Verizon has rolled out its Black Friday deals early this morning with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 looking like the best of the lot. Normally priced at $299 on-contract, Verizon has slashed the price to $199 on-contract for the day or $599 at full retail. If the Note 3 wasn’t on your radar, there are some other deals here and there that may be worth a look. (more…)
When Android 4.4 Kit Kat was originally announced 3 weeks back, Motorola confirmed that the Moto X and new DROID family would all see the update fairly quickly. What we weren’t sure about was whether or not last year’s DROID family would see the same joy – that would be the DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, and RAZR M. According to recently updated Motorola update support pages, all three will indeed see the update to Android 4.4. (more…)
Shortly after Verizon released the support docs for a new DROID MAXX and ULTRA update, they also posted up documents detailing a new DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD update. The update is not on the same level as the camera-improving update for the MAXX and ULTRA, but since the phone is a year old, we’re happy to see it still receiving support. (more…)
Normally, we like to see software updates to our favorite phones because they tend to fix bugs and bring other enhancements that make them more stable or usable. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case this time around with the new updates for the RAZR HD and RAZR M that were approved yesterday by Verizon. While they do improve GPS and eliminate random power cycles, they also aim to patch the kernel exploit that Dan Rosenberg used to unlock the bootloaders of each. In fact, in the changelog, there is a line that reads “ARM Trust Zone Security fix (Kernel exploit allows bootloader unlock).” (more…)
Update: For some reason, Verizon is now pushing out two different builds of 9.20.1 and 9.18.79. We aren’t sure why, but should we find out we’ll update the post.
A new update for the the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD has been approved by Verizon as build 9.20.1. It appears to be nothing more than a bug fixer, rather than the 4.2.2 update we were hoping for. In the update, users will find new versions of SmartActions and Backup Assistant. Outside of those new goodies, Motorola appears to have patched a bunch of SMS bugs, enhanced GPS and Bluetooth, and patched a security exploit.
The update is 50MB in size.
Typically when we see updates approved by Verizon, they begin to rollout within a week or so. We’ll keep you posted.
In the wireless industry, understand that phones are often times planned years in advance. That also means that contracts or agreements have been made between phone manufacturers and carriers…years in advance. With that in mind, take today’s tip from @evleaks, which suggests that Motorola and Verizon have teamed up once again to continue the DROID RAZR line, as evidence of that idea. According to a Tweet sent out by the famed leaker, Verizon and Motorola will release new phones called the DROID RAZR Ultra and RAZR M Ultra. (more…)
Father’s Day is quickly approaching, so to celebrate the occasion, Verizon has released blue versions of the Motorola DROID RAZR M and RAZR HD. They are calling this a “limited” run, so if owning a blue version of last year’s mid-range spec’d Motorola phones has been a dream of yours, now is your chance to fulfill it. The RAZR M, which has a decent amount of blue, can be had for free on 2-year contract. The RAZR HD on the other hand, isn’t really blue at all other than a slight blue rim around the top portion, can be had for $99 on new 2-year contract. The RAZR MAXX HD does not come in blue. (more…)