DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners get notified of incoming Android 4.0 upgrade


We just received word from a reader that Verizon is sending text messages to Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX customers to let them know that Android 4.0 is on its way. The message doesn’t dive too deep into details, unfortunately, but we do know that the My Verizon app will be uninstalled as users will need to get an ICS compatible version from the Google Play Store. Other than that, things are business as usual until they’re ready to start rolling it out. Rooted users need not apply. [Thanks Spampeg!]

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  1. Already owning the Nexus from Samsung this update does have me intrigued because I am wanting to see what the render is going to look like for Moto. This update has me definitely intrigued.

  2. I wonder if the canada razr will have its update at the same time…

  3. [moderated] U MOTOROLA. for NOT LETTING US ATRIX/BIONIC/DROID 4 owners for 4.0 update first. I won’t be buying your phones will be buying the iON

    1. While I agree with u for Atrix and Droid 4 think it this way. Motorola has n phones on the market. Apple only has what? 4? 5? models and their new OS will only be available on iphone 5 unrealeased and 4S. Imagine how pissed off iphone 4 users are. My wife has a 4 and a friend 4s they both suck. Anyway it’s all about profits and mptorola phones are more durable than HTC SAMSUNG or LG. Like O said I agree about Atrix and Droid 4 because they advertised them a lot and I think they are very capable pieces of hardware. I dunno about the bionic though

      1. The Bionic is a great phone, its just as good as the Atrix and Droid4

        1. Remeber DROID 4 IS pretty much the same as the RAZR, except with a keyboard. Any recent update to the D4 has come shortly after the RAZR update.

          1. Yep, similar to how the Droid X and Droid 2 were. The RAZR/Maxx are their flagship phone even though the D4 came out after it, and the flagship phone gets the updates first.

        2. but its not the RAZR …. lol

        3. I just never had a chance to play with a bionic.

          1. The only bad thing about it was the screen, and it wasn’t even as bad as most people (people who probably hadn’t even seen it) claimed. If your an outdoorsman or work outside a lot the screen is the best available due to the brightness.

          2. It’s big, it’s bulky, it’s slow.

          3. Big and bulky ok with me but slow…that’s a turn off

        4. Yeah I call it b.s. they should give the original models ICS when they promise first

          1. They promised Q3 so as long as you get it within the next three and a half months they held their promise.

          2. And even if they didnt…isnt this expected from Moto by now?

        5. Well my first motorola smartphone, the droidx was dropped from about 6ft high many times as my work keeps me in high places. I thought it was gone but no. Just a few scratches. My droid razr was dropped from the same height about two times. First time I dropped it was about two days after I got it. It looks perfect. No scratches no nothing. I would advise against dropping it on purpose. I may just have been lucky.

          1. Razr is supposed to be break proof. I have dropped it a couple times pretty hard and not a scratch. It is also supposed to be waterproof. Thats why I bought it. I am a clutz.

      2. iOS 6 will be on iPhone 3gs – iPhone 5. Just stating a fact.

        1. Yes, you are right, my mistake. I misread the article. But still, not all enhancements made to the OS will be available on older models, forcing the users to upgrade their hardware.So… it sucks for them I guess.

    2. Why are you including the Droid 4 in your rant? It came out after the RAZR, so why should it get updated first?

      1. Cause he probably has one.

  4. Pics or it didn’t happen.

    1. Ha….you’re as skeptical as I am. By the time they release ICS for RAZR, the SGS6 will be out!

  5. Wow, haven’t gotten a text from Motorola. I’ve given up on ICS rumors. I’ve been beaten up enough. Feel like an extra in Shawshank

    1. Ha-larious, but I feel your pain!

    2. The text was sent out by Verizon, not motorola.

  6. Free Verizon Message: Your phone will soon be upgraded to Android 4.0. At that time we will remove your Verizon Wireless Mobile IM app because it is not supported on Android 4.0. Please download a new instant messaging app to use IM on your phone. Thank you for using Mobile IM!

    Got this at 12:00pm EST

  7. I’m still very satisfied with my Samsung Moment

  8. What’s up ics for rezound!

  9. You should see a txt like this:
    Free Verizon Message: Your phone will soon be upgraded to Android 4.0. At that time we will remove your Verizon Wireless Mobile IM app because it is not supported on Android 4.0. Please download a new instant messaging app to use IM on your phone. Thank you for using Mobile IM!

  10. Still at least 2 weeks away.

  11. At least it looks like Moto an VZW is keeping their word about the release dates. That’s a comforting thought for all Moto phone owners on VZW.

  12. You were mis informed. The message states Verizon mobile IM (instant messenger) app is not compatible. Says nothing about my Verizon not working.

  13. So they’re basically uninstalling one bloatware app for you expecting you to redownload it? That doesn’t sound like Verizon.

  14. Motorola used to release updates quick, and then point finger at samsung! What happened???

    1. Not sure if you are talking about Verizon Moto phones but I don’t remember them releasing new OS updates quickly. I don’t think it was as bad as samsung but the dx, d2, d2g and droid pro took a while for them to update it to gingerbread officially.

  15. Got no such text.

  16. Unlike others, I actually don’t mind the wait at all. Am I anxious to get it? I am a little. I’m curious to see what its like as I’ve never experienced Ice Cream Sandwich before (nor have I ever eaten it, haha). The longer we must wait, the better I think. There are still many apps out there that are having issues with devices running on ICS and many are currently being fixed up to perform well on ICS.

    I don’t want the update rushed out, only for the same people who demanded ICS on the RAZR sooner, to start complaining about how they cannot get their old apps working (and then bad mouthing Moto’s version of ICS, just so they can point the blame).

  17. Just got the message on my old droid razr, but nothing on my Maxx.

  18. When the first “soft” target date came and went, I switched to gnex. Not looking back. Moto is a complete bag of crap compared to HTC or Sammy.

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