When Motorola gave an update regarding the handsets in its lineup that are bound to get upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the Google mobile operating system, it was indicated that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is still in the Evaluation and Planning stage of its ICS development. This simply means that it might be quite some time that the Ice Cream Sandwich update will get released to the current Motorola flagship device.
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After the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi got its first taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last week, it looks like the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is next in line to get updated as well. Word on the street is that Motorola has sent an email requesting users of the handset to participate in a soak test for the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the handset. This soak test as we have seen in the past involves a group of people who will install the software update in question on their respective devices and give Motorola immediate feedback regarding the viability of the update. This way, the manufacturer can have an eagle-eye view of everything that concerns the update and immediately take care of bugs arising in the testing session.
The Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware was made available for download to those participating in the soak test but was then pulled because of the problems encountered in sideloading the update. The said firmware has a 6.14.75.XT912 build version and cranks up the Android version of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx to Android 4.0.3. Once this version of the operating system gets rolled out to the handset, its users can expect updated webtop functions and a reworked user interface as well. In addition to that, the radio firmware of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx will also get updated as soon as the official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update has been applied to the smartphone. Sad to say, there has been no word as to when the soak test will again continue but for what it is worth, this is a seeming indication that users of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx won’t have to wait too long for the official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich to land on their handsets.
Under the hood, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx has its circuitry built around a Texas Instruments OMAP4430 chipset which essentially brings a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and a full gigabyte of RAM to the handset. A dedicated PowerVR SGX540 GPU on the other hand handles sticky graphical situations while the storage capacity of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is pegged at 8GB. In addition to that, memory expansion can be done on the handset and a 16GB microSD card is already included in the retail package of the handset for this purpose. The display of the handset is a SuperAMOLED Advanced panel that measures 4.3 inches diagonally while its resolution is pegged at 960 x 540 pixels. It has an 8MP autofocus camera at its back panel while a 1.3MP webcam graces its front panel. The standout feature of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx though is its massive 3300 mAh power pack which gives the handset a battery life like we’ve never seen before. Buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $229.