Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to be an OTA upgrade for RAZR in early 2012

Shane McGlaun - Oct 19, 2011, 9:26am CDT
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to be an OTA upgrade for RAZR in early 2012

We already know enough about the Motorola RAZR Android smartphone to be able to figure out the thing is pretty darn cool. We had hoped it would land running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box, but that didn’t work out. If you are wondering, when exactly the Android 4.0 update would come to the smartphone Motorola has now offered up that detail.

Moto says that the RAZR will get the Android 4.0 update in early 2012. The update will be offered OTA like all the other updates in the past. The RAZR went official this Tuesday in the US and the smartphone is Motorola’s hope to make it big in the mobile world again as the original RAZR flip phone did years ago.

The smartphone comes out of the box with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board. It also gets a Super AMOLED display. The biggest letdown is that the RAZR bootloader is locked. The phone is thin and has Gorilla Glass and metal body. The RAZR will launch in November in the UK and US. Check out our hands on with the RAZR to see what the phone is all about.

[via Pocket-Lint]

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9 Responses to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to be an OTA upgrade for RAZR in early 2012

  1. How will it take them multiple months to do this? I hate Android update policies…. One of the things Apple got right was update policy. Android has more features to offer, but it doesn’t matter if your phone doesn’t upgrade…

    • Its so that they make sure that everything works on their phone correctly and goes along with the guidelines that the carrier gives them.  Plus, this is a BRAND NEW OS that came out yesterday…  They need to take that OS and incorporate that with the hardware that is in the phone, to make sure the experience is smooth for the users of the device.  Unlike Apple, the OEMs of Android devices do not make the OS…  I hate people that don’t understand Android update policies…

      • You’re just giving them the excuse to make it take forever. And it’s a brand new OS to consumers, you’re dumb to think manufacturers don’t have access to it before hand. The reason it takes OEM’s forever is because  they have to screw with it and put their version of the OS on there.

        There should be an option to install stock Android and their carrier flavored OS.

        • The first 4.0 phone (the galaxy nexus, a vanilla 4.0 phone) is coming out in November, likely AFTER the Droid RAZR, 4.0 was just officially announced yesterday, and they had said that they were still developing it less than half a month ago. only having to wait until Q1 2012 for a motoblur version of 4.0 is amazing.

    • Because 4.0 won’t be out until November, and then they still need to update Motoblur to work with 4.0. That’s like asking why Linux Mint doesn’t come out until multiple months after each X Window System release. If you don’t want to wait for your flavour of Ice Cream, then get the Galaxy Nexus and the Vanilla Ice Cream that it comes with.

    • Why? Because they announced a new phone? Anyone who bought a phone in the weeks leading up to the Galaxy Nexus announcement should only be angry at themselves.

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