When Motorola first came out with its ICS plans for the handsets in its lineup back in February, we saw that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx was still in the Evaluation and Planning stage of its ICS development. This simply meant that users of the handset still had a long way to go before they see their Motorola Droid Razr Maxx handsets get upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
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However, there was an instance in April when a rumor came out about the handset getting the Android 4.0 refresh last April 4. Sad to say, we all know now that that particular rumor, a rumor said to have come from Best Buy, fizzled out and users of the handset went back to the waiting game. In addition to that, these same users had to be content with using leaked ICS ROMs for the handset just to have an idea of how Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will actually look and feel on the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx.
Several months back, Motorola came out with its updated ICS schedule and with the new list, we finally see the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx moved to the Development phase of its ICS update. In addition to that, Motorola also announced that the Ice Cream Sandwich update can be expected to hit the handset before the end of Q2. Not only that, the manufacturer also released a couple of video teasers in its Japanese website showing the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx in all its ICS-laden glory. These in turn fueled speculations that the handset is about to get its tasty treat of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Finally, last June 22, reports came in about the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update being pushed out to the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. However, the update at that time was only rolled out to a select number of handsets and Motorola announced that the limited rollout was indeed a part of its standard upgrade process and a broader rollout of the update can be expected in the coming days.
Just today, it has been confirmed that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now being rolled out to ALL Motorola Droid Razr Maxx handsets and if you happen to rock a handset not included in the initial push, all you need to do right now is to go to Settings > About and just follow the prompts to start the upgrade process and get your handset a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich.
As for the handset, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx holds the distinction of having the longest battery time among Verizon handsets. It is also very capable under the hood with its Texas Instruments OMAP4430 chipset that gives the handset a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and a full gigabyte of RAM. The storage space of the handset comes up to 16GB but its retail package also includes a 16GB microSD card for memory expansion. In terms of its display, the handset sports a 4.3-inch SuperAMOLED Advanced panel with a 540 x 960 resolution. Its dual-shooter configuration is comprised of a rear 8MP shooter and a front 1.3MP video call camera. Buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $99.