Motorola Droid RAZR ICS update tipped for June 27

If you’re waiting for the Android 4.0 ICS update for your Motorola Droid RAZR or Droid RAZR MAXX on Verizon, then after the various upsets of the last week or so we now have a tentative date for you to mark on your calendars. It seems that June 27 has been tipped as the date that 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be made available so if this is accurate there’s only one more week to wait.

No doubt if you have one of these devices you will have been closely following developments as we know that many RAZR users are eager to get their hands on this latest OS upgrade. After rumored rollout dates of ICS came and went we then heard the stories of some RAZR and RAZR MAXX device owners receiving texts from Verizon saying the update was coming soon. However Verizon then denied sending the texts that were dismissed as spam. We then told how the ICS update had apparently reached beta users and now we have some further info to pass on.

A report on Droid-Life talks about Motorola soak test invites being sent out for members of its feedback network for a new software release and the site has now received a tip off to say that the soak test will begin on June 22. Even better news is that it looks as though Motorola may be able to stick to its intended Q2 rollout for the ICS update to these devices as a date of June 27 has been given for the public rollout to begin. Obviously this is not yet set in stone and we have no verification of Droid-Life sources but we do know we have had plenty of reliable information from them in the past.

In more news though it seems that Verizon have also sent out tweets from its support account in the past few days that are slightly less reassuring. Gotta Be Mobile reports of one tweet that said to a customer, “My sincere apologies if anyone promised ICS for your Maxx. VZW has never stated definitive release date for that upgrade ^DGM,” while another official tweet reads, “I wasn’t aware that the manufacturer had stated a release date, either. June or otherwise.” We can only hope that these tweets came from someone at Verizon with no first-hand knowledge of the situation.

We would imagine that when ICS for the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX does eventually see its public release that it will be an OTA update so even if it does begin rolling out on June 27 we should bear in mind that the rollout may be staggered and that it may take some days to reach all device owners. Alternatively device owners may need to check for update notifications. If you’d like to check out a video of Android 4.0 ICS on a Motorola device to get an idea of what’s coming your way then check out the video below this story.

If you’re hoping for the 4.0 ICS update for your Droid RAZR or RAZR MAXX are you waiting patiently or is the waiting game becoming frustrating? Do you wish that Motorola and Verizon would just announce a date and stick with it? Let us know with your comments.


48 thoughts on “Motorola Droid RAZR ICS update tipped for June 27”

  1. M.G. says:

    Its a BIG game to them. Is it any wonder why people just get fed up with it and switch phones to get what they want. Motorola and Verizon have a loonnnggg history of playing games.

    1. Theplatypus says:

      It’s a great phone either way. Will be nice to get the update – looking forward to it. But I enjoy the Maxx very much as it is. Wonderful even on Gingerbread. Will be even more wonderful on ICS.

      1. Heywood_Jablowme says:

        Hey RAZROG,
        What part of “This is a confidential test under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this on any public sites” do you not understand?

        1. Keith Campbell says:

          Exactly. These companies deserve to be treated with the same total and uncompromising respect, integrity and honesty  with which they have always treated their users. 

  2. Johnny Gee Rewa Black says:

    Im in australia and my xt910 razr has been patiently waiting and frustrating for the ICS update since i bought it in november. Im so unhappy because its hard to even comprehend how people install these leaked versions, YET i follow the instructions down to the tee to install it on mine. Hurry up, PLEASE MOTOROLA, drop that software update on the 27th as it would make me the happiest person on earth. Why,……………………. June 27th is MY BIRTHDAY lol

  3. Pauly says:

    Bored to death of this ICS rumour!!!  How can they EVER expect to compete with Apple/Samsung etc. if they keep making fcuk ups like this?! 

    1. zero4eva says:

       before ICS and even gingerbread was out. i had the first samsung vibrant. i  remember the update was promised a month after the phones release date, ended up having to root and have a better experience with ROMS then waiting on real OTA updates.

      the vibrant came out july 2010 (samsung)
      and the update came out august 2011


  4. Diordna11 says:

    It took TMo 8 months to get ICS on the GS2. As long as the cell providers control these software releases its going to be like this. In this case they want to have a week of sales under their belt for the GS3 before they give us our update. It’s all a big game and I’m getting tired of it.

    1. Willz215 says:

      Yea i’m fed up…..I wasted my upgrade cause I just new ICS was around the corner in December or January when the razr first launched. The only thing i’m checking for after this BS is iPhone 5…… I’m fed up with Android. apple here I come fall 2012. 🙂

    2. Perry1976 says:

      Now that is the truth. No one wants to hear it but Verizon doesn’t want to update the phones OS they want us to buy the G.S.III instead. I actually wanted that phone but when I bought my Razr Maxx no one and I mean no one knew anything about the Galaxy Nexus III. So instead of waiting a few months I got impatient ABMs r just bought this phone. I love my Razr Maxx, but choices are nice as well.

  5. razrog says:


    Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx on Verizon to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback.  If you are not currently using a Droid RAZR or Droid RAZR Maxx, please excuse and ignore this email.

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  6. Thrasher194 says:

    If I knew when I got my razr I had to wait 5months to get the new OS, I bet I would of choose diff device.. Although I have love my Droid razr.

    1. dr01drazr says:

      You should never get a phone in hopes for a future update. You should buy a phone for its stock capabilities rather than get a phone a possible future update.

      1. Samson says:

        I didn’t buy the phone for future updates…but I did buy it because it was a great device AND because of ice cream sandwich “promises” that it would be that way for a while…in this day when a better phone comes out the day after you buy yours, this idea of getting the update is a big deal…

        1. Mikaura says:

            A Great device…this is an understatement!… It is a fact that when
          Motorola produced the RAZR it would be considered the smartphone to be
          reckoned with. Does everyone know that Motorola produced the RAZR so as
          to attempt to secure at least 25% of their total sales on contracts in
          the first quarter? They actually hit 27%. Pretty impressive!

          I agree with Samson, I am an owner of the RAZR and I too acquired the
          RAZR for what it is…it is Verizon that will ultimately determine if
          this phone will maintain it’s current state of success. The promise of
          the ICS rollout (or lack thereof) in a timely fashion is certain to
          diminish the trust and loyalty of Verizon customers in the future.

          It certainly has impacted my personal experience with Verizon and I
          will be the first to advocate to my friends and colleagues that if they
          consider purchasing a RAZR/MAXX that they be prepared to “Wait” for the
          services and updates they deserve.

          That is how Motorola/Verizon rolls…

  7. The_atomizer13 says:

    I wouldn’t have minded waiting if they would have told us this at get go, but they are just full of empty promises. Btw let’s just say by the 30th and increase our chance of being right this time.

  8. Jmcdade_420 says:

    Im just getting fed up with people making up dates as to when we are going g to receive ics. I’m not getting my hopes up until the word for the up date comes from big red or motor.

  9. I can’t speak to a need for the update, but I am looking forward to ICS.  What bothers me is that Verizon and Motorola give conflicting information.  It is sad when they can’t work together to efficiently update/upgrade their products.  In my opinion, this makes both of them look bad.

    It would be better to have kept everything hush hush or to put an end to rumors by being more proactive and stating that there are no dates yet, or by deciding a release date far enough off and sticking with it.  The last I checked, I wasn’t one of Pavlov’s dogs, so I would appreciate it if there was more of a difinitive answer and not a “wave it in my face, then deny it” attitude.

    I love the phone (Droid RAZR) and I’m new to Android, but this doesn’t sell me well against the iphone (which I almost bought).

  10. Thuttysix says:

    Stop lying. No one knows when Verizon will start rolling it out. Smh. First Cnet, and now this. Cut it out. Verizon doesn’t even know.

  11. Netrickyaz says:

    No its true the soak test invites are out and the test it going to be underway and if everything is OK with the software it’ll be a few more days for actually roll out.

  12. shawn says:

    I just got off the phone with motorola and they said the same thing ab the soak test or what ever but said droid razr should have ics with in a week to a week in a half

  13. Drummerman_69 says:

    If this is all true then Motorola would at least put testing on their forums about the update schedule. But that is not the case its still in development stage. So nobody should even begin getting their hopes up. Just cause people know how to hack and install a leak doesn’t mean its being tested because its not.

  14. Maroon127 says:

    All of you morons need to get a life. If you’re so unhappy with your phone’s stock capabilities, take the plunge and root. There’s not even a point to having an android phone otherwise: why sit on unlimited potential when you could actually use those capabilities? All you fuck-tards who are tired of the standard push backs and failed deadlines and want to go to Apple: you need to grow up. Apple will abuse you just as much as Verizon (note that Verizon will continue abusing you in addition to Apple), making empty promises and setting exorbitant prices for things you have no control over (*cough* no root access *cough*).

    Soak tests DO start the 22nd (several of us have the email), and ICS is on it’s way, but honestly you all need to grow up, Android has had 4 major upgrades in the time that Apple has had 2. If you count Jellybean, then Android will have had 5 major updates between iOS 4 and 6. 

  15. Fire2rhtym says:

    I purchase my razr last 6 months a go, just because I’m hoping that they may  update razr to ics, if I knew that it would never be happen, all this are just are fake…I should never used razr….

  16. Great news, there is another ICS (5.0 Version) update coming out…..let’s see….in January 2015… LOL!!!
    Next time you pick a phone if they offer you a “soon update” ask them for a proof or document, they just won’t do it..

  17. smokechaser says:

    Hey all I called and talked to a tech in Verizons headquarters and he said everybody should get the update no later than the 24th of June. Just be a little patient it should be out soon.

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