Droid Razr Ice Cream Sandwich Update Still Coming, Verizon Texts Delay Explanation

The Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich update was scheduled to come to the Motorola Droid Razr on June 12, but unfortunately when the date arrived there was no frozen treat in sight.

Being that Verizon is the only carrier to offer the Razr, it was up to the company to explain why Ice Cream Sandwich did not arrive at that time.

Verizon chose to address its customers through a text message and confirmed that the update is coming soon.

"Your phone will soon be upgraded to Android 4.0. At that time we will remove your Verizon Wireless Mobile IM app because it is not supported in Android 4.0. Please download a new instant messaging app to use IM on your phone. Thank you for using Mobile IM!" wrote Verizon in the text message sent to Droid Razr smartphones earlier this week.

CNET confirmed the June 12 roll out date for Ice Cream Sandwich on the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx last week.

Motorola also released an updated timetable last month that showed a Q2 update for the Motorola Droid Razr and a June 12 roll out matched up well with that report.

The company also announced when it would roll out updates for some of its other tablets and smartphones in that timetable including the Droid Xyboard 8.2, 10.1, the XOOM WiFi + 3G MZ600, the Atrix 2, the Atrix 4G MB860, Droid 4, Droid Bionic and the Motorola XOOM Family Edition.

The Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Droid Xyboard models will roll out in the early part of the third quarter of 2012.

The update for the XOOM WiFi and 3G MZ600 model will begin rolling out in the second quarter.

Both the Atrix 2 and the Atrix 4G will get Ice Cream Sandwich in the third quarter of 2012. The Droid 4 will receive it around that same time along with the Droid Bionic.

ICS will come to the XOOM family edition in the third quarter as well.

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