A couple of weeks ago, it was rumored that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx was already set to receive the eagerly awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Sad to say, the rumors did not pan out and users of the handset were left hanging with the manufacturer confirming that it is bound to release more details about the status of the ICS update for the handset. Recent reports however confirm that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is set to receive a software update but is non-ICs one for that matter.
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That being said, software update 6.12.181 for the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is now ready to rollout because the details and changelog of the said update can already be found in Verizon’s official support site. Though no exact time frame as to when the update will start hitting the airwaves via OTA hasn’t been confirmed yet, history shows that it would usually happen within the week of the update’s changelog being posted in the support site of the carrier.
With that, the 6.12.181 software update is expected to bring goodies that will significantly improve the performance of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. Enhancements in device features include IPv6 update for the device, improvements in the handset’s security, optimizations in the performance of the device for a longer battery life and improved device stability. Improvements in network connectivity on the other hand include enhancements in Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity and accurate display of data connectivity in the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx’s 4G coverage indicator.
In addition to that, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx will also get enhancements in the delivery of text messages while the security of Verizon Apps got improved and along with the performance of the handset’s Visual Voice Mail performance. In terms of updates for MotoCast, the 6.12.181 software update will improve the MotoCast performance on the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx with the addition of a new MotoCast widget for easier access and discoverability. The storage settings screen of the handset will also be improved for a better understanding of available storage space compared to total storage once the update has been applied to the handset.
For those not familiar with the handset, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is the current flagship device of Motorola and is relatively thin at its dimensions of 130.7 x 68.9 x 9 mm and lightweight at 145 grams despite packing a huge 3300 mAh power pack that gives it a battery life like we’ve never seen before. The handset reeks of pure power under the hood with a Texas Instruments OMAP4460 chipset along with a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and full gigabyte of RAM under the hood.
It has 16GB of internal memory and comes with a preinstalled 16GB microSD card for memory expansion purposes. In terms of its display, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx sports a 4.3inch SuperAMOLED Advance panel with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels while its camera department features a shooter with an 8-megapixel sensor resolution in its back panel while its front panel is home to the handset’s 1.3MP webcam. Buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $199.