Droid 4 ICS update approved by Verizon, complete with changelog

Droid 4 ICS update approved by Verizon, complete with changelog
Last week’s soak test for the Droid 4 must have proceeded without incident, as Verizon has produced their official “Get the Most out of your Droid 4 by Motorola” change list that they make available to customers to promote the upcoming OTA. As a general rule, once the changelog hits it’s usually no more than a week or so until the update rolls out.

The main feature of the update is Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and the latest version of MotoBlur (which is now much less intrusive and actually useful in some ways), but there will be plenty of other enhancements coming with it, including global roaming capabilities, improved stability, and improved ringtone customization.

The timing could make the second half of August a pretty crowded time for updates on Big Red’s network, as according to HTC there will be ICS updates coming to the Thunderbolt and Droid Incredible 2 by the end of the month. With OEMs finally pushing out their long-promised ICS upgrades to last year’s popular phones, and current sales dominated by the likes of the Galaxy S III and HTC One series, we expect to see Android 4.0 start to make some serious inroads into the market share held by Gingerbread in the next month or two.

Meanwhile, Droid 4 owners can start to obsessively check their phones for updates now!





source: Verizon via Droid-Live

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  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1785 mAh(12.50h talk time)

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19 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Awesome. Now all three phone in my house will be ICS, less than 3 months after getting them. My SGS3, daughters RAZR Maxx, and now the wife's Droid 4.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's good news. c:

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Long time coming for Droid 4 users who are still rocking Gingerbread. Unfortunately they're still an upgrade behind with Jellybean being the current one. Shame it took quite a bit of time for some of the major phones to finally get ice cream sandwich.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It doesn't really matter, since the competition is only now catching up to gingerbread, so well still be ahead.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not exactly ahead. Jellybean just introduced Project Butter where the software is supposed to be more optimized for a smoother experience. Problem most Android devices are already now starting to go ahead with ICS while the competition has been doing a form of Project Butter for years now.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

ICS is smooth as butter already. Hell, my Thunderbolt on Gingerbread was butter smooth, and that was a single core. But, I was referencing features, mainly. The competition is still neutered compared to Gingerbread.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Project Butter doesn't have concessions like the competition's "forms" of Project Butter does.

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

shoo fly.

6. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Already running the .215 leak, but will put the official version on my phone when it's out

8. saspcguy

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Pardon me while I angrily gnaw on my Bionic...

9. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Haha! I hear ya. Wasn't the Bionic promised before the Razr?

10. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

This is getting ridiculous! How much work could it possibly be to get ICS on the bionic if its already on the Razr!

12. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

droid bionic has different type of screen droid bionic=tft razr=amoled

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that doesn't make a difference and besides the Droid 4 has a TFT-LCD Display.

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

just get the leak. I've learned from the Droid 4's and the Bionic's progress that it follows very closely to the Razr. Motorola's not going to push it for either of them until the issues they found with the Razr's rollout are resolved. if the Droid 4's is coming soon then the Bionic's is too.

13. techguy1980

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Running theleak for ICS on the Bionic right now and I don't know why the update is taking so long to officially get out there. BTW Bionic runs with awesomeness with ICS

17. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Finally ics has arrived for MOTO, ive never owned a MOTO handset ,but going back in the Tac2 phones days. Enjoy.

18. nas1800

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

I can't wait for this update, hopefully it will also have a fix for the 4g connectivity flipping between 3 and 4g, maybe a little better battery life too

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

both of those will be improved with the upgrade.

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