Droid RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich Release Date Remains a Mystery
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Droid RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich Release Date Remains a Mystery



A previous rumor pegged June 12th as the Motorola Droid RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich release date. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like today is going to be the day that Android 4.0 rolls out to Motorola Droid RAZR owners.

In response to a tweet inquiring about the release on Twitter, first reported by Droid-Life, Verizon delivered the bad news.

This means that the carrier still does not yet have a release date for the Motorola Droid RAZR Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.

Update: The Droid RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich update appears to be close.

Read: Motorola Droid RAZR Review.

While this doesn’t mean that the update won’t be rolling out soon, it very well could, the prospects of the software reaching owners today appears to be unlikely. Throw in the fact that we haven’t heard anything about a soak test for the software, something that tends to happen when an update is close, and it’s apparent that today isn’t the day.

That being said, Motorola has promised the update to Droid RAZR owners by the end of Q2, which translates to the end of the June.

So that leaves the manufacturer and Verizon a little over half of a month to roll out the software to Droid RAZR owners in the United States.

Motorola has also promised the update to Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX owners by the end of Q2 as well and we imagine that the updates will roll out close to each other.

Unfortunately, we haven’t heard anything in regards to the Droid RAZR MAXX Ice Cream Sandwich update either.

So, hang in there Droid RAZR owners, hopefully we’ll hear something more concrete soon.



  1. scott moore

    06/12/2012 at 2:38 pm

    I’ve been watching nokia roll out update after update for their windows phone. Although I’ve had 3 motorola phones in the past, I think this will be the last one. There is much about my droid razor that appears to be beta in nature. I was hoping that the ice cream sandwich update wouldn’t make my phone at last something that is truly remarkable. Maybe, maybe not.

    • Denny Crane

      06/13/2012 at 7:19 am

      The Nokia Lumia 900 has NOT had a major OS update. It started at Windows Phone 7.5 and remains there. There have been small, incremental patches. The Droid Razr has received updates as well. The Razr started at Android 2.3.5 “Gingerbread” and was updated to 2.3.6 “Gingerbread” and has also received the “.181” update that included stability and speed enhancements. If your analogy was correct, the Lumia would have been updated from Windows Phone 7.5 to Windows 8. It hasn’t.

  2. scott moore

    06/12/2012 at 2:40 pm

    I meant to say “would make my phone remarkable.” Sometimes the voice recognition appears to be beta quality as well.

  3. stewart

    06/12/2012 at 3:06 pm

    Come on ! jeez this is stupid! they need to hurry up! i love the physical aspects of my razr maxx itself, but the os currently leaves alot to be desired, i dont understand why one company cant just raise the bar and take over this market! its like the s3 looks great and id be buying one of those if they put the extended battery on board like the maxx.. i mean whats the big deal? its all or nothing right? android devices really have a huge chance to put space between them and apple right now.

  4. John

    06/12/2012 at 3:17 pm

    Definitely getting a windows phone next time. This is pathetic

  5. Scarecrow

    06/12/2012 at 3:27 pm

    Idk why the person above says beta. Must have a faulty device. My razr works perfectly fine on gingerbread. Why are nerds so impatient? Just wait like everyone else. Honestly, I might not even update to 4.0.4. My phone works great the way it is.

    • Peter

      06/15/2012 at 10:04 am

      The single greatest reason I want ICS is because it has Google Chrome.

  6. Joyce

    06/12/2012 at 4:56 pm

    Eagerness does not a nerd make. I bought my RAZR based on the adds about being ICS ready. I researched phones for a while before I bought. Being blase’ about updates is indicative of not really needing a “smartphone”. Updates for the most part are improvements and who doesn’t look forward to that?

    • Scarecrow

      06/14/2012 at 10:01 am

      Sorry but updates don’t determine a persons need of a smartphone. That’s the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

  7. Benny

    06/12/2012 at 6:30 pm

    My question is this…if there’s been rumors for WEEKS now, how come Big Red doesn’t tell us much earlier than the dated rumor? There’s no way possible Big Red doesn’t follow these kind of threads, forums, or rumors.

  8. x25064

    06/12/2012 at 10:38 pm

    since when has Verizon given a single crap about its customers? June 23rd speaks miles to that.

    • x25064

      06/12/2012 at 10:38 pm


  9. fauxhawk70

    06/13/2012 at 12:03 am

    Are you kidding me! I have been with Verizon now for half of my two year contract and I am counting down the days to go back to my old problem free carrier… Verizon can’t even communicate between their different departments and people actually think they can release a software update on time?

    Two things people should know…

    Forums and blogs make up dates of software releases to get traffic to there site! They end up looking like asses in the end but they still make money on advertising clicks, etc.

    The other thing is blogs and forums have crap for information sources! If you hear anything and I mean anything from a forum DO NOT BELIEVE IT! Heck, you can’t even believe the carrier representatives who give out dates for release and people believe these blogs? Come on!

  10. haha

    06/13/2012 at 3:17 am

    People really don’t see it from a company standpoint and its funny as hell. marketing? you bought it…… they did right. It is ics upgradable….. if you root and do it manually….. so they didnt lie they just didnt say how to do it…. people are still buying the moto phones, name, and devices. they are making money. same goes with verizon. i dont see the problem. its business. im afraid 90% of the whiners on here are under the age of 20 with no business education. flip it around put yourself as the leader of moto or verizon…. you would do the same thing. If you say no i wouldnt then im afraid you are full of yourself and would run either company into the ground.

    • Pappi

      06/13/2012 at 3:58 am

      Ok, so Samsung is going towards the ground and crashing at full speed, then? Pathetic statement in all aspects. Surely this shows the incompetence of Motoblur engineers and corporate planning strategy. To NOT be delivering the update 6 month after launch is a terrible business structure, and as I have read, the sales of RAZR is dropping rapidly. Almost all other phone producers have atleast 2 ICS devices released.

      All you statements show you support MOTO at all times, devoid of any acutal reason apart from nationalist interest?

  11. samson

    06/13/2012 at 10:52 am

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    I am aware that you must be receiving multitudes of e-mails regarding the issue of the alleged release date for the Ice Cream Sandwich OS for Razr owners. I will try to distance myself from the hordes of internet tweeters and posters expressing their displeasure (read: disappointment) with Verizon Wireless, Motorola and CNET for starting the rumor.
    I immediately throw CNET out of the mix, as they are nothing but a snake oil salesman, promising something, and then are gone when it turns out to be false. I didn’t necessarily believe the story, but I did hope it was true. Obviously it wasn’t…
    Motorola on the other hand have given us a timetable of Q2…that’s a story they posted long ago and have stuck with it. We Motorola owners must live with that.
    Now Verizon, on the other hand, is our link…we purchased the phones there, and if we have problems, we contact them, not Motorola (in most cases). If my car has a mechanical breakdown, I take it to the dealer, not back to Detroit…
    I thank you for following me thus far, and now to my questions/concerns:
    Comment: The Razr has now become the best-selling smartphone for your company, beating out the mighty iPhone. To me this is huge news. Quite frankly I’m not sure how that is possible. Apple is an outstanding company with a reputation for superior customer support. Verizon on the other hand, is not. There is a genuine disconnect between VZW and its customers, and this latest incarnation is indicative of a major problem that will certainly affect you when your new pricing plans come into effect. Six months ago, I went to the store to get an iPhone, and left with a Razr…why? Because your sales people were touting the new ICS OS that would be “coming soon.” I purchased the most expensive phone you have, and lesser phones have their ICS. Why would the update for your most popular (and biggest money maker) not be out by now? To me that would be a major priority!
    Question: Did VZW know about the “rumor” that CNET put out there? If so, why would you not respond? The masses will follow anyone who says the right things, and CNET did just that…and the masses had no choice but to listen to the rumors, because no one else was talking! Tweets suggested pages at the website that gave no information, and they repeatedly said the same things over and over…to be honest, there is no excuse for the lack of communication in this day and age. Just tell us what’s going on! We pay hundreds of dollars for phones and plans, data usage and texts…we deserve to know what’s going on. To me it’s as simple as that.
    I realize that Motorola does share some of the blame here as well…but Verizon Wireless is a communications company with a sincere lack of it, we bought our phones there, paid for our plans – you are the ones we will expect answers from…thousands of people have had their feathers ruffled over this, and you just want to throw your hands up as if to say “huh?…what?” Well, you will lose customers over this, and not because you did anything wrong…no, no, no…you will lose them because you did nothing.

    • Sean

      06/13/2012 at 3:12 pm

      This post sir, is excellent. This should be sent to verizon, copied and pasted, from every verizon customer that is upset. That will get the message to them.

      Power in Numbers.

  12. Jack

    06/13/2012 at 6:03 pm

    Hear, Hear.

    Another case of big com. giants waving invisible carrots. Their signal strength reminds me of a 50’s AM radio station.

    I’m copying and sending, including one to the FCC, etc.

  13. Bill R.

    06/14/2012 at 12:56 pm

    A theory about why so long…these latest phones from Motorola (including Bionic and Droid 4, I believe) also have the Webtop. This is something well beyond what other manufacturers include with their phones. The cross-functionality between a docked phone and undocked phone has to be much harder to deal with than just the device itself. I have a Lapdock 500 and like it, but hope for better functionality when they release the ICS version. But either way, how integrated the functionality is would explain what takes so long to update. Honestly, they either need to make the Webtop work great with the possibility of being a usable thin client for business, or just drop it. I hope they make it work.

  14. kyle

    06/14/2012 at 8:25 pm

    Idk who to tell so I guess your the guy/girl. I talked to a girl from Verizon over the phone and she says on the 22 of June we will be getting the android 4.0.4 update if there’s not another set back

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

  15. Jay

    06/17/2012 at 5:35 pm

    Honestly, while the official update hasn’t been released; it is out there. So if updating is truely that important, do a web search and install it yourself. BTW, I’m running the update on my phone and it is a night and day difference from gingerbread

  16. Raz

    06/19/2012 at 12:28 am

    Mystery ???
    its no mystery. it will be out sometime in the 4th part of the decade.

  17. Joe

    06/19/2012 at 12:33 am


    never again

  18. Nick C.

    07/13/2012 at 10:34 am

    I suggest NOT upgrading if your phone is in good working conditioin. I have a razr maxx and have never had an issue with lag or freezing until I updated my phone to ICS. Now it is soooo slow, freezes up constantly and reboots itself several times a day. Had a great phone with great battery life prior to update. Now I just want to throw it against a wall. Battery life last half the amount of time it did before and its very fustrating with the constant lag!!!!

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