Two of Verizon Wireless' hot phones have officially been cleared to receive an update to Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. The update is currently rolling out to DROID RAZR and the DROID RAZR MAXX phones. As a result of the update, the DROID RAZR and the DROID RAZR MAXX will be the first 4G LTE smartphones on Verizon Wireless' network to be Global Ready. With the update, customers can expect all of the new functionality and features found on Ice Cream Sandwich, including Face Unlock and the Direct Access Lock Screen.
DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich; Global Ready
Two Motorola phones making the global jump to Android's latest operating system.
The DROID RAZR and the DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola will be the first 4G LTE smartphones on the Verizon Wireless network to be Global Ready.
The upgrade, which will begin on June 22, will also upgrade all smartphones in the DROID RAZR family to the popular Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Ice Cream Sandwich features upgraded functionality and new features, such as Face Unlock. By looking directly at the screen, the smartphone recognizes its owner and automatically unlocks the device. It also includes Direct Access Lock Screen, which allows you to easily open camera, text messages, and dialer from the lock screen.
Customers can use the front camera to video chat with friends and family to share summer stories or even just to wave hello. The new Video Calling icon makes it easy to access video chatting apps like ooVoo and Tango.
The upgrade also enhances the voice input technology, typing your words as you speak emails or texts. Speak continuously for paragraphs at a time, add punctuation and even edit mistakes with voice input.
As a Global Ready device, customers with the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX will be able to have voice and data service in more than 220 countries, when subscribed to an international plan.
Additional information on the ICS upgrade can be found on the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola support page.
I've had a page setup with my company website for a little while now, listing the manual steps to receive the ICS OTA official update. If you haven't yet received your scheduled OTA update and would like to get rolling with it now, check out http://ics.branpute.net . Hope this helps those who were impatient like me ;-) .
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