Droid Razr to get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich by early 2012

Yesterday Motorola officially unveiled the Droid Razr and we saw that it boasts of incredible specifications; most notable is the fact is that it is the thinnest smartphone available in the market. However, with all the excitement surrounding its 7.1mm slim form factor one thing that was lacking about the handset was that it runs on Gingerbread. This would not have been such a big deal if it hadn't been announced on the exact same day that Google’s newest firmware – Ice Cream Sandwich was announced on the Galaxy Nexus. But for all those Motorola fans out there, here is some good news for you; the Droid Razr will receive the Android update by early 2012.

Motorola Droid Razr

Motorola Droid Razr


According to a report by Pocket-Lint, Alain Mutricy, Senior Vice President of Portfolio and Product Management at Motorola, while introducing the Droid Razr, spoke candidly to journalists in Berlin about ICS. Mutricy said that although the Droid Razr was designed for and will be launched running on Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread, the company has a plan to update the smartphone to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at the start of 2012. He emphasized that while making the move from Gingerbread to ICS, the move would integrate all of the innovation that has gone into the Droid Razr and a precise date would be provided in the future.

As of now, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is and will remain the only handset to feature this Android update; at least until the start of 2012. Do let us know your thoughts on Motorola Droid Razr getting the Android Ice Cream Sandwich by the start of 2012 in the comments below.


Published Date: Oct 20, 2011 09:01 am | Updated Date: Oct 20, 2011 09:01 am