By Johnny Wills | Jun 17, 2012 12:29 PM EDT
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is already shipping in Germany. On the other hand, U.S. customers of Motorola Droid Razr Maxx are still waiting for the update. However, they will not have to wait much longer as Verizon is hinting that the update is coming shortly.
Verizon customers have started receiving text messages that the Android 4.0 ICS update for Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is coming soon. However, Verizon Wireless didn't mention a specific release date. The sender also said that Verizon's IM app will be removed with the update as carrier's in-house IM is not compatible with Android 4.0 operating system.
"Free Verizon Message: Your phone will soon be upgraded to Android 4.0. At that time we will remove your Verizon Wireless Mobile IM app because it is not supported in Android 4.0. Please download a new instant messaging app to use IM on your phone. Thank you for using Mobile IM!"
Earlier this year Motorola updated its Android 4.0 ICS update list with the ICS update for Droid Razr Maxx scheduled to roll out in Q2. The second quarter of 2012 is ending June 30. It is believed that the ICS update will start rolling out sometime in upcoming two weeks.
The update will bring some new features like finger-slide notification clearance, Google+ integration, revamped lock screen and Face Unlock. Camera UI is also getting improved. ICS-updated Droid Razr Maxx will be capable of taking still shots while recording HD video.
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx reportedly is the hottest selling smartphone at Verizon Wireless at the moment. It has outshined iPhone 4S in terms of sale in the ongoing quarter. The smartphone packs 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 8-megapixel camera, 3300 mAh battery and 4G LTE connectivity.
Verizon has recently slashed prices of Motorola Droid Razr Maxx to $199 on two year contract. In case you are ready to open a new line into Verizon Wireless network, you can grab the smartphone for just $99 from Amazon Wireless.
Update: On Monday, Verizon tweeted that it wasn't aware of sending such text message and advised the people who received the message to report it as spam. “We are not aware of any texts being sent about ICS update. I suggest they report it to spam by forwarding the text to 7726. ^TH,” the tweet read.
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