While Motorola cleared up the Motorola Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich situation, announcing that its been delayed until Q4, the company still hasn’t said anything about another important update: The Ice Cream Sandwich bug fix update for the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX whose release dates are completely up in the air.
Since the end of June, when Motorola and Verizon rolled out Ice Cream Sandwich to the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX on the last day of the release window, owners of both devices have been dealing with an assortment of bugs that have made the experiences on both Droid RAZRs miserable.
Over the past several months, we have received countless complaints from Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners concerning the Ice Cream Sandwich bugs and we imagine Motorola and Verizon have received earfuls as well. However, despite the pleas from owners and the obvious troubles, Motorola and Verizon remain silent about any information regarding a bug fix.
Until one of the companies does release information, Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners who can’t access their email properly, possess an extremely sluggish user interface and extremely slow response times when pushing buttons and swiping, are experiencing abnormal battery drain and more will just have to deal with those issues.
Unfortunately, the situation has become even worse now that the Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update has been delayed. We originally heard that the bug fix and the Droid Bionic update would roll out in close proximity to each other. We heard from a source that the Droid Bionic update was indeed supposed to roll out in Q3 but that Motorola and Verizon didn’t want the bugs that afflicted the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX to be on board the Bionic’s update. And that apparently led to a delay.
So now that the Droid Bionic ICS update won’t be out until October at the earliest and December at the latest, Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners could be waiting until the winter to get their badly need ICS bug fix update.
This sadly would not be surprising given Verizon’s past. With the HTC ThunderBolt, it took months to fix the reboot issues that plagued owners and with the Galaxy Nexus, it took five months to roll out a bug fix update.
So, yes, it’s possible that this update might roll out in December.
Hopefully, Verizon is making these updates a priority as there are many Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners out there who are in need of a fix. But at this point, the release dates for the software fixes remain up in the air. In the meantime, owners can try clearing their cache to see if that solves any issues but at this point, that seems to be only working for some.
Anyone still experiencing issues on their Droid RAZR or Droid RAZR MAXX?