After what seemed like an eternity, European Motorola RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners are finally starting to get their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The build rolling out is marked as version 672.180.41 after a successful soak test, and is the same update for both GSM phones.
RAZR and RAZR Maxx users across the pond can finally enjoy the newly redesigned Android UI, along with significant performance enhancements. So if you happen to be a lucky RAZR or RAZR MAXX owner you might want to be on WIFi when it hits as it comes in at a hefty 375.8MB. For a quick look at Motorola’s new UI, check out our hands on video with the DROID RAZR MAXX.
Today, Motorola provided more information on devices that will receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Motorola had promised to release an upgrade timeline for ICS last October. The WiFi Xoom tablet was updated in January. Motorola states that the US Family Edition Xoom will be upgraded sometime in the second quarter of 2012, as well as the MOTOROLA RAZR, which is available in Asia, Europe and Canada. In the third quarter, the ATRIX 2, the MOTOROLA ATRIX 4G (AT&T), and the PHOTON 4G will be next in line. Motorola also has slated the DROID BIONIC, DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX, DROID 4 and ELECTRIFY to have further details released. It looks like 2012 will bring ICS to many more devices.
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In its time, the original Razr was quite popular and came in a few different color varieties. Well the DROID Razr is looking to follow in it’s ancestor’s footsteps with the addition of another color. If the image above is any indication, it appears that the next color to come to the Razr family is white. For those of you that are living under a rock, Motorola boasts that this 4G LTE phone is thinnest 4G phone out there. It has a very sleek design and if you are interested, check out the full review.
While most other smartphone companies have played with different color variations, like the HTC DROID Incredible 2 or the Samsung Galaxy SII, Motorola has stuck with its tried-and-true dark theme; except for in special cases. So it’s nice to see Motorola breaking out of its shell just a little bit and is experimenting with new colors. For those interested in what it could look like, a Droid Life reader theShuke made one mock render up.
It looks like our Android brethren over yonder might be enjoying the 7.1 mm flagship from Verizon sooner than we thought. In recent news the FCC just passed certification paperwork through for a new Moto device. Any chance this is the international version of the Droid Razr, dubbed the Motorola Razr? It’s possible, here’s why. The phones battery, an 1800 mAH model number SNN5899A resembles closely the US variant’s 1780 mAH. As of this time we’re unable to confirm a part number for the US version, however, all Google hits are fairly recent and all point towards this FCC filing instead of the Vz version. So, it’s not concrete as of now, but it’s sure fun to speculate. Stay tuned as we dig a little deeper. And don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Also feel free to drop us line if you have a tip.
The ultra-thin Motorola RAZR will be made available to Canadians exclusively through Rogers at $149 (with 3-year contract.) This Android 2.3 powered device boasts a Super AMOLED 4.3″ display and is “armed with Kevlar for strength, because a phone this arresting deserves protection.”
Any smitten Canadians should hit the break for a link to this Rogers offer.
Motorola and Verizon certainly did not fail to impress us today at this afternoon’s unveiling of the Motorola DROID RAZR. And Talk Android’s own EIC, Rob Nazarian, was there to capture it all. The device is the thinnest we’ve seen so far coming in at an “impossibly thin” 7.1mm. And no, that is not a typo. What makes the device stand out aside from its ridiculously thin form factor is the fact that Motorola managed to fit an LTE radio in this bad boy, yet the device remains thinner than any 3G device we’ve seen hit the market. Simply remarkable. Specs include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display with a sculpted glass face, Kevlar fiber support for the rough rider in you, Gorilla glass making the device scratch and scrape proof and Splash-guard coating throughout the entire device. Furthermore, toss in a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM and the device becomes unstoppable. Motorola also unveiled at the event, their new MOTOACTV device which works seamlessly with the RAZR during work outs. Check out the gallery pic below for a plethora of other accessories that Motorola has made available to work with the RAZR. It’s been a long time since any Android device from Moto has impressed us this much.
“Motorola RAZR is an iconic brand, and one that originally revolutionized the mobile device industry by turning a functional necessity into an object of desire,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “Now we’ve done it again with a head-turning, ultra-thin smartphone that offers users breathtaking speed, innovative apps and revolutionary accessories.”
Check out the full list of specs, more hands-on shots and the full press release as well as a quick hands-on after the break.