Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) was officially announced on October 19, 2011.

(You can review the high level SDK changes in Android 4.0 or the official changelog at the official Android Developer's site.)

Of course, not all devices will get this update right away and others won't get it at all. Each manufacturer and carrier often choose to add their custom modifications which tend to delay the official release.

When will each device get Android 4.0, either officially or unofficially, if ever?

See also:

  • Google has announced that only some of the newly released phones, probably in the later half of 2011, would be getting the updates atleast for now. Other devices like the Samsung galaxy s series may never get the upgrade.
    – Kiran
    Commented Oct 22, 2011 at 12:43
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    @Kiran Do you have an source (link, etc.) for that?
    – Flow
    Commented Oct 22, 2011 at 13:11
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    Engadget has a page where they're keeping up with pronouncements from OEMs: engadget.com/updates/which-devices-will-get-ice-cream-sandwich
    – ale
    Commented Nov 7, 2011 at 17:20
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    @onik: Yes, within reason. I wouldn't add raw alpha versions. If it's a relatively complete version, indicate that it is Unofficial and link to where one can download the image.
    – ale
    Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 13:45
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    Motorola explain why it can take so long to get updates like ICS out to people's devices: motorola.com/blog/2011/12/07/…
    – GAThrawn
    Commented Dec 8, 2011 at 22:41

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This community wiki will list all of the known and rumored dates for devices. If you have an update make sure to follow the format that's been established, and the following guidelines:

  1. Keep phones in alphabetical order listing the manufacturer and model
  2. Specify if the date is confirmed or rumored and link to the source
  3. If there is an unofficial release, link to the site where it can be downloaded

Note that devices that do not meet Google's Compatibility Definition will not receive a Google-sanctioned update. In the case of the major manufacturers and many others, that means they won't release an update at all since Google's certification is important to their business.


Google Nexus ONE

Google Nexus S

  • Official:
    • GSM - T-Mobile (GT-I9020): Soon (rumored)
    • GSM - AT&T (GT-I9020A): Soon (rumored)
    • CDMA - SPH-D720: April 2012 (confirmed)

HTC Amaze 4G

HTC Desire

HTC Desire HD

HTC Desire S

  • Official: By the end of August 2012 (confirmed)

HTC DROID Incredible 2

  • Official: To be determined (by the end of August) (confirmed)

HTC DROID Incredible S

  • GSM (international)
  • Verizon
    • Unknown



HTC EVO Design 4G

HTC Incredible S

HTC Raider

HTC Rezound

HTC Rhyme

HTC Sensation

HTC Sensation 4G

HTC Sensation XE

HTC Sensation XL

HTC Thunderbolt

HTC Velocity 4G

HTC Vivid

Huawei Honor U8860

LG Optimus 2X

LG Optimus 3D

LG Optimus Black

LG Optimus LTE

LG Prada 3.0

  • Official

Motorola Atrix 2

Motorola Atrix 4G

  • USA (MB860) Official Q3 2012 (confirmed)
  • AsiaPac/EMEA/LatAm (MB860/MB861/ME860) Official: (TBA)

Motorola DROID 3

Motorola DROID 4

  • Official: 2012 August 14 (phased update) (confirmed)

Motorola DROID Bionic

Motorola Droid RAZR

Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx

Motorola Photon 4G

Samsung Captivate Glide

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S Advance (GT-I9070)

Samsung Galaxy S 2

Samsung Epic 4G Touch


Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman™

Sony Ericsson Xperia active

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and Xperia arc S

Sony Ericsson Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro

Sony Ericsson Xperia neo and Xperia neo V

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY

Sony Ericsson Xperia pro

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray

Sony Xperia P

Sony Xperia S


Acer Iconia Tab series

Archos G9

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

  • Official: Feb 23rd (Feb 24th for North America) (official)

ASUS Transformer Prime

  • Official: January 2012 (rumour)

HTC Flyer

Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet

Lenovo Ideapad K1

  • Official: June 15 2012 (working date) download (not OTA update) (source)

Motorola XOOM

Motorola XOOM Family Edition

Motorola XOOM 2

Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition

Motorola XYBOARD 8.2

Motorola XYBOARD 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Toshiba Thrive

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    Devices that are getting Gingerbread updates that add some ICS features should not be added here. Only devices that are actually getting Ice Cream Sandwich should be listed.
    – ale
    Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 13:02
  • Be great if we could have confirmation of some of these dates... i.e. have people actually been able to upgrade to ICS and what date did it occur. Or should this be on another question? Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 8:29
  • @Michael: I don't think that would be very useful. Updates generally roll out over days or weeks. Further, it's one person's word, where we prefer to link to Android news sites. And you've got to figure that multiple people will chime in; what good is a dozen "me too" posts?
    – ale
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 12:14
  • Motorola has fallen back on the Atrix 4G: forums.motorola.com/pages/00add97d6c
    – Jeff
    Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 18:56

Droid-Life keeps an up-to-date listing of many of these phones which shows also when there are delays or exceptions such as was the case with Bionic. Their list can be found here http://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/22/when-is-my-android-phone-getting-ice-cream-sandwich-verizon/

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