Today, Verizon Wireless and Motorola Started the delivery of a new software update for the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola smartphones, bringing them up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The new update starts rolling out on both handsets today, June 22nd, and will be available for all users in the coming days/weeks.
Following the update, both 4G LTE smartphones will be Global Ready, while also providing their users with all of the features and benefits that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system has to offer to them.
“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,” Verizon explains.
“It also includes Direct Access Lock Screen, which allows you to easily open camera, text messages, and dialer from the lock screen.” The update
also provides users with a new Video Calling icon through which people can easily access video chatting apps such as ooVoo and Tango, which take advantage of the front cameras packed on these devices.
Moreover, the new update is meant to improve the voice input technology on the device, typing words as users speak emails or texts. “Speak continuously for paragraphs at a time, add punctuation and even edit mistakes with voice input,” Verizon notes. DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX
will also provide their owners with the ability to enjoy voice and data service in more than 220 countries, when subscribed to an international plan, courtesy of the new Global Ready capabilities.
The new software upgrade will arrive on devices as firmware 6.16.211.XT912.Verizon.en.US, and it will deliver the Android 4.0.4 platform version.
In addition to the aforementioned features, the upgrade will also bring along updated applications such as Backup Assistant Plus, SMARTACTIONS, Google Mobile Services Applications (with Enhanced Features), Video Calling Portal, and Verizon Apps Store, as well as faster, better browsing.
Moreover, the software will arrive with improvements to the Mobile Hotspot performance, better Email Experience with quick response options, improved auto correction & search options, and reorganized and easier to navigate settings menu, including toggles for airplane mode, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
Additional details on the new update, as well as instructions on how to perform it, can be found on Verizon's support website