Despite earlier report, there is no Ice Cream Sandwich for Motorola DROID RAZR on Tuesday

Despite earlier report, there is no Ice Cream Sandwich for Motorola DROID RAZR on Tuesday
Exactly one week ago Tuesday, speculation was swirling (or whatever speculation does) that the Motorola DROID RAZR would be receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update on June 12th. The source for the report that was passed along by CNET, was an anonymous insider at Verizon. But a VZW Support Twitter account sent out a tweet saying that the date for the update has not yet been set. The tweet says that once a date is decided on, it will be accessible at vzw.com/support.

It should also be noted that Motorola Feedback Network members had not been asked to participate in the usual soak test that accompanies such Motorola software updates. As we've pointed out before, the soak test is designed to test out a new firmware update by allowing only a select few to load it up on their phone. This way, if there is a major problem with the software and handsets are getting bricked, only a small number of them are affected allowing for changes to be made before a large number of handsets are out of commission. No soak test, no software update. It's as simple as that. For example, earlier this year Motorola conducted a soak test for the Motorola DROID RAZR as users tested out Android 2.3.6.

Even if you are disappointed because your Motorola DROID RAZR has not transformed from Gingerbread into Ice Cream Sandwich, there is no reason to pout. You know that  much sooner than later, you will be rockin' Android 4.0 on your Motorola DROID RAZR.

source: DroidLife

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DROID RAZR
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1780 mAh(12.50h talk time)

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36 Comments

1. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Samsung is starting to do their US ICS updates.... Better get going Moto!

2. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

bwahahaha!! Samsung FTW!!

3. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Hmmm, my RAZR is so stable on 2.3.6, I'll wait patiently for ICS...

5. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

well said

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

so is the leak. could've been running it for over a month now. *waves the apple of temptation* ;)

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Moto better hurry up. They have less than 3 weeks before Q2 is up. Hopefully my DROID 4 Will get the update the first week of Q3 since the DROID RAZR and DROID 4 are such similar devices.

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i think they'd just say Q2 if it were that soon. o:

14. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Well maybe they just wanna get it out on the RAZR first since it is Moto's flagship device. Then the will put it on the DROID 4 a few weeks later.

6. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

I liked 2.3.5 better. Didn't have it long , but it didn't have no lag or bugs like 2.3.6 So ready for ICS, better yet Linaro! ; )

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

2.3.5-2.3.6 weren't as good as 2.3.4.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

pfff! i been rockin' ICS girl! xD

12. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Oh no you di'nt lol

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh, i just went there! xD

15. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Idk why someone would give you a thumb's down for that. Some people need to learn to chill and just have fun.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's just people that don't like me for whatever reason or the other. there's no reason why they thumb down a particular post, they just thumbs down all of them. silly, silly people. xD

18. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Exactly

22. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Every time there is a mention of RAZR's and ICS on Phonearena you feel compelled to comment that you've been running the latest ICS leak for months. It's almost as bad as Peterlfromsweden fanboy commenting all Samsung Bada articles or TheMiz fanboy flaming all Android articles. If you are physically capable, you should just pat yourself on the back and give it a rest.

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

why is it such a big deal to you? i create a presence like that here so that people that didn't necessarily see the last articles about the ICS update can know that there are perfectly stable leaks available to them. not everybody keeps track of where i post comments all the time like you seem to. ;P

28. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Btw could you make a video showing off ICS on your RAZR. I think it would be pretty cool to see the new version of Motoblur in action. I was going to put it on my DROID 4, but the leak would take me off the official Verizon update path and I would risk being stuck on this leaked version.

29. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, don't flash the leak for the 4. like the .84 build is for the Razr it's not Fastbootable so you'd be stuck with it for a while which isn't necessarily a bad thing, i'm stuck but i don't feel stuck because i'm loving the heck out of this build but you know what i mean. sure i guess i could do that. is there anything in particular you want to see? o:

30. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I mean not really just a walkthrough of the new UI with all the main apps like composing a message and stuff. I really wanna see ICS on Motorola in action.

31. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well i just tried using Screencast to record a video for you and it doesn't seem to be compatible with ICS or something. o:

32. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

damn that sucks, you could use another camera

33. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i couldn't do a proper video using one of the other phones i have at my disposal.

34. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

what do you mean?

35. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i mean i don't want to do a crappy video of me multitasking between holding the phone i'm using as my camera and my phone. xD

36. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

haha okay

11. Heretic

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2012/03/bl2012-03-06.html The above link says it's coming. It just doesn't give a date.

16. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

motorola and verizon will wait until the HD launches (with ICS). they can use ics as a selling point for the more expensive device. then a month or so later they'll roll it out for their other devices.

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the HD is designed for ICS e.g. the on-screen function keys so it being ready for ICS is not an issue especially being that there's all these completely stable leaks of ICS floating around for the Razr. Verizon is probably what's keeping the ICS updates from hitting current devices.

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