Motorola Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX ICS Update on Verge of Release

Motorola’s current top-end smartphones, the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX are moving ever closer to the release of their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates, which should be very welcome news for owners of these devices.

Reports have claimed that Motorola and Verizon have started sending out the update for the final soak test, which should determine if the smartphones’ Ice Cream Sandwich builds have any show-stopping bugs ahead of its wider public release.

When it gets officially released, the update should come over-the-air, and users will be notified once it becomes available. Verizon has already posted the support documentation for the smartphone, possibly signifying that the release could be just days away.

In it, the carrier warned that the update could take somewhere between 20 to 70 minutes to download, and the installation could take 10 to 20 minutes on top of that. Naturally, the handsets would not be able to make or receive calls while the installation is ongoing.

Droid Life noted that the soak test update weighed in at 354MB and had a build number of 6.16.211, the same as last week’s leak.

It seems like Motorola is on track to fulfill its promised target date of Q2 2012 for the Ice Cream Sandwich update in the United States. Reports from Australia suggest that the release of the new firmware there could be hit by some delays due to unspecified issues.

Worryingly for owners of the Droid RAZR in other markets, the delays in Australia could also affect other regions, according to a posting at Motorola’s support forums.