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Motorola DROID RAZR boots up with ICS

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Motorola DROID RAZR boots up with ICS
It's definitely not much more than a proof-of-concept right now, but the first video of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on a Motorola DROID RAZR has popped up on the interwebs. The video comes from DroidTh3ory, a developer and modder who posted on the DroidRzr forums. 

Along with the video of ICS running on the RAZR, DroidTh3ory has also posted the video of how he installed the ROM on the RAZR. As you'll see in the video of ICS, it is really not a functional ROM, even though it mostly looks like it works. Everything on the phone looks good, and even the physical buttons work fine. The only real issue, albeit a big one, is that navigating the ROM is more like a pointer system, where one finger moves around the pointer while the other taps to select, etc.

At the time of this writing, there was no listing of working/not working features, so we can't say how far along work is for getting other features working like the camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, calling or audio. Still, it looks like a solid start. 

source: DroidTh3ory

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posted on 13 Dec 2011, 11:24

1. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Ha, don' update the phone with that version :) But that's cool. Excited to see phones being update to ICS.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 11:40

2. idaman12000 (Posts: 39; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Nice update to ICS

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 11:42 1

3. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

XDA has one for the EVO, its not great but once they bang out the Hardware Acceleration issue it should be usable

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 12:02 2

4. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Now all we need is the 4.5 screen razr with ICS and the extended battery and this would be the phone! IMO

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 12:21 1

5. Vzw_employee (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)

I am already running ICS on my Charge , so is my girlfriend on her sprint's galaxy S 2
I got it from a cousin that works for Google, the face to unlock and android beam are the only features that don't work , everything else works wonderful, I specially like the people app,

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 12:32 1

6. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

Just like there was a grip of versions of the old Razr I'm sure there will be many versions of the Droid Razr. A quad core, ICS, 4.5 inch, 720p, 12mp, dual flash Razr will come to be next year.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 13:20 2

7. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

Besides the quad core, they have everything you just mentioned in China's RAZR already.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 14:46 1

8. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

I have ice cream running on my captivate - runs very well....wonder which RAZR they are showing as I doubt it is the Verizon DROID RAZR.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 17:41 2

10. whiteninjazx6r (Posts: 32; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Well, I can answer your question just by looking at the screen shot for the video above. The phone in hand, has the VZW logo on the front...right where it should be. Why would you doubt it???

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 17:57 1

11. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

lol, you are right - I will wait until the boot loader is unlocked, though.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 15:04 1

9. ericino (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

It's nice to see more and more devices running ICS ports :)
Perhaps it would be nice to do an article on these developments combined?

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