Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Android 4.0 ICS Upgrade, Verizon Says Spam

By Staff Reporter , Updated Jun 18, 2012 11:01 AM EDT

Some Motorola Razr Maxx users were excited to receive a text message appearing to be from Verizon Wireless that says the device will receive an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update soon. However, the wireless company said the text is spam, disappointing the Android-based phone users.

On Monday morning, Verizon wrote on the Twitter account of its support page that the company is not aware of sending such text and the ones who received the texts should report it as spam.

“We are not aware of any texts being sent about ICS update. I suggest they report it to spam by forwarding the text to 7726. ^TH,” Verizon twitted.

Last week, people have reported to receive a text message regarding its Android operating system.

“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!”

Earlier this year, Motorola announced to roll out the Android 4.0 ICS for Droid Razr Maxx in the second quarter. Since the end of Q2 is only two weeks away, the roll out is expected to happen soon from Motorola.

However it is not confirmed when Verizon will implement the change. It could be shortly after Motorola rolls out, or it could be at a much later date.

The update to new Android OS will bring more features to one of the hottest selling smartphones from Verizon. ICS will allow finger-slide notification clearance, Google+ integration, better camera user interface, and take still shots while recording HD video.

NOTE: Verizon has twitted again that the text message in question in fact was not a spam. See the updated news here. 

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