If you want stock feeling then get ICS you can freese the apps that verizon/moto preinstalled in the device.
Honestly, part of the reason I got the MAXX because of all of the reviews of the regular RAZR where people said "I regret not spending the extra hundred dollars for battery life." I decided to heed their advice and not make the same mistake (and to think my first choice for a smart phone was originally a $99 Iphone 4... not sure how I wound up deciding to spend $300, LOL). Now, after what seems like a fair amount of people saying they wish they could go back to GB, I think I might follow that same thought pattern and just stay right here for now.
So after thinking about it.. I think I will continue to ignore the Install message and stay on GB for the time being. I know there are options for rooting and all to get rid of the message but I just am not comfortable doing that... too new at this.
The first dead-pixel phone did run a bit better on ICS (I do notice some glitchy type stuff, particularly in the Browser, on this phone, and the menus do not scroll completely smoothly), but I'm just not sure the reward outweighs the risk. The phone is running fine as is, completely functional and fast.
I really do appreciate all of the opinions and advice as I learn all of this
As for the person who said they were still running Snow Leopard.. Hell, I'm still running LEOPARD on my Mac!!
One final question. Is it necessary to do a factory reset or anything similar if and when I do download ICS?
Gingerbread was bland. The only thing i miss was the notification box being blue, instead of that ugly black..
Last edited by add119; 07-20-2012 at 09:19 AM.