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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX Gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Greenlight, Finally

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Network carrier Verizon confirmed yesterday that the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx were to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich updates starting any day now. Droid Life reported this rollout date several days previously.

Motorola DROID RAZR & MAXX Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update rolling out

One thing you need to bear in mind, though, is that not all Droids will get the update on the same day. Very often, the initial start date for updates just means that a few test phones will be updated and users will report back with feedback and to confirm that the phones didn’t blow up. The mass rollout will most likely take place over the next few days. Full PR follows.

DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich: Global Ready

Two Motorola phones will make the global jump to Android’s latest OS.

The Motorola Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx are the first 4G LTE phones on Verizon to be Global Ready.

The upgrade, which started on June 22, will also enhance all Droid RAZR smartphones to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS.

ICS features new and upgraded functionality and new features like Face Unlock. In Face Unlock, the owner looks directly at the screen and the phone recognises him or her and unlocks. ICS also has Direct Access Lock Screen, which enables users to open the camera, dialler and text messages from the lock screen.

Users can also use the front-facing camera to chat to friends and family. The new video calling icon also makes it easier to get to video chat apps like ooVoo and Tango.

ICS also upgrades the voice input tech, and so users can type words as they speak them into texts or emails. To write paragraphs, users can speak continuously, and they can also edit mistakes or add punctuation.

As the phone will be Global Ready, Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX users can have a voice and data service in more than 220 countries if they have an international plan.

More information on the ICS upgrade is on the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola support page.

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