Motorola Delays Android 4.0 Update For Droid RAZR To Late Q2; Others In Q3

Own a Motorola handset? Here is some bad news for you! Motorola has updated its Ice Cream Sandwich update timeline to reflect the delay of Android 4.0 update progress for its handsets. The Motorola Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX and the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi + 4G devices will taste Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in the next couple of months i.e. before Q2 of 2012 ends. A whopping 6 months after Google pushed Ice Cream Sandwich to AOSP.

For all other handsets, like the Atrix 2, Droid 4, Atrix 4G, the Droid Bionic and the Xyboard tablets, the Ice Cream Sandwich update will land sometime in Q3. Motorola is the only company, apart from LG, that has not updated any of its devices to Ice Cream Sandwich, except for the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi only edition. The company has also confirmed that the Droid X2, which was launched less than a year ago, will not get the Ice Cream Sandwich update.

With Google I/O a month away, I am sure by the time Motorola will update the RAZR to Ice Cream Sandwich, Google would have announced a new version of Android. As if the locked bootloader on their phones were not enough, the slow update process of the company’s handset is another icing on the cake to never buy a Motorola branded Android handset.

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Motorola Droid X2 Getting a Bug Fixing Software Update

Motorola and Verizon have started rolling out a new software update for the Droid X2. Sadly, its not the Ice Cream Sandwich update that Droid X2 owners might be expecting. The Droid X2 won’t be getting a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, even though it sports a dual-core processor. Blame Motorola and Verizon for this!

This new software update for the X2, which is also probably its last, fixes some bugs including a security patch fix from Google. Verizon like always has also taken this opportunity to add more bloat to the handset.

Below is the full change-log of the update -:

  •  Verizon Video and VZ Navigator 3D City are now pre-loaded.
  • A Google security patch has been added to improve the security level.
  • Purchased ringtones can now be saved and set.
  • Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
  • Shortcut names can be updated and saved.
  • The keyboard of Input Auto Error Correction settings defaults to off.
The update is already live on Verizon’s server and is being rolled out via OTA, so if you have not already got the update you can get it by manually checking for it. To update manually, go to Settings-> About Phone and then select the Software Updates option.

Via – Droid-Life

Verizon Motorola Droid X2 Gets The Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update

Back in May, Motorola announced the successor of the popular Motorola Droid X smartphone, the Motorola Droid X2. This handset runs originally runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. After waiting for couple of months, Verizon finally released the much-awaited Android 2.3 update for the Droid X2 smartphone. The Gingerbread update comes with tons of bug fixes and performance improvements. Check out the complete changelog, after the break.

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  • Download Manager App:
  • New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, email attachments and other apps.
  • Multi-Touch Key-Chording:
  • New ability to enter numbers and symbols with keyboard shortcut combos,instead of having to change to the numeric keyboard mode.
  • Improved Word Selection and Copy Functionality:
  • New capability to select a word via press-hold. A second press of the selected word copies the selected characters.
  • New User Interface and Color Scheme: New widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors.


  • Added Device and SD Card encryption. VPN enhancements integrate IPSec VPN clients into device security settings.

Updated Calendar Options:

  • Display Calendar and event times in your home time zone when traveling.
  • Dismiss individual reminders, such as dismissing one meeting reminder without dismissing other meeting reminders.
  • Easy conference dialing simply dial and automatically enter a conference
  • code directly from your Calendar.
  • Google Books is now preloaded.
  • Geo-tagging features available for camera applications.

Other improvements:

  • Improvements in screen display reduce screen locking up and turning black.
  • HDMI indicator clears if cable is connected and an application is started.
  • No longer receive duplicate SMS messages.
  • After Mobile Directory Number (MDN) change, device no longer performs data reset.
  • On the home screen, icons and widgets display properly.
  • Fixed interruption when unlocking device.
  • Improved stability reduces device resets.
  • Correct device battery percentage is displayed.
  • VZ Navigator works simultaneously with Wi-Fi.
  • Easily subscribe or cancel a subscription to Visual Voice Mail.
  • Home tray icons can be customized.
  • When device is placed in car dock, device no longer plays loud sound.
  • Enhanced User Interface provides improved screen transitions.
  • Receive MMS sound notifications while on a call.
  • Addition of Vibrate icon.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is available only via Over-The-Air (OTA). If you still haven’t received the update, go to settings and check for the update. To learn more, head over to this page at Verizon.

Xperia Play And Droid X2 Now Available At Verizon

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone. This handset was announced at the Mobile World congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona and it runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. On the other hand, Motorola Droid X2 is the successor of the popular Motorola Droid smartphone. This handset runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. Both the handsets are currently available for purchase exclusively on the airwaves of Verizon in the US.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play:

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play features a 4 inch capacitive multi-touch display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, slide-out gaming keypad, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, 400 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 8 GB microSD card included, up to 32 GB expandable memory, 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth stereo (A2DP), USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Gesture gaming, Motion gaming, aGPS, Micro USB, up to 8 hrs 25 min talk-time, up to 425 hrs standby time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Motorola Droid X2:

motorola droid x2

Motorola Droid X2 features a 4.3 inch qHD display with 960 × 540 pixels resolution, 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, MotoBLUR UI, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 512MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, mini-HDMI port, GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, eCompass, 3.5mm audio jack, Android Market and more.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will ship with 7 games Asphalt 6, Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, The Sims, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot and Tetris. This handset is available for $199.99 with a 2 years service agreement. You can also purchase Xperia Play from Amazon for just $99.99. Motorola Droid X2 can be easily purchased from Verizon for $199.99 with a 2 years contract. Which phone are you planning to buy? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Motorola Droid X2 Announced; Runs On Android 2.2 Froyo!

After numerous leaks and mysterious appearances, Motorola and Verizon have finally gone ahead and announced the Motorola Droid X2.

The Droid X2 is the successor to the popular Motorola Droid X. Like its predecessor, the X2 will sport a 4.3-inch anti-reflective and scratch resistant screen, with qHD (960×540) resolution.


The handset will be powered by a 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, and pack 512MB of RAM along with 8GB of internal memory. The back of the phone sports an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash, which is capable of recording videos in 1080p HD resolution. Sadly, there is no front-facing camera for video calls.

Other key features of the Droid X2 include mini-HDMI port, GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, eCompass and a 3.5mm audio jack. Shockingly, the X2 runs on the now outdated Android 2.2 (Froyo) with MotoBLUR UI on top of it. Motorola states that they will release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the device soon.

Announcing a high-end device with Froyo right now is simply unacceptable, especially when it has been six months since Gingerbread’s code went public.

The Droid X2 will be available online at beginning from May 19, and will hit the retail stores on May 26. The handset will set users back by $199.9, on a two-year contract.

Motorola Droid X2 And HTC’s Incredible 2 Pictures Leak

The folks over at Android Central have managed to get their hands on some leaked pictures of the upcoming Motorola Droid X2 and the HTC Droid Incredible 2.

The Incredible S from HTC will get a minor speed bump and will be powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and pack 768MB of RAM. The handset will also feature the same curvy back, as its predecessor.

The back of the phone sports an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash. Rumors also suggest that the Incredible 2 will feature wireless charging. Sadly, the handset will launch with Android 2.2.1 on-board. HTC and Verizon are yet to announce a release date for the Incredible 2.


The Droid X2 from Motorola looks similar to its predecessor the Droid X. The handset sports the same 4.3-inch display with a higher qHD resolution. The X2 will be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chipset and pack 1GB of RAM. The back of the handset will sport an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash. Sadly, there is no video call camera in the front.


While Motorola has retained the mini-HDMI port, the camera shutter key has been dropped from the Droid X2. The phone will launch with Android 2.2.2 with the latest version of MotoBlur running on top of it.

At the moment, it is unknown whether the X2 or the Incredible 2 will support Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Both the phones will be released under Verizon’s Droid brand.

Hopefully, Verizon and Motorola/HTC will announce the phone in the next couple of weeks.