We’ve been closely following the Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX Android 4.0 ICS update saga for the U.S with all its various twists and turns. A short time ago some news came to light about problems with the ICS update for these devices in Australia, causing concern that there would be further delays in the US. However it seems there’s no need to worry as the Droid RAZR ICS update is still close stateside.
The RAZR ICS update for Verizon has been anything but smooth, with rumored dates coming and going, mystery texts and more. However a few days ago we finally had the news that the update had been released to beta users followed by a tip off that it may appear on June 27, although of course that is not yet confirmed. We now have news that Motorola has officially announced that the ICS update for the Droid RAZR has now been delayed for Australia and will no longer roll out in Q2 as originally stated.
Even though leaked builds had come out, issues have seemingly arisen causing Motorola to push back the ICS update for Australia and the news doesn’t look great for some other countries too. Droid-Life brings the news that a Motorola support forums “MotoXpert” says that the problem will affect the ICS update in further regions. This of course led to concerns that those waiting for the Verizon ICS update in the US could also be affected with conflicting news coming in but thankfully we have further news that seems to support the Verizon Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX update is still close.
While Australia will have to wait a while longer, an update to Droid-Life’s story tells how Verizon has just posted ICS support documents for the update and this is usually a very good indicator that a release is only days away. ICS build 6.16.211 has now been approved by Big Red and it sounds as though the update will be worth the long wait with global roaming support, Smart Actions app update, a new video dubbed ‘feature,’ stability and performance improvements and much more. Gotta Be Mobile also reports on the fact that the ICS update release notes have now been posted by Verizon and that there will be an official announcement that the update is ready very soon.
All the news today for US Motorola Droid RAZR owners then is extremely promising but sorry Australia, it seems as though owners there still have a while to wait. If you are one of the many waiting for the US Verizon ICS update for the Droid RAZR or RAZR MAXX are you heartened by the latest news? Maybe you’re still annoyed it’s taking so long? Perhaps you’re one of the unfortunately RAZR users in Australia that won’t be getting the update just yet? Let us know with your comments.
UPDATE: We are pleased to tell you that the latest news on this is that the ICS update for Verizon Motorold Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX will be rolling out from today, June 22, as reported by Engadget and officially announced by Motorola. Although it starts today it could take some time to rollout to everyone but it may be worth manually checking your device under system updates from time to time. If you hit the Motorola link above you can see more on the update and also view some videos.