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Droid RAZR: Unofficial update to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 imminent

If you picked up a Droid RAZR handset from Verizon recently, we have some news for you now which is set to put a smile on your face for sure. As you know, the handset ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread officially, but it has now been confirmed that the device has received its first unofficial taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

At the moment, there’s still no indication when the Droid RAZR will be receiving an official update to Ice Cream Sandwich, the same can be said for any other Android device other than the Galaxy Nexus that has confirmed to be getting an update – see a device list here.

Now though, it looks like those clever Android developers will once again ensure that the owners will get a taste of Google’s brand new software, months before Verizon and Motorola even begin to think about providing an official update.

This ICS port for the Droid RAZR has been developed by DroidTh3ory, who has provided a video and a few screenshots as evidence which you can check out over at BriefMobile. Since the feat has only just been achieved, there’s no public download available yet, but you can be assured that it is coming soon and much sooner than an official update as mentioned above.

This is no ordinary custom ROM though, as we’re hearing that this version of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Droid RAZR can also be dual booted with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, so users can go from one firmware to another should they desire. At the moment, the build is far from finalized though, with key features such as networking not working.

Hopefully it wont be too long until we see this become available for download, as we imagine a lot of you are interested in getting hold of this. Check out the video below for a confirmation of Android 4.0 running on the Droid RAZR.

Will you pick this up as soon as it is available, or are you willing to wait for an official update which may not come until Q2 2012?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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