On Tuesday, Motorola announced plans to release the Droid RAZR, a Android 2.3-based smartphone that's not only very thin but has a lot of advanced hardware features.
Only a few hours later, Google and Samsung jointly announced the Galaxy Nexus, the first Android 4.0 based smartphone. So does that mean that people who purchase the Droid RAZR from Verizon will be stuck with a powerful phone that will run a now older generation operating system?
Not at all, according to Motorola. Pocket-Lint.com reports that the company's vice-president Alain Mutricy told journalists at the RAZR's European launch in Berlin today that there is a plan to update the smartphone to run Android 4.0. The update will be released sometime in early 2012 with more info to be revealed later. This is the first Android 2.3-based smartphone that has been confirmed to get a update to the new version of the operating system, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
Just a reminder: The new Droid RAZR (to be called just the RAZR outside the US) is just 7.1mm thick, the thinnest smartphone ever made. It has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, an eight megapixel camera with support for 1080p video, 16 GB of storage with another 16 GB via a MicroSD card, and a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED qHD display. The phone will be made available via Verizon Wireless in the US for $299.99 with a two year contract. It will also support Verizon's faster LTE-based wireless network.