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RAZR isn't the only Moto phone set to get an update this week. The Motorola DROID 4 QWERTY slider is also getting updated according to Verizon. Being the first OTA update for the DROID 4 you can expect mainly bug fixes at this point -- and no Ice Cream Sandwich just yet but that should be coming eventually. Read on for more details on the update.
Ice Cream Sandwich and it isn't good news. It looks like the update to 4.0 ICS wont hit phones and tablets in the US until Q3 of 2012. Along with the news they've also released a list of devices up first for the updates. So far things aren't looking good for Bionic, RAZR, and DROID owners.
Scalado, called Scalado Remove. Their app is being called the world’s first optical removal software for smartphones. It builds a composite shot from multiple frames captured in swift succession, picking out possible flaws – such as passing cars or people – then lets you delete them with a tap of the screen.
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.
CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) has been revealed, complete with gesture- and motion-controlled playback, custom lockscreen integration and downloadable themes. The handiwork of Andrew Neal, the new app is intended to replace Android's native - and little loved - Music app, supporting a high degree of customization per user.
Android Design, a site dedicated to Ice Cream Sandwich best-practice in style, UI and behavior. Apparently intended to teach developers some of the justifications behind design decisions made in Android 4.0, and convince them to adopt them when they're coding for the platform, the new site could help Google achieve some of the consistency in third-party software iOS is renowned for.
Google Maps for Android has seen another update, adding to the Las Vegas indoor floorplans released earlier in the week with a new set of plans as submitted from the Floor Plans tool. The Google LatLong Blog also reveals that the company has a new Google Maps for Google+ game incoming, seemingly turning the PND service into a real-world Pac-Man of sorts.
Android Market now contains over 400,000 active applications, checks from Distimo have revealed, with the growth of Google's software store accelerating at a faster pace than Apple's rival App Store. 68-percent are free or freemium, versus paid, a possible reaction to the increase in in-app purchasing noted recently. While Google lagged behind Apple when it came to hitting the 200,000 apps point in the Android Market - taking 31 months versus Apple's 22 - subsequent milestones were racked up more quickly. Android apps reached the 300,000 mark in a further four months, then 400,000 in four after that. In contrast, it took iOS developers eight months to go from 200k to 300k, and seven months beyond that to get to 400k. Nonetheless, iOS users still have more choice in titles, but if the pace of submissions continues then that may not be the case for much longer. Google also nears the 100,000 active developer milestone, with each submitting 4.1 apps on average. [via SlashGear]
Distimo have discovered, though the potential for making cash from Android software still pales in comparison to iOS. Meanwhile, Android is the place to go for free titles, holding a comfortable lead ahead of its rivals when it comes to freely-distributed software. iPhone apps in the top 200 make almost four times the revenue - looking at both upfront payment and in-app purchases - of Android's top apps, while iPad apps make more than twice that of Android. Android holds the second spot for gaming options, too, with 46,045 titles in the US in comparison to the iPhone's 79,077 and iPad's 28,638. Angry Birds was the top app of 2011 for downloads, Distimo found, followed by Facebook and Skype. Google's own Google Maps came in fifth, despite only being offered in the Android Market. [via SlashGear]