Last week brought with it plenty of news regarding software updates for the Motorola Droid RAZR, but not in the way many of us were expecting. We came into the week armed with a rumor that the phone’s Ice Cream Sandwich update might start going out on Wednesday; ultimately, that didn’t end up happening. The internal Best Buy notification system which originally served as source of that rumor saw itself update to reflect some new delay. Then we heard about a coming soak test for a RAZR update, but one that was just a Gingerbread maintenance release, rather than ICS. Just what was going on with the phone’s software? While it’s yet to be officially confirmed, there are some signs that Motorola may be getting ready for delivering Android 4.0, after all.
That soak test we heard about never ended up starting over the weekend as scheduled. Today, Motorola posted to its testers’ forums that the company had decided to scrap the plans for that 6.12.181 update, and instead use the opportunity to test ICS distribution.
The message has since been removed, but the cat may be out of the bag on this one. If Motorola really does get an ICS soak test going sometime later this week, we could end up seeing wide distribution of the update to RAZR owners just a few weeks later.