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

1. rcjrdrummer

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

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

2. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

My sentiments exactly!

28. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

32. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

35. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

links dont work on phonearena.

41. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

copy/paste. :P

34. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

46. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 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.

54. chrisbo5

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 26, 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)

56. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

13. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 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%?.

14. rcjrdrummer

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 03, 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.

36. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

47. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

that's with any device dude.

50. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

73. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Mine about 3 hrs.

3. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

4. nas1800

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

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

23. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

26. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

*than

37. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

43. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

everything except for the display is the same.

51. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 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)

5. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

7. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 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!

8. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

9. Carlitos

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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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