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ICS coming to RAZR, MAXX, and REZOUND next week?

ICS coming to RAZR, MAXX, and REZOUND next week?
A few days ago we told you about an Ice Cream Sandwich release candidate that was found for the HTC Rezound. At that time we were speculating when this would officially come out and which Verizon phones would see Ice Cream Sandwich first.

One of our tipsters has just informed us that Best Buy has posted Ice Cream Sandwich release dates on its internal employee news site. The great news is – it’s next week!

According to the post “Software updates are coming for Verizon handsets next week to bring the OS to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). Updates will be delivered via standard Over the Air (OTA) update.”

The Motorola RAZR and RAZR MAXX (both the 32GB and 16GB versions) will begin receiving the update on Wednesday, April 4, while the HTC Rezound is scheduled for Friday, April 6.

If Best Buy’s post is accurate, there will be a lot of happy people next week.

Thanks to our tipster!

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posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:04 2

1. rcjrdrummer (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Yesssss. Just bought the Maxx! Stoked to hear ICS is coming.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:11 2

2. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


My sentiments exactly!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:58 2

28. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


$100 says it will look the exact same, but it will say 4.0.4 in the About phone menu.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 17:15

32. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


IDK, maybe a little. The new UI is too good to total redo, so its in Motorola's best interest to add just a few of its own touches and leave the rest as is.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 17:18 1

33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


http://www.droid-life.com/2012/02/19/leaked-droid-razr-ice-cream-sandwich-build-shows-what-we-can-expect-in-the-next-version-of-blur/

you were saying? ;P

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 17:28

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


links dont work on phonearena.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 19:51

41. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


copy/paste. :P

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 17:27

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


Hey don't ruin it for us MAXX owners! I say it wont be, and I better get my $100!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 20:31 4

46. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


expect dramatic speed increases and even better battery life. i would have never thought i would like Motorola but the maxx is bar non the best phone out there.

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 10:48 1

54. chrisbo5 (Posts: 31; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


I seen it already, i had a motorola rep at my job and he had it on his maxx.. looks pretty good but not to much changes in the looks..just more smooth. and it has a folder feature like how the iphone,(don't understand why would they do that)

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 13:57

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


Whoah, you should tip Phone Arena on some things you know, so this site gets the best articles.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:40

13. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


This is way off topic but i want to ask, how long does it take to completely charge your Maxx from 0% to 100%?.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:55 1

14. rcjrdrummer (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Well I've only had it for a day but I've charged it from 0-50% and it took about a little over an hour. So I would assume around 2 and a half hours complete charge.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 17:30 1

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


Mine's about 3, takes 45 min just to get from 0 to 20, but after that it speeds up.

I wish it charged faster.

Oh, and it takes like FOREVER to charge when hooked up to my computer.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 20:32

47. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


that's with any device dude.

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 08:46

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


alright Mr. Smart Guy, don't you be sassy with me

posted on 01 Apr 2012, 20:02 1

73. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Mine about 3 hrs.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:11 2

3. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I played with the GN before buying my RAZR™ back in December; I was impressed with ICS on a whole, it should be interesting on the RAZR™. Although, don't really have complaints on GB.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:13

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


Hopefully the Droid 4 is coming VERY soon then too, I can't wait!!!!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:38

23. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


It beter, the Droid 4 is newer thany any of the phones in the article!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:40

26. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


*than

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 17:31

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


Yea, the Droid 4 is a really good phone. Its just like the Razr spec wise, isn't it?

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 19:52

43. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


everything except for the display is the same.

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 08:47

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


it's interesting how the OG Droid has one of the best screens for a smartphone, and then the 4th version of it is terrible. (screen-wise)

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:17 5

5. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


My pessimist inside me tells me this is too good to be true and that ICS couldn't possibly be ready yet for these phones. The optimist inside me is grabbing a baseball bat and telling the pessimist to shut the f*ck up or else.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:21 2

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


whOOp whOOp! ;D

that's exciting news for me (i have a Razr) and my dad who just got a Razr MAXX a few days ago.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:23 3

7. EarnYourLeather (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


FINALLY
It has happened to me
Right in front of my face
My feelings can't describe it

FINALLY
It has happened to me
Right in front of my face
And I just cannot hide it

FINALLY!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:27 3

8. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Screw you dude! That song is now stuck in my head for the rest of the day. :-P
But, I share your sentiments if this rumor pans out.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:28 3

9. Carlitos (Posts: 521; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Im really interested to see how good ICS is going to look with the New Motorola UI on the razr phones.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:37 2

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


me too. i love that Moto only seems intent on making subtle changes that retains that Motorola Character but doesn't make the experience too different from Stock like what they've done with Honeycomb on the Xyboards.

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