Motorola is starting a war on Samsung's flagship device, the Galaxy S III. Motorola went to its website and Facebook page to promote its DROID RAZR HD and mention in what ways it makes the Galaxy S III seem like a thing from the past.
Battery life was naturally mentioned, Motorola was keen to point that the DROID RAZR HD has 20% more battery juice than the 4G Galaxy S III (and judjing by the smartphones' scores in our battery tests that really counts).
Motorola is also pretty happy with the design scheme of their smartphone, dubbing it the world's most compact 4.7" smartphone. Technically, the Galaxy S III is a 4.8" smartphone, but you got the point.
Motorola has announced its New Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Updates schedule, included some new devices to the list. Starting with the US market, the RAZR M update has already started rolling out in November whereas the DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD and the ATRIX HD will be getting the update in December, 2012. The ELECTRIFY M will get the update in Q1, 2013.
The PHOTON Q, ELECTRIFY 2, DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX, DROID 4, DROID BIONIC will be updated to Jelly Bean at an unspecified date. In Canada, the RAZR HD and ATRIX HD will be updated in Q1, 2013.
In the Europe, Middle East and Africa, the RAZR HD rollout begins in December, RAZR i in Q1, 2013 and the RAZR and RAZR MAXX at an unspecified date.
In Asia Pacific, the RAZR, RAZR M and RAZR HD will be getting the update depending upon the carrier and location.
In Latin America and Mexico, the RAZR, RAZR MAXX, RAZR HD, RAZR i will be getting the update, again, depending upon the carrier and the region.
Verizon Droid RAZR HD by Motorola Mobility launched with Android 4.0 ICS on-board earlier this year. Motorola promised to deliver an upgrade for Droid RAZR HD smartphone with Jelly Bean Android before the end of this year.
According to their promise, Motorola finally launched the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Motorola Droid RAZR HD, which can be downloaded via the official Motorola server. Currently, there are no feedback comments related to the results of this update from the Droid RAZR HD users. And, until now there has been no confirmation that the update will be compatible also with its smartphone relatives, the Droid RAZR Maxx HD.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now Rolling-out for Motorola DROID RAZR M for Verizon wireless users, The update is available OTA Over-the-air.
The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update brings a number of software improvements to the DROID RAZR M. They include Google Now, Android Beam and NFC, and improved notifications to go with the buttery smooth menu transitions. Unsurprisingly, the new OS is dressed in Motorola's custom UI, which adds only a few extra touches to the Pure Google Experience.
Motorla Mobility is evolving, the company Google acquired in May 2012, the search giant said that it has inherited a 12-18 month product cycle so it would be no less than six or more months after this October until we start seeing the first true Google Motorola phones.
Google chief financial officer Patrick Pichette explained the Motorola situation:
Look, we're really pleased with Motorola's progress in its first 150 days. As indicated in our public filings, our team has made a lot of operational changes, we harmonized and narrowed the product portfolio, [undertook] streamlining of software operations, and we scaled back the markets in which we operate. But that said, we're just at the beginning of the Motorola-Google story, and we should expect, as I mentioned before, results from this segment to be quite variable for quite a while yet. Remember that we inherited an entire product pipeline where hardware business cycles are typically 12 to 18 months.