With the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX ready to begin rollout today, Motorola jumped in on the action with a welcome video that highlights all of the big new features. Most of these have been posted here in the past and were also listed in the official changelog, but why not see it all again? It’s going to be a big weekend for RAZR owners.
Verizon confirmed this morning that the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX will begin to receive their Ice Cream Sandwich updates starting June 22 (today). We first reported this as the rollout date a few days ago. One thing to keep in mind, is that many of you may not receive the update today at all. A lot of times, the initial go live date is for testers or small groups to make sure the update isn’t going to blow up a bunch of phones. Mass availability could and will likely happen a few days later. (more…)
I have no idea what the hell is going on in Australia, but Verizon just posted the support docs for the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Ice Cream Sandwich update. This almost always indicates that the update is days away from rolling out. I’d say that the June 22 and 27 dates we heard are definitely in play. The build number is 6.16.211 which leaked out 3 days ago.
Global roaming is included, a new video calling feature, new Smart Actions app, and a whole bunch of other goodies. Mostly though, it’s all about Android 4.0.4 and the complete makeover that Motorola’s Blur has received. It’s much less intrusive, but with enough add-ons to make it semi-appetizing. This is it, the update you have been waiting 7 months for. (more…)
Motorola announced today via Facebook that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the international RAZR in Australia has been delayed and will not rollout in Q2. They initially announced Q2 as a deadline back in February, but even with a number of leaked builds sneaking out, they apparently ran into issues that will prevent them from pushing it to end users on time.
The interesting note about this situation is the fact that one of the “MotoXprts” over at Motorola’s support forums has made it clear that Australia will not be the only region affected. So does that mean that the U.S. will see a delay as well? As you all know, Q2 ends next Saturday. We have seen soak test invites go out to U.S. DROID RAZR owners, so there is a chance that we still see it here. (more…)
Motorola told us Q2 for Ice Cream Sandwich updates to the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX and it looks like they are doing everything in their power to hit that deadline. Soak test invites for members of their feedback network are going out this minute, talking about a “new software release.” They do not specifically say Android 4.0, but after seeing a new leak come out this week as build 6.16.211, what else could it be?
Update: We received a tip suggesting that the soak test will start June 22 and the full rollout to the public will happen on June 27.
Cheers R, M, J, J, and C!
Motorola and Verizon have exactly 15 days left to upgrade the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX to Ice Cream Sandwich in order to make their self-imposed deadline of Q2. Through a text message that is going out to RAZR owners today, we can assume that they must be getting close. Big Red is informing owners of these devices that Android 4.0 will be here soon and that their current Mobile IM app will have to be replaced:
Free Verizon Message: Your phone will soon be upgraded to Android 4.0. At that time we will remove your Verizon Wireless Mobile IM app because it is not supported in Android 4.0. Please download a new instant messaging app to use IM on your phone. Thank you for using Mobile IM!
With a couple of leaked builds having made their way to handsets over the last month or so, we know that they are at least attempting to work their magic in hopes of getting it ready in time. I’m sure you are more excited about the new Mobile IM app, right?
Cheers Jerry, Antony, Leland, and Nick!
According to a network analyst, Motorola’s uber-popular RAZR MAXX has completely outsold Apple’s iPhone 4S on Verizon during this year’s second quarter. Motorola is beginning to see success again, thanks to Verizon’s constant marketing of their all-powerful 4G LTE network and the device’s 3300 mAh battery. But what will happen in the fall when Apple unleashes its iPhone 5 onto the masses – Will it feature LTE? Will it have a larger 4.0″ display? Let’s see if Goo-Moto can keep this success streak going forward with the RAZR HD.
Are you the owner of a DROID RAZR or RAZR MAXX? Then you might want to start telling Motorola why you made the switch from your previous device to one of theirs. On Motorola’s Facebook page, simply fill out an entry form of a few basic usage questions, then tell them why you made the switch to a DROID RAZR. A grand prize winner is going to walk away with $2500 and many others will win accessories. Go give it a shot if you’re feeling lucky. (more…)