Finally, the long awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the Motorola Droid 4 is here. First, we thought that Verizon was going through the usual bells and whistles with a soak test procedure. As it turns out, a few folks out there are beginning to receive their helping of ICS despite not hearing any official roll out date from Big Red. We can only assume that these updates pushing out could be a test — ahead of a much larger roll out.
Now let’s get to the details, shall we?
- Device is enabled for Global Roaming.
- Integration of new version of Backup Assistant Plus.
- Mobile IM has been removed.
- Color for Facebook application is preloaded.
- Enhanced Customer Support with Verizon Remote Diagnostics.
- Improved Stability and connectivity with Email.
- Successfully download and save ringtones.
- Mobile Hotspot – Improved connectivity.
- Reduced device resets and power cycling.
- Camera quality has been improved for better pictures.
- Improved My Gallery performance.
- Voice Mail Notification shows the correct of unread messages.
- Updated Mobile Hotspots Icon.
- Visual Voice Mail shortcut on home screen changed to a standard voicemail shortcut.
- Clear Contact pictures are displayed for phonebook contacts.
The update will carry all the improvements above including a much refined version of MotoBlur or whatever it’s called now. Again, we’re not sure how far out this update goes, but if you want to try your luck, hit the settings and look in About phone > system update. Oh, and the upgrade weighs in at 360 MB. Droid 4 owners, make sure you holler at us in the comment section below if you’ve received ICS.
Update: Motorola confirmed in a tweet that ICS will hit Motorola DROID 4 handsets in waves.