Verizon’s Motorola DROID 4 gets Ice Cream Sandwich update

Verizon's Motorola DROID 4 gets Ice Cream Sandwich update

Verizon Wireless has started rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the Motorola DROID 4. After the process is over, your QWERTY keyboard-equipped smartphone will run Android 4.0.4 and firmware version 6.16.217.XT894.Verizon.en.US.

Aside from the standard ICS goodies, the new software also includes a number of Moto-specific changes, such as:

  • Enabled Global Roaming mode
  • Integration of new version of Backup Assistant Plus
  • Enhanced Customer Support with Verizon Remote Diagnostics
  • Improved Stability and connectivity with Email
  • Improved connectivity in Mobile Hotspot
  • Reduced device resets and power cycling
  • Improved camera quality

In addition, many of the bugs have been squashed making for a more stable and faster experience.

To get the update, tap “Settings” -> “About phone” -> “System Update” and take it from there.

[Via: Cult of Android]

  • LA24687

    this morning at 7 AM, I was in bed checking e-mails, and social web sites. This is common for me. At about 7:10, I got a message from verizon I need to up date my new softwear…so like always I hit “accept”….I went in and left the phone on the night stand as it did “it’s thing”…I come out and my phone was totally LOCKED UP!
    This phone is the NEW DRIOD and I have only had it since April of 2012.
    I drove into work and the phone was nothing but a brick! I took it to my local Verizon store and the guy said, “OH YOU DOWN LOADED ICS HUH”….I said, “I have no idea what that is but yea I downloaded the new softwear verizon sent me..” He explained that this softwear has been a problem for several phone types in the verizon inventory (this was also confirmed by a sprint sales person-more on him later!).
    The verizon tech mess with my phone for an hour-I lost two highly important calls in this time. Then he called Tech support- and they looked at it for another period of time-In all about 2 hours! The soultion was to be without my phone for 2 or 3 days. I have been a verizon account holder with the same number since the mid-1990?s and never had a late payment or issue. I am the customer they want!
    Verizon was not only inflexable, I was going to loose business becuase my cell phone is for work! When is became apparent that Verizon was NOT GOING TO GIVE ME A NEW PHONE, THEY COULD NOT FIX THIS PHONE-MY PHONE WAS NOT EVEN CHARGING BECUASE OF THE INTERNAL PROBLEMS,I walked down to sprint.
    I told the guy my phone had “crashed” and he laughed, “oh you down loaded the ICS softwear..why they forced that on customers is beyond me”-SO THIS IS NOT ME-IT IS VERIZON! I explained my problem and I needed a phone.
    Sprint’s charge was 85.00 once I gave them my verizon phone and I got a new phone on the spot! I walked back down to Verizon-got my junk phone-took it to Sprint and he looked at it and said, yea your phone is not even holding a charge now.
    Long story short, after a long history with Verizon, I dumped them and ended my service with them becuase of their new soft wear-ICE CREAM SANDWHICH! My phone was so trashed they could only get my contacts- my music, and photos were all gone and the phone was not even charging at a reasonable rate.
    I expaect to get some nasty letter from Verizon now for ending my contract with them-but that is fine! I am able to handle that.

  • So wrong that Verizon did not give you a in the box new phone. Thay want to give you a used reworked p i s.Did thay even offer a loner

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