Droid RAZR/RAZR Maxx Android 4.0 update starts today

More and more Android smartphones and tablets are beginning to receive their promised upgrades to Google's Android 4.0 operating system. In a blog post today on the Verizon Wireless website, the company announced that two of its smartphones, the Motorola RAZR and the RAZR Maxx (the one with the super long battery life) will both start receiving their previously announced update to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Naturally, not all owners of the RAZR phones will get their Android 4.0 update today; usually it takes a few weeks for a mobile OS upgrade process to move through the wireless carriers system. The update will bring a number of new features to both smartphones, including the Face Unlock feature, improved voice recognition software and for the travelers out there, this update also unlocks global roaming capabilities.

For all of the Samsung Galaxy Tab owners, there's some good news on the horizon too. Sammobile.com reports, via unnamed sources, that the Android 4.0 updates for the Galaxy Tab 7.7, 8.9, and 10.1 models should begin sometime in July and run through to August.

Source: Verizon | Image via Verizon

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Naw see something ain't right. I got a notice from Motorola that I was invited for a soak test for this... and I've yet to see it nor have anyone else I've talked to on another forums that also got invited. So I guess they said the hell with it and is going to push it out to everyone today. Ohh and I have the Maxx in case anyone cares.
As for a waiting period... I don't see having to wait longer than a week to get this update if you are pulling thru wifi vs 3/4g.

sava700 said,
Naw see something ain't right. I got a notice from Motorola that I was invited for a soak test for this... and I've yet to see it nor have anyone else I've talked to on another forums that also got invited. So I guess they said the hell with it and is going to push it out to everyone today. Ohh and I have the Maxx in case anyone cares.
As for a waiting period... I don't see having to wait longer than a week to get this update if you are pulling thru wifi vs 3/4g.

I got a RZR too mate and I know exactly how you feel right now

hairbautt said,
Argh, I want it for my Bionic...

prob won't hit the Bionic till later this year, which is odd considering it came out before these did a good while before.

the420kid said,
how weak is that. roll it out 1 year after its released.

Going from Android 2.x to 4.x is a HUGE leap which made this update far more complicated the previous ones. The next one shouldn't take so long as Android 4.0 provides a much more solid foundation to build upon and thus the updates shouldn't be so drastic.

the420kid said,
how weak is that. roll it out 1 year after its released.

I take it maths isn't your strongest subject. The ICS source code was only released in mid November last year. That's about 6 months or so, not a year. It takes time for OEM's to do QA on the upgrade and ensure all drivers and third party software are compatible.

And at least Android devices are getting the next major platform update, unlike Windows Phone users who have been hung out to dry completely by Microsoft.

Naturally, not all owners of the RAZR phones will get their Android 4.0 update today; usually it takes a few weeks for a mobile OS upgrade process to move through the wireless carriers system.

Or if you know what you are doing you can download the leak.

ICS Upgrade rollout for the Xperia S started yesterday, running so smooth and looking forward to the Cyanogen team working their magic once the source becomes available.