Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 6, 2012 at 03:30 pm

Highlights from Yesterday’s Motorola Event

It isn’t everyday that you have two major tech events in the same city. First Nokia and Microsoft started the day with their Windows Phone event. They were then followed by Motorola’s On Display event with Google and Verizon.

Motorola’s event kicked off with Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt revealing some updated stats on Android: 1.3 million daily activations, 70,000 of those being tablets, to bring a total install base of 480 million Android devices. Now these are some impressive figures, to say the least!

Three new devices were announced by Motorola:

Droid RAZR HD

Motorola Droid RAZD HD

Features include:

  • 4.7″ high-res Super AMOLED display
  • Dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 2,500mAh battery offering 16 hour of talk time
  • 16GB storage space
  • 8 Megapixel camera

Droid RAZR MAXX HD

Same specs as Droid RAZR HD, plus:

  • 3300mAh battery offering 21 hours of talk time, 27 hours music of playback or 10 hours of video playback over LTE
  • 32GB storage space

Droid RAZR M

Motorola Droid RAZD M

Budget phone with pretty decent specs including:

  • 4.3″ screen
  • Dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 Megapixel camera with 1080p video recording
  • 2,000mAh battery
  • 8GB storage space

All three devices will be on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The RAZR M is now available for preorder for $99 (on contract, obviously). There is no word on the prices or release dates of the other two devices, except that they will be available “before the holidays.”

Unlocked Devices

Motorola Mobility’s new CEO Dennis Woodside announced that special Developer Editions of these devices will be made available to the enthusiast community, without any security lockdown restrictions (read: unlocked bootloaders).

Jelly Bean Updates

There was also word on the upgrade status of the current devices. It was announced that most of Motorola’s devices released in 2011 and 2012 will get Jelly Bean ‘soon’. There will be some slow devices that simply won’t cut it to run JB suitably but we’ve got good news for their owners too – they will be compensated with a $100 credit towards their next Motorola device purchase. Now that’s building customer loyalty done right.

Here is a full video of the event:

At the end of the event, all the lucky attendees were given RAZR M phones.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Haroon Q. Raja

HQRaja is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Entrepreneur | Explorer | Mathematics Teacher | Web Developer | Technology Enthusiast Blogging: Founding Editor HQTech.co | Editor at AddictiveTips | Writer at XDA-Developers Portal Visit my Website | Subscribe on Facebook | Follow on Twitter | Add me on Google+ View HQRaja's posts and articles here.
Emil Kako · Jul 1, 2015 at 04:24 pm · 1 comment

What Features Do You Look for in a Gallery App?

With so many different options to choose from, finding the right Gallery app may be a tough thing to do. Google Photos is the latest cloud service/gallery app to attempt to meet all your needs, but is it the best? Let us know what features you look for in a Gallery app, and which one is your favorite in the comments.

DISCUSS
Jack Jennings · Jul 1, 2015 at 03:34 pm · 2 comments

Google Photos ‘Unlimited’ Storage Reportedly Being Capped

When Google Photos was announced, many of us thought very highly of the idea. It seemed like Google had taken what they learned from G+ Photos and added some extra touches to polish the experience, making it something that more people were likely to actually utilize. Now however, the much-lauded 'Unlimited Storage' element may not be quite what it seemed. Here's what we can gather so far...   Reports have come in from multiple G+ and Reddit users who have attempted to back up a...

XDA NEWS
Faiz Malkani · Jul 1, 2015 at 02:22 pm · 4 comments

Sprint Moves to Lift Video Streaming Limit for All-In

Yesterday, Sprint announced a new unlimited scheme that offered customers an $80 bundle, which included a $60 plan for unlimited talk, text and high speed data and a $20 payments towards towards a 24 month phone lease, However, a footnote in the plan stated that video streaming would be limited to 600Kbps for users, and this revelation created a flurry of indignation. In a bid to save face in light of the scores of agitated customers, Sprint published a blog post...

XDA NEWS
Share This