Android Phones

Motorola Droid 4 updated to Android 4.0, offers global roaming and other fixes

August 13, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, Carriers, Motorola, Verizon


The Motorola Droid 4 is a solid smartphone option for users on Verizon interested in a QWERTY device, and today, it becomes an even better option with Android 4.0.  According to a Verizon blog post, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available for the Droid 4 and will be pushed out in phases beginning today.

The update is titled as 6.16.217.XT894.Verizon.en.US and is 364MB in size, so I recommend connecting to WiFi if you do not have an unlimited data plan.  It offers the usual ICS goodies, but also makes the Droid 4 global-ready.  Essentially, this allows you to use the Droid 4 overseas assuming you have an international plan in place.  Moreover, it offers stability and improvements to Mobile Hotspot, camera quality, Gallery, and voice mail.

Droid 4 owners on Verizon can manually request the update by going to About Phone -> System Updates and downloading the latest update available.  Otherwise, in the upcoming days, your device will alert you of an update that is ready to be downloaded.

Enjoy running Android 4.0 on your Droid 4 and be sure to let us know in the comments below if ICS was worth the wait!

[Verizon Blog] [Verizon Support Docs]