Sadly we feel as though there’s going to be a great deal of disappointment today regarding the Android 4.0 ICS update for the Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX. Many people have become frustrated by the wait for the ICS update and texts apparently send out by Verizon last Friday confirmed the update was coming soon. However Verizon has now issued a statement to say that the texts were in fact spam.
The 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX smartphones on Verizon has become somewhat of an issue after the long wait for the upgraded operating system and many felt let down after the rumored June 12 update failed to materialize. After this Verizon issued a tweet to say that no date had yet been set for the update to be rolled out but then everything changed on Friday with widely reported news that Verizon Wireless was sending out texts to Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners with confirmation that the update would be coming soon.
This was a certain consolation to some customers who were at least assured that the ICS update was imminent and we told how RAZR and RAZR MAXX customers were reporting receiving these texts from Verizon. It seems that some owners of these devices on Verizon received the text from Big Red while others reported they had received no such text. Sadly we now have news that the purported Verizon texts were no such thing and were in fact spam.
We heard this from GamenGuide and we realize from comments to our previous articles just how many people this is likely to upset. Verizon confirmed the texts did not come from them with a message on its support page Twitter account in response to a customer saying they had not received the ICS text. The Verizon response includes the words, “We are not aware of any texts being sent about ICS update.” You can see the tweet below this story but Verizon didn’t include any further details of the ICS update becoming available.
This news is sure to cause some annoyance and consternation as we still seem no closer to knowing when the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX will receive a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. We’d like to ask how you feel about this news. Were you one of the many people who received a text about ICS, claiming to be from Verizon? After hoping that the update was about to release how do you feel about still not knowing how much longer it will be? Let us know with your comments.