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DROID RAZR Soak Test in the Works, Doubtful That it’s Ice Cream Sandwich

The DROID RAZR may only be a few weeks old, but Motorola is already jumping on bugs that shipped with it. Reports out of the Motorola Support Forums indicate that a soak test has been prepared and will be out in the very near future. The chances of it being Ice Cream Sandwich are well, less than zero. That’s right, according to Motorola, we are a good 4-6 months way from seeing it on any of their devices. Actually, it would make sense that the XOOM would see it very soon, but phones with Blur on top, not so much.

Expect this to be a bug fixer. We’ll update this post as we see more details roll out.

Cheers D and C!

  • Anonymous

    Moto keeps supporting all of their devices with new updates kudos to moto :)

  • Haproot

    Hoping it fixes the compass issue with apps not getting a decent direction.  including google maps.

  • Anonymous

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  • subiedude

    Hope this fixes my music player. Hasn’t worked in about a week and randomly gives me force close notification a dozen times a day. Anyone else experience this?

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  • Anonymous

    My two cents…. Bought a RAZR due to some issues I has with the nexus. (Another tune, another place.) Really love the damn thing. Has to fly out of town and it is why I put a rush on this. First, when I arrived in Chicago,I docked this thing,connected the HDMI to my TV in my room and steamed the cardinals game to the big stream. Way cool, thanks to the Moto docking software. After the game, I connected my transformer via Bluetooth and Skyped my 4 year old.

    • Booboolala2000

      Couldn’t stand the Droid Charge any more and I bought a Razr and sold my Charge and all accessories. I bought it as a pkaceholder for the Nexus. I really like this phone and will miss it somewhat when I get th e Nexus, whenever that is. As long as it is before the 9th. Otherwise I will keep it and enjoy it.

    • Anonymous

      I am glad you are enjoying your Razr. We can do things on this thing that no other smart phone can :) Once you play with the software more, you will enjoy it very much as well. Nexus followers are turds.

      • debits and credits

        Only a few more days until I can return mine! Oh so excited!

  • Anonymous

    have had my razr from the amazon wireless penny sale for a few weeks now and must say, its getting hard to justify switching to a nexus at the trade off of $300 bucks. such a step up from my last phone and such a bargain..

  • Wheelhouse

    ugliest looking phone i’ve ever seen, hands down. Motorola must have children in their design department.

    • Brandon Sobotta

      My (rich) cousin, and her (rich) friends all have Razr’s they love them. Apparently its just the hardcore (nexus) android (fanboi’s) who hate the thing. I wouldnt mind owning one myself, it would be a stepup from my droid 3.

      • Anonymous

        Loving it myself.

    • Poker_vol

      I had been waiting it out for the Nexus and bought a Razr when my OG Droid gave up the ghost.  I love the thing as well and may keep it, skip the Nexus and wait for a quad-core phone later next year.  Best thing, if I change my mind, Verizon is giving me until 1/15 to exchange.  Win/Win.

  • Djenks24

    It has bugs? This phone has been amazing for me, even love the new Blur!!!  (Seriously, not being sarcastic) Had plans of turning it in for the Nexus but not sure why I would now…I know, ICS.

    • Anonymous

      Here’s my plan. Stick with our Motorolas and let everyone else on this site have fun beta testing Android 4.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve had a couple of twitches, like a random phone call being made on its own. But a restart solves that issue. Other than that, nothing I can see

    • Mgault

      I did the exact same thing  but i am really liking the droid too and knowing we will see ics i dont wanna deal with all the updating of apps   Ill just wait till its done.  Plus i like this blur and if they stay on this track the new version will be even better.  The big dealbreaker for me was no sd card and cant but phone into mass storage

  • Dominick DeVito

    if everyone (who owns or wants a Razr) is so obsessed with ICS then return it and buy a G-Nex. It will be out in a few months – enjoy the phone as is. At least you have the phone in your hands.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah but I heard the G-Nex has a shittie camera.

      • Dominick DeVito

        Smartphone cameras have become a hot topic lately – it usually creates a heated ‘debate’ amongst GNex and Razr camps. It’s hard to judge, but by looking st samples I guess the Razr’s is better. The GNex’s has zero shutter lag, but only time will tell if it’s software driven.

        • http://twitter.com/LucasNJohnson Lucas Johnson

          and unfortunately the 4S’s camera destroys them both. I hate apple but dang it they can make a camera. i did a side by side with the razr, rezound and 4s and the 4s killed. I just hope the Nexus’s is somewhat close to it.

          • Anonymous

            You are a clueless. Nokia’s camera destroy them all and then the I phone. The runners up are the rezound, gs2 and amazed. Do your research before posting nonsense.

        • debits and credits

          My razr is just awful sometimes and mediocre the rest of the time. Very slick device, but how in the world does a phone get so hot you cannot put it against you’re face? That, coupled with the unpredictable camera, and sporadic battery life, have left me soured towards this phone.

        • Booboolala2000

          My theory about the zero shutter lag is they have the camera set on infinity. My Razr doesn’t have that option but my LTE Xoom does, and when I take a picture with it it is almost just as fast. Maybe not back to back, but dam fast.

      • Anonymous

        Have you ever used Moto’s camera software?

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, I have a Bionic, and even though the camera was slow it still took better pictures. Now that I got my software fix OTA, the camera has virtually zero lag and takes pictures as fast as the RAZR. 

        • Anonymous

          The question is how you ever used a moto device after the droid x running 2.2 moto blur? Maybe not right now Moto has the best UI beating sense and touch wiz. We have to see what ICS has to offer. It has so many bugs thus far.

          • http://twitter.com/expertontech Tylar Overturf

             How do you know it has bugs if you have never played with it? Want to give some examples?

          • Anonymous

            I read the post and the device has been delayed so many times. That is one big reason.

      • Anonymous

        Not only that, but the radios will be weak as usual, bad gps and plastic.

    • Anonymous

      Agree with you here. Yeah, I’d love some ICS love right now, but I bought the Razr loving it as is. ICS will come eventually. Relax people.

    • Anonymous

      After Moto’s improvement of their software, i could care less about ICS. Moto is the way to go.

  • Sternigt

    Alain Mutricy said that although the Motorola RAZR
    (Motorola dropped the “Droid” name overseas) was designed for
    Gingerbread, the company has a plan in place to update the phone to ICS
    at the “start of 2012″ and that all the innovations in the RAZR would be
    optimized for ICS…..so is that no longer true?

  • PhilW1956

    Got my invitation from Motorola to participate in the soak test.

  • Darrylsanchez22

    maybe its 2.3.6???

    • Anonymous

      They will make us happy with GB 2.3.7 before we get ICS :) We will have a better experience.

  • El

    dude..the assistant manager at the local verizon ( downtown milwaukee) told me that the droid razr is already running on ice cream sandwich and told me to buy that instead of the nexus.  oh yeah and he mentioned that it will get any any android updates before the nexus because samsung is slow to do that lol.   either he is clueless or just a flat out liar lol

    • jellydroid13

      wow i actually find that really amusing

    • Anonymous

      wat a moron, dont get how they find these kind of people,  google is giving the updates not samsung, and we dont think razr going to get update later next year

    • Anonymous

      I would have been like excuse me I have to post this to droid life.

  • Anonymous

    WTH? What happened to the Droid Bionic update that was supposed to come out last month? We still have lots of unresolved issues with it.

    • Anonymous

      It is already out lol. Where have you been?

  • Eugene Fong

    Hopefully this update will fix those pesky data connection problems

  • tjmonkey15

    I think Motoorla has lately been one of the better manufacturers when it comes to updates.  What angers me about their phones is how often they seem to NEED updates.  Love the build quality, but the bugs are annoying.  Maybe all phones are like that though.  Who knows.

    • Anonymous

      Having gone through eight phones from three manufacturers in the last year (and being an iPhone 4 early adopter before that), I can tell you that yes, all phones are like that. The sooner you pick one up after release the most likely you are to have crippling issues with it. The difference is that all three Samsungs I’ve owned have had the same issues and none of them were ever properly fixed. GPS that would lock only when the stars aligned perfectly (and that was never), SMS that would randomly empty my logs and fail to recieve important messages, freezes, reboots, shutdowns in the middle of the night when I needed the phone as an alarm… all consistent across the Captivate, Fascinate and the Droid Charge. The Fassy, in fact, was so notoriously unreliable that for a short time in July it was Verizon policy  to replace them at no cost with another model- thus my owning a third Samsung.

      It’s a shame that Samsung managed to get themselves written off my list entirely for their hardware, because the carrier software-free approach is exactly what Android needs to improve its image and user satisfaction. The update that Verizon is JUST NOW preparing to push is well known to tinkering types as the very first firmware update that leaked 2 months ago- it has a build date of a few days after the Bionic launched. Maybe a month of the intervening time was internal testing. The rest was Verizon. 

      I can appreciate some QA, but seriously.

      Give me a Motorola Nexus and I’ll be happy.

      • rob

        What phone are you running now? Seriously, the “new in two” on my rooted from the get go OG is up 12/20. I have had motos for years, but I keep reading about the GNex here and had decided to jump to it …until I read your post. I have never had a Samsung, and those issues you mentioned would be deal breakers for me. I am now back to choosing between the Razr and D4….I guess.

        • Anonymous

          I didn’t necessarily mean my post to dissuade people from Samsung phones. I believe in this case the blame falls both on the carrier for delaying updates unnecessarily and on Samsung for failing to address known issues across all of their Galaxy S phones. They were notorious for GPS issues and yet the Droid Charge- a phone that was released over a year after the original I-9000- had the same AGPS antenna and firmware.

          My goal is no longer to find a perfect phone- only to keep their amazing capabilities in mind and balance that against the fact that these are still fledgling technologies. That said, I’m using a Bionic now, and after three relatively trouble free months I’m fairly certain this is a phone I could keep for a while. The last phone I liked this much was my original Incredible.

          • Anonymous

            The bionic will get better after those minor fix :)

        • Anonymous

          The razr is the king all devices 2011. If i were you i would consider the droid 4 if you like physical keyboard or the rezound. The nexus is already a failure.

      • Anonymous

        Great, reasoned post. I have had nothing but good to say about my OG Droid and now my Droid RAZR, but I will also say that my wife’s Galaxy Tab 7 has been virtually trouble free. Bottom line: no phone is bug free.

      • Anonymous

        We will have the nexus device :) When that date comes it will be the greatest day in smart phone history.

  • Bewara2009

    Hey Kellex stop hitting on this phone, what makes you so sure it isn’t ICS? Do your research before trolling on this phone.. 

    • kyle

      What part do of “4-6 months” do you not understand?  That does not sound in the very near phone!  

      • Bewara2009

        You have no idea there, do you?

        • jellydroid13

          uhh guys moto pretty much said that themselves his not making stuff up

        • kyle

          No just reading what the article says…pretty straight forward…”Motorola says 4-6 months”

          I have this phone and am not happy about the delay and 4-6 months will be 6-8 before it is over.

          Thankfully I can return it and get a Galaxy-want ICS more than I want to wait half a year. 

        • Anonymous

          Kellex didn’t say it would be 4-6 months for ICS, Motorola said it would be 4-6 months.  Maybe you should do the research. 

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, that was Motorola saying that, not Kelex

  • Anonymous

    Ouch 4 to 6 months? but good to see some bugs being rectified

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure it’s the normal post-release bug fix

    • http://twitter.com/apdcgt greentea

      Didn’t moto say something about 6 weeks after ICS drops they would have phones updated? Am i just imagining that?

      • Kuboo99

        I think they meant that they would have a release schedule for ICS, which they do: 4-6 months