New build of ICS leaked for Motorola DROID RAZR following Motorola invite to soak test

New build of ICS leaked for Motorola DROID RAZR following Motorola invite to soak test
Just the other day, we passed along the word from a tipster that this coming week will bring the Android 4.0 update to the Motorola DROID RAZR, the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX and the HTC Rezound. Now, a couple of  items have been discovered that together seem to confirm that Ice Cream Sandwich is coming soon to the Motorola DROID RAZR and its long lasting brother.

First, Motorola has sent out its usual email to members of the Motorola Feedback Network seeking owners of both the Motorola DROID RAZR and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX to participate in a soak test. In a soak test, a small group of volunteers have a version of a software update installed on their phone. By doing this, Motorola can keep a close eye on the update to make sure that there are no serious problems. If some bugs do develop, they will be limited to the phones in the soak test instead of the huge number of phones sold to the public. Usually, these are just maintenance updates but with the ICS speculation, it would seem that the soak test will carry more interest this time around.

Another strong piece of evidence supporting an impending update for the models is the leaked Android 4.0.3 build for the Motorola DROID RAZR that first appeared on DroidRzr.com Forum and was then pulled when the normal methods of flashing the software did not work. The version number is 6.14.75 and thanks to a couple of successful flashes, we are told that the update includes new webtop software and the new UI for Android 4.0 (natch). We are not sure if this version will be the final one that is rumored to be rolled out next week, but at least there is some evidence that the update is imminent.

source: DroidRzr.comForum via DroidLife

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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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32 Comments

1. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

About time Google handiwork showed up in motorola

26. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I never understod Verizon about these updates. I know it's not Verizon building and putting the update together, but has the company selling them. You have to be like what about our old flag-ship Bionic. Where's ice cream for that phone. ????????????????

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Verizon is more of the reason why these phones AREN'T so quick to get updates. Verizon used to be the best about it but now it seems AT&T has taken that crown.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

One word - Woohoo!!!! ICS for the RAZR is almost here! Dayum.

3. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

nicee

4. iicpaii

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC BIONIC

5. zaryab_hussain77

Posts: 104; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

moto droid razr is just a copy of sgs2

7. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

No it's not; my RAZRā„¢ can bring home the bacon, fry it up' in a pan and cook me breakfast. It can also program the dish washer and dvr (at the same time). You can't even play Temple Run on many of your SGS II variants; guess you're stuck with playing Bubble Bursts (oooooooooooh, exciting).

8. gemmabba

Posts: 51; Member since: May 09, 2011

aaaaaaaaaw look at that samsung fanboy is saying something to ridicule the Razr

22. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Kevlar skin on the back Water resistant.. Higher screen res ( yes it has Pentile but still...lol) Moto 's UI is Blur which is nothing like Touchwiz.. Webtop capabilities. Yea...this is almost as bad as saying the GS 2 is a copy of the iPhone...

6. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

YAY I'm so excited!

9. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Ugh... this should have been posted yesterday or tomorrow. I just don't know how to take it on April 1st.

11. Alan01

Posts: 602; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

You can be assured that this is NOT an April Fool's gag! Alan F.

13. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

In that case... this is just like Christmas in July, except it's in April! Thank you Santa Alan. (Alan Claus?)

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeeup! this looks to be all but official. i'll be counting the days now. o:

12. rickbubello

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 05, 2010

the build is terrible, atleast on my razr maxx, it was selecting the wrong icons when i pressed the screen, and force closing alot. Tried to bring it all the way back to stock, wipe it and install it again and still same results, really buggy as hell, hopefully this is their final attempt at a release candidate

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

That is what you have to be prepared for when you agree to participate in a pre-release test. If you want a production version, the pre-release test version is not for you. I am happy that it appears the wait for ICS on the RAZR is almost over.

17. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The soak test hasn't started yet, I would know....

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

why? have you gotten an email?

21. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yes, I have. Unfortunately, due to the confidentiality agreement, I cannot say when my phone updates (hopefully soon) or how well it works or anything, I take the agreement seriously, My RAZR works sooo well on 2.3.6, I'm honestly a little nervous...

14. CM_Punk

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I think the Motorola Razr is one of the best Android phones around. #April1istoday

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lol nice April Fool's Day joke bro. xD

18. rickbubello

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 05, 2010

go over to xda forums, they show you how to force the update to your phone, its how i got it and to be honest its terrible, ive ran early release software on all my htcs dating back to incredible to rezound and back, this issue with the touch screen makes the phone unusable

19. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

When you are part of the soak test, you register your phone with them, and they push the update to your phone. A message pops up, you hit ok, and it updates (at least that's how it worked the last few times I've done this...)

29. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Off this subject, do you know if that big @SS phone leaked next to the RAZR is indeed the Droid Fighter & will it be releasing on the 12th? I took back my Maxx within my 14 days based on that rumored information (which based on how it's been with the Bionic, RAZR & Maxx was pretty accurate).

23. 714reyesj

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Can't Wait so pumped!

24. gsengillo

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

Is there an actual launch date for ICE coming to the RAZR MAXX ?

25. StillStuckWithDroid

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Yes there is......it is 3 days from now

28. rickbubello

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 05, 2010

thats awesome know it all, but this leak exists and some of us have installed it already. Look over on rootzwiki and xda forums, saying the same thing I am. Sorry if you feel excluded because you dont have it yet, the version I tried was terrible for my specific phone, maybe it works better on others. Either way, it exists and stop being a little bitch

30. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

well its wed and no sign of ics

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