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Motorola RAZR & RAZR MAXX Ice Cream Sandwich Updates Start Rolling Out

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While American owners of the Motorola RAZR and RAZR MAXX received their Ice Cream Sandwich updates in June, owners of the GSM versions of the RAZR and RAZR MAXX have begun to see their updates roll out with a broader update apparently scheduled for next week.

Both GSMArena and Android Central are reporting that the GSM models, that means international models of the RAZR and RAZR MAXX have begun rolling out. However, it appears that the roll out is not widespread and is instead rolling out to ‘select users’ at this time.

Motorola has reportedly said that a broader roll out to all users will begin next week. So, it would appear that the devices are undergoing a soak test for the Ice Cream Sandwich update.

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The GSM RAZR and RAZR MAXX models will soon see Ice Cream Sandwich.

So, if everything goes according to plan, the update should roll out on a broad scale next week.

The updates will bring along all of the goodness of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. So, that means that the devices will get the new UI, Face Unlock, the improved browser, the updated Gmail application and more.

These pieces of software will also likely bring a number of bug fixes and enhancements along with them as well. It’s also possible that they will hatch some new bugs as well.

The Verizon models, the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX, both received a number of bugs courtesy of their Ice Cream Sandwich updates. It’s possible that the GSM models will be immune to those but only time will tell at this point.

So, those who own these devices should be on the lookout for the software in the coming days and we’ll be on the lookout for any more official details that Motorola is able to provide to owners about the upgrades to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

4 Comments

  1. pranav

    08/10/2012 at 10:52 am

    i live in india and i have already updated maxx to ics via OTA … so will i probably get bug fix update???
    … plzz help… :(

    • Kevin

      08/13/2012 at 3:26 pm

      There is no bug fix update at the moment.

  2. Yeeeee

    08/17/2012 at 3:38 pm

    Maybe they should focus on fixing the current ICS bugs on the Razr and Razr MAXX phones that have plagued our devices for nearly 2 months and roll that one out FIRST… rather than pushing out an ICS update for GSM that I’m 100% positive will destroy their phones like it did ours.

    I feel sorry for anybody who has it worse than what I have right now. My phone is barely functional, even after all the work-arounds and cache clearing and factory resetting that supposedly “fixed” others’ for the time being.

    Thanks ICS! For turning my phone into a brick!

  3. TO

    08/27/2012 at 10:31 am

    I am using a Motorola Razr Maxx running ICS and it is the worst OS I have experienced since the release of Android. My device worked great before ICS update. I not only have terrible battery life with a 3300 MHz battery but it over heats. Signal strength is terrible. I cannot believe they changed the notification of missed calls from red to gray. They made the icon for Exchange emails the same color as the POP email. The notification for Exchange email is the same color as POP email, Gray. Can it get any more boring? It was nice to be able to tell the difference as to what email has mail as well as tell the difference between the icons without having to double check because they look exactly the same. I think the worst part for me though is the fact to place a call sometimes can take over 60 seconds. When I dial a phone number and hit send, it just sits there and will not call out. I have had to power cycle my device once 50 percent of the time and sometime twice before the device will place a call. I have even tried to use voice dialing and I have the same results. This is completely unacceptable. I also cannot go back to my previous OS. I am stuck with ICS no matter how bad it performs or doesn’t perform. Android has taken three steps backswords with ICS. Then Google has the nerve to say, be patient. Motorola wants me to reset my phone back to factory settings and set it all up again. They don’t seem to care that it takes me over six hours to do this because none of my apps are backed up like in iTunes so I have to write down what I have and re download them. I have be anti-Apple but the iPhone 5 4G LTE cannot get here soon enough. Screw Android!

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