Review: Motorola Droid RAZR for Verizon Wireless
The Droid RAZR runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and shows only the faintest of skins from Motorola. It acts very much like Gingerbread does on the Droid Bionic. It includes some nice widgets from Motorola, and the main menu slides left and right, rather than up and down. Most of the menus behave like stock Android.
There are five home screen panels that users can adjust at will. There are four permanent icons in a dock at the bottom of the screen, which can be changed if you wish. There is the usual flotilla of Android and Motorola widgets available to make the home screen more dynamic.
I wish Motorola had added some basic controls to the notification shade, as other manufacturers have been doing as of late. It didn't, and instead the notification shade only provides notifications.
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As for performance, the Droid RAZR is incredibly fast. It has a dual-core 1.2GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processor inside. Add this to the LTE radio and the 1GB of RAM and what you get are lightning fast screen transitions, smooth application performance, and no stuttering as the Droid RAZR moves from screen to screen and app to app.
Oct 18, 2011
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.
Our hands-on first impressions of the new Motorola Droid RAZR for Verizon Wireless. This super-thin phone sports 4G LTE and a super-thin 7.1mm body.
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May 10, 2012
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.
Jun 22, 2012
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.