Droid Razr likely to get Ice Cream Sandwich soon

Posted by Mark Raby

The next candidate for an Android upgrade might be the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx.

Motorola recently released a series of teaser videos for its Android devices, and in them they appear to show the Razr phones with Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

Motorola has said the update will eventually arrive on both devices but has failed to set timetables as to when each individual phone will be upgraded.

Ice Cream Sandwich is one of the biggest updates to Android yet, and includes such features as scanning your face to unlock the phone, a much more robust speech-to-text software program, and an entire platform of data sharing that focuses on Near Field Communication (NFC).

Several other manufacturers have pledged support for the new update, and a bunch of phones currently running an older version of Android.

Ice Cream Sandwich is now powering 4.9% of active Android devices, according to the company's most recently released official statistics.

Google hopes Android 4.0 will be a big reset button on the mobile platform, since it has much stricter hardware guidelines that it hopes will help prevent fragmentation in the future. This is a goal we've heard in previous rollouts of Android, so we'll see if it actually is realized this time.