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Droid RAZR soak test suddenly shifts to ICS test?

Droid RAZR soak test suddenly shifts to ICS test?
We reported last week that the Droid RAZR soak test was not going to include Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich. Today, the story got more complicated. A tipster speaking to Droid-Life suggested that ICS was inserted at a late date into the soak test. Apparently, the admin of the Motorola soak test forum said the following:

Looks like we got a surprise people. This regular soak test has now turned into an official soak test for Android 4.0 also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Please subscribe to this feed for updates and more information will be posted as soon as possible.

Thanks guys for hanging in there.

The post has been corroborated with the image you see below. Is it legit? Hard to say, but there’s no intrinsic reason to doubt it; we know that ICS for Motorola’s current top-shelf smartphone can’t be too far away, and it’s entirely reasonable that it could be ready to test now. We don’t know the tipster in this case, but apparently they have a history with DL and we see no reason to question that.

But the reality is that corporations change decisions, often times at the last minute. This is the double-edged sword that makes this story plausible, while at the same time casts aspersion on it. At this point in time the most reasonable explanation is that the leak (and screen cap you see below) is legitimate and that it was deleted later, either due to a change in the software testing or because they knew it was leaked to the press. Regardless, if ICS is ready we’ll know soon enough.

And one thing is clear: ICS is almost ready for the Motorola Droid RAZR (and RAZR MAXX). So hang tight, and we’ll let you know when we know more.

Droid RAZR soak test suddenly shifts to ICS test?

source: Motorola via Droid-Life

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posted on 09 Apr 2012, 23:46 1

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


there's no reason to doubt it, after all an early version was made available on their soak test servers for us days ago. i know because i'm running it now. the build i have is not completely stable though so i'll be happy when i can flash whatever they've got for us now.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 23:53 1

2. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


YES! PUSH IT TO ME BABY!!

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 23:55

3. mas11 (Posts: 1032; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


So any ICS love for Motorola's newest DROID (DROID 4) in the near future?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:00

6. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


probably after they do the bionic

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 16:07 1

8. nas1800 (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


the droid 4 better get ICS before the bionic, the Razr and the 4 are almost identical phones anyways, best odds are it would work on the 4 as is

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 01:54

4. skymitch89 (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Um...I thought that it already had ICS. I never read anything saying that the upcoming soak test wouldn't have ICS.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:00

5. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


do you have a stock razr?

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 09:33

7. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


Yes, this was posted by Matt (Forums Manager) and then after he posted it, he later deleted it. I'm not sure why he deleted it. Motorola has always been like the government. Hush Hush. Don't tell our consumers anything.

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