When Motorola first came out with the list of the devices in its stable that are slated to get upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich a couple of months ago, we saw the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G still in the Evaluation and Planning stage of its ICS development. This means that the handset still has to wait a little longer before it finally gets the jump to the latest version of the Google mobile operating system. Since then, a lot has happened over the past couple of months when it comes to ICS and the handset.
Buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $169 and get a $40 credit on your Verizon phone bill.
There was a time that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G was rumored to get the ICS update last April 4 as intimated by retail giant Best Buy but as we all know, the rumors fizzled with the handset getting stuck in the Gingerbread generation. As for our smartphone-crazed brethren who are not afraid of tinkering with their handsets, these folks resorted to taking advantage of leaded ICS builds for the handset that surfaced in the past just to experience how ICS would run on the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G.
Since then, users of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G have become more vocal with wanting to have the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the handset and in response to that, Motorola has finally updated its ICS rollout schedule that will definitely excite users of the massive smartphone. With this latest update, we now see the ICS phase of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G as being in the Development stage already. And even more to cause excitement is the expected timing of the rollout which according to the manufacturer could happen this Q2.
This simply means that since we are already in the 2nd quarter and depending on how you look at it, either optimistically, you can get your Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich in the next couple of days or pessimistically, wait for six more weeks for it to happen before June ends. Either way, the news is still great because the months of waiting for ICs to finally land on the handset is about to come to a screeching end. And if you are interested in getting your hands on the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G,select Verizon authorized retailers are currently offering the handset starting at $169.99 with a new two-year contract with Verizon.
As for the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G, its claim to fame is its massive 3300 mAh power pack that gives it the longest battery life among the smartphones being offered by the wireless provider. Aside from that, it is also a pretty capable device with a Texas Instruments OMAP4430 chipset powering its operation and giving the device a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB of RAM for a snappy and smooth performance.
The storage space of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G is pegged at 16GB but the handset comes preinstalled with a 16GB microSD card for memory expansion while its display is of the SuperAMOLED Advanced variety that measures 4.3 inches and has a qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It has a main 8MP shooter at its back panel while a 1.3MP snapper graces its front bezel with both cameras capable of 1080p and 720p video recording respectively. Buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $169 and get a $40 credit on your Verizon phone bill.