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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: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


My sentiments exactly!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:58 2

28. Synack (Posts: 659; 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: 3187; 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: 5540; 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: 5540; 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: 830; 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: 830; 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 (Posts: 2186; 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: 1026; 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: 1026; 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: 5540; 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: 1785; 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: 5540; 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: 1785; 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: 297; 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: 5540; 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.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:10 1

17. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Yep, I was pretty leery about Motorola's Blur interface before I picked up the Razr Maxx, but I haven't had any issues with the UI so far. Actually, I admit I kinda like Moto's interface. My only gripe was a few things I'm used to from ADW so I switched back to that. But that's really only because I was used to ADW, not a knock against Blur.
In the end I'm probably just going to root it and run a custom ROM anyhow, stock Android OS or not. I'd been waiting to root to see what ICS would bring on its own, or even if it would get the ICS update. I hadn't expected anything until the summer. This just bumps up my time frame. Whoo hoo!!! :-D

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 17:31 1

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


yeah, but who cares GO Launcher is going on instantly.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 19:53

44. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'm using GO Launcher on my Razr now but i hope i like the new ICS Launcher better because GO Launcher is a big hit to battery life.

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 08:48 1

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


I have a Razr Maxx, so battery life is no object.

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 14:27

58. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh you're cool! :P
even if i had a MAXX i wouldn't want to waste battery life in such a manner.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:32 1

10. flopjoke (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


damn, that's gonna make a slim phone look even more sexy!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:35 1

11. Alantef (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


i REALLY hope this is true....my friend picked the razr over the nexus for the soul reason of it NOT having ice cream sandwich (retard)..now a week later its gonna have it HAHAHA!!!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:13

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


He can always not update until feeling like it

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:19 1

20. Alantef (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


(why the thumps down) they wont have any idea what the update is about (because im not gonna tell her) ((evil laugh))

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:38

24. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


It was not me, and that's evil. :)

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:56 2

27. Alantef (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


OMG!!! these thumps down are making me sad...lol i didnt say anything wrong i LOVE ice cream sandwich im apart of the cool people club lol...i have a nexus (not Verizon but GSM) i paid the big bucks lol...go android!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 19:50

40. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


there I gave you a thumbs up. btw you got the razr and the nexus mixed up in the top post.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 19:52

42. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


wait never mind I was confused. Why would your friend not want ice cream sandwich?

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 17:04

62. Alantef (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


because shes lame! she couldn't come up with one reason why she didn't like it....damn females

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:57 1

15. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


If this is true this will be awesome. Motorola will have kept up with their update schedule from last year at least, and HTC will continue with its new trend of being quickly about updates. Samsung can't be far behind either.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:02 1

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


I have the Razr Maxx. I really hope this true as well. Also, I really hope that Moto made some changes and not make it look identical to the GB blur. The blue notification bar gets old real quick.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:11

18. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Be careful, it could be early April fools day joke, I won't believe anything from Mar 30th to April 3rd, unless is 1000% confirmed

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 17:01

29. Alantef (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


lol i agree! with anything someone tells me!!! its always a set it for April fools

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:35

21. kingjr243 (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


What about the Bionic?

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 17:32 1

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


I'm pretty sure its getting ditched like the Droid X and X2, not positive tho.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 19:54

45. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


no, it's definitely getting ICS.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:35 1

22. archon810 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


We posted some visual proof that PhoneArena's info is reliable at AndroidPolice. I can't post links, so I won't link to it.

As far as Best Buy employees are concerned, this is legit. Whether Verizon follows up or not remains to be seen.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 17:06 1

31. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Thus the real Achilles' Heel of a skinned Android... carrier interference.

I wish they'd separate the coding so Google could update the OS more timely, maybe make the skins a home replacement like ADW, GO Launcher, Launcher Pro, etc. If they were available in the market (err, Google Play Store) and came with at least some kind of perks they may be received more warmly by people.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 22:24

49. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


i been saying this for a year now but i realize without the skins people would all buy the best tech and just reskin it. or the best priced phone and skin it

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:39

25. jphillips63 (Posts: 160; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Well I had the GN when on launch day and to be quiet honest I didn't like ICS it was very laggy and the fact that it leaves out the synch for face book didn't go over too well with me. Why would anyone omit the synch of any social network site when this is a social network world is beyond me. so I'll be denying the download until they can actually complete ICS as Honeycomb is now

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 17:06 2

30. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I really hope this isn't an April Fools joke.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 21:06

48. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


ICS on the DROID RAZR is awesome - works fantastically...all of you RAZR and MAXX owners will be pleased....

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 08:49

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


What are you talking about?

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 14:28

59. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


he has an ICS ROM. he doesn't know what he's talking about. :P

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 19:51

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


A ROM isn't going to be like the real thing...?

None of the ROMs even have a working camera!

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