Motorola Razr Android Ice Cream Sandwich update rolls out in UK
Motorola is now pushing the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update to Razr smarthpones
According to GSMArena the update has been ready for a while but the delays were allegedly due to T-Mobile, which wanted to customise the ROM, something Google wasn’t going to allow.
It seems T-Mobile ended up agreeing to a non-customised build in the end. GSMArena doesn’t cite any particular source for this claim, however.
If you’re a Razr owner you can download the update over-the-air via Wi-Fi or 3G, but you’ll need a Motorola account to be able to do it. It’s a 153.3MB download, so we’d recommend either using Wi-Fi or being on an unlimited data tariff.
The version number is 651.73.30.en. and it isn’t clear at this point whether or not it’s also available for the Razr Maxx, being virtually the same handset with a bigger battery pack.
The update is long overdue as it really bumps up overall performance on most Android devices. That said, it's also really late to the party as Motorola's Xoom 2 tablets are already getting the new Android Jelly Bean 4.1.
Customers in the US have had ICS on the Razr since the end of July and report faster speeds, improved UI elements and enhanced features, including face unlock, better voice controls and the ability to access select apps from the lock screen.