Original DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Soak Test Happening, No It’s not KitKat

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If you’re the owner of the original DROID RAZR or RAZR MAXX, an update should grace your devices here in the next week or two. A soak test is currently going out for each device. While some of Motorola’s older devices are slated to get KitKat, neither of the devices that kicked off Motorola’s new generations of RAZRs didn’t make the cut. As Motorola has made it clear on its web site, neither device will receive Android 4.4 and will stay on 4.1.2.

What we can expect from the update would be fixes for problematic bugs, boosts in mobile signal, and/or the addition of bloatware. As soon as Verizon drops official support documents with what exactly the update brings to the table, we’ll let you know. Usually once the soak test goes out, it’s a short matter of time before the update becomes official.

source: Droid-Life

Motorola DROID RAZR/RAZR MAXX to Receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA

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“Well, it’s about time!”, might be what your thinking if you have been anticipating the much anticipated OTA of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX. Unlike their little brother, the Droid RAZR M, which received the OTA months ago, owners of these devices have been denied the pleasure of all 4.1′s Jelly Bean goodness…but no more!

We already got an idea of some of the changes with this update, but now it’s officially approved and ready to go. Hit the break for some of the new Jelly Bean highlights along with some demo videos.

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Want to know more, check the source for a link to Motorola’s new Android upgrade page and get information on the upgrade schedule.

Source:  Motorola

ICS for Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Now Even Closer

Just yesterday we reported what could be the final ICS build for the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX has leaked and that a pending official update could just be around the corner. Well, today that corner just got even closer. Invites to test out a “new software release” has been sent out to testers and while there was no given indication on what the software is, we’re confident that it is indeed the official ICS update for the RAZR and RAZR MAXX. A tip has suggested that this testing phase will begin on June 22 and the full public rollout should happen on June 27th.

Does this excite any RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners out there? This ICS update is just dying to get out to the public!

source: Droid Life

EXIF Data Exposes Motorola DROID RAZR HD

We’ve already seen leaked photos of the DROID Fighter, presumably a third phone in the RAZR line after the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX. Some more evidence of a third RAZR was just uncovered in the form of EXIF data on some public pictures found on Picasa, but is it the Fighter or something else?

The EXIF data reveals a device claiming to be the DROID RAZR HD, and the fact that the Fighter was rumored to have a 720p display, this could be the same device. Of course, the EXIF data also reveals a device code name of Vanquish, which we’ve heard before but have no information about.

Is the Vanquish the same device as the Fighter? We don’t know at this point, but why would there be two code names for the same handset? All we know is that Motorola apparently has at least one new device coming in the RAZR line. Check out a screenshot of the EXIF data after the break.


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Motorola Razr/Razr Maxx to Get ICS Soak Test Instead of the Gingerbread Bug Fix

Man, the past week’s news about the Motorola Droid Razr/Maxx and its pending update(s) got a bit annoying and had me starting to think that Razr owners may never actually see an ICS update at all. First we saw a leaked Best Buy memo that claimed that an ICS update was supposed to begin the following week, which we all know never happened. Then, we heard that an ICS soak test was being prepared to push out to Moto testers only to find out it was just going to be a silly 6.12.181 Gingerbread maintenance update. Here we are the following week and nothing has happened, not even the Gingerbread maintenance update. Things are starting to look a bit shaky, no?

Well, by the looks of things over at the Motorola testers’ forums, Moto is now possibly scraping the 6.12.181 maintenance update all together in lieu for the actual ICS soak test. The Moto forum manager left a message for its testers (since removed) stating the following:

Looks like we got a surprise people. This regular soak test has now turned into an official soak test for Android 4.0 also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Please subscribe to this feed for updates and more information will be posted as soon as possible.

Thanks guys for hanging in there.

So there you have it folks. Whether you can take that comment to the bank or not is still up for debate. Either way I hope this BS comes to an end soon and you patient Razr owners finally get a taste of Android’s oh-so-good Ice Cream Sandwich. We will let you know if anything else changes or if the soak test does actually get under way. In the meantime, feel free to vent your frustrations in the comments below.

source: Droid Life

 

2012 Is the Year for Better Battery Life, At Least At Samsung

All those fancy features in your 4G LTE phone are amazing. A dual-core, soon to be quad-core processor, with 8+ MP cameras, huge HD displays with the added speed of 4G LTE in a tiny frame is something sought after in today’s phone market. However, having these state of the art parts in our handheld device comes with a high price; dismal battery life. Well it appears that some folks are starting to catch on that this is an issue and they are making strides to combat this. Motorola for instance is releasing the RAZR MAXX, the first smartphone to boast a 21-hr talk time with a 3300mAh battery. 
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Motorola Web Site Says RAZR MAXX Available January 26th

You know that new DROID RAZR phone that boasts the 3300 mAh battery with the darn near 24 hours of talk time? I’m talking about the DROID RAZR MAXX announced at CES this year. Well what we didn’t know was when this beast of a device would be released. Now we do. According to the Motorola web site the device will be available from Verizon on January 26th. If you are interested in this device check out our hands on with the device here. This device should help those battery conscious folk rest a bit easier and it will be in your hands in less than two weeks. Will you be one of the first ones to get this device? Sound off in the comment section below.

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Get Your Hands on the Purple RAZR on January 23rd

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In a slew of 4G LTE device announcements this past week at CES by Verizon release dates were nada short of “in a few weeks” or “coming soon.” Well for those you folk who are wanting the Purple RAZR that was announced along side the RAZR MAXX will be happy to know that the folks over at Droid-Life were able to get their mitts on a release date. You can get your RAZR in purple on January 23rd. We still have yet to see a release date for the DROID 4 or the RAZR MAXX but hopefully soon. Also you will be able to get the black and white RAZRs with 16GB of storage on the 23rd as well.

[via Droid-Life]