After months of patiently waiting, users of the Motorola Droid Razr Max 4G finally get what they wanted most – the update that will crank up their handset to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Looking back, when Motorola first bared its ICS plans back in February, the handset was still in the Evaluation and Planning phase of its ICS development. At that time, this simply meant that the handset still had a long way to go before it got its taste of Ice Cream Sandwich.
Since then, a lot of rumored dates have come and gone. There was a leak a couple of months back that the handset will get the ICS update in April. That fizzled out as we all know. There were also a couple of instances that reports about Motorola doing an ICS soak test came up in the news. Motorola even posted a couple of videos of the Motorola Droid Razr Max 4G in its ICS-laden glory to give users of the handset an idea of what ICS will look like in the handset. In the end, it was Verizon who put all the rumors to rest when it finally announced that the Ice Cream Sandwich update will hit the Motorola Droid Razr Max 4G before the end of the second quarter.
True to its word, the wireless provider along with Motorola kept its promise and finally unleashed the Android 4.0.4 refresh for the Motorola Droid Razr Max 4G with just over a week to go before Q3 sets in. As usual, the rollout will be done over the air and in a staggered manner. By this, a notification should let you know about the update’s availability on your handset. If months of waiting have eroded your patience, you can also do a manual check for the update to your heart’s content.
Once the update has been applied, it will obviously crank up the software version of the Motorola Droid Razr Max 4G to the latest iteration of the Google mobile operating system. In addition to that, new features associated with ICS such as Direct Access Lock Screen that lets you access the camera and other apps of the handset from its lock screen will be seen in the Motorola Droid Razr Max 4G. Of course, the handset will also get the famed Face Unlock feature and more importantly, ICS will make the handset the first Verizon 4G LTE smartphone with global roaming capabilities. The update will also bring enhancements to the Bluetooth audio of the Motorola Droid Razr Max 4G and enhance its Mobile Hotspot functionality as well. Other improvements brought about by the update include a customizable launch bar and an enhanced notification curtain. Several Motorola applications will also get updated for that matter and a new Settings menu will also be seen on the handset.
And just like that, the months of waiting that users of the Motorola Droid Razr Max 4G had to endure just came to a screeching end. You can purchase the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $99.