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Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX Update (v 6.12.181) – What You Need To Know – No Ice Cream Sandwich

by Mihai Matei on April 20, 2012


As you might be aware of, about a month ago we’ve reported that the Motorola RAZR was one of the upcoming Moto handsets to get a hold of the Ice Cream Sandwich update. Unfortunately the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX were missing in action, and believe it or not, things have not changed since.

The next rumor indicated that Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX Ice Cream Sandwich update will hit OTA waves on April 4th but because no changes were made on the Motorola’s official Android software upgrade news page, we took this rumor with a big boulder of salt and when the ICS update didn’t land on the above mentioned handsets, it was no surprise to us.

Our hopes were somewhat bumped when we had a look at some YouTube videos depicting Ice Cream Sandwich running on the Droid RAZR, but no other news surfaced other than what we already knew regarding its whereabouts. Well, to be honest what we knew is that it’s “coming soon” and that’s hardly saying much.

However, recently we found out that a brand new update for the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX will be released by Verizon, bringing with a handful of fixes. However, before you get all worked up, we’re not looking at the fabled Ice Cream Sandwich update. Join us after the break.

Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX Update (v 6.12.181) - What You Need To Know - No Ice Cream Sandwich

Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX Update (v 6.12.181) - What You Need To Know - No Ice Cream Sandwich

Motorola Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX Update

Unfortunately, the latest build (version 6.12.181) has nothing to do with Ice Cream Sandwich but does manage to fix a few major issues with the OS on the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX, including a boost in stability and battery life, an accurate 4G indicator, a brand new MotoCast widget, Improved Wi-Fi connectivity, text message delivery and Visual Voice Mail performances, and a boost in performance concerning MotoCast, just to name a few.

Overall, a pretty solid update that deals with a great deal of issues and brings a handful of improvements, but on the other hand, a big disappointment for not being the sought after Android 4 ICS update.


Nevertheless, the update itself brings new possibilities and it might indicate that the devices are getting ready for the big day when they’ll receive the Android 4 update, but as usual, no official word on the matter has surfaced.

We’ll keep you up to date as soon as we find out more. In the meantime let’s enjoy the latest update and make the best of it. Feel free to check out the full official changelog and let us know how the update process went for you as soon as the update goes live

Thanks DroidLife for the heads-up regarding the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX update (v 6.12.181).

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