, I didn't think it'd be possible that Motorola's 1st Top-tier Android phone on Sprint would be snubbed, especially because Sprint is still lagging behind ATT and Verizon.

I'm always in a "wait and see" mode, but I guess this was the chance I took with a great phone that didn't quite get the publicity that many of the other phones (throughout all the providers) got.
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That would be funny as hell....

no more apple for you...


on the other topic....

its still a bad ass phone....but yes....i wish (sprint?) or someone would hype some of these nicer phones...other then just the EVO/HTC

I mean they are nice/decent....but from my brief walk on the other side (sprint pissed me off, and it happened at the .01 sale from amazon, so i tried the razr....till i got my bill)

and lemme tell you, the controls and menu options...

it was fast and slick.....

wish sprint woulda pulled the trigger on better phones, besides the fooking fruit
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HTC has always had a good relationship with Sprint, so of course the EVO line will be their flagship line. On the other hand, Sprint and Motorola have had a rocky relationship in the past (there was a long stretch in the post-StarTac era where Sprint did not carry any Moto phones), so it doesn't surprise me that the Photon did not get the exposure it deserved. I will say that Spotify had Photon ads for a good month back at the end of summer, which was a pleasant surprise.
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HTC has always had a good relationship with Sprint, so of course the EVO line will be their flagship line. On the other hand, Sprint and Motorola have had a rocky relationship in the past (there was a long stretch in the post-StarTac era where Sprint did not carry any Moto phones), so it doesn't surprise me that the Photon did not get the exposure it deserved. I will say that Spotify had Photon ads for a good month back at the end of summer, which was a pleasant surprise.
Not really surprising. Spotify is motorola owned and operated.
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Ive had my photon sence july 17 and there is nothing i hvnt done with it or no about it but one thing is the photon will not get 4.0..if a phone doesn't sell as good or pushed or advertised as well a phone will not get a major update... Its anything in the sales and marketing business. And to tell you the truth i think its fine without it.. If ya want the 4.0 look download a theme or ice cream sandwich launcher or port 4.0 to ur phone which ive done and do not like
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And why would you want it when 4.0 cause ya do realize that 1/4 of your screen will be taken due to the permanent screen icons at the bottom.. Take a look at the nexus.. It only has 4 in of viewing. So tell me why would you want to go from what ya hv to 3 and 3/4 in of viewing on ur photon screen
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I don't care if I get ICS on this phone. I'm set for 20 more months unless something amazing comes out next year in the Android line. Sprint needs to deal with Motorola if it hopes to keep Android users as Google gets more input and control over Motorola. I will never deal with Samsung again. I refuse to get crap phones put out by a company that cuts corners and won't support their crap phones. If HTC ever puts out something better than MoPho, I'd consider getting one. The 3vo just doesn't cut it.

So if the offerings in 20 months only include hyped up crap from Samsung and gimmicky nonsense from HTC, without a good viable Motorola option, I'll be leaving Sprint after 14 years of loyalty.
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And why would you want it when 4.0 cause ya do realize that 1/4 of your screen will be taken due to the permanent screen icons at the bottom.. Take a look at the nexus.. It only has 4 in of viewing. So tell me why would you want to go from what ya hv to 3 and 3/4 in of viewing on ur photon screen
Hopefully, by the time ICS is released, the new version of LPP will be released (since the current one isn't being planned for use with ICS, from what I understand). I'm assuming Go Launcher will support ICS, so I'll move to that Launcher instead of LPP. Ultimately, that part of ICS will not be a road block for me. Only OEM launcher I've really liked was HTC Sense and even that has dome limitations for customizing that I didn't like.
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Llp will not get an update.. If ya know what happened to the developer ya know why
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Something happened to fede? What happened? So, he completely scrapped the re-written LPP? I actually wasn't aware of that, just thought that it was taking him longer to re-write the program than originally expected. If he scrapped the re-launched version of LPP, I'll just transition over to Go Launcher Ex. No big deal because it's similar enough to LPP and has the scrolling dock, which is the main reason I stuck with LPP. The widgets on LPP I've found a few apps that will completely replace them without issue (don't like the Go Launcher versions).
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Hi, I'm deciding to move to Sprint from T-Mobile and my sister was considering getting the Motorola Photon 4G. I was just wondering if the Photon will be getting ICS at any point in time. Thanks for your replies!
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Hi, I'm deciding to move to Sprint from T-Mobile and my sister was considering getting the Motorola Photon 4G. I was just wondering if the Photon will be getting ICS at any point in time. Thanks for your replies!
There hasn't been an official announcement yet but there are definitely strong "Yes" rumors including a low-res picture of this Photon promo.



Nobody knows if it's real or fake.

Unofficially, a clever few have everything but 4G working in CM9 alpha for the Photon.

Sprint's first LTE devices should hit by May.
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Looks like it's finally been made official that we WILL get ICS for photon...... gonna have to wait a while though.....

https://forums.motorola.com/pages/00add97d6c
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https://forums.motorola.com/pages/00add97d6c

It's finally been made official..... we will get ICS. Just gonna have to wait awhile....
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I LOVE seeing the Photon on that list. However, I will have an upgrade available before Q3, so I'll have to wait and see what else comes out before then.
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Confirmed the Photon is getting it but no official word on when. My guess is late Q2 (May)

UPDATE: Motorola Ice Cream Sandwich News | The Official Motorola Blog - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA

But I'm sticking with CM9 so i'm not all that worried about it.

Edit: moto is saying Q3

https://forums.motorola.com/pages/00add97d6c
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Party time! Excellent!

Q3 is a long way off, but at least it's confirmed. The poor owners of the Razr, Bionic, and the like (who were the first to hear they would be getting ICS) still don't have a date.

I have an upgrade coming in August, I'll see what Sprint's LTE phones look like before I pull the trigger on it.
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Hooray! I can wait until Q3 to see how it looks, can't upgrade until then anyway.
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It's finally been made official..... we will get ICS. Just gonna have to wait awhile....
I got excited for a second, but it says JAPAN next to the country. I hope that's just a typo

-EDIT-...Doh, nevermind, that's later. The US version is up higher on the list...hahahaha. My bad.

I guess, maybe we're looking at the 1 year mark (or possibly past that) for ICS, since it's in development and has 3Q as the estimated time of release.
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Party time! Excellent!

Q3 is a long way off, but at least it's confirmed. The poor owners of the Razr, Bionic, and the like (who were the first to hear they would be getting ICS) still don't have a date.

I have an upgrade coming in August, I'll see what Sprint's LTE phones look like before I pull the trigger on it.
Yeah, I'm curious to what the next Motorola Superphone on Sprint will be, since I have my last 1 year upgrade at the end of July/early August. The only thing really that would lean me towards upgrading again so soon is a quad-core phone. If still dual-core, the next Motorola offering on Sprint would have to completely blow me out of the water. Maybe a "thinner" version of the Photon would entice me a 'bit, but I don't think that would be enough.

I don't anticipate LTE phones being available for at least another year. I'm pretty sure 2014 was the projected launch for Sprint's LTE network (but not positive on that).
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No, sprint will likely have LTE devices this summer.... 3 LTE devices are already announced for Sprint.... Sprints LTE will be live in Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Atlanta, Baltimore, Kansas City, parts of Chicago, and likely more places by this summer. Check out Sprint.com/nexus and s4gru.com
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No, sprint will likely have LTE devices this summer.... 3 LTE devices are already announced for Sprint.... Sprints LTE will be live in Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Atlanta, Baltimore, Kansas City, parts of Chicago, and likely more places by this summer. Check out Sprint.com/nexus and s4gru.com
Oh, that's right. I forgot they announced phones at CES. My bad.
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Hi, I'm deciding to move to Sprint from T-Mobile and my sister was considering getting the Motorola Photon 4G. I was just wondering if the Photon will be getting ICS at any point in time. Thanks for your replies!

I'm wondering if today's announcement from MOTOROLA concerning projected schedule of updates to ICS is a direct result of GOOGLE's just announced OK from the US & EU to buy MOTOROLA.

Coincidence?Hmmmmm...........

Either way,things are looking better for us MO PHO's, & MOTOHEADS in general.

Now,if the MO PHO & LAPDOCK 500 has an update in the meantime for 100% compatibility from MOTO,all would be well in the universe....... :P (At least in my little corner of it).
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Rooting as soon as CM9 is sorted and stable with everything working.
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I'll see ya over @ XDA soon,4-7 months before we see anything from GOOGOROLA.
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I already have an account over there but rarely use it. I was rooted on the Photon for awhile but when they came out with an update for the bugs I was having I just accepted it and lost root. I was watching them get CM7.2 ready forget photon for awhile but lost interest as soon as they said they were doing CM9.
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If this has been posted please delete or merge this post. Appears that the Photon will be getting Ice Cream Sandwhich by July! Slashgear has just reported it:

Motorola Ice Cream Sandwich updates cut to minimum - SlashGear

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If you’ve got a Motorola device that you plan on keeping for the next couple of years and plan to get it updated to the newest version of Android any time soon, you’re may be in for a world of hurt. Though we’re not always agreed on if the newest version of a software in the mobile realm is always the best, and certainly all versions of Android are well functioning enough to be satisfied for some people, the list of devices Motorola currently has released and plans to update to Android 4.0 is surprisingly small. Should you have one of the smartphones that’ve been released by Motorola in the past couple of months – you’ll probably want to get a paper bag to yell into.




The amount of devices that Motorola has guaranteed will get upgrades to the newest version of Android, version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – made for tablets as well as smartphones, is four. Each of these devices has come out some time in the past year, and in one case, came out over a year ago. Have a glance and don’t loose your socks over this shocker:

Motorola XOOM tablet (Wi-fi, 4G LTE)
Motorola ATRIX 2
Motorola Photon 4G
DROID XYBOARD (both sizes and international versions)

And that’s all she wrote. Motorola has guaranteed these devices will be updated by July with the XOOM being called Q3 for an update – so perhaps the earliest upgrade of them all. This list also includes some “maybe” devices “potentially” set for upgrades to the newest version of Android, those being the following:

DROID 3
DROID 4
DROID RAZR (and MAXX)
DROID BIONIC

None of these devices will be upgraded until the third quarter of 2012 as well if at all. We’re not surprised that the XOOM is being upgraded first as it should be upgraded for at least a couple more versions of the system since it was a “Nexus” type device when launched, and we’re certainly hoping that these estimates are simply being erring on the side of caution.
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I got excited for a second, but it says JAPAN next to the country. I hope that's just a typo

-EDIT-...Doh, nevermind, that's later. The US version is up higher on the list...hahahaha. My bad.

I guess, maybe we're looking at the 1 year mark (or possibly past that) for ICS, since it's in development and has 3Q as the estimated time of release.
Damn just saw this post and made a double post d'oh! Good to see we will be getting it by July though.
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If this has been posted please delete or merge this post. Appears that the Photon will be getting Ice Cream Sandwhich by July! Slashgear has just reported it:

Motorola Ice Cream Sandwich updates cut to minimum - SlashGear

I hope July is the date,but,the original & latest update from MOTOROLA only states Q3 2012 as a release window for the PHOTON, & not a specific month.

Nowhere in this article is a source cited for the July 2012 release date.

Not trying to be a pessimist,or anything of that nature.Just don't want anyone getting their hopes up for JULY 2012 to come & go & be disappointed/upset w/MOTOROLA if ICS isn't on our phones by then.
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I hope I'm not the only mofo that doesn't want ICS on my MoPho.
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I hope I'm not the only mofo that doesn't want ICS on my MoPho.

Why wouldn't you want ICS to replace GINGERBREAD?

Just curious.........
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I hope July is the date,but,the original & latest update from MOTOROLA only states Q3 2012 as a release window for the PHOTON, & not a specific month.

Nowhere in this article is a source cited for the July 2012 release date.

Not trying to be a pessimist,or anything of that nature.Just don't want anyone getting their hopes up for JULY 2012 to come & go & be disappointed/upset w/MOTOROLA if ICS isn't on our phones by then.
Hmmm wondering where they are getting July from? That's some strong wording used.

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And that’s all she wrote. Motorola has guaranteed these devices will be updated by July
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Hmmm wondering where they are getting July from? That's some strong wording used.

SLASHGEAR has edited their original quote to reflect Q3 2012 as the release window.
I'm guessing they got bombarded w/requests for info conformation links regarding their original JULY 2012 ICS party.
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SLASHGEAR has edited their original quote to reflect Q3 2012 as the release window.
I'm guessing they got bombarded w/requests for info conformation links regarding their original JULY 2012 ICS party.
Ah been busy at work and didn't have a chance to read it. Thanks for the info.
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I hope July is the date,but,the original & latest update from MOTOROLA only states Q3 2012 as a release window for the PHOTON, & not a specific month.

Nowhere in this article is a source cited for the July 2012 release date.

Not trying to be a pessimist,or anything of that nature.Just don't want anyone getting their hopes up for JULY 2012 to come & go & be disappointed/upset w/MOTOROLA if ICS isn't on our phones by then.
Well, technically speaking, July is in Q3 (July-September)...so July would be the earliest possibility if the Q3 projection holds true.
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This is great news. I opened the site and knew tonight would be the night.
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Damn just saw this post and made a double post d'oh! Good to see we will be getting it by July though.
Hahaha...No worries. I think there's 3 different ICS threads going right now.
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Hahaha...No worries. I think there's 3 different ICS threads going right now.

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Well, technically speaking, July is in Q3 (July-September)...so July would be the earliest possibility if the Q3 projection holds true.

Yeppers,JULY would be most welcome,earlier if possible.
I know I'm sounding like a broken record,but,I'm guessing it will be later than sooner,especially if LAPDOCK 100/500 compatibility is in the mix.
I'm guessing this to be the case since 100% LAPDOCK 500 capability isn't realized yet.

Again,just pure speculation,nothing more.
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I don't want it either
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Umm i think ppl should follow reliable sources and not some teenage kid who has a website saying hes a reliable source
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Not my job. I'll leave that to TS. I already got slapped around for merging threads, so I'm not doing that anymore...

I didn't realize things were that rough in the 'hood.......
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I find it funny that the Verizon flagship phones, are behind ours....


anyone else find it funny???
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I find it funny that the Verizon flagship phones, are behind ours....


anyone else find it funny???
To a certain extent, yes, but at the same time, ours was released prior to all the Verizon flagship Moto devices.
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Cannot. Wait.

I've been hoping that Motorola would update the Photon 4G to ICS ever since I saw my friend/co-worker's Galaxy Nexus.
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I think the Photon would benefit from a ICS update. My brother has a Xoom tablet and it improved with the ICS update. He said it was well worth it.
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i really hope they will bring the update a bit sooner, since June and July are the months that historically Sprint announces and sells newer phones.

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