DROID RAZR MAXX drops to $199 on-contract

Though it's far from perfect, the DROID RAZR MAXX currently sits pretty high on Android Community's list of favorite devices. (I'm carrying one as my daily driver - what higher praise can I give?) Though the phone and its gigantic battery had stayed at the $299 mark even as the original DROID RAZR dropped to a C-Note, it appears that Verizon has officially reduced the price to $199.99 today. Naturally you'll need to sign a new two-year contract to qualify.

DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX updates being pushed by Verizon

Here is some interesting news today. It appears that Motorola and Verizon are having some issues with that Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update we've been waiting for, and even saw leaked earlier this month. After announcing a soak test, then seeing the update leaked, it appears to be canceled or put on hold as they are now pushing an update to both devices -- only this is still Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

MAXXimize your DROID RAZR with a $110 kit

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is one of our favorite Android devices released this year. One of the only problems we had with it was that it was released so early this year... just a few weeks after those who had bought the DROID RAZR on day one were ineligible for a return. While the MAXX is an admittedly awesome long-haul machine, Moto and Verizon didn't win any fans with the timing. Now there appears to be an admittedly expensive cure for that particular flavor of buyer's remorse, in the form of an aftermarket kit that can transform a standard DROID RAZR into a DROID RAZR MAXX, massive 3300mAh battery and all.

Android Community Evening Wrap-Up: February 17, 2012

TGIF, and now that the work week is coming to a close, lets go over today's top stories. First up, let me mention our own Michael Crider recently returned from a 3-day business trip from Dallas-Fort Worth to Las Vegas. He took the RAZR MAXX along to see how long the massive 3300mAh battery would last. It managed to last 3 full days of communication and mobile web access with 4G LTE turned off. 3300mAh may have been the 'sweet spot' we've all been waiting for after all.

Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX update rolling out soon

Motorola is all set to roll out another update to the DROID RAZR starting today. Not only that but the same exact update will also be landing on the new DROID RAZR MAXX since they are essentially the same phone -- only one has a bigger battery. They both run the same software and will both be receiving an update today as detailed by Verizon. More information and change log available after the break.

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX Review

Motorola's DROID RAZR (just the RAZR for international users) is every bit the leap forward in phone aesthetics as the original RAZR was way back in the day. But it's a hollow victory: despite the shocking thinness and jet fighter style, the RAZR does little to rise above its contemporaries in actual hardware capability or utility. Enter the DROID RAZR MAXX, a very slightly adjusted version with an extra millimeter or two and a battery capacity that nearly doubles the original, released just two months after for the same price on Verizon. So the question for new buyers is: form or function?

Android Community Weekly: January 28, 2012

We're here with this week's wrap-up to bring a those of you that may have missed a few days back up to speed! Monday, some analytics displayed that an overwhelming amount of US Android users prefer Samsung over any other carrier. It isn't too hard to believe that Samsung is currently the most preferred smartphone brand, as their Galaxy S II line has dominated since it launched. Early on that same day, we saw that Asian cellphone carrier KDDI had incorporated pushed ads into Android's notification bar. I'm sure you will all agree, this clearly crosses the line.

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX hands-on and unboxing

Verizon's long-haul update to the Motorola DROID RAZR is available in stores today: the DROID RAZR MAXX. If you've seen (or unfortunately, own) the DROID RAZR, there's only one major difference: a slightly larger body that accommodates a huge 3300mAh battery. Verizon was kind enough to send us a review unit, which we promptly unboxed for your viewing pleasure and consideration. Same song, second verse:
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