In the smartphone scene, an update is supposed to improve things on your handset and make it better, yes?
But, this seems to be not the case with the ICS update that landed on the Motorola Droid Razr last June. Sad to say, users of the handset eagerly awaited this update to land only to be let down by the bugs that came along with it.
It has been two months since the Motorola Droid Razr got cranked up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and since then, users are reporting that they had nothing but problems after they took advantage of the ICS update on their respective handsets.
The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update was rolled out by Verizon to the Motorola Droid Razr this past June 30 – which incidentally was the last day of the deadline that Motorola imposed on itself for the ICS update to hit the handset. After the rollout, reports started coming in from users saying that the update was buggy and a lot of issues have been experienced on their handsets. Looking at the big picture, it looks like Verizon and Motorola were rushed into releasing the ICS update even if it was not as viable as possible in order to hit the deadline.
Earlier reports claim that both Motorola and Verizon already have a handle on things and are already working on an update to get these issues resolved but until now, we are yet to see a bugfix update rolled out to the Motorola Droid Razr. Back then, word on the street is that the update will hit the airwaves in August but sad to say, that did not materialize to the utter frustration of Motorola Droid Razr 4G users. After all, several users of the handset have already complained that their devices have become totally inoperable after its OS got cranked up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – which is a big concern because this totally undermines the components and capabilities of the device.
The latest rumors however speculate that the said bugfix update will get released this September but neither Motorola nor Verizon have yet to confirm that information. We join these users in crossing fingers that hopefully, it wouldn’t take the two companies that long to finally get the issues in the Motorola Droid Razr resolved.
As for the handset, the Motorola Droid Razr is one of the sexiest handsets in the market today with its 7.1 mm waistline. Under the hood, the handset packs a Texas Instruments OMAP4430 chipset that gives it a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and a full gigabyte of RAM. It comes with 16GB of onboard storage while its retail package comes with a 16GB microSD card for memory expansion purposes. Its display on the other hand is a 4.3-inch SuperAMOLED panel with a 540 x 960 resolution while its camera department is comprised of a rear 8MP shooter and a front 2MP snapper.