Motorola has released three new Android smartphones, to be available at Verizon stores soon. The Droid Razr HD, Razr HD Maxx and Razr M all run Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Motorola is jumping on the new smartphone announcement bandwagon with Apple, Nokia, Samsung and a host of other mobile companies. Recently Nokia announced two new smartphones and Apple’s iPhone 5 will also come out in a matter of days, as it has an official release date.
The strange thing is that Motorola’s new smartphones are not running Jelly Bean, the latest installment of Google’s mobile operating system – Motorola Mobility is owned by Google, after all, so I’d expect them to get all the juicy new updates first. Word is though, the phones should get the Jelly Bean update before the end of this year.
The Droid Razr HD is the follow up to the Razr and it features a Dual Core Snapdragon S4 processor running at 1.5 GHz, a 4.7 inch HD display with 720p resolution and LTE support. It also features an 8 megapixel rear facing camera.
The battery on the Droid Razr HD promises 24 hours of use. That”s compelling and the difference between the Droid Razr HD and Razr HD Maxx – battery life. The HD Maxx actually promises 32 hours of use. Motorola says it’s the longest battery time of a LTE smartphone. While that remains to be seen in the real world, I’m sure it does have some serious juice.
Last but not at all least, the Razr M seems to be more of an everyday LTE casual use smartphone. It features a smaller screen – 4.3 inch with qHD resolution – 960 x 540 pixels, but it goes from one edge of the screen to the other. The processor is dual core too and it also has an 8 megapixel camera.
The groovy news about the Droid Razr M is it’s already available for pre-order at Verizon at only $99.99 with a two year contract. No prices were released about the Droid Razr HD or Razr Maxx at this time.
Man, these are nice looking phones…in fact it looks like Android is really starting to surpass the “almighty” iPhone as far as quality and performance of the OS. Is Apple now playing the “catch up” game?
I never thought I would start being pro Android, but I did buy an Android phone about a month ago, and it’s great. Plus everything I see coming out on the Android end it cool, fun and more innovative…
Well, Apple definitely has to come up with something special on the 12th, because you’re right :)