Verizon’s Droid RAZR Family Finally Gets A Taste Of Ice Cream Sandwich

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Verizon’s Droid RAZR and its fatter, longer-lasting brother the RAZR Maxx are fine devices, but let’s face it — Gingerbread is a bit passe at this point.

The carrier has promised since launch that the device(s) would eventually get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, and later pointed to a vague launch window some time in the first half of 2012.

Well, that day has finally come (and with only a few days to spare). Verizon has just announced that they will begin rolling out the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update for their popular pair of Android handsets starting today.

Also included in the mix is support for global roaming, which should come in plenty handy as we enter the summer traveling season. Just make sure you’ve got your international calling and data plans set up before you go, or else in Reddit/South Park parlance, you’re gonna have a bad time. Other minor enhancements include a revamped four-way lock screen that allows users to fire up the camera, jump into their messages, or dive into the phone dialer as soon as the phone is unlocked.

It’s probably worth reiterating though this process takes a while to reach all users, so I wouldn’t recommend sitting and staring blankly at your RAZR until something happens — it’s a lesson that Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners have learned quite well as they waited for their 4.0.4 update to traverse the air to their devices.