Jun 22 AT 8:01 AM Anthony Domanico 27 Comments

Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx getting Android 4 starting today

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Motorola has announced that Android 4.0 will be rolling out to the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx handsets starting today. Android 4.0 brings a slew of upgrades to the RAZR line, including a revamped home screen and lock screen, home screen folders, face unlock, and camera enhancements. Best of all, possibly due to the merger with Google, Motorola’s UI has been seriously lightened up, several Moto widgets have been removed, and the update looks much more like stock Android 4.0 than don’tcallmeBLUR.

The update should be coming to your device over the next few weeks. It’s possible you may be able to force the upgrade today or tomorrow by manually checking for it by going to settings, about phone, then system updates, though this methodology has been hit or miss with other devices.

Regardless, the very long wait for Ice Cream Sandwich is nearly over, and owners of Motorola’s best Android phones to date will be ushered into the latest and greatest Android OS just in time for the unveiling of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean next week.

Via: Engadget

Source: Motorola

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  • Briareos

    *starts obsessively stabbing the “check for updates” button*

    • Stewie

      Me 2 bro :D

  • Dirge

    It’s been a while since I’ve updated via OTA, but will this update wipe data? I want to tell a few folks I know that own a RAZR to update, but don’t want then to be surprised.

    • Briareos

      I’ve done a couple of OTA updates (OG Droid to Gingerbread, OG Transformer to ICS) and neither wiped out any data. YMMV, but I’m not too concerned about it.

  • Derek

    Any idea if this will use more or less battery then before? I have the regular RAZR but have it optimized pretty well with Tasker to get a full day out of it.

    Just wondering if I should start thinking about modding it with the MAXX battery

    • skugern

      My Galaxy S II has had the update for a bit, and I’ve noticed a small improvement in battery life compared to before. Your mileage may vary, though.

  • fletchtb

    Congrats to all the RAZR owners out there. It’s been a long wait and you deserve a serving of ice cream sandwich on this first weekend of summer!

    • BigCiX

      Long wait…….try the Fascinate update to gb.

  • Joe

    About phone > System updates…. “Your device is up to date! No update is necessary at this time” :( version 6.12.181.XT912.Verizon.en.US DROID RAZR Android 2.3.6

    But I DO love my RAZR…. even if it never gets ICS, I’ll love it.

    • Brandon

      I have had the same problem I keep checking it but still aont let me download

    • Alyssa

      Ugh, me too! Is there anyway to upgrade anyway? Let me know…

  • Max.Steel

    Well, at least they are finally getting it.

  • OnIn2

    Hurray for all the RAZR owners.

    LG are you out there ? Any news on updates ? I read on A&M that you were dropping tablets to concentrate on smartphones. Hello….? Hello….?

  • Nathan D.

    Nice, it’s about time if you ask me.

  • Brad T

    I received the ICS 4.0 update at 2:30 am. I have the razr maxx.

  • Jessica Cochran

    I have been periodically checking for the update since I read yesterday that it was being released. Still no ICS love here :-(

  • Jorge Vieira

    I’m trying to update my stores razr! No luck so far!

  • derek

    I been checking for the update but nothing here. Android razr

  • derek

    I can’t wait

  • david

    Any word on how long it’s going to take to get the update.I have the RAZR and no update yet.

  • GeauxLSU

    Hopefully the Droid 4 won’t be far behind.

  • Lincoln

    Nothing yet. North new Jersey

  • David

    Still no ics here in Indiana. Anyone out there know how it’s going to take to get it.

  • SteveB

    No ICS on my MAXX out here in Washington yet. I am eagerly waiting, trying to be patient …

  • Lincoln

    Still waiting…..

  • devin williams

    This is waaaaayyy frustrating. This sucks. I love my razr, but i sure don’t feel like going through this crap again.

  • Philthy

    Installed ics manually. Love it.