One of the most popular Android smartphones launched last year, Motorola RAZR has yet to receive the promised Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.
Although the US-based handset vendor previously stated that Motorola RAZR owners would be able to upgrade to Android 4.0 ICS in early 2012, the update has been pushed to Q2.
The company’s decision might be related with its recent purchase by Google, but most analysts thought that once Google acquires Motorola
, customers will get updates much faster.
Unfortunately, that didn’t happened and Motorola delayed the promised Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for most of its devices.
The good news is that we might be closer to an Ice Cream Sandwich release than we originally thought. Greek site TechBlog has been recently tipped on a possible release of the Android 4.0 update for Motorola RAZR.
It appears that a Motorola RAZR owner had a problem with his smartphone and took it to Cellcom’s support center. Obviously, there’s nothing unusual here.
However, upon receiving his RAZR from the customer care center, he got an update notification, which proved to be the long-awaited Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Even though both Motorola and major carrier Cellcom deny the rollout of the update, there’s a high chance that the handset manufacturer might have started a soak test for Android 4.0 ICS last week.
According to the leaked screenshots, the new update is aimed at EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), which suggests that Motorola RAZR
owners from these regions might be able to upgrade their devices around the same time frame.
On a side note, rumor has it that DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX are expected to get their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades on May 21, though Verizon and Motorola have yet to confirm the new scheduler.