Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX 6.12.173 update changelog released

Motorola is planning to release a new update to the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX, and we now have a full changelog. The update will bring some small changes like battery life improvements, some new features to MotoCast, camera improvements, and the addition of the VCAST app. Many other small changes are included, and should fix some annoying bugs the phone may currently feature. It will first be going out to soak testers in the next few days, probably being released to everyone else not too much long after. The full changelog is below. Any owners of the DROID RAZR or RAZR MAXX excited for the update? Do you just want Ice Cream Sandwich? Let us know in the comments!


Software Update for the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by MOTOROLA

Introduction We are pleased to announce the new software update for DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by MOTOROLA. The software update (Motorola Version.6.12.173.XT912.Verizon.en.US) includes numerous fixes and enhancements.

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Who Can Use This Release ALL DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by MOTOROLA users

Enhancements and Fixes:


Added new auto-upload feature for sending pictures and videos back to your computer
Improved installation steps for easier use
Smart Actions:

Added new Smart Action triggers (docks and calendar events) and actions (VIP caller, auto text reply and voice announcement)

Added new features (Password enabled Encryption Key Protection, Simplified Corporate Email Setup, Email sorting enhancements, Cisco and Juniper SSL VPN support)

Improved data throughput performance in low-signal 4G environments
Improved stability of data connectivity during after Airplane Mode is disabled

Increased overall battery life
Improved battery life when using Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) Bluetooth® enabled headsets

Improvements in camera performance and user interface enhancements

Updated VZ Navigator® with the latest 3D map improvements
Added V CAST App
Updated Google applications including new versions of Music and Talk, as well as added Google Videos
Visual Voicemail:

Resolved issues so messages can be marked as read
Improved message playback to resume when audio is switched to speaker
Updated to allow subscription or unsubscription while connected with Wi-Fi
Eliminated error associated with pressing back key after playback
Mobile Hotspot:

Improved security
Updated permissions to successfully allow other devices to connect to all Internet websites
User Interface:

Updated email icon for better visibility.
Included new icon graphics on the Homescreen and Application tray
Improved device stability when moving between home screen panels

Updated multimedia ringtones to permit saving
Updated favorite contacts widget
Resolved issue to correctly show the remaining download time when performing an Over The Air (OTA) update
Additional Information There is no charge for this upgrade other than the usual data connection charges. Subject to change without notice. If you have difficulty with this upgrade, visit us at

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