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Last Updated: April 6th, 2012

Update: Looks like Motorola cancelled the soak test due to "deployment issues." Word has it that the update could still happen sometime next week.

Thanks, DW!

DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX users excited for an Ice Cream Sandwich update by last week's Best Buy screenshot should brace themselves for some bad news – it looks like the aforementioned devices won't be getting Ice Cream Sandwich just yet after all.

According to a letter being sent out to members of Motorola's Feedback Network, the soak test slated to begin tomorrow simply brings an update to build number 6.12.181 with various enhancement and bug fixes. Here's a full look at what users can expect:

Who Can Use This Release:

ALL DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by MOTOROLA users

Build:  Version.6.12.181.XT912.Verizon.en.US

Enhancements and Fixes:

Battery Life

  • Optimized device performance to extend battery life

MotoCast™

  • Added new MotoCast widget to enable easier access to MotoCast files
  • Implemented several fixes to improve MotoCast performance

Storage

  • Modified the storage settings screen to clarify total, available, and used storage space

WiFi and Network

  • Implemented IPV6 support over cellular connection and WiFi to facilitate updated interaction with the network
  • Corrected 4G coverage indicator to accurately display data connectivity
  • Improved Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity when utilizing WPS security

Visual voicemail

  • Improved visual voicemail performance with data disabled and visual voicemail notification delivery

Bluetooth®

  • Corrected loud call end and connect tones over Bluetooth®

Google Play

  • Fixed Share app functionality to directs users to the app page in Google Play

Text Messaging

  • Improved text messaging to ensure timely receiving of texts

Browser

  • Added easy access to bookmarks through a press and hold on the back key

Security

  • Enhanced device security preventing unauthorized access of telephony database by 3rd parties

Updated Vcast app with new security enhancements

So while there's no word on exactly when an Ice Cream Sandwich update will come to RAZR/MAXX users, this update appears to bring some convenient fixes and other goodies with it.

Of course we'll be here to cover all the details when it looks like RAZR/MAXX users will finally get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. To see the full text of the notice being sent out to members of Moto's Feedback Network, check out the source link below.

Via: Droid Life

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Best Buy, the ultimate troll.

  • LUCIFER

    MUUUURRDERRRRR........

    • MyRazrComesTomorrow

      My Asus transformer tft101 bugs out insanely since ICS update. I think they should take their time and make sure bugs are sorted out...

  • Anthony

    I think this (not the article) but Moto/Verizon is bull b/c when I bought the device outright for Christmas 2011 the store reps PROMISED that we would get the update in February~~that came & went, then was told in March~~that came & went, now they said today 4/4/12 but still no ICS...I bet anyone $100 that we will not see this until August

  • Ray

    And Droid 3 users are still waiting for our soak/OTA after nearly a month since those MFN emails went out. March soak, my ass!

  • adam

    yea i also bought my razr in December under the promise to have ics by feb. ics has been out for a year. its already outdated honestly and not exactly a huge change from gingerbread..this is just buisness. keep the public satisfied enough to buy but keep enough out to leave for updates and boasting. same way with any electronics. when they hit the shelf they are all already a year behind with what could be.i am an electronics specialist and i can 100% guarantee they are holding out or either working on newer OS that we dont even know about yet. ics should have come stock on the razr.but then again it should have on razr maxx,droid 3 an the lg series. these developers get paid for a reason and by the billions the companies invest id bet their salleries double maybe triple ours so why should they worry. they get paid while having the promise of new OS already being built. same way with windows. only way to stop it is for the public to realize and stop buying. but everybody knows the average public loves flashy new cases rather than hardware

    • Guest

      > ics has been out for a year.

      Huh? Not on planet Earth it wasn't.

      The SDK for Android 4.0.1 was publicly released on 19Oct2011.

      The source code for Android 4.0 became available on 14Nov2011.

  • Gabriel

    Basically, the long and the short of it comes down to this: we all bought the bs that we would have ICS on our devices soon, but the one thing we need to keep in mind, is that nowhere is that promise in writing. Hell, it isnt even a promise. We are all collectively putting together info we find around the net and on sites like this and getting pissy about it. Fact of the matter is guys and gals, we bought a device sold as is. And "AS IS" stated that it was "ICS UPGRADABLE" not ICS "soon". They never set a date for ICS for a reason. Each device has different hardware, and each device is set up a little differently. LG devices are different from Moto devices. We have these phones for a reason. If waiting for ICS pisses you off, then root your damn phone and install the leaked 4.0.3 files that are floating around the net. If you dont want to root, then chill the hell out.

    • A

      Not true. Motorola announced their plans to the press and published timelines. That is an "in writing" promise. These weren't leaks all stolen images from bestbuy- they were public statements issued by Motorola, first saying "early In the first quarter, then "February ", then "first quarter" and now they just say its in the testing phase. Legal or not, that is intentionally misleading the public into purchasing a product, and Motorola has now perminately lost a customer in me. And don't expect to see the update in the next few months either. Why would they put resources into development of these new tweaks if an entirely new system is being released in 2 weeks? The answer is they wouldn't, and its going to be long enough that they couldn't wait to resolve the data dropping issue without risking losing scores of customers to Samsung or apple.

  • adam

    fact of the matter is a persons word should be as good as writing. but who am i kidding that hasnt been the case in 15years. im not pissy im just stating the fact of how companies hold out in order to promise updates to keep their buisness rolling. rooted or not these phones should have been upgraded. ICS was out before dual core. now you tell me why we have to wait? software updates are not rocket science i do them everyday. allen-bradly to ti software. we build and write programs from scratch. but yet google..yes multi billion dollar company cant merge with moto,lg,samsung enough to get their OS on track. how about stop making buggy phones we dont need new phones every month and spend some quality time building a nice piece of equipment instead of something that takes over a year to work the bugs out. its sad but true but half these app developers as in public are better at building and tweeking the software than the people getting paid..take the attenna for instance. there is no reason what so ever to have signal problems.this is just a prime example of cutting corners and rushing products. digital signals are over 20 years old...we can communicate in space better than these motos can on land. moto has some serious data drop problems and im in a strong 4g and 3g coverage area. they drop for no reason.

    • Mithra

      I don't understand, when do you think ICS was released? o.O

    • John Motschenbacher

      Dual core phones were out before ICS...a year roughly before ICS.

  • StrandedPanda

    Blah. That's just disappointing. My Droid X contract ends in just a few days and I've been considering what phone to jump on next. Pretty much the only phone I've been considering aside from the Galaxy Nexus is the Razr MAXX due to its battery life, but I have so little faith in the Motorola's updates that I find myself increasingly hesitant to jump on anything but a non-Nexus phone.

    Given that we're already in April, the idea of buying a new phone that still lacks ICS seems iffy.

  • chris

    Just got the update and it sucks! There are too many issues to list them all but the words that used to preview as i type were black and white and had five choices, now blue on black (try reading that in the sun) and only two choices. Sound trivial put it just the tip of the iceberg. Wish i ciuld go back.
    and apparently I can no longer copy and paste text.