Motorola Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX getting ICS update today: will make them first Verizon LTE phones with global roaming

Motorola Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX getting ICS update today: will make them first Verizon LTE phones with global roaming
Android Ice Cream Sandwich for the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX is coming today - Verizon delivered on its promise to update the handsets by the end of the second quarter. Gradually, starting today, the Droid RAZR phones will be bumped up to Android version 4.0.4, just days before Google is expected to bring the next big Android update, Jelly Bean.

Other good news around the ICS update for the Droid RAZR duo is that the update to the latest Android will make them Verizon’s first 4G LTE handsets that are also global. 

This means that basically you can use voice and data in more than 220 countries across the globe, but for that you’d still need to pay for an international plan.

With ICS the Droid RAZR family is getting the new features you’d expect including Face Unlock, Direct Access Lock Screen that gives you quick lock screen access to the camera and others. 


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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)
DROID RAZR MAXX
  • 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 3300 mAh(21.50h talk time)

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40 Comments

1. mrvid

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 02, 2008

We shall see!

19. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

WOW, good job on forgetting the BIONIC. What an ICONIC Phone it has become. LMBO @ Moto!

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Please don't follow the HTC pattern and discontinue these phones the minute the upgrade rolls out. And apart from T-mobile flagships, seems like Motorola got its updates out quicker than most phones out there. Now let's see ICS come out for the rest of your phones.

6. troybuilt

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Hey sniggly. Yeah, I can't wait to get this update. I've been patiently awaiting the release. Moto really done a good job with it and it's not like HTC's fake ICS.

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I doubt RAZR/MAXX will get discontinued anytime soon; this is Verizon's unofficial flagship right now even beating out the old "Bumpers and Duct Tape" 3.5" mini-smartphones. Hey, if Big Red doesn't release the G-Note soon I'm going back to a RAZR; this DROID CHARGE suckz ballz (iActually prefer my iPhone 4S over this disCHARGE). BUT, nothing beats a RAZR (yet)!

3. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Good for Moto!! They got a lot of grief for their Droid 3 and Droid X2 decisions, good to see them follow through on their get their current flagships taken care of!! Here is hoping the Bionic is next, and that they do not leave Droid 4 owners out, either.

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Great to see the RAZR is getting the upgrade. I have lost faith in Verizon's GN and will be selling it for the SGS3. Updates or not, I want a smooth experience! Not 5 months of hell for a small update. God only knows how long the Verizon GN will get JB lol

9. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Do you realize that Verizon's GN lagged only 1.5~2 months behind the GSM one for 4.0.4 update? Google played major part in 4.0.4 delay too. Verizon GN will surely get JB within a few months from GSM one, but it's anyone's guess if/when Razr will get JB.

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Razr will definitely get something as incremental as JB.

39. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

But it didn't even get 4.0.3 at all.

5. deviantirish79

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Explains why Verizon forgot about the the Rezound update. Gotta get the Motorola's going first. Then they will think about HTC, And possibly ponder the Galaxy Nexus.

8. THE_RAY

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Galaxy Nexus has already been updated to 4.04

7. Vilem55

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

So, when is this update comming to all countries and carrriers?

11. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Is waiting...

12. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Has any Razr owner get it yet?

13. 714reyesj

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Not me :(

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Or me. :-( I even tried to pull the update, but no joy. GS III is calling.

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

No joy after even doing a hard power-down (press and hold power button) followed by restart. Apparently still not yet for ICS on the RAZR.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i have it because the OTA leaked days ago. just flash it, same thing.

20. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1248; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Not EXACTLY same buddy... Current OTA is having better GPS and Enterprise e-mail support than last leak (even though the build number of both are same)...

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

where did you hear that? besides if it were a relevant enough of a difference it would've been made .212.

23. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

how did you flash it yourself?

24. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

18. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

:/ come on already!

22. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I got a screen that popped up on my RAZR earlier today that said later this week I will be getting updated to ICS did anyone else get that?

25. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

yet to get the update... i think im going to flash it

26. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

has anyone got the ota update yet?

27. 714reyesj

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Nope :'(

28. branpute

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Hey everyone! I have actually posted the detailed instructions on how to manually install the official OTA update to ICS. Visit:http://www.branpute.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=668 . Hopefully that helps some folks out ;)

31. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Did you have to re DL all of your apps?

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