Razr M HD would pack Snapdragon S4 Plus chip
Motorola is rumored to be working on an HD variant of its Droid Razr M handset for release next year. The company has made no announcements regarding a Razr M HD, but rumors suggest that the device would pack significantly updated internals, as well as an improved battery. The updated Razr M would still serve as a mid-level handset, with a 720p display even as other manufacturers are moving toward 1080p displays.
Update brings Google Now, Project Butter to Razr M
Just under a month after a pre-release version leaked to the Internet, a final build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now being pushed out to owners of Motorola's Droid Razr M. Motorola began giving selected users invites to the soak test for the new version of Android last week, and Verizon customers with the handset should see either a notification that an update is available or the update should begin automatically.
Jelly Bean arrives early, but with caveats
A leaked version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has arrived for the Motorola Droid Razr M, giving users the ability to upgrade to the latest version of Android a bit more than a month after the device's release. The update, however, is not a final release candidate, so users upgrading may be doing so at the cost of violating the warranty on the device. It also carries the risk of possibly being ineligible for future updates should the code underlying the update change before the final release.
New York address does not exist according to USPO
An advertisement for a Motorola smartphone showing Google Maps as better than Apple's Maps app came under criticism itself today. The ad, promoting the Droid Razr M compared both versions of the Maps app, with the Razr M appearing to have found a fictitious location correctly while the iPhone 5 seemed to complete the same task with the wrong result -- with the only problem being that the address doesn't actually exist.
RAZR M now available at Verizon stores
Motorola's RAZR M smartphone is now shipping at Verizon. Touted as the most compact 4.3-inch 4G LTE handset on the market by its maker, the phone costs $100 on a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. The handset sports a 1.5GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 with 1GB of RAM.
We take a look at one-third of Motorola's new lineup
At the Motorola press event yesterday, the cell phone manufacturer unveiled three new entries in its Droid Razr lineup: the Droid Razr Maxx HD, the Droid Razr HD, and the Droid Razr M. The company said it was making three big bets with its three new phones, hoping that it had correctly identified the things that consumers desired: speed, battery life, and Android. Electronista got its hands on the Razr M, and took a closer look at Motorola's slim-bezeled, big-screened budget phone.