Motorola Droid RAZR HD
Motorola recently revised the customer support page that lists which smartphones will receive updated versions of Android and approximately when those updates will arrive. The RAZR M, RAZR HD, and MAXX HD have all received Jelly Bean. The Atrix HD is next on the list, and should get Jelly Bean beginning this month. Devices slated to receive Jelly Bean during the first quarter of 2013 include the Electrify M and the Xoom tablet. Other devices that will receive Jelly Bean at some point in the future include the Photon 2, Electrify 2, RAZR, RAZR MAXX, Droid 4, and Bionic. As a reminder, Motorola is offering a $100 rebate toward an Android 4.x device to current owners of Motorola smartphones running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Verizon Wireless today provided more information about when it will deliver the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update to the Motorola RAZR HD and MAXX HD. According to Verizon, the new operating system will be pushed out in waves beginning next week. The update includes new features such as Google Now, and also enables the Isis mobile payment service on the RAZR HD and MAXX HD. The update will be delivered and installed over the air.
Verizon Wireless today announced that its first Isis-compatible handset is the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE. Owners of that device can activate Isis on their handset starting today by visiting a Verizon Wireless retail store in the Austin and Salt Lake City trial markets. Verizon expects that the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD will be Isis-compatible by the end of the week. Once activated, Isis-capable handsets can be used to make mobile payments at select retailers.
Motorola has updated the list of devices that will receive updated versions of Android and is revealing for the first time those slated to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Droid RAZR M, RAZR HD, and MAXX HD are all schedule to receive the Jelly Bean update before the end of the year. Other devices that will be updated to Android 4.1 include the Atrix HD, Photon Q, Electrify 2, and the Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX, 4, and Bionic. Motorola didn't say when this second group will receive Jelly Bean. Devices not on these lists are likely to be updated only as far as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Verizon Wireless today announced that the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD (pictured) will be available online and in Verizon Wireless stores starting October 18. The RAZR HD will cost $199.99 and the MAXX HD will cost $299.99 on contract. The Droid RAZR HD will be sold in black or white with 16GB of internal storage. The MAXX HD will be sold in black with 32GB of internal storage.
Motorola introduced three new Android smartphones today, all of which push the edge in terms of design and features. Phone Scoop takes a look.
Motorola and Verizon Wireless today announced the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD. Both phones run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a Jelly Bean update planned to reach them before the end of the year. They have dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processors, 4G LTE, and sleek designs similar to the 2011 Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX. Both the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX feature the same 4.7-inch ColorBoost display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, which Motorola says has 85% more color saturation than an iPhone 4S. The RAZR HD has a 2500mAh battery and boasts a talk time of 16 hours. It measures 8.4mm thick. The RAZR MAXX HD boosts the battery size to 3000mAh and boasts 21 hours of talk time. It measures 9.3mm thick. Other features include microSD card support, Google Chrome preinstalled, NFC, Gorilla Glass, Quick Settings widget, and Motorola Smart Actions. Motorola and Verizon said the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX will be available before the holidays. Pricing wasn't disclosed.