Since the Verizon DROID RAZR has gotten its Ice Cream Sandwich a while ago, GSM RAZR users are waiting patiently for their fix. Thankfully, Motorola used their European Facebook page to announce that there will be a very limited ICS rollout to “select users,” similar to a soak test. There will be a broader rollout a few weeks later.
The 4.0.4 update for the DROID RAZR was quite simple, with not too many Motorola modifications. It was clean and very ICS-like, retaining a lot of Holo UI elements. However, it added some nice features. It was the opposite of most skins: light and not very noticeable. Motorola really did it right.
Though it’s been 9 months since Ice Cream Sandwich source code has dropped, the RAZR is still on Gingerbread. Many phones are, unfortunately. It’s interesting to see a US carrier phone get an update faster than the international GSM version, but it has happened with both the DROIR RAZR and the AT&T One X. I’m not quite sure why either.
If you’re a GSM RAZR or RAZR MAXX user, check for updates. You might just be one of the lucky ones!