NTT Docomo, the largest mobile phone operator in Japan, recently announced that it will start rolling out Android 4.0 ICS update in July for 18 of the devices under its network. This is after many of its subscribers started asking about ICS update for their devices. Docomo categorized the devices which will be receiving update into three: Docomo WITH series, Docomo NEXT series, and Tablet devices.
Docomo WITH Series
There are 6 phones under this category and they are REGZA Phone T-01D, AQUOS PHONE SH-01D, LUMIX Phone P-02D, PRADA phone by LG-L-02D, MEDIAS ES N-05D, and Xperia Acro HD SO-03D. Reports suggest these devices will be the first one to receive the update as the company plans of rolling it out in a sequential order. Docomo classifies its devices depending on the specs and designs. Its ‘WITH’ series are the phones which are user-friendly with fashionable designs loaded with bunch of cool and handy features which often make the life of the users easier. In its current lineup, there are seven phones under this category; the one lacking is the Q-Pot Phone SH-04D.
Docomo NEXT Series
Seven of the 18 devices to receive update belong in this category including GALAXYS II SC-02C, GALAXY S II LTE SC-03D, Optimus LTE L-01D, ARROWS X LTE F-05D, MEDIAS LTE-N04D, Xperia NX SO-02D, and AQUOS PHONE SH-06D / SH-06D NERV. As far as sequential order is concerned, these devices would be the next ones to receive Android 4.0 update in July. The devices that will be put under this category are those that are highly-sophisticated with high specs that could empower the owners to maximize their potentials. Among the newest members of this category are the devices capable of LTE connectivity.
There are 4 tablets that will also receive ICS update including GALAXY Tab 10.1 LTE SC-01D, ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D, GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus SC-02D, and MEDIAS TAB N-06D. As far as tablet is concerned, Docomo has a few hundreds of them but it’s still necessary to make these people feel important.
NTT Docomo knows it is about time its loyal subscribers will receive the update that they were waiting for so long. Besides, this update should be the company’s treat for reaching 2 million subscribers for its newest LTE network. Surely, NTT Docomo wants to give back, only in the form of an update. So, if you are in Japan and you are using one of the devices mentioned above under Docomo, there’s no need to worry about the update.