In June, Verizon started rolling out the Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Ice Cream Sandwich updates and almost immediately, we began hearing from owners in regards to the issues that the software updates had on board. Well, it’s now been a full two months and Verizon has yet to issue a bug fix update to fix the issues.
On June 30th, the last day of Motorola’s self-imposed deadline, Verizon finally rolled out the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX updates to the masses.
Soon after, it became apparent that software was buggy, really buggy, and that Motorola and Verizon may have released the software way too early in an attempt to hit the deadline.
That was two months ago yesterday and neither Motorola nor Verizon have done anything publicly to soothe the minds of the many Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners out there that have been dealing with these issues.
Thus far, we’ve heard from many, many owners of these devices who are up to their ears and eyeballs with bugs.
Some examples from the bug list include:
- Abnormal battery drain
- Inaccessible email
- Sluggish user interface
- Slow reactions to swipes/gestures
- Screen rotate is finicky
- Various browser issues
Those may not seem like much but for many, they have made the phones virtually unusable. We’ve heard from several owners who say that they have contemplated returning these devices, even though they really enjoy them.
It has gotten that bad it seems.
Now, we have heard that Verizon is working on a bug fix for Ice Cream Sandwich which it will likely release before the presumed update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Motorola hasn’t announced Jelly Bean for the Droid RAZR or Droid RAZR MAXX yet but we assume, right now, that both devices will get the upgrade.
We’ve also heard that the update was slated to be rolled out in September. So, we have our fingers crossed that something will emerge in the next few days for Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners, owners that deserve much better support than what they’re getting right now.
Keep in mind, it took Verizon five months to update the Galaxy Nexus with a bug fix update so it’s possible that we could see the wait extend much further than this weekend.