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Update: The word on the street is that this update should be hitting devices today. Hit Settings > About phone > System updates to see if it's available on your device.

An update to the support docs for the Droid RAZR/MAXX just hit hit Verizon's site with details of an upcoming OTA update that should be hitting the airwaves sometime soon. While this doesn't bring Android 4.0 to Moto's newest flagship, it does bring a handful of other useful fixes and tweaks:

Applications:
+  Mobile Hotspot will now successfully allow other devices to connect to all
Internet websites.
+  Improvements in the Mobile Hotspot security.
+  VZ Navigator® has been updated with the latest 3D map improvements.
+  Visual Voice Mail Updates:
  •  Visual Voice Mail messages can be marked as read.
  •  Visual Voice Mail message playback resumes when audio is switched
to speaker.
  •  Visual Voice Mail will successfully subscribe or unsubscribe while
connected with Wi-Fi.
  •  Successfully press back key after playback in Visual Voice Mail
without error.
+  V CAST App now comes preloaded.
+  MotoCast installation steps have been improved for easier use.
Data Connectivity:
+  Improved stability of data connectivity after Airplane Mode is disabled.
+ Improved data throughput performance in low-signal 4G environments.
Device Operation:
+  Improved Battery life when using Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP)
Bluetooth® headsets.
+  Successfully save multimedia ringtones.
+  Favorite Contacts widget has been updated.
+  Improved device stability when moving between home screen panels.
+  Email icon has been updated for improved visibility.
+  When performing an Over the Air (OTA) update, the display will correctly
show the remaining download time.
+  CMAS (Commercial Mobile Alert Service) feature has been added.

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While there's no official word when we can expect this update to start hitting devices, it generally happens about a week after we see the support docs land on Big Red's site. As always, we'll let you know when it's available!

[Verizon; Thanks, Kris!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • joel

    Yay, we all wanted more bloatware.

  • Tom

    Because these improvements are more relevant than getting ICS out? Come on!

    I have ICS on my TouchPad for God's sake.

  • Eric

    It really never is ICS. :(

  • Carol

    Why not make the latest pure Google release available IMMEDIATELY to users.

    Those that "like" waiting more 2-3 *MONTHS* can instead get the UI overlay version. (and all its useless features.)

  • erik

    pointless update got it last night ugh bloat bloat bloat.

  • Mr. Rogers

    might as well forget about ICS and move on to the next version of Android

  • Rlarson_mn

    Got the update this Ronny. Increased battery length if you can believe it. Also an ncrease in over all speed of the device. AnTuTu score went up by 1000, Quadrant score erased by 300 to 2964.

  • Nathan

    Getting mine now. Might as well hang ICS up and forget about it.