In a rather bizarre turn of events, the impending arrival of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update on the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G has been confirmed by no less than Verizon. Looking back, there have been several misses in the past when it came to the ICS update for the current Motorola flagship device but this time around, it looks like Verizon and Motorola are all set in getting the device upgraded to the latest version of the Google mobile operating system.
Come to think of it, the last time Motorola released an update about its ICS schedule, we saw that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G already in the Development Phase of its ICS development. Not only that, the manufacturer even confirmed that the ICS update for the handset will be rolled out before the end of Q2. With this official timeline from Motorola, the manufacturer barely has two weeks to keep its promise of a Q2 rollout to give the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G its tasty treat of Ice Cream Sandwich.
However, recent developments intimate that the manufacturer has a big chance of following through on its promise. This came in the form of a text message being sent out to users of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G who use the Mobile IM application of Verizon in their handsets because as it turned out, the Verizon Wireless Mobile IM app is not supported in Ice Cream Sandwich. Because of this, users of the application are being advised by the wireless provider that they will need to download a new instant messaging app because their handsets will soon get upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We invite you to comment on this information if any of you received this text message.
Sad to say, the text message did not include any specific details about the exact rollout date of ICS for the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G so we have to wait for Verizon yet again to release more details about this. Although we are still quite wary with this recent development due to the number of times we were burned in the past, we are somehow assured by the fact that the confirmation for the impending arrival of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich came from the wireless provider itself. Because of this, it lends more credence to the news and hopefully, Verizon will come out with more details regarding this.
As for the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G, the handset has the distinction of having the longest battery life among the smartphones in Verizon’s lineup because of its massive 3300 mAh power pack. As for the components under the hood of the handset, it has a Texas Instruments OMAP4430 chipset running things in its internals while a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex processor works in conjunction with 1GB of RAM to deliver the computing muscle needed by the device. The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G only as 16GB of onboard memory but its retail package comes with a 16GB microSD card for memory expansion. AS for its display, the handset has a 4.3-inch SuperAMOLED Advanced display that has a qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels while its dual-shooter configuration is composed of a rear 8MP camera and a front-facing 1.3MP webcam. You can buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G starting at $99 at select retailers.