Droid 4 gets Android 4.0
The Droid 4 has had its build of Android 4.0 approved, and the update is now available for users. The update brings improved battery management, better multitasking, and better camera functions. Users can check to see if the update is available in their area by checking System > About Phone > System Updates. [via Droid Life]
"Thinnest and lightest" LTE QWERTY handset
Motorola has introduced the latest device in its Android lineup, the Droid 4. The handset keeps to the tradition that began with the original Droid, advancing the QWERTY slider into the 4G LTE era. The fourth-generation model measures 0.5-inches thick, similar to the earlier models, however the company claims it is the "thinnest and most powerful" QWERTY LTE smartphone.
Commission docs corroborate recent leaks
Corroborating recent leaks, Motorola's Droid 4 and Xoom 2 Media Edition appear to have arrived at the FCC for approval. The Commission's documents point to an unannounced handset, presumably the Droid 4, that was tested in "slider open" and "slider closed" configurations. The device also provides dual-mode roaming functionality, with support for Verizon's LTE and CDMA networks alongside GSM, EDGE and WCDMA.
Latest Droid said to be slated for December 8
Motorola has reportedly chosen to launch the Droid 4 on December 8, coinciding with the rumored release date of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus. A leaked Verizon memo appears to show the Nexus and the Droid 4 slated for December 8, though the ship date for Motorola's handset has yet to be corroborated by separate reports.
Details have yet to be corroborated
Motorola is allegedly working on its next-generation Droid handset under the code-name Maserati, though the retail branding is said to maintain the company's existing name pattern. The rumor, which was posted on Howard Forums, remains uncorroborated by separate sources, though the device is said to integrated an LTE radio for 4G connectivity.