Posts tagged with: Droid RAZR MAXX
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    It's not every day you schedule a podcast the day before one of the biggest Windows Phone announcements in the platform's history - but given our plans to host a special-edition Pocketnow Live event covering Nokia's NYC event tomorrow, we thought it best to get the Weekly out of the way ahead of time. That doesn't mean we don't talk Nokia - indeed, we've got Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck on the air with us this week to discuss what it's been like to follow the story of the EOS/1020/909, probably one of the most widely-leaked devices in smartphone history. We also follow the leaky ...

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    Everybody loves getting an Android update; they remind us that our phones aren't yet completely out-of-date, and that our manufacturer and carrier have at least some passing interest in keeping us happy. We get to check out the latest Android features that it seems like everyone else has been enjoying for six months, and briefly feel like we have a modern handset again. That's all fine for what it is, but with so many phones out there tasked to get their updates, it's difficult for us to get very excited about any one in particular. At least, that's usually the case, but the new update ...

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    "In a world where Google Maps exists, who needs a carrier-branded navigation offering?" That's the question that leapt to my mind when I was given the opportunity to review VZ Navigator, Verizon Wireless' house-branded GPS navigation app. Not that I had a bad history with carrier-badged navigation software; the first turn-by-turn app I ever used, back in 2004, was only briefly sold under its original TeleNav title before being repackaged as "Sprint Navigation." And I loved it. Even running as a Java app on a dumbphone, the software got me where I needed to go, and featured plenty of ...

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    1080p displays. On smartphones. I never thought I'd see the day, but it's here. Call the front desk; I'm checking out. No but, for real: around these parts, the notion of full-HD resolution -1920 x 1080- on a smartphone screen has for months prompted a range of reactions, from skepticism to disbelief to glee. Listeners of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast can sometimes hear that entire range in one sitting: pixel-density enthusiast Brandon Miniman is keen on the absurdly high-density panels, while I often profess not to be able to tell the difference. Anton D. Nagy, Joe Levi, or Jaime ...

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    As Motorola users are all too aware, while the company does an admirable job of trying to let users know about the Android update situation for each of its models, it has a nasty habit of going back on previous plans to bring updates to certain models. As such, whenever the company gets around to updating that list, we find ourselves walking on eggshells. So, what's the news today? This update focuses on plans for Jelly Bean upgrades. To that end, Motorola lists a dozen models that it currently plans to bring Android 4.1 to. Some of the devices listed have ETAs attached to them; the three ...

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    Smartphone manufacturers sure don't seem to trust users with their own phones. It took months and months (and months) of arm-twisting before Motorola finally made a tool available to allow owners of its newest devices to choose to unlock their bootloaders; even then, owners of older models were left in the dust. While that's certainly a victory, it seems that Motorola is finding even more ways to annoy phone modders, upon the introduction of new software that detects root. You'll find this code in the Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx. If you boot into recovery ...

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    Earlier this week, we heard a rumor about the launch of Motorola's follow-up to the Droid RAZR, the Droid RAZR HD. This information claimed that the RAZR HD, as well as the high-battery-capacity RAZR Maxx HD were on-track for an October release. That was interesting, because while we've seen more than a few pics that appear to show off the RAZR HD, we've yet to see any evidence for a Maxx version of this new handset. Sure enough, now a follow-up rumor is saying that there won't be anything like the Maxx this time around, and all we'll get the main RAZR HD. While the original RAZR has a ...

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    Last we heard about the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Veriz0n Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX, it was with the occasion the carrier sent out notifications to users that the refresh is going to land soon, without giving out specific details or an ETA. However, both the Motorola and the Verizon websites seem to indicate that the update is a go. As you can check for yourselves at the source links below, you can see introductions to Android 4.0, instructions as well as descriptions of what you can expect. There is no official wording (yet) in the shape of a press release ...

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