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Android Ice Cream Sandwich on a Moto Droid Razr? Sort of

We can't blame you for wanting to sink your teeth into Ice Cream Sandwich, or ICS as it's better known. It looks like an Android fan out of Italy snapped these tantalizing photos of the OS running on a GSM version of the Droid Razr.

Motorola Droid Razr running Ice Cream Sandwich
Is this the real thing?

Ever since Google officially revealed the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system in mid-October, Android fans have been hungering to try it out on their Gingerbread smartphones.

I can't say I blame them. The OS is bold and beautiful, without too many hiccups and with a few more tips and tricks to try out.

With only the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus announced at CES this month (a rather mundane unveiling at that), people are starting to get restless.

A series of blurry snapshots on DroidLife (and ultimately from DroidRzr), depicts the GSM version of the Motorola Droid Razr running Ice Cream Sandwich in Italian, also apparently on a Linux build that avid experimenters can side load onto their own Droid Razr, if they dare. (Warning: I'm pretty sure I can't officially condone this.)

Before you U.S.-dwelling Droid Razr owners get too excited, there are a few things to remember. First, the OS in the photos appears to be stock Android 4.0, without any of Verizon's customary Droid branding, and without Motorola's Motoblur interface laid on top.

That brings me to the second point, that you can expect Verizon to push the officially sanctioned update, with both Motoblur for ICS and Droid visuals when it's good and tested.

That could take a while.

In the meantime, enjoy these photos, and let me know in the comments if you've done some tinkering around with Ice Cream Sandwich on your own Android phone.