Mar 31 AT 9:30 AM Nick Gray 21 Comments

Motorola DROID RAZR and HTC Rezound Android 4.0 update scheduled for next week

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Though Verizon was the first U.S. carrier to offer an Android 4.0 device, they will be the second carrier to push out an Android 4.0 updates to a couple phones in their lineup. A leaked picture of Best Buy’s computer system shows that Verizon will be releasing the Android 4.0 OTA update for the Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX on April 4th, while the HTC Rezound will receive the update on April 6th.

In late January, we got a sneak peek at what Motorola’s Android 4.0 build would look like with their updated version of MotoBLUR. HTC’s Android 4.0 update will feature HTC Sense 3.6, similar to what we’ve seen on the HTC Vivid.

It’s encouraging to see Android 4.0 updates making their way to consumers’ handsets, but we’re only scratching the surface. HTC, Motorola, Samsung and others still have dozens of devices which are expected to be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich – a process that will most likely continue throughout the summer.

Do you plan on holding on to your current Android phone and waiting for your Android 4.0 update or will you move on to something new with Android 4.0 pre-installed?

Source: Android Police

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Joel

    Definitely gonna wait, looking forward to sporting the official ICS on my Epic 4G Touch. I thought about waiting for the galaxy nexus on sprint, but when the GS2 gets ICS it’ll be just as adequate if not more so.

    • reddragonman

      I too am waiting for the official OTA build for my Epic 4G Touch, but I’ve been watching the unofficial builds on xda to see the progress. They’re on a pretty stable build now of FC24, but who knows how much longer we’ll have to wait for the official release. I’m hoping at least we’ll get the satisfaction of being the first carrier in the states with a GS2 update.

  • bellken

    I have the leaked version of ICS on my Rezound right now. There are lots of positives, but, battery life is a little worse that with GB. The performance is certainly better.

    One odd observation, is that my Rezound is managed to charge to 100%, while playing Angry Birds space – i.e it takes longer charging from 99 to 100 with the phone idle, than, playing Angry Birds space (no ads)

    If the official update addresses the battery drain problem, everyone will love it. If not, than, everyone is going to be looking forward to the next update.

    • thel0nerang3r

      the battery charging is not really 100%. To protect the battery, it charges then discharges to around 90%. So leaving it plugged in for a long period of time may only get you 90%, depending on when you unplug it.

  • LukeT32

    Why are these updates taking do long!?

    • djembeman

      I don’t know, but I think the performance on the Galaxy Nexus is horrible. So, maybe they are trying to make it NOT suck!

  • cola

    Sounds a little too good to be true. Hopefully I’m wrong and ICS shows up on my RAZR next week.

  • Shatterpane

    Definitely hanging on to my GSII. The question is, wait for the OTA or just root that baby? Anyone have any recommendations for an ICS ROM for the T-Mobile version? All of the ones I’ve seen are actually Gingerbread with ICS themes.

    • Bpear96

      Did a quick look on xda, (i dont have your phone) and found this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1576924 , the att skyrocket and tmobile gs2 are VERY similar, minus the lte on tmobile version, so the leaked ICS Samsung build for the skyrocket, was ported over to the tmobile version, with everything working. That rom i linked to is based on it. Currently is Samsung TouchWIZ theme, but im sure roms will come soon with stock ICS apps and theme.

  • rev2redlineguy

    I think I am going to hang on to my SGSII Epic 4G Touch and wait for ICS to be pushed OTA. I mean, so far Gingerbread is more than sufficient for my needs and the phone runs spectacular. I just hope they fix all of the bugs and get a good working OTA update to us when it becomes available. I thought about getting the Galaxy Nexus but after reading some up & down reviews, I am content with my awesome SGSII Epic 4G Touch (though it is a mouthful to say).

  • KRS_Won

    Yea. Roboto, Chrome (even though I will probably use dolphin or old stock browser because of flash), Face-Unlock, and built in Screen Capture.
    Who needs root anymore, lol?

  • fletchtb

    Glad to see some of these Verizon staples getting some good upgrades. I still prefer my Galaxy Nexus, but the owners of these phones deserve to have ICS!

  • matt

    Im holding on to my Atrix 2 untill Oct. if no update by then im upgrading….

  • jlschulz

    personally, I’m happy with my rezound as it is. I’m hoping I can just keep refusing the update forever

  • massy

    Does this mean that it will also be released for the European version of the Motorola Razr?
    I still haven’t got the 2.3.6 update that was pushed out. I feel kinda dissapointed with Moto…

  • mkrmec

    Does not work on my SGS2 i9100 with CM9… sucks

  • pragmatous

    All i can think of is “haha april fools!!!” *sigh. I really hope this is true because I miss ICS from when I had the galaxy nexus. Returned it because I didn’t like it. I also hope they get rid of all the stupid bloat ware otherwise I’m rooting.

  • http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/ KatSelezneva

    Schedule of Android 4.0. Upgrade for Smartphones http://www.intexsoft.com/blog/item/66-android-40-ics-upgrade.html

  • spazby

    Photon is expected to get it in Q3, I think I will have a new phone by the time upgrade hits….

  • http://willoughbyjunction.com Jayson Olson

    Bums me out as Bionic owner who wonders why Razr gets it first :(

  • Dave

    The date has come and gone and no ICS for RAZR or Bionic. I have one my wife the other. Getting so sick of moto and google that I think I’m going to get a Nexus. According to Moto, it’s getting released overseas first, then in the US at an undetermined time. What a bunch of bull. If it’s ready for overseas then it’s ready for the US. Think they are going to start playing the games that Apple does with the iPhone and holding back something with each generation released so they can make more money.

  1. Definitely gonna wait, looking forward to sporting the official ICS on my Epic 4G Touch. I thought about waiting for the galaxy nexus on sprint, but when the GS2 gets ICS it’ll be just as adequate if not more so.

    • I too am waiting for the official OTA build for my Epic 4G Touch, but I’ve been watching the unofficial builds on xda to see the progress. They’re on a pretty stable build now of FC24, but who knows how much longer we’ll have to wait for the official release. I’m hoping at least we’ll get the satisfaction of being the first carrier in the states with a GS2 update.

  2. I have the leaked version of ICS on my Rezound right now. There are lots of positives, but, battery life is a little worse that with GB. The performance is certainly better.

    One odd observation, is that my Rezound is managed to charge to 100%, while playing Angry Birds space – i.e it takes longer charging from 99 to 100 with the phone idle, than, playing Angry Birds space (no ads)

    If the official update addresses the battery drain problem, everyone will love it. If not, than, everyone is going to be looking forward to the next update.

    • the battery charging is not really 100%. To protect the battery, it charges then discharges to around 90%. So leaving it plugged in for a long period of time may only get you 90%, depending on when you unplug it.

  3. Why are these updates taking do long!?

    • djembemanGuest 3 years ago

      I don’t know, but I think the performance on the Galaxy Nexus is horrible. So, maybe they are trying to make it NOT suck!

  4. Sounds a little too good to be true. Hopefully I’m wrong and ICS shows up on my RAZR next week.

  5. ShatterpaneGuest 3 years ago

    Definitely hanging on to my GSII. The question is, wait for the OTA or just root that baby? Anyone have any recommendations for an ICS ROM for the T-Mobile version? All of the ones I’ve seen are actually Gingerbread with ICS themes.

    • Did a quick look on xda, (i dont have your phone) and found this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1576924 , the att skyrocket and tmobile gs2 are VERY similar, minus the lte on tmobile version, so the leaked ICS Samsung build for the skyrocket, was ported over to the tmobile version, with everything working. That rom i linked to is based on it. Currently is Samsung TouchWIZ theme, but im sure roms will come soon with stock ICS apps and theme.

  6. rev2redlineguyGuest 3 years ago

    I think I am going to hang on to my SGSII Epic 4G Touch and wait for ICS to be pushed OTA. I mean, so far Gingerbread is more than sufficient for my needs and the phone runs spectacular. I just hope they fix all of the bugs and get a good working OTA update to us when it becomes available. I thought about getting the Galaxy Nexus but after reading some up & down reviews, I am content with my awesome SGSII Epic 4G Touch (though it is a mouthful to say).

  7. Yea. Roboto, Chrome (even though I will probably use dolphin or old stock browser because of flash), Face-Unlock, and built in Screen Capture.
    Who needs root anymore, lol?

  8. Glad to see some of these Verizon staples getting some good upgrades. I still prefer my Galaxy Nexus, but the owners of these phones deserve to have ICS!

  9. mattGuest 3 years ago

    Im holding on to my Atrix 2 untill Oct. if no update by then im upgrading….

  10. jlschulzGuest 3 years ago

    personally, I’m happy with my rezound as it is. I’m hoping I can just keep refusing the update forever

  11. massyGuest 3 years ago

    Does this mean that it will also be released for the European version of the Motorola Razr?
    I still haven’t got the 2.3.6 update that was pushed out. I feel kinda dissapointed with Moto…

  12. mkrmecGuest 3 years ago

    Does not work on my SGS2 i9100 with CM9… sucks

  13. pragmatousGuest 3 years ago

    All i can think of is “haha april fools!!!” *sigh. I really hope this is true because I miss ICS from when I had the galaxy nexus. Returned it because I didn’t like it. I also hope they get rid of all the stupid bloat ware otherwise I’m rooting.

  14. Photon is expected to get it in Q3, I think I will have a new phone by the time upgrade hits….

  15. Bums me out as Bionic owner who wonders why Razr gets it first :(

  16. DaveGuest 3 years ago

    The date has come and gone and no ICS for RAZR or Bionic. I have one my wife the other. Getting so sick of moto and google that I think I’m going to get a Nexus. According to Moto, it’s getting released overseas first, then in the US at an undetermined time. What a bunch of bull. If it’s ready for overseas then it’s ready for the US. Think they are going to start playing the games that Apple does with the iPhone and holding back something with each generation released so they can make more money.