Motorola RAZR i handsets have begun receiving the highly anticipated update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean today. The new firmware brings the usual slew of new features including expandable notifications, Google Now, Project Butter and Face Unlock.
You knew it was only a matter of time before the rest of the world got a variant of the uber cool and Intel-powered Motorola RAZR i smartphone. Well the time has come as Motorola proudly announced the RAZR i MT788 that will operate on China Mobile’s wireless network. The RAZR i MT788 is nearly identical to the original RAZR i: it features the same 2GHz Intel chip, has a 4.3-inch 960 x 540 AMOLED display, 8MP camera and a microSD expansion slot. The only major difference is the RAZR i MT788 will only have 4GB of on-board storage, but will have a 1.3MP FFC.
As expected, the device will launch right in the middle of the holiday season. Motorola confirmed the device will be available sometime in mid-December, but did not specify how much the device will cost just yet. You’ll find additional details once your hit the source link.
source: Engadget Chinese
As with any other Android device, root is eventually achieved. The Motorola DROID RAZR M, RAZR i, RAZR HD and Atrix HD have all received root thanks to XDA user djrbliss. The process that exploits root in these devices is called Motofail2Go and is a virtual one-click root process.
You’ll need a Windows PC, Motorola’s latest USB drivers and the program itself. If you’re brave and willing to give this a shot then head on over to the source link for instructions and more information regarding this rooting process.
In a move which I’m sure will make plenty of devs and flash-happy consumers elated, Motorola has extended their bootloader unlock program to a couple of their newest devices, the Motorola RAZR HD and Motorola RAZR i. The RAZR HD will be un-lockable in the flowing areas: Europe, Australia, South America and on Rogers in Canada. As for the RAZR i, it will be un-lockable “worldwide.”
Of course, the sad part is that consumers in the US can’t fully take advantage of this, but I suppose that’s where we point the finger to the US carriers, right?
source: Motorola Global Support
Last week, Motorola and Intel unveiled its international version of the RAZR M, the RAZR i. A British retailer has now confirmed Motorola is releasing this Intel Atom based device on October 1st in the UK. Those of you in the UK can grab this nice device for the SIM-free price of £342 ($555). That chunk of change will buy you the following: A lightning-like Intel Atom 2GHz processor, 4.3-inch edge to edge qHD (960 x 540) display, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 8GB of storage, GPS, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. We’re anxious to see how this 2GHz beast performs in the real world. Let us know if you jump on this device.
Chrome is one of the most utilized web browsers on the market. When the stable mobile-version was released in June 2012, Android users took the oppurtunity to grab the app, and since then helped it achieve over 100,000 downloads! The magic of Google Chrome rubbed off on the mobile market, obviously becoming a success. But like any app, when new technology comes out, updates need to be released. And Google is constantly prepared for changes.
As “us tech fans” know, Motorola unveiled the ‘RAZR i’ about a week ago. And it is hyped for being the first mainstream Android device, with an Intel chipset. Quite an accomplishment. The one downside to owning this device, will be the lack of updated apps to work with the newly introduced chipset. However, if you are a fan of Chrome for Android, you’re in luck!
Did you happen to miss Motorola’s unveiling of its first Intel-powered smartphone last week? Fear not. The entire event is now available to watch online. As a refresher, the RAZR i is essentially an international variant of the Droid RAZR M, and sports a 2GHz Atom CPU, as well as a 4.3-inch edge-to-edge display. We’ve embedded the full video after the break for your immediate viewing pleasure. You’re welcome.
Due to Motorola RAZR i’s Intel Atom CPU, Google’s Chrome browser for the device currently won’t work as you’ll be given the “Package file is invalid” prompt upon installation. I suppose that’s to be expected when Motorola brings in a new CPU into the game with the Intel Atom. So far, here’s what Motorola had to say regarding the issue:
There is not a version available that is optimised for Intel. We expect it at in-store launch or shortly thereafter.
I would fully expect an update to Chrome in the near future to fix the incompatibility issue. For now the RAZR i’s stock browser will have to do for you Chrome fans. Once the update is pushed we’ll be sure to let you all know!
The new partnership between Motorola and Intel has officially begun. Motorola and Intel unveiled the RAZR i this morning in London. As we reported earlier, it’s essentially the DROID RAZR M, but with one major difference. The i signifies Intel Inside and it sports Intel’s latest 2GHz processor. What will this 2GHz chip give us? Obviously speed is going to be the main selling point and Motorola is touting that the camera will now load in less than one second and there’s a new burst shooting mode that yields 10 shots in less than one second. It’s also about battery life. The RAZR i sports the same 2000mAh battery that’s in the DROID RAZR M, but it will be more efficient. They are claiming that it will be “40 percent more powerful than the competition.” What is that competition? According to the press release it’s the iPhone 4S, which isn’t saying much, but I’m very pleased with the performance of the DROID RAZR M.