Apr 9th, 2012

While some would argue that a new device “soak test” holds no value when it comes to its newsworthiness, I beg to differ. Soak tests can be a great way for users to get a preview of what’s coming around the bend for their beloved devices. Take the upcoming Motorola Droid Razr/Maxx soak test we told you guys about last week. While at first it was scheduled to be nothing more than your average maintenance update (that admittedly, never happened), it now looks like things could have taken a turn for the better.

According to Droid-Life, who received a tip from a member of the Motorola Feedback Network that the previous Razr/Maxx 6.12.181 software update has been scrapped. Instead, Motorola is going full steam ahead with the it-couldn’t-come-any-sooner Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. All of this, coming form the Moto FN forums manager, who made the following statement (but has since been removed):

The Motorola Feedback Network is an almost “secret society” forum where daring users can sign their life away and become beta testers for new device updates. Now, if this rumored ICS soak test checks out, and there aren’t any device threatening bugs, we can expect a full-on rollout for the masses shortly thereafter. And that, my friends, is why we like getting the inside scoop on soak tests. You guys hyped?