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It's April now, a solid five months or so after the Ice Cream Sandwich source code dropped. We've all been waiting eagerly for our old devices to see Google's latest and greatest. Today, on Reddit, a Verizon employee dropped some slides that detail Verizon's plans for ICS launches. Notable devices include the HTC Rezound, the Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX, as well as the premiere Google tablet, the Xoom 3G/4G.

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According to the documents, the Rezound should be seeing an update to ICS on May 9th, while the RAZR/MAXX pairing will be receiving the update later in the month, on the 21st. The Xoom, unlucky duck that it is, hasn't received a date yet, but is currently "ON HOLD FOR TA (Technical Approval)". Given the problems that early LTE devices on Verizon had, as well as the extremely long delay to get the Xoom its LTE modem, the idea that Verizon would be having technical problems rolling out an update is unsurprising.

HTC Rezound - 05/09

  • Software Update Version: 2
  • Soak Test: 04/16/2012 - 05/07/12
  • OTA: Verzion
  • Size: 297mb
  • Push OTA: 05/09/12
  • Pull Avail: 05/09/12

Motorola Droid RAZR/MAXX - 05/21

  • Software Update Version: 4
  • Soak Test: 04/19/2012 - 05/17/12
  • OTA: Motorola
  • Size: 341mb
  • Push OTA: 05/21/12
  • Pull Avail: 05/23/12

Xoom 3G/4G - ON HOLD

  • Software Update Version: 5
  • Soak Test: 03/29/12 - 04/19/12
  • OTA: Google
  • Size: 106mb
  • Push OTA: ON HOLD FOR TA
  • Pull Avail: N/A

The slides also have a bunch of non-OS-related upgrades, if you're interested in that, so take a look. Hopefully we'll see more and more of these updates as time goes on. ICS already feels like it's late to the party.

Source: Reddit

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • Bunie

    Interesting file sizes. also, Where is the bionic? Lolz

    • Jody Barnes

      We are the bastard children of VZW! Bionic will never be the baby that VZW wanted! hahaha

      • Bakemcbride21

        Maybe, but we Thunderbolt Owners are the red-headed bastard step-children of VZW! LOL

        • Sadman

           I agree! It was the flagship phone for VZW alright! I think the flag was white, like I surrender all promises of updates that actually work and improve the phone. I got mine on the release date and what a nightmare. To even remotely use the phone like promised you have to root it and install a dev's rom outside of HTC or VZW. They just took everyone's money and let them complain to no avail. Sorry, I just had to vent some more.

        • Sadman

           I agree! It was the flagship phone for VZW alright! I think the flag was white, like I surrender all promises of updates that actually work and improve the phone. I got mine on the release date and what a nightmare. To even remotely use the phone like promised you have to root it and install a dev's rom outside of HTC or VZW. They just took everyone's money and let them complain to no avail. Sorry, I just had to vent some more.

          • Noyfb

            it was a flagship phone for three weeks, then just after you couldn't return it they razr was announced and sold as their flagship phone. I loved my og droid 1 but after all the crap moto did to their phone i went with a gnex. Moto has great hardware but i can't stand their software, and skin. I wish i could have a moto phone that is a nexus phone, that is my dream a moto phone with pure vanilla android and ability to unlock if i want too.

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    341MB on the RAZRs?

    Did they sneak a copy of Windows XP in there?

    • Jody Barnes

      More Bloat than you already have!

      • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

        You will be happy to know that this update includes useful apps such as the following:

        Blockbuster: Shows you a map of local Blockbuster retail locations in your neighborhood that have recently been shuttered.

        Rand McNally: An app from the famous map making company that will allow you to purchase one of their map books to be shipped directly to your home in 3-5 weeks.

        Burger King: This app is just a picture of a Whopper that farts when you press on it.

        Barnes and Noble: This is not an actual app. They just added it to make you look smart.

        • Jody Barnes

          BWAHAHA!!!!

          • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

            Oh yeah, and VZ Navigator 1.28432

  • Shawn Corey

    I had the same thought as Bunie. When I was upgrading a few months ago, I was between the Bionic and the Galaxy Nexus. Glad I went with the GNex.

    • Jody Barnes

      When I picked up the Bionic, the GNEX was still a twinkle in Google's eye... There had been nothing to prove that it was actually coming any time soon...

  • Alex Baruch

    What about the Thunderbolt!!!

    • Bakemcbride21

      There is an update posted for it in the second slide (first one of three on the bottom left under the big ICS one)

      This is most likely the update that was leaked/posted here around April 16th (?) I believe.

      • Bakemcbride21

        the one I am referrign to is a GB update...not ICS

      • Corona63976

        It total b.s.

  • Bkahler01

    The Thunderbolt???

  • http://gamingblather.com/ Drak

    I'm beginning to wonder why they even bother any more. It's sad but they are putting out so many new phones they can't keep up with all the updates. It's already gotten to the point that if you want a timely update you have no choice but to root your phone.
    If you aren't comfortable rooting then you may as well just deal with the bugs and the problems. By the time you get the update, your contract will have expired and you've probably already bought a new phone. A new phone with new problems and no updates in it's lifetime. Rinse and repeat ad nauseum.

    • Jody Barnes

      The way I see it just BC there is a new update out doesn't mean there is anything wrong with the old one. Its just new and shiney. Example: Right now my Bionic is sitting on 2.3.4, and system version 5.9.902. I have never been more pleased with its performance. However ICS would be sweet howver not neccessary. My phone is rooted and the main reason I haven't installed ICS is bc there are still bugs with the ROM (camera bugs).

      • http://gamingblather.com/ Drak

        I was mainly talking about the updates to fix bugs, not necessarily the updates to ICS. Although that still boils down to wait and hope or do it yourself.

  • Wideopn11

    Cant help but NOT notice the Galaxy Nexus on the upgrade list. Guess 4.0.5 rumors are just that.

  • RyanALLDAY

    you know what it's because of this terrible Upgrade system that I will be going iPhone5, I have always loved my androids but this is bulls**t! I'm a a bionic that VZW originally said was going to get ICS, I love the phone, I love the android customabilitys but thats it i'm decided.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DionJ Dion Jones

    Sad that the thunderbolt isn't listed

  • Jeremy Cope

    Bangin head..waiting for my wife to get the update for her Gnex...I am rooting mine sick of waiting.

  • http://twitter.com/TrevorClibery Trevor Clibery

    When are we UK Xoom WiFi owners going to get our ICS?  The US have had it for ages!

  • Droidfan

    If....Android 4.0 starts hitting most of the premium phones in the May/June time frame...it will be about one year since the Gingerbread updates started the same rounds.  Google has said they want to try to get into a once a year O/S update cycle.   Apple is on a similar annual (more or less) cycle.  As for Bionic owners...the phone was released September 2011, 9 months ago...if you get an ICS update by June...that is still less than a year from it's release date.   Jesus Christ....quit wining and complaining like little babies.
    You bought phones with Gingerbread...the latest edition available at the time.  And Gingerbread has evolved into a pretty stable version.  And if you get an update to the next version of Android within a year of your purchase....you are certainly no worse off than an iPhone buyer....yes that for you RyanALLDAY.   Moto and VZW...get the update right...make it stable...that's the most important thing.

  • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

    Nothing on the Droid 4?

  • http://www.gregpak.com/entries/002275.shtml D.Smithee

    And, hopefully, the LG Lucid will get 4.0 soon enough. Pretty please, of course. 

  • michael curtis

    still on XP can't trust this upgrade source...

    • Rockaholic112

      That is what all the Verizon computers use :p

  • obione-kanobi

    My coverage is within 1 inch either way of Loosing 3g and 4g and phone locks up.

    Obione-Kanobi-1 May 8, 2012 3:07 PM                     I have just gotten off the phone with their Corporate folks as they were not to impressed with me for filing a complaint with the FCC because of my coverage or should I say lack there of. From what she told me after all the legal mubo jumbo was that the coverage map which was not so well done is only a maybe for coverage as their are 3 little fine print exclusions on the WEB.
    I conveyed to her that if you tell me I have 4g and 3g and I move my phone on my nightstand 1 inch either way I loose the 4g. If I move it the other way I lose 3g and the phone locks up till I go into airplane mode and and back out. According to her I am on the fringe of the signals and they are sharing their signal with anouther carrier. In other words tough roller skates. And then to have the audasity to charge me an extra $30.00 to change out the old home phone connect for the newer one that you can get an extended antenea for. Get rid of theold inventory and charge for the upgrade or switch and bait. I urge everyone to file with the FCC individually and hold Verizon to task, I told her I would continue to persue this with the FCC till my area was fixed. I have a Rezound that is stock. Plus for some reason when I tried to log back into this site I have to unlock my Account as it had been locked for some reason. Wonder who would have done such a thing to me especially after a phone call from Verizon Corporate. ( HUMMMM )