Stock Droid RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich update joy

By Alan Ng - Jun 26, 2012

If you are still patiently waiting for your Android 4.0 update for either the Droid RAZR or RAZR MAXX, you don’t want to miss this. We have a great hands-on video to show you, which gives you a detailed walkthrough of the new features and interface you can expect to see when the update finally arrives.

It is really good news as well, as it looks like Motorola has not altered the interface from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich too much – resulting in a near stock experience for the user. We see the brand new lock screen demoed during the video from Droid-Life, giving you the option of four quick shortcuts straight from the lock screen.

Another thing that will please you, is the obvious performance increase that Ice Cream Sandwich will bring. Swiping between apps on the homescreen is as smooth as ever, while you’ll also notice slight color font changes for some of the widgets too, like calendar and weather for example.

Although not specifically shown in the video, Android 4.0.4 will also introduce Face Unlock for the RAZR and RAZR MAXX as well, allowing you to set your lock screen to face detection only – if that floats your boat. Overall though, it is the stock elements that should please you the most. BLUR also seems to be non-existant which is pretty amazing and there isn’t too many Verizon bloatware in sight, which is always a good thing.

The update should be arriving on Wednesday June 27, but updates may not reach everyone at the same time as you’re probably well aware. If you do have a RAZR or RAZR MAXX though, study the video below so you know what is coming by the end of the week. Are you satisfied with what you see or not?

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Also See: Droid RAZR Jelly Bean 4.1 update with Verizon changelog

  • Reece4breakfast

    this update has destroyed my phone. it feezes now semi frequently, when i’m talking on the phone the screen doesn’t shut off half the time and next thing i know i’ve opened 3-4 other apps and i’ve already googled something stupid like, ‘how to defrost meat in the microwave’, i had to restart my phone once since the update because i was trying to open a specific app, ‘ie tango’ and instead it starts calling my mother, opens google and turns on blue tooth all at once.. what the hell.
    on the upside my battery life is slightly better, I just have the droid razr so any extra help in that department is a plus. i’ve never had any of these problems until the update. stupid ICS

  • Elparcerito4u

    Actually Julio…..Verizon started to send the updates on Sunday June 25th. And to put it all into perspective, they are releasing in batches of 10k… meaning it could take up to a month for all of us RAZR owners.

  • Jim: I apologize for the inconvenience. Let me help you with your concern. Jim: Motorola and Verizon had conducted a user trial for the Droid Razr/Razr Maxx Android 4.0.4 ICS software upgrade. A restricted amount of users had received the download via a Motorola-initiated notification. Once this testing phase is complete, the update will be pushed out by Motorola in batches to all users over a few week time period. Jim: The update was roll out last night. If you have not receive it yet, please wait for the notification on your phone in the coming week.


  • abouttosellmyrazr

    this is driving me crazy…all these websites with different dates…thanks a lot Verizon and Motorola…you both suck!!!!

  • Trublu720

    No ICS yet n still waitingvive been patienly waiting 4eva i got the fone wen it came out n november 4 ics

  • TMill

    and STILL we wait!

  • My86mcsc

    Still don’t have it

  • According to the video it works cool