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Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx get updated to Android 4.1

Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx get updated to Android 41

Today is the day for Jelly Bean updates on older carrier-branded devices, apparently. In this round, it's the Verizon-branded Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx that have the honor of being bestowed with Google Now, expanded notifications and the rest of everything Android 4.1 has to offer. The rollout will take place in phases, so don't be terribly concerned if you don't see the update showing up on your device right away. We haven't had the chance to play with it yet, but soak tests seemed to indicate that much of the Droid-related bloatware has been removed in favor of several stock Google apps; if you get the update, let us know in the comments if this is the case.

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Verizon: Motorola DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD to receive Android 4.1 next week

Verizon: Motorola DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD to receive Android 4.1 next week

Today, we have some good news for those who own either the Motorola DROID RAZR HD or the DROID RAZR MAXX HD on Verizon Wireless.  As promised by Verizon upon its initial announcement, both devices are scheduled to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update starting next week.  As with any typical software OTA update, users will receive the update in waves, so it could take a couple of weeks before all activated devices receive the update.

Some of the enhancements coming with the update to the devices include Google Now, smart keyboard, improved notifications, voice search, improved voice and data connectivity, and new apps including Amazon App Suite.  Also of notice is Verizon Video and Color app are going to be removed in the update.

Be sure to check your DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD for an update notification beginning next week!

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Cellcom carries HTC Desire 4G LTE as its first LTE phone September 21st, hopes you’ll notice

Cellcom carries HTC Desire 4G LTE as its first LTE phone September 21st, hopes you'll notice Good news: Cellcom is offering its first-ever LTE phone on September 21st, in what will no doubt be one of the carrier's biggest phone launches of the year. Only it's not what you think. While Cellcom is indeed picking up the iPhone 5 soon, its major device launch this week is the HTC Desire 4G LTE, its rebranding of Verizon's Droid Incredible 4G LTE. Other than the lack of Big Red badging and apps, it's a match for the mid-tier Android 4.0 handset on the larger (and shared) network. Buying one will even cost the same $150 on contract, or $420 at full price. Much to our relief, though, Cellcom isn't leaving us with one 4G phone per platform. The provider should start selling a relabeled Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX, the $200 RAZR MAXX 4G LTE, at an unspecified point in the near future. Let's hope for better timing with the second wave of releases.

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How would you change the Droid RAZR Maxx?

How would you change the Droid RAZR Maxx

A common topic of discussion at Engadget towers is our editors love-hate relationship with Motorola's Droid RAZR Maxx. The 8.9mm smartphone is beautifully slender, but it's seriously hampered by a lackluster display, weak camera and the company's gaudy skinning of Android. However, it has one saving grace that means it's the go-to phone for more than one of the team here: its battery. That 3,300mAh juice pack outlasts nearly every other smartphone in the pantheon, which makes it essential for long journeys or trade shows. But how about you out there? Can you overlook its flaws, or is there a complaint about this handset that you just have to get off your chest? Grab the candle and bang on... in the comments below, of course.

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How would you change the Droid RAZR Maxx? originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 29 Jul 2012 22:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google reports strong Q2 2012; Motorola loses money but Droid RAZR MAXX was a hit

Google reports strong Q2 2012; Motorola loses money but Droid RAZR MAXX was a hit

Google exceeded expectations of analysts in Q2 2012, generating $12.2 billion, including $1.3 billion generated by Motorola during a stub period (limited time for which Google is accounting revenues from Motorola following the closure of the acquisition deal). However, Motorola actually lost $223 million in the previous quarter.

“There’s a lot of noise in the accounting,” Patrick Pichette, Google SVP & CFO, said as a reason for the losses. According to Google, it will take a couple of quarters to fix that, but there were signs of encouragement. The Droid RAZR MAXX saw tremendous popularity at Verizon, according to Pichette.

Google has said in the past that it will keep a hands-off approach to the company, but Pichette made comments signaling that’s not entirely the case. Pichette said on multiple instances “We [as in Google] just got there” and would evaluate all aspects of Motorola’s business as it tries to “right” the company. That reinforces speculation that with a Google veteran now in charge at Motorola, the course of Motorola’s products may change.

Google made $2.79 billion in profit last quarter. Here are a few other stats shared:

  • Google also spoke of several acquisitions that help pump up the advertising business. Lest we all forget, Google’s revenue is overwhelmingly from ad clicks and display ads.
  • Google+ Places supports more than 100 million locations, businesses, and attractions listed within the service.
  • 250 million people have signed up for Google+ as of today. Google declined to give active user totals for how many people visit frequently.
  • Google also reiterated the stats shared at I/O 2012: 1 million new devices activated per day, more than 400 million devices have been activated, and 20 billion apps have been downloaded from Google Play.
 

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Refresh Roundup: week of July 9th, 2012

Refresh Roundup week of July 9th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

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Refresh Roundup: week of July 9th, 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 15 Jul 2012 21:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Fujifilm sues Motorola over broad camera and phone patents, claims RAZRs and Xyboards are at fault

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Motorola won't have had much of a break following the dismissal of a key Apple lawsuit, after all. In a low-profile move, Fujifilm has sued Motorola for allegedly violating four particularly broad patents on camera and phone technologies -- we're talking basics such as transmitting data outside of a cellular network. The camera designer has supposedly been pushing for a licensing deal since April of last year without much success, and it's asserting that "at least" a wide swath of Motorola devices released both before and after that time are the key offenders, including the RAZR MAXX and Xyboard lines. The complaint is scarcely into the docket and makes it difficult to gauge just what kind of chance Fujifilm has to win in court; we just know that Motorola's (and now Google's) patent lawsuit headache is developing into more of a migraine.

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Refresh Roundup: week of June 25th, 2012

Refresh Roundup week of June 25th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

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Refresh Roundup: week of June 25th, 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 01 Jul 2012 21:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update starts today

Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update starts today

Fear not Droid RAZR fans, your patience will finally be rewarded today. Verizon Wireless has confirmed that both the Droid Razr and it’s battery-boosting sibling, the Droid Razr Maxx, will start receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update today.

Motorola delivered a compelling product with both the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx, but issues with the screen and the device still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread turned many off. Not everyone was swayed, as both phones proved to be very popular because of their sleek design or industry-leading battery life. Those buyers who have been stuck on Gingerbread for 6 months can now join the ICS party.

There are a number of new changes available in Android 4.0, including some tweaks that Motorola has made to make the phone blend with its own user interface and software options. The phones mostly follow ICS conventions, but the icons and some system apps remain unique to Motorola. From a feature standpoint, users can do things like create folders and resize widgets on the home screen, get more options on the lock screen, see a much-improved dialer and People app, get an overview of data usage, and gain access to more ICS-only apps.

Motorola has a website dedicated to promoting some of the bigger changes made to Android 4.0 for the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx. You can see a video overview, get download instructions, and read a list of additional features here.

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Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx Android 4.0 update incoming: roll-out starts June 22 (update: confirmed)

Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx get Android 40 update rollout starts June 22

Looking likely to sneak through in time for Motorola's Q2 deadline, Verizon has published support documents covering an Ice Cream Sandwich update for both the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx. This preamble is typically followed by an update just days later and features the same build number that leaked out earlier this week. The refresh adds a four-way lockscreen shortcut, refreshed notifications, global roaming, a smart actions app update and plenty more Android 4.0 holo design riffs. Hit up the source for the documents and a handful of video tours.

Update: VZW just confirmed the start of the roll-out on its news page.

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Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx Android 4.0 update incoming: roll-out starts June 22 (update: confirmed) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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