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Verizon Device Update Schedule Leaks in Full – Rezound, RAZR, and XOOM Details Emerge

If you were looking for information about the next OTA update for a phone on Verizon, a reddit user by the name of DroidTosser has you covered. His latest post that went up within the last hour, gives us details for updates on just about every VZW device currently available. We’ll start first with the screenshot you are seeing above which talks Ice Cream Sandwich, but won’t stop there as the info is plentiful. 

ICS Updates For Rezound ,RAZR/MAXX, and XOOM

According to this screenshot, the ICS updates for all three of these devices are in testing. The Rezound will finish testing on 5/7 while the RAZR and RAZR MAXX will go until 5/17. After that, assuming they pass Verizon’s internal tests, we should see them become available to devices (possibly 5/9 for the Rezound and 5/21 for the RAZRs). It wouldn’t surprise us if you see soak tests for the RAZRs go live some time shortly after the 17th, again, assuming all is well and Big Red doesn’t send it back to Motorola to fix anything.

The XOOM on the other hand appears to be ready to roll. The “GOTA” mention up there means that the update is coming directly from Google, but that it still needs to a “TA” or technical approval and is on hold. Testing looks as if it is done though and we are simply waiting for someone to press “Go!”

Other Device Updates (Bionic, Thunderbolt, Incredible 2, etc.)

According to the rest of these screenshots, updates for the Bionic, Thunderbolt, Revolution, Galaxy  Tab 10.1, and Xperia Play are all in testing. We aren’t sure what these updates are, but they have not been listed separately as Ice Cream Sandwich related. The Incredible 2 may have an update that has been approved already, but for whatever reason, the OTA push has been delayed.

As you will notice after clicking through the thumbnails, the Galaxy Nexus is no where to be found.


Via:  reddit

Cheers Nate!

  • stikman

    11:59 PM EST 5-9-2012 has passed and still no OTA ICS update for the Rezound. 🙁

  • Charles

    El-oh-el @ the XOOM 4G timeline. Still patiently waiting here. XOOM tablet was the biggest mistake of my life. Besides that one Friday night in college…

  • mcdonsco

    Uhhh, hasn’t the Xoom had ICS for a while now? Are they talking about the Xoom 2 in this (xyboard?)?

    • No, not the 3G/4G version. Only the Wifi, which has nothing to do with Verzon.

  • James

    Paging Larry, please press the GO button on XOOM 4G. 

  • Booboolala2000

    So that could mean that VZW does not have an update for the Nexus from Google. Maybe thats it. The XOOM is a shame though. I will never buy a tablet from VZW again. Will be interesting to see if they ever sell any.

  • Bionic

    FFor fuckks sake the Bionic is identical to the Razr. Give me ICS!!!!

    • its a damn shame they don’t give that phone more love.  i get it, it didn’t sell to well, but for all the delays and BS, you’d think they’ed do their customers a solid and support it better.

  • stinkybutt

    verizon sux nasty black dick

  • stinkybutt

    verizon makes my balls itchy

    • LiterofCola

      That’s actually your crabs.

  • stinkybutt

    my testicles itch

  • stinkybutt

    my balls itch

  • stinkybutt

    verizon sucks the sweat off a dead man’s balls.  their update times are never right.  anyone who believes these dates is an imbecile. 

  • Joe Buck

    I have a nexus, so whats the hell is an update ?

  • Nklenchik

    I think that was supposed to be confidential 😉

  • FINALLY!  I can’t wait to at last receive Ice Cream Sandwich for my S-off, rooted Rezound, which has been running ICS for 3 months.

  • waiting……

    Hey community I still haven’t been able to update to the recent update yet keeps telling me update not available please try again later I rebooted turned off and turn on I’m not rooted was wondering if anyone else has this issue and if so did you fix it and how please help thanks

    • Lovehate

      what phone do you have?

      • waiting……


        • Lovehate

          You should be on 912 if not call Verizon tech support they can push it

          • hmmmmm

            912? Can you explain please

          • J Dub

             He is talking about the software version. Hit Menu, Settings, About phone. You will find it in there. You can also in that menu “check for system updates”

  • Levi

    Sweet. Once the official update for the rezound hits i’ll be happy 🙂

  • d4owner

    MOTHERFUCKER! Motorola, unlock the global capability for the Droid 4 already! Summers coming up, I want it before I go on vacation. Not during, but before! I got plans bitch!

  • Finally an update !

  • NemaCystX

    That’s a massive update for the Incredible 2, 32GB? lol  Typo! 😛

  • Q

    “As you will notice after clicking through the thumbnails, the Galaxy Nexus is no where to be found.? ” … What does this mean?  I was under the impression that the Galaxy Nexus shipped with Ice Cream Sandwhich?

  • MThomason

    Well, l little Johnny, i know now why all the little Johnny jokes, you need to get a life, sorry your mom would not let you buy a nexus. GTFU

    • Droidzilla

      That’s cute; you tried to post a reply.

      • MThomason

        Sorry, thanks

  • Trevor

    I’m not sure who’s to blame for this, but it’s absolutely pathetic how long it has taken for these phones to be upgraded to Android 4.0.  

  • The Nexus is a great device. Yes, it got the shaft from Verizon, because as we all know, Verizon is vested in the DROID line. However, the only person that this sucks for is those who don’t root and ROM their devices. Yes, we may have been hoodwinked, bamboozled, shafted etc, but that’s the way the cards were dealt. If you want to have control over your device, regardless of it being a Nexus, root the damn thing. There is one hell of a development community for it and it’s really not hard to do. 

    • PC_Tool

      Too bad the radio is crap, the volume is crap, and ohyeah, the screen is crap.

      But it does have AOKP…which *almost* made up for it…

      If they ever fix the radio and the volume I’ll be back.  I can live with crappy color reproduction…’til then, I’ll be running GB on a 1.8Ghz dual-core.

      • Billyrouth2000

        To bad your crap. There’s nothing wrong with the nexus screen, maybe there’s something wrong with your eyes. Nothing wrong with the volume maybe there’s something wrong with your ears.

        • Droidzilla

          Do you realise you sound just like an iPhone fan? Probably not.

        • PC_Tool

          “To bad your crap.”

          Careful. Your grade-school education and maturity are showing…

          Moving along…

          For the purposes of full disclosure, Here is the basis for comparison from which I was able to draw the conclusions I have posted previously:

          I have in front of me on the kitchen table 3 Samsung Fascinates, 2 LG Spectrums, and my *second* Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

          Of them all, the Galaxy Nexus is *much* quieter than the other 5 at top volume without installing Volume+, a volume-boosting app.

          Of them all, the Galaxy Nexus has greenish blues, orangish reds, and yellow whites. I won’t even get into the whole “pentile” debate.

          Both of these things are verifiable against the items used for comparison, as well as through similar anecdotal evidence provided by numerous Nexus owners in this and many other public forums.

          So, assuming your opinions are not as ill-formed as your opening remark, what, may I ask, qualifies as *your* basis for comparison?

          • Q

            Why do you have six cell phones?

          • PC_Tool

            The 3 fascinates are old. bought originally for myself, my wife, and my oldest child.  One of the LG Spectrum’s replaced my wife’s Fascinate, while the other replaced my Galaxy Nexus, which was passed down to the previously mentioned oldest child.

            As an aside, my Specturm is currently overclocked to 1.8Ghz, but sadly running the *only* “rom” available for it (a debloated LG rom). I have little hope of ever seeing AOSP on this device, which is one reason I am hopeful that Verizon/Sammy will eventually solve the radio and sound issues for the Nexus.

          • orion11100

            What does overclocking to 1.8Ghz allow you to do? What is the benefit? (I’m skeptical)

          • Lovehate

            It allows you to burn through a battery faster than a stock t bolt

          • PC_Tool


            What’s the benefit? 

            Well, I get to say, “I’m running at 1.8Ghz!”


            …aside from that, as if that wasn’t enough, it can ease or get rid of lagginess, programs can load faster, transitions can be smoother….it all depends on the kernel/governor/scheduler. If you aren’t noticing lag or choppiness and don’t play games on the device..don’t worry about it.  If you are/do, it is worth at least looking in to.

            Back in the “Fascinate” days, the “Glitch” kernel *made* the phone.  It was like a new device.  Utterly lag-free.

            …but mostly it’s for the “ZOMG 1.8Ghz!!!  7590 Antutu score!  Yeah!  Beat that, suckas! Boo-Yah!”

          • orion11100

            Yeah kind of what I thought… Mostly ego stroking.

          • PC_Tool

             That part was mostly tongue-in-cheek. 

            The bits where I actually talk about what it does and my example of the Fascinate are the juicy bits. 

            Like I said, if you are experiencing lag or play a lot of games, it’s worth a look.  Otherwise, it’s probably more of a hassle.

            (Keep in mind, I’m using an LG spectrum…it was necessary. After removing the LG cruft and running this kernel, it’s actually a decent device.)

          • orion11100

            Ok got it, thanks for the responses.

        • LiterofCola

          Sounds like an entry out of a Dr. Seuss book.

      • Overclocking can be a nice feature but yes it does burn through battery life quite quickly. AOKP is nice and it’s what I’m running. A simple color tweak and the screen looks phenomenal and comparing it to the iPhone display I still find that day after day that I prefer the Nexus screen. The radio’s aren’t the greatest but compared to other phones I’ve had it’s not the worst. It get’s the job done and does it well enough. A side by side comparison with a Razr and Rezound, when it comes to loading web pages gave me roughly the same loading time. App downloads were slower but not bad. There really isn’t a need to have a phone clocked to 1.8GHz and it’s mostly for bragging rights. In fact I have mine clocked standard and it’s quite responsive. No lag, slowing down, etc. Volume is perfectly fine for me and gets the job done. In fact I’ve found I’ve had to turn down the volume during most phone calls. So while *you* (I can use asterisks for emphasis too) may have had a bad experience with the device, I am loving mine. I can get two days of medium use out of mine and a full day of heavy use out of it. Which suits what *I* (more emphasis) want to use my device for.

        • PC_Tool

          “(I can use asterisks for emphasis too)”

          For reals?  Aww…you’re trying to be cute.  


          I won’t even bother taking you seriously…but I’ll will leave this here, just in case you actually believe your own BS:

          I’d love to see your studies on overclocking eating more battery on a modded kernel vs. the Stock OEM kernels.  I’m sure you have at least *some* basis for making such a claim.  I’d love to see it because, I’ve gotta say, my experiences show the opposite.

          • After reading through most of these comments, most that you’ve written it appears that you are arguing for the sake of doing just that. My *some* basis involves testing out multiple kernels and overclocking. Like *you*, *I* base my experiences on what I’ve seen. So *I* have found that *my* battery life sucks in regards to overclocking. 

            So feel free to not take me seriously because *I* really don’t, and I can’t stress this enough, even with the use of asterisks,don’t care. 

          • PC_Tool

            You don’t care? 

            Huh.  Funny how you made a point of defending your precious Nexus…to the point of making absurd generalizations and multiple attempts at being “cute”.

            …and you obviously care about how I emphasize words.  You do seem to go on and on about it.  How would you prefer it done?  Should I underline them instead?  Italicize them?  …or would you try and get all cute about that as well?  Is that your defense mechanism?

            See, while I have been able to give detailed comparisons for all of my assertions, all I get from you is “cute”, more generalizations, and “Yeah, I compared too!”

            That’s an awful lot of BS for someone that doesn’t care.

          • Alright Tool, 

            I’ll play along. Given that I spend my time, beta testing, bug testing, apps, roms, kernels and what not for various devs I can say with some authority the facts that I have presented. As I write about Android every day and study up on it, every day I, again, can with some authority present the facts I have. 

            Generalization wise, where are your studies and cold hard facts? You say you have six phones and have tested this. Where’s the evidence? You suggest that your impressions have been the opposite of mine but without cold hard evidence that’s what it is. 

            You can attack my being cute if that’s makes you happy. Go nuts! However, I can hardly take merit in what you present when you bash the Nexus in one comment only to defend it in comments later on.

             We can continue this until these comments get deleted if you want but seriously sir, that’s not going to change the fact that I think the Nexus is a great device and you don’t. Because let’s face it the “I’d love to see it because, I’ve gotta say, my experiences show the opposite,” is pretty generalized. Or am I completely off base in this assessment?

          • PC_Tool

            I knew you cared. Thank you for not trying to be “cute” this time.

            …on to the wall of text…

            “Generalization wise, where are your studies and cold hard facts?”

            Evidence is evidence. Being anecdotal does not make it a generalization, no matter if you believe it or not.

            A generalization would be claiming all kernels decrease battery life. Evidence would be whatever caused you to make that conclusion…though you’d be hard-pressed to cover the “all” bit, no matter the evidence. “all” is a very broad and sweeping word that, likewise with “Always”, “None”, or “Never” almost always prove false. Very little in this world is “all, always, nothing, never, or none.”

            My evidence is my Fascinate running Glitch, my Galaxy Nexus running faux123 (undervolted/overclocked), and my LG Spectrum running Blitzkrieg (overclocked, no undervolting).

            The Fascinate went from an average of 6 1/2 hours per charge at (my) normal use, to just around 10 on stock vs CM7 with Glitch. (I acknowledge some of that improvement may be simply CM7 over stock…but can’t imagine that alone accounts for almost twice the battery life.)

            The Nexus went from 8 hours to to … 8 hours. but the clock speed has increased and the voltage has decreased. More performance, no battery cost. Stock 4.0.4 vs. faux123 v14. (Never made it to 15 or higher if it is higher now because I handed it down)

            The LG was the most telling. I would lose 40% over two hours from 100%. With blitzkreig, overclocked to 1836: I’m “lucky” if I lose 15% in two hours. It now easily lasts the entire day.

            If you’d like proof the devices exist, I would be more than happy to take a snap of them. I can also take screens of kernel versions and voltage/clock settings. (Only problem being the snap of the devices would be short one, or I’d have to make two…as I don’t own a digital camera other than the phones themselves)

            This one blows my mind…

            “However, I can hardly take merit in what you present when you bash the Nexus in one comment only to defend it in comments later on.”

            Really? One’s opinion of a device must be all or nothing? It can’t change over time? One cannot like some things about it…and hate others? Mind blown…

            I love the Nexus. ….or rather, what it could be. I love that I can install whatever I want on it. I love the developer support for it. The on-screen keys were a godsend. I also hate it. I hate the radio problems. I hate the color reproduction (which can be changed, which is why I said I could live with it), and I hate that I have to install volume+ to get decent audio out of the speaker if I want to hear my music in an environment that isn’t “quiet” (you’ll have to trust me and the hundreds of other folks who’ve complained about this issue as I am currently not in possession of a tool to measure db.)

            tl:dr version:

            I support my opinions with the evidence I have been able to gather from my own experiences and those gleaned from others online and present that. I don’t hate the device. I don’t love the device. I am human, and therefore often conflicted. There are things I love about it. There are things I hate about it. If you were one of the lucky one’s that got a good speaker, a good radio, and a good display-driver, I’m happy for you and also extremely jealous. I was not so lucky. Twice. Perhaps it has colored my opinions somewhat.

            To your earlier remark: Yes, I love arguing. The art of discussing opinions, values, and rationales is lost on far too many folks these days. In my opinion, if you are not willing to defend your opinion, it isn’t worth expressing.

  • Spyro1154

    so i am confused my droid 3 is geting ics? 

  • jnt

    hopefully the Bionic 904 update is similar to 181 for the Razr/Maxx – an ICS precursor… how’s that for idealistic? 🙂

    • Buy This

      Ya that’s exactly what I think it is. If they can push that early May and then push ICS sometime in June/July, I will be psyched.

      • Jon Amireh

        The Bionic was under “Other Software Updates” and is only 32MB. Chances it’s just the leaked .904 update, nothing more for a while. 

        The Rezound, RAZR, and XOOM are the only devices getting an ICS update in the near future -_-

        • suck my fat tits smurfs

          Ya check back with me at the end of July and we will see where things stand -_- !!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Buy This

          slash did you even read my comment? I said I think it is the 904 which is a primer for ics.

  • Jeremy Seibel

    i wouldnt put too much faith in the above screen shots. As a previous soak test member for both the bionic and the xoom 4g, i have received zero word on either update that is supposedly taking place right now. Im guessing the above are faked.

    • Droidzilla

      As a soak tester myself, I know that Moto usually announces soak tests to the testers within a couple of days of the soak, and the release is within a week of the soak end (with the soak usually lasting a couple of days). That would put notification at about 5/7 at the earliest for a 5/21 release date for ICS on the RAZR.

      • PC_Tool

        So…how does one become a soak tester?

        (I am, of course, assuming the answer will be something along the lines of:  1. By not telling anyone how to become a soak tester…)  😛

        • Droidzilla

          The first rule of soak testing is: you do not talk about soak testing.
          The second rule of soak testing is: you DO NOT talk about soak testing!

          But for serious, all you have to do is sign up on the Motorola Owner’s Forum.

        • Booboolala2000

          Motorola Feedback Network.

  • Why are people crying about the Nexus not being updated? I seem to have 4.0.4 on my device that is super zomg awesome. Let the crappy Moto’s get their little 4.0.1 update or whatever it is so they’ll stop crying about being stuck on 1.6 still. 

    • bakdroid

      Troll fail troll

    • LiterofCola

      Jump off a bridge, Troll.

      • hmmmmm

        Wouldn’t it go home under the bridge troll

        Just saying

  • leoingle

    And 32GB update for the In credible 2???? That must be one hell of an update!

  • RLJSlick

    Now we playing the waiting game!

  • Kirkland54

    I want to know why the Inc2 has a 32GB update size! :-O  That will kill my data plan! 😛

  • Come on Google! Push that Go button for the Verizon Xoom! We need it!

  • dr154

    glad to see the Razr ICS update, can’t wait for the official ICS cuz this leak aint cutting it, but i love it so. 😀

  • C’mon, someone leak the TBolt test.

  • PC_Tool

    I know the LG Spectrum was on the list to get updated (eventually).  Apparently this will happen later, rather than sooner…

  • Greg Morgan

    You know, I wonder if Google realized how bad Verizon would fail at handling the Gnex whether they still would’ve gone with them…?

  • Morris Shasho

    Wait 32GB for the Dinc2? That has to be a mistake…

  • Wow 32gb update for the incredible 2… better go buy a memory card lol

    • Haha…hope that update doesn’t go against your data cap!

      In all honesty it was probably a typo. But if it wasn’t it better be the best phone update of all mankind to roll out. I mean, that’s bigger than a full install of Windows 7.

  • Johnny





    You nexus people stink.  you’re all really annoying….go out and get a girlfriend instead of worrying about phone updates!

    • Apostrafee


    • geedee82

      The great thing about the nexus is that we don’t need to worry about updates.

      • nailbomb3

        People need to stop saying stuff like this because the OS is not entirely OPEN source. Core system libs like the CDMA RIL are not Open Source. And if any of that stuff is broken, you still need an OTA. And radio’s.

    • PC_Tool

       You anti-nexus people stink.  you’re all really annoying….go out and get a girlfriend instead of trolling about phone updates!

      • Droidfann

        So people who aren’t tech savvy and are waiting for the OTA update aren’t suppose to be a bit pissed that there is no new update in sight for the verizon gnex? We’re not allowed to ask and wonder why, cause if we do Johnny will have a conniption fit and a temper tantrum and climb a tall building shooting people coming out of a verizon store with a G-nex?.

        • PC_Tool

          Sure you are.  You can whine all you want.  You can even be a complete idiot about it like the OP.

          Totally up to you, man.

        • Acelaya35

          Doesn’t the Galaxy Nexus already run ICS?  why would there be an update for it?

          • gorkon

            Because the Verizon version is stuck on 4.0.2 and 4.0.4 is out and has been out since FEBRUARY.  Over two months have passed and Verizon still hasn’t pushed this out yet.  This isn’t proprietary drivers causing this but Verizon’s incompetence.  It really shouldn’t take that long on something that is ALREADY done.  It’s not like Verizon actually had to write it.

          • good thing many of use run custom ROMs!   and get those updates one way or another.

          • gorkon

            Yeah but we shouldn’t have to.  This is beyond stupid.  I understand WHY Verizon wants to approve it, but don’t they know that once it’s leaked, it WILL be on their network anyway….whether they want it or not.  Verizon would be better to take a more hands off position.  Of course do some testing, but it doesn’t need the full battery of testing…at least in my opinion.

        • I’m with you. but if you’re tech savy why not just install it yourself? I’ve been running 4.0.4 since it was released.

    • justincase_2008

      But i have a girlfriend… now what do i do!

      • Moto

        Is she unlocked??

        • BAZINGA!

          • Noyfb

            You might want to flash her rom and overclock her cpu, just remember to boot into saf mode before you do. : p

          • LiterofCola

            You killed it. :/

          • PC_Tool

             Why do you hate fun?

      • :-p

        Ditch the b*tch and make the switch.

        • Tim242


        • nicotinic

          To? O_o

        • 2 year contract isn’t up yet.

      • stinkybutt

         put your dongle inside her

        • nicotinic

          But he doesn’t have a Transformer Prime…

    • LiterofCola

      I lol’d

    • Bjcroteau

      so instead of putting a message go out and get a life and a girlfriend? But instead you posted..so you pretty much called yourself annoying and needing to go get a girlfriend instead.

    • MooleyBooleyTroll

      This is reverse psychology… This guy knows that if he says something bad about the Nexus that the Nexus appologists will flock from all corners of the interwebs to defend it. Even if it means cutting short that fix it *NOW* post they were posting in a Nexus forum. Awesome stuff man 🙂

    • Well Johnny Boy you just proved to everyone that you’re a pizza faced square that has no life…..

    • Mac_town_monarchs

      Its funny getting to see the little ones play on the computer before mommy and daddy get home from work. Lol Johnny.

    • Dr_Buttballs

      I hope you fall nuts first into a wood chipper .

      • PC_Tool


        Ouch. That would require some rather painful acrobatics I would think…

        • Dr_Buttballs

          Hah, probably. I’m not too picky through, he could go arm/foot/head first just as long as there is a gory mess in the end.

      • Liderc

        I despise your profile pic, and yet I love your posts.

        Keep it up, but kill your profile pic. 

        Seriously, kill it with fire…

        • Dr_Buttballs

          I’ll change my pic the day Moto starts unlocking their bootloaders. 😉

          • Liderc

            Damnt, now I have to block you because we all know Moto’s never going to make that happen. 

            People still buy Moto products?  

          • Dr_Buttballs

            I kid, I kid. Is this one better?

            And I think only suckers still buy Moto products.

          • mcdonsco

            Just because you know how to and/or in some way care about locked bootloaders doesn’t mean Moto buyers are suckers…just for that comment alone I’d say you’re an idiot.

          • Dr_Buttballs

            Hey there! Thanks for responding to my comment, but you must have mistaken me for someone who cares about your opinion of me. In any case it was a joke, not a dick, so don’t take it so hard.

          • Scott

            Maybe we should all do something in protest to the locked bootloaders.  Like grow beards…eternally!

          • Dr_Buttballs

            If that’s the plan than I’ve been retroactively protesting Moto for years. 

    • Daniel Archibald33

       WOW obsessed much??

    • Geekout

      can’t you frick’n read? “operating system upgrades (i.e.GINGERBREAD TO ICE CREAM SANDWICH)

      • nicotinic

        You’re actually correct. Didn’t think of that. Good catch!

    • Levi


    • snowblind64

      Not sure which is worse, the Nexus trolls or the anti-Nexus trolls. Both need to stop.

      • mcdonsco

        I’m just finding it interesting that it’s always Samsung vs. Motorola and no trolls/mentions of HTC (which *used to be* the “king” manufacturer…now, not so much). Thunderbolt anyone?

    • Skennedy412

       Im not going to lie.. that made me laugh pretty hard.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    Moto Blur Lite ICS = What AOSP ICS should have been.

    • what?!

      • MooleyBooleyTroll

        Cant Read?

      • Droidzilla

        I know it sounds crazy, but as a (former) die-hard vanilla advocate, I was surprised to see that the BLUR’d GB on the RAZR was actually better (to me) than stock. Makes sense, though, when you think about how much you like to theme stock ROMs; it’s just Moto’s theme (and they finally made it not suck; the initial versions of BLUR where like smearing a hot turd over your screen).

        • LiterofCola

          Some know it, but will never admit it.  It’s cool to hate on Motorola nowadays.

          • Q

            It’s cool to hate on everything.  Remember when the Bionic was coming out and everyone loved it and couldnt wait.  Then it came out and everyone hated it.. then it was all about the Galaxy Nexus and then it came out and everyone hated on it.  You can be sure everyone will be all ready for the next hypebeasted phone…. right up to the point where it comes out.

            It’s the cycle of Android hate.

          • kixofmyg0t

            All the cool kids are doing it!

          • Droidzilla

            So weird; especially since Motorola not only is pushing the Android platform forward and is now acquired by Google, but also because this site was founded on the OG Motorola Droid. Where’s the Old School love?

          • BIONIC

            seriously! wtf. It’s like poeple have forgotten about the phone that changed the world. Mad respect to Moto for the OG

          • CORYK333

            I get what you’re saying, but it’s also like MOTO forgot about that phone also.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll


  • enigmaco

    I am curious about the droid 3 update, and I really want to upgrade my phone found out I have a early upgrade coming to me. But I am really interested in one of these quad core cell phones coming out.

  • Joshyz73

    I think the Incredible 2 is a typo (32 GIG?), but did anyone notice that, for some reason the Droid 3 update (that was delayed) is almost 10 times the size of the other updates (not counting the Spectrum)?  That must be a MAJOR bug fix or something, since supposedly ICS isn’t coming to it.

    • enigmaco

      actually that matches up to the 5.7.906 ota that was leaked it was that big of a file, can’t say for certain but it wouldn’t surprise me if that was it.

      • Joshyz73

        That’s what I assumed it was.  I was just amazed at the file size.  That’s a pretty hefty non-OS update, especially compared with the other scheduled ones.

  • LiterofCola

    ICS for the Razr five months after it’s release?  Kinda what we were estimating in the beginning, no?

    • dr154

      Only reason for that is because of the licensing agreements with Samsung/Google and the Galaxy Nexus, so a lot more device from Verizon will start shipping with ICS or soon be upgraded to it. 

  • Paul

    Believe it when I see it show up on my RAZR.

  • Blueethernov13

    This is pathetic….the Update system… if you don’t root your phone, you are basically screwed..

    • Droidzilla

      My phone’s not rooted, and it seems to be running perfectly fine. Weird.

      • Butters619

        Are you sure? Can you make calls, listen to music, browse the web, download apps, send text messages?  Oh you can.  Wait a minute so can I, and I’m not rooted.  Holy crap! God has shined his glory upon us.

        • Droidzilla

          I’m betting the average user is far more interested in custom kernel flashing for voltage tweaks than all of those things. If I had a dime for every time I saw someone at Starbucks bragging about their homebrew undervolt kernel . . .

          • Butters619

            This right here brought a smile to my face.  Thank you.

          • Token

            You would probably only make a couple bucks. 

            Average phone users don’t care about that stuff. I know a good amount of android users who don’t root or flash roms or even know what that means. 

          • *whoosh*

          • TeeVee


          • I don’t think your phone works at all actually….. stop lying you can’t make a call AND your cityid does not work. 

          • Tim242

            My Nexus didn’t even come with CityID 🙁

          • Droidzilla

            You got me; my phone only plays Angry Birds.

  • Skeetch79

    The Bionic Update file size in the screenshot above matches the 5.9.904 update that leaked and that has been floating around on various web sites the past few weeks. Also it would makes sense that it is in fact the 5.9.904 update due to the time frame it was in testing at Motorola and on their servers and when the update was pulled via cheesecake and posted over at XDA. Guess it is not ICS then.

  • igloobunny

    Definitely NOT an expert on such things, but is 297mb for the entire ICS update a reasonable size, or do many consider that to be pretty small?

    • dr154

      Reasonable size depending on the manufacturer specs. 

  • Drew56

    The Bionic is the red headed step child that verizon/moto want to forget about it.  I’m calling it now and saying it never gets ICS.  They really just want it to disappear, like Samsung has done to the Droid Charge.

    • bakdroid

      The Bionic will get it.  The D4 isn’t on the list for ICS either and that is actually running newer software than the Razr.  The Razr was always to get ICS first.  Have patience….it will come. As for the Charge, Sammy has always had problems updating US phones.

  • Aaron Burroughs

    Im ready for my upgrade now but its really a toss up from the g nex and Razr, Bloatware doenst bother too much and i got a “the Charge” so samsung has made me weary of there devices, If the Razr gets ICS by this time frame I might have to get it, Blur (lite) actually looks pretty awsome to me. On a side note, I also dont root phones… suggestions anyone?

    • RezoungItIs

      Easy- get the Rezound- 720p HD screen, 1.5 dual core processor, perfect size (Gnex is too long and Razr is too wide), next to be upgraded to ICS, available for only $50.
      I purchased the phone last Black Friday for $50 and have not regretted the decision one bit. It is an awesome phone and will only get better with ICS.

      • Liderc

        The Nexus is only 9mm taller than the Rezound…Too long?

      • Tim242

        5.1 vs 5.3. I would say the Rezound is too long. It is longer than the Thunderbolt, with the same size screen 4.8 vs 5.1. At least the Nexus has something to show for being longer.

    • Sadfdsa

      Do you like to tinker with your phone? Then Nexus
      Do you not customize things? Razr

      • Droidzilla

        It depends on how much tinkering you’re doing. With things like GO Launcher for your home screens/icons and lock screen replacements, you can actually customise quite extensively (compared to other platforms) without even rooting. If you’re talking firmware, kernel, and radio changes; then you’re right on.

    •  I’ve jumped around between the Galaxy Nexus and the Razr Maxx. In the end I went for the Maxx. Aside from the battery life, the screen’s saturation on the Maxx is great. The build quality is solid and its an all around great phone. The camera is kinda lame though. Also, I’m running the ICS leak on the Razr and its really fantastic. Though honestly I don’t see what the ICS hype is besides being “in the now”.

      • BigRed4X15

        Where did you get the leak for the Maxx? Install instructions?

  • Steve S

    I have faith in Moto!

    • Michael_NM

      I wouldn’t repeat that if I was you.

      • Droidzilla

        Moto’s last update doubled my 4G speeds. I have faith in Moto.

        • RobMorris

          Interesting, so theoretically they will quadruple with this next update? Or they were crippled to begin with and motorola just took the disability off.

          • Droidzilla

            4G LTE is a very immature technology (not in that it throws rocks at 3G for fun, even though it does). Software and hardware optimisations will be going on for some time, and Motorola has shown some great strides in both areas. They could have left the radio firmware alone and no one would know the difference, but they’re continuing to improve on it. If there’s one thing Moto does right, it’s radios.

          • Liderc

            I guess that’s why the Bionic was such a signal/speed machine? lol. 

          • Big_EZ

            I don’t have a Bionic anymore but it had great data speed and great cell signal. As he said 4g is new and all manufactures are having their own problems. Motorolas problem is switching from 4g to 3g, but if your in a solid 4g area or 3g only area you won’t have problems. I had a thunderbolt before the Bionic and I hardly ever saw 4g on that phone, once I got the Bionic I realised it was the phone and not lack of 4g towers in my area. Motorola has improved the 4g to 3g switch a lot, its almost a non issue anymore.

          • pappy53

            My Bionic is a signal/speed machine since the .902 update. Better than the GNex.

          • BIONIC

            me too. My bionic is fast as fcuk. Seriously, my 4g is blazin. It’s considerably faster than my Comcast Cable Broadband

          • Sean

            I used to get up to 10mb/s down my Bionic, the Gnex I almost switch to could barely get over half that. 

          • Liderc

            When the Bionic was released it could barely get keep a 4g signal, it just recently got the update that corrected it’s signal issues about a month ago and it’s well documented.  I had it, trust me, I returned it because of the signal issues but mainly because the screen was like looking through a screen door. 

            The Nexus constantly gets 13-15+ up and down and it’s screen is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.  Some of us have a fine signal as you can see.

          • Dude

             Key words …”When the Bionic was released” . After the first couple updates the phone is amazing. Way to bring up old threads and beat a dead horse.

          • Dr_Buttballs

            You mean like all the anti-Nexus trolls still do?

          • Liderc

            So everyone can complain about some people’s Nexus not getting a good signal but I can’t point out that the Bionic had the SAME problem and an update corrected the issue, albeit 8 months later?

        • Trueblue711

           My question would by why it was halved to begin with. Motorola is notorious for shipping half-baked software on their phones, and it’s going to kill them in the long run.

          They’ve already lost me as a customer after my Droid X, along with any recommendations for their products in the future.

          • Jer85008

            Same story here. My DX is laying on the floor in my Son’s room right now. I give it a kick when I go in there sometimes…

          • nicotinic

            Lol, I’m on mine while my Rezound charges. The Droid X has been good to me. After I rooted and ROMed it.

          • It wasn’t “halved” to begin with. That’s what it was, then it was made better. Unless you can prove otherwise that is.

    • Samsungfanboy

      WAKE UP!!!

  • Derek Ross

    … Still waiting on the 10.1 Galaxy Tab ICS upgrade…  maybe this year? *sigh*

  • The Bionic update is the same size as the .904 that was leaked earlier and can be flashed if rooted, pretty decent bug fix

  • That is a little disappointing the Nexus isn’t on there…

    • 4n1m4L

      You can update without rooting. I can give you instructions if you like

      • please share

        • 4n1m4L

          Most of it takes place in the bootloader, so you will need fastboot.exe and whatever file it is that goes with it. Also, since its bootloader stuff, you can either use adb “adb reboot bootloader” or hold both sides of the volume rocker to get there. You will also need a copy of one a non stock recovery like koush’s clockwork touch, but you don’t need to install it, just rename it “recovery.img” and put it in with your adb and fastboot executables. You also need the leaked update, which i reccomend downloading from google’s  servers at “is.gd/cX1VMR”. Once in booted to bootloader (either by button press or adb) you need to unlock your bootloader, which will wipe your device.
          in command prompt, while navigated to wherever you keep the fastboot executable, type
          fastboot oem unlock
           Google did a good job at making recovery easy, especially if you use instant upload in google+. All my apps come back after each wipe after i go through setup, even my google wallet installs itself, though i have to set it up.once your bootloader is unlocked, eithe go through setup, or skip it. All you need to do now is get the update to your sudo sdcard. Once its on your nexus, make sure your non stock recovery is in the same folder as your fastboot executable and rename it “recovery.img”.
          again in command prompt
          fastboot boot recovery.img
          This will download and boot your non stock recovery. IT WILL NOT INSTALL IT! Now, while in this recovery chose apply update.zip, and navigate to your update package and install it. When i installed i saw some funny things, like deleting unused files, and a couple of messages flashed but everything appears to have gone well
          either in this recovery or your stock recovery wipe data/factory reset. Then reboot your new operating system.
          It will have to activate, but if you were already activated, you won’t need any of your sim numbers or anything like that.
          I haven’t experienced any reboots, though I didn’t before. I did experience radio hangs before, which I haven’t experienced since I installed 4.0.4…
          any questions let me know.

          • Levi

            that’s not a real update.

          • 4n1m4L

            How do ya figure?

          • 4n1m4L

            can’t believe i fed another troll…

          • LiterofCola

            It happens to the best of us.

  • Guest

    Funny how the Nexus isnt on this list theyre months behind on its update. :/

  • Rick

    Tbolt = first out last to be updated…  F.U. Verizon !

    • Derek Gelinas

      That’s cause it sucks.

  • Jd

    so nexus isn’t even tentative.  …crap

  • leetusername

    The Bionic not being included in the ICS list is so … expected but sad.

    • bakdroid

      The Razr was always to get it first.  Have patience….it will come.

  • *yay* 

  • rals

    WOW…….I’m so glad I got a Nexus /s

  • Bewara2009

    Ha ha no news on the nexus update yet..

    • John

      Because the nexus already has ICS?

      • Bewara2009

        You know exactly what I mean. :d

        • John

          Ya =/

          I just hate your profile pic so much that I felt inclined to give you a smartass response.

          • Bewara2009

            If my profile picture really bothers you that much I’ll change it

          • Droidzilla

            I think you should change it to a picture of a cat riding a shark. That would be badass.

          • John

            I bet you will. See ya next post!

  • Mike

    the Incredible 2 update size is 32GB….

    • John


  • tanknspank


  • Ramp1188

    but seriously stop posting articles until the gnex update come out. ITS GETTING ANNOYING U LISTEN TO ME NOW. IM UR BOSS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Stop ruining the internet please.

    • Bewara2009

      Nexus what?

      • John

        damn you

      • Bro your picture is annoying

    • Ramp1188

      omg all i want is update for gnex…. i just wanna come here and have the top article be nexus update. u should keep that the top article for like a week to make me happy when it come out:D

      • Apostrafee

        What is in the Nexus update you’re looking forward to?

      • RobMorris

        Yay you’ll get an incremental update that maybe adds 2 features

        • Apostrafee

          THAT is exactly what I was getting at…I purchased the Galaxy Nexus so I could easily root and unlock and load whatever I wanted not to wait for updates

          • RobMorris

            If you get a nexus, dont root it and get mad when little updates don’t come, You got the wrong phone haha

          • Apostrafee

            Haha exactly! I don’t understand why people are wating for any update AOKP is pretty darn badass

          • RobMorris

            Soon my rezound shall share in your wealth of roms haha.

          • nicotinic

            It’s kinda late for the Rezound to have a bunch of devs start pumping out roms for it. Even though it now has S-OFF it wasn’t as popular as it should have been. It’s still a nice phone.
            Maybe I’m wrong…

          • RobMorris

            Yeah but once the update hits we’ll atleast have some better roms and I think droid vicious is close to getting RIL working on miui

    • Dr_Buttballs

      Why the hell did I read the all caps part in Schwarzenegger’s voice?

  • Ramp1188

    first 😀

    • Ramp1188


      • Rick

        is it that hard to add DO for you retards..