Motorola Droid RAZR
Verizon Wireless today announced that the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX will both begin receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update starting June 22. The update will be delivered over the air. In addition to the new system software, the update also makes the RAZR and RAZR MAXX world phones, meaning they can be used on the GSM-based voice and data networks in other countries. The update also adds a new video calling icon, improves in-call voice performance, and improves voice input technology for dictation.
Verizon Wireless today confirmed that four of its 4G LTE smartphones will be able to roam onto the GSM-based 3G networks abroad once updated with new software. The company said in a statement, "Customers will see a notification on their device when the software update is available for their device. After the software update, customers will be able to take their smartphone overseas and use voice service in more than 220 countries and receive data in more than 205 countries." The devices include the HTC Rezound, and the Motorola Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX, and the Droid 4. The update is scheduled to be delivered later this year, though specific timing wasn't provided.
Motorola has provided an update to its support forum pages, outlining when some devices can expect to see the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The RAZR and RAZR MAXX should see Android 4.0 during the second quarter, while the Atrix 2, Atrix 4G, Droid 4, and Bionic should see ICS during the third quarter. The Photon 4G is slated to receive ICS during the fourth quarter. Most other Motorola Android devices will remain at Android 2.3, 2.2, or 2.1.
Verizon Wireless today announced that a blue version of the Motorola Droid RAZR is now available in select Verizon Wireless stores. It will be available in all stores and online by May 17.
Verizon Wireless is pushing a maintenance update to the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX. The updates deliver better stability and improved Bluetooth call volume, battery life, visual voicemail, security, and text message delivery. The updates are being pushed out over the air in waves, though users can initiate the download from the handset.
Verizon Wireless today published a list of its Android devices that it plans to update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices include the: HTC ThunderBolt, Droid Incredible 2, Rhyme, and Rezound; Motorola Xoom, Bionic, RAZR, RAZR MAXX, Droid 4, and Xyboards 8.2/10.1; Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7/10.1; and the LG Spectrum. Verizon said that it will add to this list over time. Verizon didn't say anything other than "later this year" regarding when these devices will be updated. Some of the manufacturers of these devices have provided guidance on the timing of the updates. For example, Motorola said its devices won't see Android 4.0 until some time in the third quarter of the year, while HTC has indicated that Android 4.0 might arrive during the first half of the year.
Verizon Wireless today announced that it is pushing system updates to the Motorola Droid Bionic, RAZR, and RAZR MAXX. The updates improve performance, fix bugs, and add Verizon-branded apps/services. Users can download the updates over the air.
Verizon Wireless has shared the details about a forthcoming software update headed to the Motorola Droid RAZR. The update does not include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but does introduce a wide range of enhancements and bug fixes. Some of the applications affected include the mobile hotspot, visual voicemail, VZ Navigator, Bluetooth performance, battery life, and MotoCast. The update also installs new applications, including V CAST and the Commercial Mobile Alert Service. The update will be available shortly.
Motorola today announced the availability of its RAZR Android smartphone that will ship with an unlocked bootlaoder. The Motorola RAZR Developer Edition is being offered to "meet the needs being expressed by our developer community" while also allowing Motorola to maintain its carrier obligations and regulatory requirements. The developer version of the RAZR is shipping in Europe first, though it will be made available in the U.S. in the coming months via MOTODEV.
Verizon Wireless today announced that the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX will be available starting January 26. It will cost $299.99 with a new two-year contract. The RAZR MAXX is nearly identical to the RAZR, but packs a 3300mAh battery and boasts 21 hours of talk time. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor.
Verizon Wireless today announced that the Motorola Droid RAZR will be available in white starting December 15. It costs $299.99 with a new agreement. Verizon is also offering customers the opportunity to save $100 on the new Android-based Motorola Xyboard tablet with the purchase of a white Droid RAZR with new plan.
Verizon Wireless today called attention to a recently released service called Backup Assistant Plus. The service, which became available with the launch of the Motorola RAZR and HTC Rezound, lets Verizon Wireless customers backup their contacts, email, and multimedia content (pictures, video, music) to Verizon's servers. The service provides 500MB of storage for free, though more is available for a small monthly fee. Uploads will count against users' monthly data allotment. Verizon said that the service will become available to more smartphones in the coming months.
Verizon Wireless today said that customers wishing to pre-order the Motorola Droid RAZR Android smartphone may do so starting at 8AM Eastern time on Thursday, October 27. The RAZR costs $299.99 with a new two-year commitment. It ships by Nov. 10.
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Motorola and Verizon Wireless today announced the Droid RAZR, a new Android-based smartphone that revives Motorola's iconic branding. It has a stainless steel core, Kevlar back, Gorilla Glass front, and Splashguard nanotech coatings both inside and out. The Droid RAZR features a slim design measuring 7.1mm at its thinnest point and a 4.3-inch qHD display. The RAZR has a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP camera with 1080p video capture, and Motorola's MotoCast and Smart Actions software. It is compatible with Verizon's LTE 4G network. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy; 16GB on-board memory and 16GB microSD card included; remote wipe, pin lock, and government-grade encryption for email, calenda,r and contacts; voice and video chat conferencing; and an HD user-facing camera. The Droid RAZR will be available in early November for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.