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Stock Droid RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich update joy

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?

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.

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Reece4breakfast
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… Read more »

Elparcerito4u
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.

Julio Bergues

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.

Julio Bergues

WE WANT ICS ALREADY!!!!!!!

abouttosellmyrazr
abouttosellmyrazr

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

Trublu720
Trublu720

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

TMill
TMill

and STILL we wait!

My86mcsc
My86mcsc

Still don’t have it

Tanya

According to the video it works cool

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