At the end of last week, we reported word that Verizon would be carrying a set of special edition employee-only versions of their best devices, leading into the holidays. Lucky VZW employees that chose to pick-up one could choose between a red version of the RAZR MAXX HD, Windows Phone 8X, or DROID DNA. As you can see from the pictures we received, this employee went all-in on a RAZR MAXX HD. (more…)
During Motorola’s announcement of the DROID RAZR HD and RAZR M, they told us that a Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update would arrive on each before the end of 2012. They appear to be sticking to that, as software testing invites have gone out to members of the Motorola Feedback Network that own a RAZR HD. Keep in mind that this also includes the RAZR MAXX HD, since these two devices are identical other than their battery sizes.
There is no guarantee that this is Jelly Bean, but at this point, what else would it be? Motorola is taking updates more serious than ever, so we would be surprised if it wasn’t Android 4.1. Also, keep in mind that the RAZR M received the 4.1 update a week or so ago.
Verizon customers with upgrades or a craving for a new smartphone are going to have a tough decision to make as we head into the holiday shopping season. The HTC DROID DNA hits stores next week on the 21st, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 shouldn’t be far behind it on the 29th, and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD with its mega-battery is already available. Making matters even more complicated, you also can’t ignore Google’s new Nexus 4, even if it would take you off of Verizon and into the land of unlocked GSM phones.
So how do they stack up against each other? To hopefully help answer that question, the chart below was put together as a breakdown of all of the major specs, plus pricing. You should also check out our Galaxy Note 2 review and RAZR MAXX HD review while we work our reviews for both the DNA and Nexus 4. (more…)
Remember last year’s special edition RAZR MAXX that was created for Verizon employees? Similar special editions are on the way, only this time for a handful of devices. These exclusive color schemes will likely be kept to employees only, just like last year, with jealous enthusiasts like us hoping they pop up on eBay. (more…)
Apologies for the extra long title, but it all needed to be mentioned up front. So yeah, Motorola’s Punit Soni just announced a new program called “Test Drive.” It’s probably similar to the Motorola Feedback Network that allows users to join in “soak tests” of updates before they are pushed to the public, but this name is much snazzier. (more…)
A few moments ago, I reached for my DROID RAZR MAXX HD, tapped the lock/wake button, and was greeted with a not-so-exciting purple and green mess on the display. I have no idea what caused it other than maybe, because the phone had been plugged into a wall for an extended amount of time. Thankfully, a simple sleeping then waking of the phone returned it back to normal.
I originally posted the picture to Twitter, and a couple of you responded, having run into the issue as well. No one seems to know what’s causing it, but if it starts happening on a regular basis to you, you may want to try and capture it on camera, so that you can think about getting a replacement.
The folks over at Cruzerlite have always been generous in handing out free swag to the Android community. Once their original Androidified cases went viral for the Galaxy Nexus, they have managed to grow into a fully blown case company that supports more devices than I can even keep track of. Their custom made TPU cases for a variety of devices add a bit of flair where other accessory makers tend to play it safe. From graphic-laden cases with ROM developer roots to their ultra-protective Spi-Force designs, anyone looking for a case will have no trouble finding something of Cruzerlite’s that is appealing and affordable.
As a reminder, all of their products can be found on Amazon, along with a “buy 2 cases get 1 free” promo. All you have to do is use the coupon code “BUY2GONE” at checkout to get the deal. Also, Cruzerlite has their own site, which features Android-inspired t-shirts, plushies, beanies, and other goodies.
But before you go shopping for cases, how would you like to win one? We have over 30 cases to hand out – some for the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S3, RAZR HD, and Nexus 7. It’s a case blowout, that’s for sure. Ready to win? (more…)