Motorola begins pushing out Android 4.1 to DROID RAZR M

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Nov 092012
 

Verizon DROID RAZR MMotorola and Verizon both announced today that they had begun pushing out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the Verizon DROID RAZR M.

Jelly Bean includes enhancements and new features like Google Now which shows relevant information based on time and current location. Users can get the local weather forecast before starting their day or see how long their commute will be before even leaving the house.

Customers will also experience an enhanced notification panel that displays missed calls and emails, and lets them return the call or reply to the email right from the notification. Jelly Bean’s smart keyboard has improved accuracy and suggests the next word before it is even typed.

The update will also make the DROID RAZR M ISIS-ready. Customers will be able to make payments by simply tapping their phone at any ISIS Ready merchant.

The deployment will be done in phases starting today. No ETA was given as to when all customers will have been upgraded though. Customers will also be able to manually download the update starting sometime next week.

Read more: Motorola [via Twitter] and Verizon

Motorola pokes fun at Apple Maps in latest ad

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Sep 222012
 

That Apple will improve its new iOS 6 Maps app over time is not in question. But until it does, its competitors will see its current troubles as one of the few chinks in Apple’s armour. Case in point is Motorola’s latest ad:

Looking for 315 E 15th in Manhattan? Google Maps on DROID RAZR M will get you there & not #iLost in Brooklyn.

Motorola iLost RAZR M ad
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Mapping software is now a standard feature on smartphones. For the first time in what seems like a long time, Apple has given its competitors something that they can use to sway buyers from one device to another. It will not be enough on its own it but could could be that little bit extra needed to tip more than one decision away from Apple.

Food for thought: Is it time to coin the term ‘MapsGate’ to describe Apple’s latest public relations nightmare?

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Motorola announces three 4G LTE DROID RAZR smartphones for Verizon Wireless

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Sep 052012
 

At an event today in New York, Motorola announced the latest members in its DROID RAZR family for Verizon Wireless: The DROID RAZR HD,DROID RAZR MAXX HD, and DROID RAZR M billed as “The Full Screen Phone.”

All three devices offer the power and reliability that customers have come to expect from Motorola and Verizon Wireless. DROID devices give customers speed, power and revolutionary technology, while the RAZR design delivers a thin, compact device built with strong, top-of-the-line materials and long-lasting battery life. The new smartphones are powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, giving customers the capability to simultaneously talk and browse the Web and also access the blazingly fast speeds that cover more than 75 percent of the U.S. population. With three brand new options, this lineup has something for everyone.

Motorola DROID RAZR HDMotorola DROID RAZR HD specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Cellular connectivity: 4G LTE / HSPA / GSM
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GLONASS / 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC
  • Display: 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD (1280×720)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB onboard and microSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 8 MP AF with LED flash, 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3 MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, USB 2.0 HS, HDMI
  • Battery: 2,530mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 67.9 × 131.9 × 8.4 millimeters / 146 grams
  • Colour: Black, White

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HDMotorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Cellular connectivity: 4G LTE / HSPA / GSM
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GLONASS / 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC
  • Display: 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD (1280×720)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB onboard and microSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 8 MP AF with LED flash, 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3 MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, USB 2.0 HS, HDMI
  • Battery: 3,300mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 67.9 × 131.9 × 9.3 millimeters / 157 grams
  • Colour: Black

Motorola DROID RAZR MMotorola DROID RAZR M specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Cellular connectivity: 4G LTE / HSPA
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GLONASS / 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC
  • Display: 4.3-inch qHD (540×960) Super AMOLED Advanced
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB onboard and microSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 8 MP AF with LED flash, 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: VGA
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, USB 2.0 HS, HDMI
  • Battery: 2,000mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 60.9 × 122.5 × 8.3 millimeters / 126 grams

Motorola will upgrade all three devices to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean by the end of the year. It also promised that most devices launched since 2011 will also eventually be upgraded. For those devices that cannot be upgraded due to hardware limitations, Motorola will offer a US$100 credit instead.

The Motorola DROID RAZR M can be pre-ordered as of today. It will be available starting on September 13th for US$99.99 after a US$50 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract. Both the DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available “before the holidays.” Pricing for these was not revealed today.

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