June 10th, 2012, 7:15 P.M. — Motorola and Verizon Wireless updating the Motorola Droid Razr and Razr Maxx this week, report confirms.
Motorola Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx, Verizon’s 4G LTE Android smartphones, are finally getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS update this week, June 12, according to a report by CNET.
The site is claiming that the update has been delayed due to “server issues,” or for starters, the servers of Big Red which pushes over-the-air updates to smartphones and tablet computers. In short, Motorola’s ICS operating system for the Droid Razr and the Droid Razr Maxx is already available, and the delay was caused by Verizon’s internal issues.
New features of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich are the following:
1. Better multitasking with a new UI that will allow users to dismiss a running app by swiping, or jump from one app to another by scrolling and clicking the apps’ preview box.
2. Data management service in the setting app. This is a nice feature that will allow customers to scan and manage their daily, weekly or monthly data usage. It can also act as the barrier in case a customer wants to limit his data usage.
3. Apps support. Some of the Android apps available in the Google Play Store are working only if the phone is running Android Ice Cream Sandwich. One example worth noting is Google’s Chrome for Android beta, a faster and neat web browser. Also, third-party apps with enhanced features for ICS only like Dropbox.
4. New lockscreen. According to Motorola, its ICS operating system for the Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx will include a new lock screen aside from the slightly tweaked home screen. See the preview of the new lockscreen in the video embed below this article.
The Motorola Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx include Android Gingerbread out of the box. Gingerbread is a nice operating system with tons of improvements and bug fixes (compared to the older versions like Froyo and Eclair), but Android Ice Cream Sandwich is arguably the most beautiful (especially the native UI) and the most advanced Android version yet.
According to Google’s Android developers team, Gingerbread is still the most popular with 65 per cent of the total Android users worldwide, while Android Ice Cream Sandwich is slowly gaining shares, and now with 7.1 per cent of users worldwide. Via CNET.
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