Nexus S Devices to Get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Updates
In case you're not in the market for a new smartphone, but you'd love to get your hands on the new Android 4.0 operating system from Google, you may not need to worry. Gabe Cohen and Matias Duarte, Google execs, stated that an update is already in the works for the latest Android OS for the Samsung Nexus S smartphones, along with 'other Gingerbread devices'. Although we don't know which devices exactly other than the Nexus S, it would stand to reason that any device that shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, should eventually receive the Android 4.0 ICS update. It was also stated that the same process to update the Nexus S to ICS "theoretically should work for any 2.3 device."
The newly launched Motorola Droid RAZR will be one the said Gingerbread devices to receive the update. This was confirmed by Motorola exec Alain Mutricy, who stated that an update for the Droid RAZR to Android 4.0 is currently in the works and should be ready at the start of 2012. HTC has also made statements that they will be looking into ICS for their devices and determining which will be moving up to Android 4.0.
So, if you have a Gingerbread device, you may just get Android 4.0 updates anyway, and may not need to buy the new Galaxy Nexus. Good news for those locked into long contracts.
Source - BGR