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DROID RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich Update Coming June 12?

 

Is the Android 4.0 update for the DROID RAZR arriving on June 12? According to a report out of CNET, that may be Verizon’s current target. Motorola previously told us that we could expect the update to rollout by the end of Q2, so the 12th at least fits into that time line. It also makes sense that they would try to have the update ready to go a couple of weeks before the end of Q2 in case there are final issues that need to be addressed.

If this report is correct, I would expect to see soak test invites from the Motorola Feedback Network to arrive in testers inboxes any day now.

To keep up with ICS updates, be sure to bookmark our official list of dates.

Via:  CNET

Cheers Brian!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Newton/100000478773725 Kevin Newton

    The CNET link at the foot of the article is faulty – doesn’t lead to CNET at all. Re the update – it will START today. Don’t be so impatient … just check for updates periodically over the next 2-3 days, as Verizon rolls out updates to groups of subscribers at a time to prevent cramming up the network.

  • kyle yoder

    nothing here in Ohio. im not surprised. but still had my hopes up.

  • mikel61101

    not seeing on my maxx at the moment! somebody might have fibbed a little.

  • mcdonsco

    Crickets…

  • Lord_Vader1941

    How’s the new ICS working out for everybody…… oh wait…… damn.

  • Ryan Habersham

    Todays the day no update yet for the droid razr. This is taking to long, a long drown out promos is still a lie moto

  • Jonathan

    Well it’s the 12th and and ain’t seeing crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Frick Motorola and frick Verizon!!!!!!!!!

    • Lord_Vader1941

      This is purely on Verizon, not Mororola.

  • HuskerHog

    With no soak test coming up, it looks like the 12th is a no=go for ICS deployment.

    • Lord_Vader1941

      This was entirely a factless article my man, I saw that as soon as I read the Cnet title, then saw the source. “Verizon says June 12th” Verizon didnt say diddly, his janitor friend who works for Verizon said June 12th.

  • fauxhawk70

    Nice fabricaton just to get traffic to the site! So sick of this s***! What’s your source? CNET really? How about getting info straight from the cow… Say for instance, Motorola which is a f’ing cow that rarely produces an update!

  • joemama

    This will be MAXXimum sweeeeetness!

  • sportster

    Not holding my breath…..we’ll be lucky to see it by years end is my guess.

  • iamme

    ive had the ics on my maxx for weeks now….works very well….fun is running much cooler as well…running much smoother as well….screenshots are a good plus as well

  • LordVader1941

    Yeah, i’ll believe that when me shart turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet.

  • N8shon

    That CNET source link directs me to a Nyko Android tablet controller post, nothing about Moto.

  • jer85008

    Verizon couldn’t hit a release date target if it was sitting in the bottom of the potty it poops in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Buck/100003482949493 Joe Buck

    maybe then verizon will let me trade up to a maxx and dump this pos nexus

  • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

    Can’t wait. Hopefully it won’t be too long until the Bionic version drops.
    Has anyone else noticed that Moto seems to be moving towards a more classic Linux update schedule, i.e. smaller updates more often rather than the monolithic Windows-like updates?

  • Bionic

    ummmmm, Bionc? Hello?

    • Droidzilla

      Hello, @comiskeybum:disqus

      • Bionic

        lol

    • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

      Early Q3, guessing sometime in late July. Though, no leaks yet, so we’ll see…..

      • Bionic

        I hope to god you are right. It’d be nice to have my Nexus 7 tablet and my phone both running ICS

  • Knlegend1

    Praises!!!!

  • TomStieger
  • Chan7

    Can the update remove the Bloatware ?

    • Droidzilla

      If they don’t mess about with ICS too much, yes it can.

      • Bionic

        doesent ICS have native app freezing?

        • Droidzilla

          Yes, but it could be turned off. GB had native tethering, but that was turned off in several (pretty much all) of Verizon’s stock ROMs.

          • Bionic

            I really really hope its not turned off in the moto blur ICS build. I really hope not.

    • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

      It actually does remove at least 1 or 2 pieces, IIRC. Not much, but ya gotta take what you can get at this point. Though, the ability to hide all that bloatware is very very nice :-D

  • Guest

    I’ve been waiting for 7 months now, another week seems unbearable…

  • thereallink
  • JDHokie

    Welcome to the fun that is upgrade rumors, RAZR owners! We GNex owners wanted to share the fun with you.

    • Guest

      We’ve had upgrade rumors longer than GNexs users…

      • KleenDroid

        But not by much being that the Nexus only just got an update within the past few days.

  • http://www.facebook.com/walmes1 William Almes

    ahhh your link is a phony, it goes to something else, but you dont care, you wont pay attention to anything i say

    • Bionic

      really? u mad bro?

  • Greg
    • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

      Thank you – they changed it in the article to say CNET, but the link is STILL wrong…lol

    • suicidesilence4444

      This link works just fine. There’s a good chance the person who wrote this article messed up. After all, we are human.

  • Matt Wheeler

    But Best Buy announced that the update was on April 4th!

  • HuskerHog

    I can’t find any news about Droid RAZR when I search where the CNN link takes me. It appears this report has been removed.

  • Sean

    This might help my decision whether to keep my RAZR or snag a Galaxy S3. I like my RAZR just not the battery life or no ICS. I know though by either selling or trading in my RAZR I can get the Galaxy S3 for pretty cheap. Anyone have an opinion either way of what you would do?

    • paul_cus

      I would keep the RAZR. ICS is on the horizon, and it should help battery life as well.

    • Droidzilla

      The SGSIII isn’t an upgrade enough to ditch the RAZR for. It’s better, to be sure, but the RAZR has yet to hit its potential with Android. I’d wait at least for the next round of devices that will probably hit toward the end of the year.

    • Bionic

      GS3 battery life prolly wont be any better

      • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

        Considering the battery is 10-15% larger, runs a much more efficient processor, and has a more efficient radio setup. Yeah, it’ll probably be better than OG Razr. Still won’t touch the Maxx though.

        • Bionic

          Yeah my bad, android central’s review says its the best battery life besides the maxx.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

    The source link is incorrect…

  • LiterofCola

    Woohooo!

  • normmcgarry

    Once this upgrade drops, I’ll probably be grabbing the Razr Maxx for the rest of the family. If you’re not one to ROM, can’t really beat the Maxx.

    • MikeCiggy

      I agree. Even as a GNex owner if I wasn’t so into customizing my device and having root I’d of bought the Maxx for the amazing battery life and still slim design.

      • http://twitter.com/Phaze08 Cody Revels

        I traded my Nexus for the Maxx. It had the ics leak and it was stuttery and once I got past the battery, it wasnt impressive. The build was better but the software, the actual user experience was just as poor as ever with Motorola. Laggy, bug filled nightmare.

        Ps: I traded back. :D

        • Guest

          Most leaks are of an unfinished product and more often then not are buggy by nature, to honestly judge something that’s incomplete is just stupid!

          • KleenDroid

            That’s interesting…. I’ve had many phones that have gotten leaks long before the official rollout and the leaks have actually been pretty darn good. I’m not familiar with the leak for the Razr so I can’t speak to that, but leaks in general should work just fine.

          • http://twitter.com/Phaze08 Cody Revels

            A leak works just as good as the finished product, except the finished product will be much more bogged down thanks to Motorola no doubt. Especially with ics, it just works, it doesnt have to be hacked together or whatever. If its laggy or anything of that sort, its because of what Motorola has done to it, and will continue to do to it until it actually rolls out.

          • Ty

            No a leak is always slower because the real version is perfectly tweaked to run good on the phone.

          • michael arazan

            Its nice though that they toned down the skin, at least in the videos it was. I’d like how they tried to keep the stock look to it. It really gives confidence to the people who left moto all together because of the crappy skin, IMO only, that’s why I chose not to go with moto anymore. But if their nexus phone happens, i’ll be back because a moto nexus phone has always been my dream phone.

          • Ahku Droid

            Leaks are alpha and beta editions that are possibilities for the software. Depending on how far along in the process and how some hardware behaves with the changes, leaks can be extremely buggy. It is the same as a CyanogenMOD Release Candidates or Nightlies. It may have been decided to add a feature that causes an unforeseen error in another area of functionality. You can’t compare releases from different devices because of hardware and too many variations in the software. Some updates take longer to master since every device has a different makeup of hardware, especially when leaping 2 generations of an operating system (Android 2.3.6 to 4.0.3).

    • Bionic

      totally agree. If my Bionic broke today and Verizon actually let me choose a new phone, it would be the MAXX

      • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

        I just got an OG Razr to replace my Charge yesterday. She almost offered a Maxx, but corrected herself too quickly >.<

  • Rick

    Your supposed CNN link takes me to an unrelated press release…

  • John

    Hope they hurry it up.

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    I assume razr and maxx will be together?

    • John

      Yes.

  • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

    This reminds me I need to get my wife setup with an MFN account

    • matt

      How does one do that?

      • Droidzilla

        Just go to Moto’s forums and sign up.

        • Capt. Crunch

          What’s the link for the sign up?

          • Droidzilla

            It will ask you if you want to join when you make an account. If you already have an account, you’ll have to go into your control panel and sign up there (I believe).

    • will bartlett

      yes please share on how to start one up

  • http://twitter.com/burmjohn John

    With no soak test yet… Nope.

    • Droidzilla

      The last soak was only three days long, so it’s definitely possible.

      • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

        Though, one might expect this one to be a bit longer considering how massive an update it really is.

        • Droidzilla

          We’ll see. I’m always in the soak, so I’ll be getting it at test time either way.

        • http://twitter.com/burmjohn John

          Exactly