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Motorola may (or may not) start DROID RAZR ICS soak test soon

Moto, Moto, Moto. You aren't making any friends, least of all among owners of the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. When news broke out of Best Buy that the flagship phones would be getting the long overdue Ice Cream Sandwich update last Wednesday, then preliminary registration for the soak test on Motorola's support forums began, customers were elated: after six long months of waiting, their superphones would be up to date. Sadly, Best Buy seems t have been completely full of it, and the soak test was just a Gingerbread update. Now word comes out od the official forum that Moto is skipping the Gingerbread update altogether and going straight for Ice Cream Sandwich... or not.

DROID RAZR ICS leak includes Motorola WebTop 3.0

Well would ya look at that - Ice Cream Sandwich isn't the only thing included in the Android 4.0 ROM  fro the Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. There also appears to be a brand-spanking new version of WebTop, the desktop-style operating system that's activated when you plug a compatible Motorola Android phone into a LapDock accessory. Stifle your yawns, Android faithful: it looks like this version isn't just a spit and polish update. No, it's more like a full tablet makeover, not unlike the shift from smartphone UI to tablet UI in the ASUS Padfone.

Motorola DROID RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich update leaked

Best Buy says it's coming next week and Motorola wants some lucky testers to try it out, but if you just can't wait, you can get the official Ice Cream Sandwich update on your Motorola DROID RAZR right now. Friendly XDA modder yalkowni has posted a guide on fooling Motorola's servers into including you in the soak test, with the help of a non-Market app called "cheesecake". According to the XDA thread it's pulling the update directly from Motorola's servers, though some replies indicate that you need to have an active Motorola forum account.

Verizon Rezound, DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX could get ICS updates next week

So far not a single device on Verizon has gotten an Ice Cream Sandwich outside of the developer devices. That may change next week: TechnoBuffalo got a look at what appears to be an internal Best Buy document stating in black and white that Verizon intends to update the Motorola DROID RAZR, the DROID RAZR MAXX and the HTC Rezound to Ice Cream Sandwich next week - the RAZRs on Wednesday April 4th, and the Rezound on Friday April 6th. Consider this a rumor at this point, but it's better than nothing.

Modder gives DROID RAZR a battery transplant for a home-made RAZR MAXX

There's more than a few early adopters of the Motorola DROID RAZR who felt miffed after Verizon unveiled the DROID RAZR MAXX at CES, just a couple of months after the original was released. As noted in our review, the hardware is staggeringly similar and the software is actually identical - literally the only difference is a slightly extended body to allow more room for the massive 3300mAh battery. So one XDA developer member did what those fellows do best ,and took apart both a DROID RAZR and the RAZR MAXX, swapped the batteries and the back half of the housing, and turned them on.

DROID RAZR ICS leak shows a Blurry new UI

Wondering how Motorola is dealing with Google's new user interface requirements for access to the Android Market? Wonder no more. A user on the DROIR RAZR forum showed off screenshots that appear to be the Ice Cream Sandwich update for Motorola's flagship, combining elements of their "don't-call-it-Blur" custom user interface and the standard Holo theme. There's no new information on when we can expect the update to hit (hint: settle in for a long wait) but they do show an interesting progression between Blur and Ice Cream Sandwich. This is a considerably different build than the one we saw for the international RAZR.

Motorola DROID 4 hits Verizon on February 10th, along with BOGO RAZRs

After literally months of delays, Verizon is finally getting the high-end QWERTY LTE phone it's been lacking for so long. The latest batch of rumors turned out to be fairly accurate, and you can pick up the Motorola DROID 4 this Friday, February 10th. The cost will be $199.99 as expected, naturally including a two-year contract or extension. Rumored for most of the 4th quarter of 2011 and only officially verified at CES in January, the DROID 4 has been one of Verizon and Motorola's most protracted phones since the DROID BIONIC.

Motorola DROID RAZR update leaks, available now

An next official build of the Motorola DROID RAZR has leaked, and it is available now for download. Of course, it hasn't been released by Motorola officially. Now at Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), your device will be upgraded to 2.3.6. There are a few significant changes in this build, and an LTE radio update will probably be the reason most update now opposed to waiting for a push.

Motorola DROID RAZR now comes in black, white and purple

You can never have enough choice - at least, that's the popular wisdom. However, in the case of Verizon's offerings for the Motorola DROID RAZR, I might be willing to make an exception. In addition to a quasi-price drop last week, you can now order the fashion-forward phone in the standard black, chilly white or inexplicable purple. All three now start at a price of $199.99, minus the 16GB MicroSD card that was offered with the phone at launch. You can still get the extra storage in the $299 model (sadly bereft of a purple option) but considering the retail price of comparable MicroSD cards lately, you'd be well advised not to.
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