Clarity on Droid RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich update

By Posted 13 Mar 2012, 12:06

Verizon has recently given consumers a much needed update on the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich software updates for a collection of their smartphones, but now we have some specific information for those of you with a Motorola Droid RAZR.

Some new information released by Motorola has revealed that the timing of the Ice Cream Sandwich update will differ depending on if you own the US or the international version of the Droid RAZR.

It has now been confirmed by Motorola that owners of the international version will be getting the update first, with the official rollout scheduled to start sometime during Q2 of this year. However, unfortunately it looks like Droid RAZR owners on Verizon Wireless will have to wait even longer for their update, as a chart on Motorola’s website confirms that the handset is still in the ‘evaluation and planning’ phase – whatever that means.

It’s quite a big blow when you think about it, and a move which is likely to infuriate the majority of Droid RAZR owners on Verizon. The Ice Cream Sandwich chart also reveals that handsets such as the Photon 4G, Droid Bionic and Droid RAZR Maxx are also in the evaluation stage, so we could be seeing a reality that Ice Cream Sandwich will still be missing on your handsets by the time Google officially announces Android 5.0 Jelly Bean later this year.

If you are currently bracing yourself for a possible Ice Cream Sandwich update and want to stay well clear of the rooting alternative, it’s a good idea to check out the detailed charts that Motorola has posted on their website. At least you can’t blame the company for being more specific, as they have even gone to such lengths to confirm that ancient products such as the BACKFLIP MB300 will remain on Android 1.5, which we found rather amusing.

If you own a Droid RAZR on Verizon, let us know your thoughts on this. Does the decision to root your device become more tempting by the day when Motorola pull stunts like this?

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