Android Phones

Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update starts today

June 22, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

Motorola

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Fear not Droid RAZR fans, your patience will finally be rewarded today. Verizon Wireless has confirmed that both the Droid Razr and it’s battery-boosting sibling, the Droid Razr Maxx, will start receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update today.

Motorola delivered a compelling product with both the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx, but issues with the screen and the device still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread turned many off. Not everyone was swayed, as both phones proved to be very popular because of their sleek design or industry-leading battery life. Those buyers who have been stuck on Gingerbread for 6 months can now join the ICS party.

There are a number of new changes available in Android 4.0, including some tweaks that Motorola has made to make the phone blend with its own user interface and software options. The phones mostly follow ICS conventions, but the icons and some system apps remain unique to Motorola. From a feature standpoint, users can do things like create folders and resize widgets on the home screen, get more options on the lock screen, see a much-improved dialer and People app, get an overview of data usage, and gain access to more ICS-only apps.

Motorola has a website dedicated to promoting some of the bigger changes made to Android 4.0 for the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx. You can see a video overview, get download instructions, and read a list of additional features here.

via Verizon