Motorola Droid 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Starts to Roll Out

The Motorola Droid 4 Ice Cream Sandwich has started to roll out.

Verizon has announced that the update is now officially rolling out to customers though the carrier says that it will be rolling out in phases. That means that it could be several days before some Motorola Droid 4 owners receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update.

Owners will want to head into the device settings in an attempt to pull the update.

In fact, if the roll out is similar to those of the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX ICS updates, it could be a week or more before some Droid 4 owners are graced with Ice Cream Sandwich after an extremely long wait.


The Droid 4 ICS update has started to roll out.

Verizon has also, again, confirmed that in addition to the features coming with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the update will make the phone global ready.

This means that the device will now work on hundreds GSM networks around the globe, a feature that Verizon promised for the device long ago and a welcomed feature to be sure.

Earlier today, it became clear that the soak test for the Droid 4 ICS update was rolling out. Verizon also posted the official changelog for the Droid 4 Ice Cream Sandwich update detailing what owners should expect from the massive 300MB update.

Face Unlock, a new user interface, an improved Browser, a new Gmail app, a new Recent Apps feature, and more will be coming along with Ice Cream Sandwich.

There are also numerous bug fixes and enhancements that will be arriving as well. Those should help to make the Droid 4 more stable.

The Motorola Droid 4 update was promised for Q3 and fortunately Verizon and Motorola were able to deliver on that promise. Sadly, the Droid Bionic still waits for its Ice Cream Sandwich release though we’ve heard that the device could be getting the update as soon as this week.