Motorola's ICS Blog details why it will take 6 months for your RAZR to see ICS

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    I saw this new blog by Motorola on the company's Twitter feed today and I wanted to share some really interesting information found within the blog. Here's a link:Motorola Update on Ice Cream Sandwich | The Official Motorola Blog - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA

    If you read the first blog post, Motorola is actually quite transparent and even articulate in their description of the Android upgrade process for devices.

    The good news: The RAZR is getting ICS.
    The bad news: The blog post clearly shows it will take 6 months to ship ICS to the RAZR. Here's why:

    1 month (mid-January): "We are currently assessing this source code, and over the next month we will be determining which devices will get the upgrade and when"

    3-5 months (mid-April at the earliest to mid-June at the "supposed" latest, delays not included): "There may be a two-month preparation cycle to enter a carrier lab cycle of one to three months."

    The bold sections are direct quotes from the Motorola ICS blog. I mean, it's hard to argue with that.

    Kinda disappointing, to say the least...
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    Kinda disappointing, but I can live with that. GB is not bad. As long as they come out with an update soon to fix the 3g/4g data disconnection issue I won't have any complaints.
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    I can only assume the RAZR will continue to receive minor bug fixes/patches, etc., between now and when ICS ships. And this is a "worst case scenario" according to the Motorola blog - it could be as short as 4 months if you look at the timeline they laid out. However, my experience with Motorola has always been one of worst-case scenarios rather than best-case scenarios. The update process on my old Droid X was so slow and uncertain.
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    Did you read CNETS review of the GN? They thought the phone was just average and that ICS was still very sloppy. Id rather the "kinks" get ironed out on a worse phone and wait for the polished product for my RAZR. No sense in putting the messy operating system on the superior phone. And Im sure tons of developers are working on ROMS and whatnot. I know I had the ICS keyboard ages ago.

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    Tell yourself whatever you want to justify buying a razr... But cnet is terrible. Go read endgadget and the verge.

    Worse phone. LOL please.
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    Didn't they say early 2012 originally? lol
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    Like HTC's "by the end of Q2 2011" for the Gingerbread update which ALMOST release in Q4? Lololol.

    None of these manufacturers (even Samsung, really) are better than the other - they are misguided in "customizing" Android - and that is the root of the problem. People have been saying it for nearly 2 years now. Stop messing with a good thing. You are bringing NOTHING but headaches to the table. (you = the manufacturers)
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    Have you seen the other 10 billion reviews saying how great ICS is and how GN is the best Android phone so far ?
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    By the time my razr gets ics you will still be waiting for your nexus to be released.....have fun waiting for your maybe not so pure google device...

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    I mean it's middle Q2 for 2012. Asus, Amazon, HTC, and Nokia are all releasing phones around then. It's partly to let the Galaxy be the "*****" phone for ICS and to offset those releases.

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    Or, when it comes out in the next 1-2 weeks, we'll all be enjoying our stock ICS phone.
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    A Big +1:rating10:
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    I would much rather them have a team to work on the current issues and get those released ASAP. I can wait on ICS. As long as my phone does what I need it to do on a day by day basis, I am happy.

    Why would I want a buggy system uploaded to my phone when it is not ready? At least Motorola is staying in touch with their customer base to give them some ideas on the progress.

    Toshiba never tells us crap about our Thrive's. While I am happy with it the way it is, it would be nice for them to at least say something like it could 6 months due to whatever.

    A big plus to Moto for sharing it.
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    6 months for a whole new OS isn't surprising, especially seeing that they STILL haven't even released an update for the Bionic 3 months after its release...
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    I honestly don't care how long it takes for ICS to come to our Razrs but I sure can't wait to hear from all the GNex members how crappy ICS is on initial release. Let the GNex be the proverbial test dummy for ICS so when our phone and others that will get ICS won't be as bumpy and/or glitchy as the GNex will be. Just saying that's all

    Sent from my Boeing approved Moto DROID Razr
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    There has never been a motorola phone that was better on a nexus so what makes you think this will change now that so many different phone websites are claiming the nexus to be the BEST phone ever. The nexus has been more talked about than the iphone 4s, it's been EVERYWHERE. The razr had its one day of Fame for being thin and having a kevlar back...

    ICS on the nexus will perform better in the next week than ics will ever perform on any android branded phone which doesn't come from google.

    Crappy... Every single website except cnet raves about the nexus and how great it will.

    In a world that does, the razr doesn't. (sell)

    That should be the razr commercial after the nexus comes out.

    I've had two motos, one htc next a nexus.

    Will never buy a Moto again,
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    Nice rant. Replacing on for than for my second point, and replacing "that ran android better than" for on for my first pont, here I go.

    Two things I want to mention:

    Google develops their Android system specifically for Nexus devices, so in part this is a true statement. No android device will run the version of android a specific Nexus device said Nexus was desgined for better.

    Second, my year old (and stock, blurred, unrooted) D2G performs on Froyo and GB faster than the Nexus One and Nexus S. So depending on your view of what better defines, you are wrong.

    That's all....for now.
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    In case you didn't know, there is a Nexus forum...why don't you go over there and join the other potential (and I say potential because as of today no one knows when the Nexus will be available in the US) Nexus owners and live in their fantasy world...because that's all it is right now. Leave us Razr owners to our own discussions...either you're a disinterested party or you are trolling,...either way "you have no dog in this fight".
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    Keep in mind gentlemen this doesn't necessarily apply to the RAZR. They have a list of other product on other networks as well as Verizon that will see the upgrade but not on the RAZR's schedule. RAZR should see 4.0 by the end of March if testing goes well. This comes via a Motorola Mobility employee


    as a side note. Moto is already talking about ICS via twitter. http://twitter.com/#!/Motorola/statuses/144496270235541504