Droid Razr ICS rollout is delayed

Posted by Mark Raby

Motorola is having a bit of trouble getting the latest version of Android to its Razr customers.

The manufacturer managed to push out an update to its Xoom tablet line, and was expected to make the Razr and Razr Maxx products upgraded as well. But that hasn't happened.

The company is now being quoted as saying that the update process will begin on June 12.

However, there has been no official comment from Verizon or Motorola about specific dates for Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades. Companies stopped doing that early on after the new Android platform proved problematic for many devices.

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.