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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79 Comments

76. troybuilt

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

I'm guessing this post isn't true. There's no update for my Maxx. Probably another April fools joke. Poster must think he's really funny.

77. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it was probably planned for Wednesday but the soak test may have brought a set back or two. if you really want it bad enough you can flash it on your phone right now.

78. troybuilt

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

They shouldn't post stuff like this if it wasn't "fact". I'm not rooting my phone to get the update early. I guess I have no choice to keep waiting for the official ota.

79. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Best Buy saying that the update was coming today is "Fact" it was up to you whether you wanted to believe them or not. that's all you can do if you don't want to use the leaked version that's available to you so quit whining and just wait, the fact that the update is being pushed through Moto's official servers means that the OTA is coming soon, real soon.

74. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Top phones first.

71. Sparhawk

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

According to Motorola's time table, the information in this article is probably not correct.https://forums.motorola.com/pages/00add97d6c The RAZR is currently in "development" phase, and according to the linked page, it says the next phase ("testing") hasn't yet started. I doubt they would do a "testing" phase of just a couple days. Maybe the April 4th date is the beginning of the "testing" phase, where they roll it out for a "soak test" to a limited number of people. For the expected timing of ICS rollout, it says "Rollouts begin in Q2 2012", which could mean anytime in April, May, or June.

72. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the reason why Motorola can't pin down a definite time table is because of Verizon. i'm 85% certain the update WILL be pushed on Wednesday.

69. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Great for all the other Verizon hansets. But the bottom line is 4.0.5 better be coming to the GALAXY NEXUS first...

70. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

we'll definitely be getting 4.0.3 at first. it hasn't been long enough for this to possibly be 4.0.5.

67. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Droid RAZR owners (not MAXX owners) are you guys running Gingerbread 2.3.6? I wonder if it was released to all. And if you want ICS sooner, why don't you guys join the MOTO feedback forums like I did?

68. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, we're running 2.3.6. i've been a member of the forums for years but i haven't gotten my email for the soak test yet.

65. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Seriously? 4 months after being released, ICS has not made I to any Motorola Droid? Lame.

66. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

and what else has it made it to for that matter? ICS was a huge upgrade, not even the Nexus S 4G has it yet.

75. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Exactly...lol. The Xoom is just now getting as of a few days ago.

61. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this seems to be legit because people are getting emails from Motorola about a soak test for an upcoming update and they usually do that a week in advance of the initial roll-out.

57. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Win, win for me. I bought Maxx (loved it) but returned it when the supposed pic of the Droid Fighter surfaced, which is rumored to be packin ICS. If it doesn't come out on the 12th or is just a basic android or not made by Moto then I'll get the Maxx again & by then it should come with ICS out the box. Til then I'll be rockin my original Droid.

55. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

So what does this mean for the Bionic? It can't be much work to port it over! Or for the Droid 4, and Droid 3

60. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

there's subtle changes in the UI from the Razr series and the rest because of the AMOLED displays.

48. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

53. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

What are you talking about?

59. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

63. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

A ROM isn't going to be like the real thing...? None of the ROMs even have a working camera!

64. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

we're getting a Motorola customized version.

30. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

25. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 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

22. archon810

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

31. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

49. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 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

21. kingjr243

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

What about the Bionic?

39. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

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