Which Verizon devices get Android 4.0? The LTE ones

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Updated. Verizon Wireless published the list of devices it plans to upgrade to Android 4.0, and all but one share a common feature: LTE. Several tablets and many recent smartphones will all see the software update, which brings improvements in the software interface.

With the news, it’s clear that Verizon is trying to get more consumers on its LTE network as these phones will offer a better experience to new smartphone customers.

Here’s the complete list of devices that are scheduled to be updated, although Verizon hasn’t said if other devices will be added or when the upgrades will take place:

  • 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
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
  • Spectrum by LG

Unless I’m mistaken, only the HTC Rhyme is a 3G phone. (Update: Thanks to reader Ryan for pointing out that the Incredible 2 is also a 3G phone.) Regardless of new phone sales, this is good news for owners of the Motorola Xoom tablet, which was the first Android slate to arrive last year. The device was plagued by software issues and hardware upgrades, so people with a Xoom ought to be happy their device will get an upgrade to the latest and greatest version of Android.

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