With the Motorola RAZR M taking its place as the first from Moto to carry Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the ad campaign to promote it has already started. Thankfully, it’s not half bad. The spots brag about Google Now and its traffic monitoring powers, navigation re-routing in Maps, and best in the business text translations. But beyond that, they are worth a chuckle. (more…)
I love the holidays. It seems that all of my favorite things go on sale, including smartphones. For a limited time, naturally, AmazonWireless is hosting a deal on select Verizon devices that should make for some happy buyers.
The original DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX are both on sale for only a penny, while upgrading and new customers can get the Galaxy S3 16GB for just $79.99. If you’re looking for one of Verizon’s new phones, you can grab the RAZR M for one cent as well, or grab the slightly aged HTC Rezound for the same price. (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…)
With Verizon’s approval of Jelly Bean for the DROID RAZR M, Motorola has gone ahead and uploaded a series of videos to show off some of the new features. We mentioned in our earlier writeup that Google Now, improved Google Search, and advanced notifications are a part of the update, all of which can be seen below. Motorola also included a video of the new Google Search compared to Apple’s Siri. And if you missed it, we posted a similar video a few weeks ago.
This morning, we mentioned that the DROID RAZR M soak test had begun through Motorola and that it was indeed Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Moments ago, Verizon also approved the update as build 98.12.4, which means it should start rolling out to all RAZR M owners over the next week or so. In fact, Verizon says it will start rolling out today, “in phases.” Typically when we see these support docs go live, the update arrives in no time.
This morning, Motorola’s forum manager Matt, has started the process of sending out the invites to their feedback community for a soak test that will take place for the DROID RAZR M. Motorola did say that by the end of the year, their new lineup of RAZR devices would be sporting Jelly Bean. Could this be it? It seems a bit early, but this is a “new” Motorola that is promising quicker updates. (more…)