Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Ice Cream Sandwich Update Starts Today

Last night, we reported that it appeared Motorola was pushing out the Ice Cream Sandwich update to the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. Now Verizon has gotten official on the matter, and we know exactly what is in store. Here’s a change log of what’s included:

LAUNCH BAR

The home screen now includes a customizable Launch Bar. You can easily drag apps, shortcuts and folders in or out of the Launch Bar for access from any home screen.

NOTIFICATION CURTAIN

Enhanced notifications window include access to settings menu and new swipe to dismiss functionality for individual notifications.

DIRECT ACCESS LOCK SCREEN

The direct access lock screen takes you directly to Camera, Text, Messages, or Unlock.

USAGE

Monitor your data usage all in one place. Set warning levels, check individual app usage or turn off data completely.

ORGANIZED SETTINGS

Settings have been organized into logical groups, take action without leaving Settings.

MULTITASK

Multitask with ease using the Recent Apps Feature. Just press and hold the Home Key to access and easily switch applications by tapping on thumbnails or swipe away apps that you are done with to close.

CREATE FOLDERS

Easily create folders by dropping one app on top of another. You can also add a name to specify the folder contents.

VIDEO CALLING

The addition of a new Video Calling icon to the apps menu makes it easy for you to begin making video calls to your friends, family, and coworkers with the free video calling apps ooVoo and Tango. These free apps, designed for your mobile phone, let you see and hear the person you’re calling, whether you’re in 4G LTE or WiFi.*

Also, with this upgrade, your device will now run on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Here are some of the key features of this operating system:

Application/Feature Updates

Device is enabled for Global Roaming. Now take advantage of voice and data services in over 220 countries worldwide. For additional information and support please visit www.verizonwireless.com/global.
New versions of the following applications have been added:
Backup Assistant Plus
SMARTACTIONS™
Newer versions of Google Mobile Services Applications with Enhanced Features
Video Calling Portal
Verizon Apps Store
Faster Browser, Enhanced experience with Visual Tabs and ability to view desktop version of web sites.
Stability and Performance Improvements

Improved Bluetooth Audio Quality while listening to Music
Improvements to the Mobile Hotspot performance.
Enhanced Email Experience with quick response options, improved auto correction & search options
Reorganized and easier to navigate settings menu, including toggles for airplane mode, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth®.

It’s looking good for RAZR owners, and once you receive your update, be sure to let us know all about it.

Verizon via PhoneDog

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