Droid 3

If you're looking at the Droid 3 in your hands and thinking it's really time for an update, that will soon be a reality. Motorola has sent out emails advising folks there is a new soak test being prepared for eventual rollout to the masses:

Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Motorola Droid 3 on Verizon to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback. If you are not currently using a Droid 3, please excuse and ignore this email.

Click this link to take a short enrollment survey if you wish to take part. Note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners' Forums to be included. The registration window is can close without notice so please respond as quickly as possible.

Thanks -- please understand that start times are always fluid. We ask for your patience if you register but don't hear from us right away.

If you're hoping for Ice Cream Sandwich, sadly -- you'll need to drop that thought from your brain considering Verizon left the Droid 3 off their ICS update list. However, bug fixes are a good thing to have.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

There are 6 comments

turbofan says:

Absolutely pathetic that this isn't getting ICS. This is a high-powered dual core smartphone for hell's sake.

9VOLT says:

The droid 3 might get ICS in the document it says currently scheduled devices and at the bottom it says "We will continue to update this list as additional details become available throughout the year. Also, follow @VZWNews on Twitter for additional upgrade announcements."

h20534 says:

I posted this over at Droid-Life and i'll echo it here:

Its funny because Verizon never said the Droid 3 and X2 weren't getting ICS. It just wasn't on the list, much like it's still in the "Planning and Development" on Motorolas website. Furthermore, the Verizon site said they would update the list as they hear more from manufacturers.

No where does it say that the Droid 3 and X2 won't get ICS. Does whoever wrote that article know how to read and use context properly?

Redx says:

how long will it take for the new OS to roll out official?

El Jefe says:

Based on previous Motorola/Verizon soak tests, about a week or two.

mclifford82 says:

What the fuck is a soak test?