According to the latest leaks, Motorola is getting ready to release 2 New droid Smartphone this year, specifically in October. The two device are "DROID RAZR HD" and "DROID RAZR MAXX HD".
This is big news for Motorola and Verizon because the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX with its 3300mAh battery has been a huge hit with some reports saying that the unit outsold the Apple iPhone 4S for Big Red during the second quarter.
According to the FCC filing for the Motorola DROID RAZR HD, the device will have a 2530mAh battery which would seem to be large enough not to require a "MAXX" variant of the phone. Either the speculation is all wrong and there won't be a Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD or else there will be a variant with a larger capacity battery greater than 3300mAh, may be 4000mAh.
Todays is a lucky day for RAZR Owners, The International Motorola RAZR XT910 Update to ICS 4.0.3 will begin rolling-out today and if you have this handset you should stop reading and check if the update is available for download on your phone.
Apparently, the hold-up was due to T-Mobile refused to sign-off on the update because they wanted to customize the ROM on the phone to their liking, something that Google did not allow as Motorola is now owned by Google. Eventually T-Mobile relented and signed the update so now everyone can get their hands on it.
Motorola schedule gave a broad Q2 target for the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola RAZR. Some users have reported that they have received a test update from Motorola, one was even kind enough to share the update with the rest of the droidrzr forums.
The update has a build version 6.14.75.XT912 and brings the Android version to 4.0.3. It will be available for all Motorola RAZR and RAZR MAXX units, as soon as the testing is complete.
The testing is done by select users members of the Motorola Feedback network to make sure everything will go smoothly with the public release. It is not clear how long this testing will take, but there is a possibility that users will be able to install the update through unofficial means.
Motorola announced a New 4G LTE device,the DROID RAZR MAXX. Stating this was not a replacement over the original RAZR just recently launched but an improved version with a larger battery 3,300 mAh which double any 4G phones battery on the market currently. During CES 2012, Motorola clearly stating that the new Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX will be available starting Thursday, January 26th.
The new MAXX edition will be exactly the same as the original we reviewed late last year, only it will offer a larger battery. Motorola will be launching the MAXX with a 3,300 mAh battery promising over 21+ hours of solid use. Enough for any hardcore power user, or a busy business-minded individual and also still 8.9mm thick!
Motorola was kind enough to release the official changelog for the XOOM WiFi Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.3) update this afternoon. The push started last night for many, although according to our own Tato, not everyone is able to pull it.
The update itself is, well, ICS. Once you read the changelog below, you will understand that this is as stock as it gets, which is a good thing. The updated browser, swiping of notifications and tasks, new People/Gallery/Camera apps, and improved typing and spell-checking are all included.
An ICS ROM for the GSM version of the Motorola RAZR has leaked online that gives a glimpse of what we could expect later during the year when it starts rolling out officially.
At first glance it looks almost stock but that is mostly because it is still in the developmental stage and there is a lot of work left to be done on it. only visible changes are a new lock screen that features four custom spots where you can drag the lock icon and the option to put the phone on silent or vibration, sorely missing from the stock ICS ROM. Also new is a camera app that is similar to the one on the current Gingerbread ROM for the RAZR.
The Wi-Fi-only Motorola Xyboard tablets have been up for pre-order in the US for over two weeks. So if you pre-ordered one, it is on its way to you. Otherwise, you can just go and buy one now and prices are on the photo above.
These Xyboard tablets are basically just Droid Xyboard units sans the mobile data connectivity and without any Verizon branding. They were initially supposed to ship during the week of January 18 (so last week), but better late than never.
We previously reported that Motorola is facing intense pressure from users to unlock their devices, and it seems like the mobile giant may finally be giving in.
In a recent post on their official blog, Motorola announced that it will be shipping the unlockable RAZR sans warranty, as well as with post-purchase instructions on how to unlock/relock the device, locate build instructions, as well as access additional developer resources.
According to recent leaks, the latest iteration of Motorola Droid brand will be priced at $200 for those who sign a new two-year service agreement.
And now, we are hearing that the device will be available really soon; in fact, it will be here in less than a week. According to the latest report, it will be available in Verizon Store locations nationwide on February 10.
Motorola launched a successor of its RAZR-like Gleam clamshell, simply called Gleam+. That plus is well deserved since the new device looks much better than the original Gleam model. Moreover, specs are also bumped up, though at its core Gleam+ remains a feature phone.
Speaking of specs, this fancy fella rocks a 2.8-inch WQVGA (240×400 pixels) internal display, external screen comprised of 144 LEDs, 2-megapixel camera with fixed focus, Bluetooth 2.1, FM radio, 3.5mm headset jack, and 50MB of built-in storage that is further expandable with microSD memory cards.
The Motorola Gleam+ will cost €99 off contract, when it hits the shelves in March. The clamshell will be available in silver and winter white.
Motorola has just publish its Android Ice Cream Sandwich products Upgrade schedule, to let its fan get some hope that the Update is coming on their way. The schedule tables has just been published on Motorola website and here is what we found:
In the US, we can see that XOOM Family Edition, ATRIX 2 and the ATRIX 4G MB860 will receive the update in the third quarter this year. Others like the DROID series, however, are still in the evaluation and planning stage.
In Canada the RAZR will get the update in Q2 but the ATRIX 4G will remain on Gingerbread.
Europe, Middle-East & Africa
Moving over to the EMEA region, the RAZR and XOOM Wi-Fi will be upgraded in Q2 and the XOOM 2 in Q3. ATRIX update is still being planned whereas the DEFY+ will remain on Gingerbread.
In Asia Pacific, The RAZR and the XOOM will receive the update in Q2 and the ATRIX 2 and XOOM 2 in Q3. The DEFY, DEFY+ and the older phones will not be upgraded.
Latin America & Mexico
Lastly, in Latin America and Mexico, RAZR and XOOM will be upgraded in Q2, ATRIX 2 and XOOM 2 in Q3 and the the update for ATRIX and MILESTONE 3 is still being planned. Again, no update for the DEFY.
The Electrify 2 is the successor to last year's Electrify. it has a 4.3-inch qHD display compared to the 4.5-inch HD display on the Atrix HD. It also get a slower 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Other features include an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording, 1GB RAM, 8GB built-in memory, 8.4mm thickness, Keblar back, splash resistant body, Android 4.0 and 1,780mAh battery.
The Motorola Electrify 2 is now on sale for $199 with a $100 mail-in rebate. At that price you'd have to wonder why you would buy a phone that has less features than the Atrix HD instead of the Atrix HD itself, which sells for the same price on AT&T.
Defy XT has a 3.7-inch "high resolution" display, 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, FWVGA (854 x 480) video recording, 512MB RAM, 1GB ROM and the same rugged body that the Defy series is known for. Unfortunately, this phone will be launching with Android 2.3, Gingerbread, which is simply unacceptable today.
Motorola's next flagship device DROID RAZR HD has been leaked again.The DROID RAZR HD will come with an entire backing of Kevlar which wraps around the phone and disappears into the side of the device.
The device will pack Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich not Jelly Bean 4.1.1 with an Snapdragon S4 dual-core ship. We don't have any other info about the device's specs.
The Motorola DROID 2 is in the uncomfortable position of being in between the game changing Motorola DROID and the solid, underrated Motorola DROID 3. As the sequel to a model that merely started Androidmania, the Motorola DROID 2 had a lot to live up to.
If you own one, you should find an OTA update (v4.5.621) that will install some bug fixes, and comes in at 14MB. Some of the bugs being fixed includes one that turns on the phone without any interaction from the user and one that replicates thumbnails in message threads. After the update, users of the Motorola DROID 2 will be able to save purchased ringtones and use them.
- Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
- A Google Security Patch has been added to improve security level.
- Fixed issue where the device may power ON without user interaction.
- Adjusted camera settings will be saved, even after the device is powered down.
- Resolved possible device resets while playing music.
- Reduced Out of Memory errors.
Email, Messaging & Data
- Improved ability to access and receive Gmail messages when the
- Mobile Hotspot is turned on.
- Addressed error that replicated thumbnails in message threads.
Applications & Widgets
- WAV files can be played from Visual Voice Mail.
- Purchased ringtones are now able to be downloaded, saved and used where appropriate.
Motorola has released a video of its new skin for the manufacturer's Android 4.0 OS update. The skin looks a bit like stock Android, but offers a few changes here and there. For example, the lockscreen now has four shortcuts instead of the usual two as the phone and messages app are included.
Also, the icons have been changed and the camera will take time lapse photography. Like seen on the HTC One X, those filming video will be able to snap photographs at the same time. With the Android 4.0 update bringing plenty of changes, there was no need for Motorola to go beyond a few new items with its ICS skin. Besides, OS beauty is more than just skin deep.
According to CNET, the Android Ice Cream Sandwich Update will b coming to the Motorola DROID RAZR & RAZR MAXX on around June 12th. Last month, Motorola released an updated timetable that showed a Q2 update for the Motorola DROID RAZR and a June 12th update would allow the Google subsidiary to keep it's word.
CNET's source said that the DROID RAZR might have been tasting Ice Cream Sandwich last month if not for a delay caused by a necessary change in the servers that send out the update from Android 4.0.3 to Android 4.0.4.
Today, Motorola post up the Atrix HD in all its glory on their official website. We are a little confused because we can't recall seeing an actual announcement for the phone, however, the mobile and full landing pages for it are live right now, if you are interested in checking it out.
According to Motorola's own site, it is definitely headed to AT&T with an LTE radio inside, has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8MP camera, 1.3MP front camera, 4.5″ HD LCD display with ColorBoost, on-screen navigation keys, 1780mAh battery, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, up to 32GB of external storage, is 8.4mm thick, and runs Ice Cream Sandwich.
Motorola RAZR handsets on Canadian carrier Rogers are finally receiving the ICS update. Originally Motorola Canada had slated this upgrade to occur in late August.
Several users are reporting that they were pushed the ICS 4.0.4 update OTA and that it can also be pulled via the menus. If you have a RAZR on Rogers, let us know in the comments below if you were able to grab this update.
The New mid-range Motorola DROID RAZR M, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor for uncompromised performance, 2,000mAh battery to get you through a day of intense usage.
Wirefly is offering the Motorola DROID RAZR M for only $79.99 with a new Verizon contract, that's a 20% discount and it looks like a Good Deal.
Motorola has just officially released the Motorola RAZR i powered by Intel Medfield Chipset. The processor powering the Motorola RAZR i is a single-core 2.0GHz Intel Atom built on the 32nm manufacturing process. It supports hyper-threading too, so its single-core architecture that act as a Dual-core.
At the front of the Motorola Razr i sits a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display of qHD resolution with Gorilla Glass for protection. The 2.0 GHz Intel Atom chip is so fast, that the Motorola RAZR i starts the 8 megapixel camera under 1 second and can take 10 pictures in less than one second. It has a 2,00mAh battery.
The Kevlar-coated RAZR i will be launched in the UK, France, Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico in the beginning of October. It should cost about £340/€420 at launch.
Here is the entire presentation from London. It will be an Introduction to the world's first Intel powered Android smartphone, and one of the most powerful too. 2.0 Ghz is just too much power for the Jelly Bean!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wall Street Journal reports that Google and its Motorola team are working on a future High-end smartphone to compete with the Apple iPhone, for Next year 2013.
The Smartphone is codenamed "X Phone" and expect to show up during next year 2013, The phone is rumored to make its first official announcement on the upcoming Google I/O event. The project is reportedly being led by Lior Ron, who has previously worked as a Google Product Manager, but now is busy at work with the Motorola team.
Lior Ron, reportedly has demanded the phone to sport killer camera. In its quest to make the phone truly unique, Motorola has looked into incorporating different materials such as ceramics, which would make the "X Phone" more resistant to drops.
Also in the same report, Motorola engineers is currently working on a new tablet also codenamed the "X tablet" that will launch after the X Phone hit the markets, this New X series will be New flagship products of Google on 2013.