As for OS release info, the ONLY reliable info comes directly from Motorola, as they are the ones who initiate the soak test and decide whether or not to "pull the trigger" on the OTA. I don't believe a word I hear about an update anymore, until I actually hear about a soak test being in progress.
As for fun stuff to do on the phone? Lately, i've been laying off the custom ICS Roms and things like that, and have been concentrating on some of the new games that are out (I have a Bionic, and our ICS/GB hybrid ROMs are less than reliable).
If you are into shooting games, "Max Payne" was released today for the whopping price of $1.99 - and the new Disney tie-in version of "Temple Run" came out today for $0.99
I have also been somewhat addicted to "100 Floors" and "Dooors!"
Between those 4 games, I think i'll have plenty to keep myself occupied until ICS comes along.