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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Blizzard, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Blizzard

    Blizzard Well-Known Member
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    The Verizon rep told me that they would be upgrading the Razr to 4.0. Is this true? If so, does anyone know when?
     



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  2. Yes But Apparently we won't be seeing the update until 2012 However Rumor has It By February 15th.

    Theres alot of other Devices expecting 4.0 by 2012 So Hopefully were not kept hanging for too long!
     
  3. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    in the past it has taken around 6 months for Moto to adopt the new version and push it out.
     
  4. TheSuper

    TheSuper Android Enthusiast

    Where did you hear this Feb 15th rumour? That's news to me. That's a lot earlier than i was expecting.
     
  5. executor485

    executor485 Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Proof :)

    Not that droid-life is gospel, but the rumor is 6 months give or take. My bet is May/June timeframe, but then again, Moto is decent with the updates.

    EDIT: As to the original question, YES. Moto will update this to ICS, it's actually posted on their website. Xoom, Bionic and RAZR will all be getting it.
     
  6. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    Moto will push the update to most of us when they complete the build and it's signed off and approved for distribution. It could happen at any time between now and this time next year... ;)

    Given that ICS for my handset has to also be blessed by Verizon, I'd rather that they take their time and make sure all of the bigger bugs are worked out. Otherwise... :eek:

    ICS for Xoom will likely happen sooner since the source code has already been released to AOSP...
     
  7. DILands

    DILands Android Expert

    Google owns Moto - I guess we'll see if that changes anything!
     
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  8. TheSuper

    TheSuper Android Enthusiast

    By that time the Razr Maxx will be out! :D
     
  9. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    Thez do not own Moto zet. Thez are still working on a merger deal.
     
  10. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    well with the Razr Maxx is the works for a pretty speedy release in the 1st quarter, I'd say its fairly safe to say anywhere between Jan and the end of March. Given the way Verizon handles things I'd put my guess into an early March push for ICS on the Razr...And it would also not surprise me if the Maxx is out a month to 6 weeks before they even push ICS out for Razr owners. Its called Greed!
     
  11. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    Google owning Moto probably won't help. The problem is that VZW has to sign off on the upgrade.

    On the DX we went through about 5 leaks of GB before VZW finally signed off on one.
    Gingerbread was released On 6 December 2010. The DX finally got the official build in June of 2011.
     
  12. executor485

    executor485 Well-Known Member

    That's where my my money is. They may be a little quicker because it's such a major upgrade, but I'm still not anticipating earlier than May. I'd love to be wrong though :)
    The other side of the coin is that I honestly dont care about ICS. If the phone remains as solid as it currently is, I can handle it for 2 years. It's actually been the best phone I've used since my Motorola Q. I'm not stuck on Motorola phones (I've tried all brands), but so far, they've made the phones I've been happiest with.
     
  13. Blizzard

    Blizzard Well-Known Member
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    Exec. I agree with you. This phone is just fine just the way it is. Android has come a long way since my Eris which I shut down 3 weeks ago. I originally expected to trade the Razr for a Nexus, but I looked at one yesterday and decided to stay with my Razr. I think this phone is the best thing around at this moment.

    When ICS is pushed out by Verizon, will it be mandatory to switch to it, or will we have a choice?
     
  14. Thwip

    Thwip Newbie

    I'm ordering a RAZR today. When ICS does get released for RAZR will the buttons, Home etc., become useless hieroglyphics?
     
  15. This was heard from my Rogers Rep...Motorola Right now says 1St Quarter (and this is speaking to a Rep as well over the phone)

    This is such a thing as a Rumor and personally doesnt require "Hard" Evidence. But someone such as myself who has been buying into Android More often then most people i must say im getting impatient as well!
     
  16. john30308

    john30308 Well-Known Member

    As a new Nexus owner, don't be in too much of hurry for ICS. IMHO, it's a big compromise all in the name of a single OS for both tablets and phones. It's one of the big reasons I'm considering returning my Nexus and trading for a RAZR.
     
  17. executor485

    executor485 Well-Known Member

    If it's anything like the current updates, you'll have the choice to say "do not install". But... You'll have to do that ALL the time. It constantly reminds you to update. I had that with my Droid Charge for a while (I was trying to determine if the update on release day was the problem at first). It got super annoying to say NO every day.
     
  18. BeastMD

    BeastMD Well-Known Member

    From what I have read the buttons will still work. ICS detects their presence and uses them.
     
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  19. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    eventually you would want to upgrade anyways. Because if you don't you pretty much lose all support going forward. There wouldn't be anymore GB updates.
     
  20. pm1066

    pm1066 Android Enthusiast

    The easy way to avoid OTAs is to root, and touch one of the precious bloat files. Delete Kindle, or just move it to your sd card, and you'll never get OTAs again.
    That's what she said. Sorry, too easy.
     
  21. executor485

    executor485 Well-Known Member

    Nice catch ;) +1 to you sir


    At the beginning, I did not want to root. Ended up having to put on a custom ROM in order to actually use my phone as a phone :S
    The same cannot be said of my RAZR. I dont care to root at the moment, and it can be used as a phone without a custom ROM :) I've been thinking about root just to try and get some battery life by freezing some apps, but I just havent really needed to yet.
     
  22. pm1066

    pm1066 Android Enthusiast

    I recently unfroze everything, and--are you sitting down?--it really didn't make any difference. I don't use the social apps, so they were dormant. The phone was just as responsive as ever. The battery maybe took 1% per hour higher hit. Bloat is a sore point for many, but this beastie has enough HP and memory for it to be a non issue. I laugh now at the idea of autokiller memory optimizer. When you have a couple hundred MB free, why bother?!

    These new high mem/high power cpu machines are going to force a lot of people into a paradigm shift. Some have figured it out already, others are still stuck in Froyo/low mem land.
     
  23. Greeny173

    Greeny173 Newbie

    I bought the razr phone for what the phone does in the world of "today". Whatever gets pushed for it in the future in updates will be to make my phone use that much more pleasurable. :)
     

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