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Old February 13th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sooo nobody knows?
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Old February 13th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It sure is.
The question is, when?
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Old February 13th, 2012, 11:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm guessing the same time as the RAZR or slightly after. The RAZR is Moto's baby right now, so odds are they will get it before any other Moto device
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Angry Android 4.0 unlikely until Q3 2012?

It has been "confirmed" by the company...

https://forums.motorola.com/pages/00add97d6c

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Given the unknown release date for the D4, it might get delayed long enough so that it releases with ICS out-of-the-box, as opposed to a future update.
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Given the unknown release date for the D4, it might get delayed long enough so that it releases with ICS out-of-the-box, as opposed to a future update.
lolwat the Droid 4 is out right now...
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Te droid 4 is currently in the evaluation and planning stages for ICS:
Motorola Updates Official ICS Timetable – Not Looking So Good For US Droid Razrs, Bionics and Droid 4′s
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It'll be a while folks.
I really hope its soon... I was running the leaked stock ICS update on my Razr Maxx but now that I traded for the Droid 4 I'm stuck on 2.3
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 03:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I really hope its soon... I was running the leaked stock ICS update on my Razr Maxx but now that I traded for the Droid 4 I'm stuck on 2.3
From your point of view, what's the most valuable change that you use/need?
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From your point of view, what's the most valuable change that you use/need?
On ICS? Well I liked the data tracker,the looks,Chome Beta,and the phone all together ran faster then ever. I posted my screenshots over on the Razr maxx side of this website.
Also the webtop has a new look and could be opened with just a HDMI cable!
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 09:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Two leaks for ICS for the Droid 4 have been found...one a few weeks ago (.200) and one early this week (.206). Users are reporting that it is extremely stable and very complete (the .206 being more so than the .200).

However, there is no way back to stock and .200 can't be upgrade to .206 so neither may be able to upgrade to the official ICS.

With that said.....I would expect the official release in late June or early July. The absolute latest....August.
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Two leaks for ICS for the Droid 4 have been found...one a few weeks ago (.200) and one early this week (.206). Users are reporting that it is extremely stable and very complete (the .206 being more so than the .200).

However, there is no way back to stock and .200 can't be upgrade to .206 so neither may be able to upgrade to the official ICS.

With that said.....I would expect the official release in late June or early July. The absolute latest....August.
The deeper and deeper I get into this Android paradigm, the bigger a fan I am of rooting the thing to stay as far away as I can from XYZ Phone Inc.'s idea of what makes sense. Just from having a predictable starting place alone it seems worth it.
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Subscribing for updates

Wondering when it will be pushed over the air by Verizon?
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I'm wondering the same thing. I was looking at the Motorola Android Software Upgrade News for the ICS, but not sure what Q3 means?
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I'm wondering the same thing. I was looking at the Motorola Android Software Upgrade News for the ICS, but not sure what Q3 means?
Q3 = Quarter 3, meaning July, August or September.
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Q3 = Quarter 3, meaning July, August or September.
Ohh! Duh me! LOL


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I just got an email from Motorola.


I don't my droid 4 anymore so I thought i should tell you guys. This could be just be a simple update to fix bugs or ICS but as i said before i dont have the phone so no point of keeping this from anyone.


(I wasn't even think before I started a new Thread but i will just post this in here too.)
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Looks like you guys are getting ICS very soon.

I've already moved on from the 4, but I thought I would still stop by and let you know!

DROID 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Approved by Verizon, Here is the Full Change List – Droid Life
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Is anyone else experiencing piss poor battery life with ICS? I swear I can almost watch my battery meter drop whenever I'm off the charger. I've frozen as much of the bloatware as possible in TitBu, but nothing seems to help.
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Huge glitches concerning ICS update for droid 4 ... txting is a mess and just about everything has worsened .. please fix !
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Can i get my old version of the droid 4 back this one sucks nothing works right i just dont like the hole set up
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Great, I just ordered one as an insurance claim replacement for my droid x... should I get the facinate instead?
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Great, I just ordered one as an insurance claim replacement for my droid x... should I get the facinate instead?
I'm hearing Here and There© in these forums that factory-resetting the phone after the ICS update puts it into a stable situation (if you're having trouble). I'm sorry though: I have no experience with that so I can't vouch for it.

Here's the link to the post else-thread where it was suggested:
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Im on the phone right now..absolutely flawless so far..it came installed with ICS.. runs perfect..I'm very pleased with it. Everything is working great. I agree people should try a hard reset.
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Im on the phone right now..absolutely flawless so far..it came installed with ICS.. runs perfect..I'm very pleased with it. Everything is working great. I agree people should try a hard reset.

Glad to hear it. I'm not sure I've encountered any problems yet. But I'm wondering if I should preemptively reset the thing.

Did you find the loss of settings to be annoying? If so, what was the biggest hassle.
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Angry ICS Unmitigated Disaster on Droid 4

I have a Driod 4 and was perfectly happy with GB until the ICS upgrade happened without warning that it was a complete and untested “makeover” with apparently no real user hands-on review. Now the phone is almost worthless to the point that it will shortly go into the toilet and I'll switch to Apple or go back to a non-SmartPhone. Problems below continue after multiple visits to Verizon where I completely went thorugh the reload/reboot procedure several time with no change in performance
While this isn’t directly a Motorola or Verizon problem – it belongs 90% to Google/Android – it is Moto/Verizon's for the other 10% for not doing their own independent testing and evaluation before allowing this disastrous upgrade to go through their shops. Anyone out there looking at a class action, count me in!
After venting at Verizon, I spent most of a morning on the phone with Motorola and managed to get things escalated to Level 3. Bottom line in my opinion is that the ICS programmers sat in a back room and vomited out all of these great and new features without any input from the real world nor, it appears, much actual testing!

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0) Couple of keystroke access to my contact list has now at least tripled to get to the same information.

1) Can no longer delete individual texts from a string between me and the same sender, so once I reach 1000 msgs, I'm going to loose important info from oldest msgs.

2) The new clock setting feature in "Alarm & Timer" and "Calendar" apps sucks. It is taking me 5 times as long to 'spin the little wheels' to set an alarm or calendar time, and I'm sure I won't be able to do it at all in cold weather when I'm wearing gloves; there is no way to just type in the desired time from the keyboard.

3) When doing a contact search on the phone dialer, the first character I type in is ignored 100% of the time, and subsequent characters are randomly ignored.

4) Almost every apps on my home page randomly activates or (more often) locks up, requiring that I power down the phone and repower it to unlock the screen, probably also resulting in Problem #5 and #7 below.

5) Power consumption has skyrocketed... lucky to get 4 hours on a charge now.

6) It reinstalled a bunch of apps that I had deleted (all of the social media ones - Facebook, in particular Google, Twitter, etc - that can't be hard-isolated from stealing info from other lists on my phone as they can on the Blackberry platform); I don't want any of my personal information shared!

7) Appears a bunch of options all are "on" by default, probably contributing to the power consumption problem. Every time I start the phone from power-down, I have to go in and turn a bunch of things back off.

8) Phone randomly calling out in the background, and notification/ring volume settings change on their own. If these random calls start hitting 911 centers, that will be a BIG problem for Android from the FCC and state PUCs!
9) When using the dialer page, as soon as I get it close to my face to talk it begins randomly dialing, meaning that the only way I can use - for example on a conference call where I need to often mute/unmute - is to put it in speakerphone mode.
10) My Line2 VoIp app user interface freezes on every call and I have to repower the phone to unlock anty of the buttons so I can use them.
I just want my old phone back!
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My only complaint is they took away the folders and the cognitive txting where it remembers what i txt and offers it as an option. Does anybody know how to get to the developers to try to get them to fix this?
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Texting is oddball for me as well.
  1. When I enter a recipient, once in a while it drops in the phone number, NOT the name. If I delete it, it and try again, it drops in the name.
  2. ONCE I ENTER IN THE NAME, I want a quick way to start typing in the message field. None of these buttons work with a single keystroke:
    • Down Arrow
    • OK
    • Return
    • Screaming at it with harsh language
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Now the phone is almost worthless to the point that it will shortly go into the toilet[...]
Trust me, I understand the venting hyperbole. However just as a semi-calming suggestion: if you get absolutely NOwhere with Motorola with this bull@#$%, and are totally without hope other than small claims court, BEFORE you envoke the toilet clause consider rooting the phone down to the real honest and goodness thing.

Again, this is only after absolutely everything is already exhausted as a solution and you're about to trebuchet the thing into the local swamp anyway.
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This is pretty much why I rooted my Droid X it was destroyed once gingerbread took over.. We shouldn't be forced to have to root lol.. All in all the phone runs pretty solid for me but does have poor battery life.. Especially when shooting a lot of video and pictures.. Since I have done a good wipe through the recovery.. And then a factory reset it seems to be running good..
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My Droid 4 shows Android version as 4.0.4. Is this gingerbread or ICS?
What is the difference for me as a user.
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My Droid 4 shows Android version as 4.0.4. Is this gingerbread or ICS?
What is the difference for me as a user.
Here's a light coverage of what you're probably looking for. It includes a history lesson of the Android rev. to Name mapping.

Android Gingerbread vs Ice Cream Sandwich Comparison - New Mobile Phones - Zimbio

There were a number of good results from google.
https://www.google.com/search?q=gingerbread+vs+ics
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