We already know that the Motorola-made Verizon Droid RAZR and its slightly fatter twin brother, the RAZR Maxx, share the exact same internals, with the exception of the larger battery which only adds below two-millimeters of bulk to the phone.
It is just normal that the two identical phones (if we disregard the battery) run the exact same software bits. According to recent reports, the version numbers are exactly the same. What does this mean for the user? Verizon and Motorola can push out software updates at the same time for the two device. Oh, and those custom ROMs and hack [...]
The Motorola RAZR, the European GSM cousin of the Motorola Droid RAZR, has recently met its leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROM, shedding some light on what we might expect from Motorola in terms of updating to the latest Android operating system.
You can only take a look at the ROM and flash it if you have a GSM Motorola RAZR (sorry Droid RAZR users on Verizon) and, of course, if you are brave enough. You’ll find all the details, feedback and instructions over at the source link.
From the screenshots provided we can clearly see the four-option lock screen as well as the [...]
1,520mAh, that’s the difference between the Motorola Droid RAZR‘s 1780mAh battery and the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx’s 3,300mAh battery. And while you’d think the RAZR Maxx is disgustingly thicker, it adds just about two millimeters to the Droid RAZR, measuring just a tad below nine.
Launched on January 9, the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx was rumored for an online availability of January 26. Make no mistake, the phone is, as of today, available at the carrier’s website, going for $299.99 on a two-year contract (or $649.99 full retail). If you held back on [...]
We love a good smartphone rumor as much as the next guy, but there’s nothing quite so satisfying as finally seeing a bit of news officially confirmed. We’ve been curious about the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx since we first uncovered evidence of it back at the start of December. It seemed a little hard to believe at the time, that Motorola was refreshing RAZR hardware so soon after the phone’s debut, but later Verizon leaks seemed to confirm plans for the phone. At CES, Motorola formally announced the phone and revealed its price, but was less specific about when the [...]
Those who are using the Motorola Droid RAZR on Verizon and have chosen to be part of Motorola’s Feedback Network are reportedly getting invitations to be part of a new “project”. There are no details to go with the invitation just yet.
Enthusiasts and optimists were immediately thinking Ice Cream Sandwich but we think it’s safe to assume that the latest Android code is a little bit further down the road. Instead, the Motorola Droid RAZR had its Android 2.3.6 update leaked a couple of weeks ago as build 6.12.173 and it brings a couple of polishes [...]
Verizon made available last week the Motorola Droid RAZR 16GB — meaning the phone with just the 16GB of internal storage, sans the additional 16GB microSD card — and today, the white and purple versions are also up on the carrier’s website.
If you want the 16GB variant, you have the option of choosing between black, white and purple, all going for $199.99 on a two-year contract or $599.99 full retail. By comparison, the Motorola Droid RAZR 32GB (16GB internal storage plus 16GB microSD card) is available in white and black for $299.99 with a two-year agreement [...]
Here in the U.S., sales of the white Motorola Droid RAZR have started on December 15 with Verizon asking $300 and a two-year contract for the phone. In the U.K., the white variant of the international Motorola RAZR just went up for pre-order.
The phone is expected to arrive around mid-late February, with no exact date yet, and it will go for £359 excl. VAT (around $560) unlocked and SIM-free. If you pre-order from Clove, they will throw in a set of Motorola MOTOROKR EQ3 speakers worth £20 (around $31) for free.
The white RAZR, just like the standard version, sports a [...]
Motorola announced the Droid RAZR MAXX at this year’s CES, a Droid RAZR with its battery on steroids. Instead of going with the 1780mAh battery on the Droid RAZR, the Droid RAZR MAXX sports one of 3300mAh, which will cost around two millimeters in thickness, but still keeping it under 9 millimeters.
The manufacturer let slip of a certain January 26 date on its own website but quickly recovered by editing out the day and replacing the text with “available soon”. Verizon however seems to have the same information: January 26, 2012, is the date “the Droid [...]
‘What 16GB?’, you’ll ask. Verizon and Motorola introduced the Droid RAZR back in October with a total storage option of 32GB, comprised of the internal 16GB of the phone plus an additional 16GB via microSD card.
The “new” offering, the Motorola Droid RAZR 16GB is basically you’re typical phone offered by Verizon sans the microSD card, hence 16GB. If the “hybrid 32GB option” was and still is available fo $299, the “16GB” variant is on sale online going for $199, with a two-year contract. The month-to-month also dropped [...]
Motorola’s Droid RAZR Maxx sounds like a refreshing change of pace in a world of ever-thinner phones with more and more demanding hardware. Rather than get bogged-down in those races, the RAZR Maxx is comfortable letting its belt loose, packing on a little weight, but doing so in order to make its user experience better than ever. Depending on just how heavy your usage patterns are, the RAZR Maxx and its 3300mAh battery will likely have enough juice to get you through a solid day of smartphone use, never having to stop for a recharge. In fact, if you had someone to talk to for [...]
Motorola’s presence at the Consumer Electronics Show this week has been dominated by news of the Droid 4, bringing a QWERTY keyboard option to Verizon LTE, and the Droid RAZR Maxx, finally pairing an LTE phone with a battery capable of extended use. Those weren’t the only handsets the manufacturer announced, though with their feature sets it’s easy to see why they commanded so much attention. Motorola also revealed its plans to release a new variant on the original Droid RAZR, offering the Android in a new purple facade. At the time the company announced the phone it [...]
Back at the beginning of December, we broke news of the name Droid RAZR Maxx for one of Motorola’s upcoming smartphones. We didn’t have much more than some EXIF data to go on, but did see one unconfirmed report from a Verizon user who claimed to have been told by a retail employee that the RAZR Maxx was basically going to be a slightly-thicker RAZR with the benefit of a higher-capacity battery. Even a minor change to the phone seemed like a surprising development, considering how little time had passed since the Droid RAZR was first introduced. Sure enough, though, Verizon [...]
We did our best to mock-up the white version of the Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR once the phone popped-up on Verizon’s system but it looks like we were thinking “too white”. The carrier has confirmed the pale version of the phone and it’s not “that white” after all.
As you can see in the images above and below, the white Motorola Droid RAZR is mostly black, except for the bezel and the frame at its back, around the Kevlar battery cover. That aside, you’ll have your basic RAZR with a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen, dual-core TI OMAP [...]
The Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR received an update before Christmas which brought a couple of improvements especially in the Camera department. The European Motorola RAZR is up next with its own update which bumps the version numbers to 651.73.30, bringing new features and performance improvements.
The update includes a new version of Evernote for all your note taking needs as well as general improvements to camera performance. Also in the package are Google Android release security features, call performance and Bluetooth connectivity, localization as well as WiFi performance [...]
If you’re a fan of doing more with your Android device than it was intended to do, you’ve most probably run into a soft brick at some point. That’s the specific point where you grab your hair, panic, and begin asking yourself what you were thinking of. Well, lucky for those who own a Motorola Droid RAZR, Bionic and the Atrix 2, that fear of sudden smartphone death can be cured with a little life support from their recently leaked Fastboot files.
That’s right, the folks at XDA-Developers have done it again. Make sure you hit the links for the specific [...]
Fastboot files are probably an Android power user’s best friend; whenever you run into problems — like a soft brick or something similar — you can easily take the fastboot files from their safe location and restore your phone to stock condition.
The Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR fastboot files have been recently leaked and, according to the community, reverting to stock is successful using the leaked bits. The software version is 6.11.744 and you’ll probably lose root but you can, on the other hand, revive your phone should anything bad happen. For further [...]
Following up on the Motorola Droid RAZR update we’ve heard about and told you a couple of days ago, it looks like the version number for the software has been bumped to 6.11.748.XT912 and the refresh itself is already rolling out.
Those who apply the update should expect to see the SIM error notification fixed, improvements in camera features and quality, improvements in stability of menu access, browser, phone dialer, video playback and music player to prevent force-close errors and lockups, updated group message notification in e-mail, improvements in 3G/4G data [...]
The week wouldn’t be complete without revisiting a few launch rumors one last time. Luckily, we’ve got some new word on a couple of the most anticipated ones set to make their debut on Verizon Wireless, supposedly coming from Verizon employees who have just been tipped-off to these updated launch schedules.
Of course, we couldn’t talk VZW launch rumors without starting with the Galaxy Nexus. There have been lots of signs pointing to it coming out around December 8, though most recently a leak suggested that VZW’s retail partner Best Buy might not even [...]
Now that Google has released an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Nexus S, it’s just a matter of time before another manufacturer follows suit with an Android 4.0 update of its own (and no, we’re not counting the incomplete early versions we’ve seen from some). So, for the immediate future at least, every time we hear of a new update arriving our thoughts turn to Ice Cream Sandwich. Today, we got news of an update that’s on its way out to owners of the Motorola Droid RAZR on Verizon, but they won’t be seeing Ice Cream Sandwich just yet.
What the [...]
We kicked-off December by uncovering some evidence pointing to a new Motorola Android in the works. The EXIF data in some photos we looked at revealed they were taken by the Motorola Droid RAZRMAX. Even though the Droid RAZR is still a relatively brand-new handset, it certainly looked like Motorola might already be planning a refresh. There wasn’t much pointing to just what changes might be in store, but the presence of some very RAZR-like models for the Chinese market had us thinking an upgrade to the display or camera might be in order. Today, we get to see another clue [...]
The spotlight may be on the Galaxy Nexus when it comes to Verizon rumors this month, but it’s hardly alone on the stage. Right at the beginning of the month, we heard a series of rumors targeting December Verizon releases, including that of the white version of the Motorola Droid RAZR. We didn’t have anything more specific at the time then a claim that the phone would show up sometime towards the middle of the month. Well, it looks like it’s going to hit that target right on the money, as Verizon has announced today that sales of the white RAZR will start tomorrow, [...]
Tis the season to be taking advantage of sales while they last. Amazon has just dropped the price of the very admired Motorola Droid RAZR from it’s staggering $299.99 to just $169.99 after your typical 2-year contract. Sadly, as with just about every sale involving a cutting-edge smartphone, the price is only available for new customers. If you’re an existing Verizon customer that’s eligible for an upgrade, you’ll have to bump that number to $229.99 if you want the phone.
We’re not sure how long that price tag will remain, so move quickly if [...]
Even though we all know that Motorola’s Droid RAZR is one of the first devices in-line to get upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it seems that the famously known Android developer “DroidTh3ory” just couldn’t hold it. He already figured out a way to get Ice Cream Sandwich working on his RAZR, and even thought the performance is anything but stable, it’s now a work in progress that should be done soon.
The ROM is currently still not public. We’re not sure how long it’ll take either DroidTh3ory or Motorola to push the update, but [...]