Although a recent report showed that just less than 3% of all Android devices run on Ice Cream Sandwich, we’re beginning to see more and more devices being updated to the latest version of Android. With Verizon releasing a list of all smartphones scheduled to receive the ICS update (restricted to the smartphones on Big Red’s network, of course), many smartphone owners are eagerly expecting to get a taste of Google’s latest Android version.
Fortunately for some of them, Android Police has just published a leaked Best Buy document that claims the Motorola Droid RAZR, Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx, and the HTC Rezound are scheduled to get their updates in early April. It should be mentioned that these are the most powerful smartphones running Android 2.3 Gingerbread that Verizon has to offer, so it does make sense for them to be updated first.
As you might know, the Motorola Droid RAZR
and the Droid RAZR Maxx share all of their specs, except for the battery size. The short spec recap: 1.2GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core CPU (based on the ARM Cortex A9) backed up by 1GB of RAM, gorgeous SAMOLED 4.3 inch display running at a native resolution of 540 by 960 pixels, 8MP camera, etc. According to the leaked Best Buy document, the over-the-air update for both these smartphones is scheduled to begin rolling out on April 4.Probably the worthiest competitor the Droid RAZR has on Verizon, the HTC Rezound
is even more of a powerhouse than Motorola’s flagship smartphone. Notable specs include the 1.5GHz dual-core processor (Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon), 1GB of RAM, a 4.3 inch Super LCD display capable of a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution (note: the Rezound was the first smartphone available in the US that showcased a higher pixel density than the iPhone 4S – 342 PPI vs 326 PPI) and the 8MP camera. The same document we mentioned above claims that the HTC Rezound is scheduled to start receiving its Android 4.0 OTA update on April 6.
While it’s definitely nice to know that ICS updates will soon reach the most powerful Gingerbread smartphones, there are still many devices on the aforementioned Verizon list, and people are starting to get impatient. Here’s hoping the remaining devices will get their Android 4.0 updates in April as well.
No matter what happens, we'll keep you updated as usual.
Growing up in my father's PC store, I was surrounded by and developed a passion for technology ever since I was in kindergarten. However, advancements made in the technology world continue to amaze me on a daily basis! I've been writing about the Android OS since back in October 2008, when Google and HTC launched the first Android smartphone ever, the T-Mobile G1 / HTC Dream. Although I'm no company's fanboy, Android is the mobile OS I devoutly support.