If you’re one of these Motorola Razr or Motorola Razr Maxx owner, you’ve perhaps waited pretty long for the Android Ice Cream Sandwitch (ICS) / 4.0 upgrade.
Fortunately, it’s being deployed on more and more handsets now.
I’ve bought my Motorola Razr XT910 in Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. I’ve just received an ICS upgrade a few days ago, while being in Malaysia. Seems that the countries in Asia are receiving ICS updates before Europe.
Below, a few screenshots (or rather, photos) showing the process.
First, I’ve got a system message saying that I’ll be receiving the ICS upgrade in a few weeks. Unfortunately I didn’t make a photo of this one; on the other hand, nothing fascinating there.
Then, a few days later, I’ve got one more message, saying that the upgrade is available. After it was downloaded (it took 2 days! Interrupting all the time, and saying it will resume when WIFI is available – although proper WIFI was available all the time) – here is the screenshot shown before upgrading to ICS:
The next one was quite lengthy update process:
And some more updating – “optimising applications” this time – this took a while:
Lock screen of the ICS (wallpaper is a photograph of the painting made by Dasza):
Finally, Motorola RAZR ICS update is ready:
Finally, one more notification screen after the update:
But overall, how does Android 4.0 ICS compares to Android 2.3.6?
Not much of a difference there. It has a newer kernel, some icons changed here and there, but from end user perspective, it doesn’t change much.
I didn’t notice anything positive, really.
On the negative sides:
- Google play asks me for the password a few times a day (whenever I change from WIFI to mobile internet, ICS seems to be confused),
- not able to track mobile internet usage per SIM card (I’m moving between the countries quite a lot, so it was a useful feature).
In the end, the two above annoy me so much, that I probably wouldn’t bother to upgrade…