Here is some interesting news today. It appears that Motorola and Verizon are having some issues with that Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update we’ve been waiting for, and even saw leaked earlier this month. After announcing a soak test, then seeing the update leaked, it appears to be canceled or put on hold as they are now pushing an update to both devices — only this is still Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Announced today by Verizon is the update to build 6.12.181 for the Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX since they use the same software. Users can expect some improvements and multiple bug fixes but this isn’t Android 4.0 ICS sadly. Earlier this month Best Buy outed the ICS updates, and then the build leaked but apparently they’ve found some reason to delay or cancel that. So most likely we won’t be seeing it officially land for these phones for at least another 3-4 weeks while they continue testing.
Either way the update for both RAZR’s should be rolling out starting today and you can see the changelog images below, or read all the information from Verizon themselves. The update however brings a few needed improvements, even if it’s not Ice Cream Sandwich. You’ll see better battery life, device stability, WiFi improvements, a more accurate 4G LTE meter, and new widgets — everyone loves widgets right?
As usual the update should be available shortly or you can manually check for updates in settings > about phone and give it a go as soon as it becomes available. We expect it to start rolling out before the end of the week. Enjoy!