Verizon confirms Android 4.0 for Droid Razr on the way

Big Red has confirmed in a text message that Motorola's thin phones will soon be getting an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Razr owners who have been waiting a long time for another helping of an Android dessert will soon be served. Verizon

Motorola has promised Razr and Razr Maxx owners that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades will start sometime in the second quarter, and now it looks like Verizon and Moto are scrambling to make that self-imposed deadline.

For the past few months I've been reporting internal leaks from sources inside Verizon on the scheduled roll-out date that were repeatedly pushed back. Most recently, the word was updates would begin June 12. When that date came and passed, I checked back with my sources who told me the date on the internal calendar remained June 12 -- the hold-up was apparently in another department.

Then today the picture got a little clearer with a text message sent to some Razr users from Verizon:

Free Verizon Message: Your phone will soon be upgraded to Android 4.0. At that time we will remove your Verizon Wireless Mobile IM app because it is not supported in Android 4.0. Please download a new instant messaging app to use IM on your phone. Thank you for using Mobile IM!

So, so long Verizon Mobile IM -- we never got to know each other very well and I'm sure you're a very nice app, but I'm quite happy to trade you for Ice Cream Sandwich.

Thanks for the tip, Shafer!

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