Telstra: Motorola XOOM should get Android 3.2 in early November

One of our readers was lucky enough to get an answer out of Telstra regarding the release date for Android 3.2 on the Motorola XOOM. Telstra answered via their Twitter account saying that the update has been given the green-light by them and that they're just waiting for Motorola to push it out sometime around early November. No word/answer was given about Ice Cream Sandwich which is expected considering even Motorola aren't too sure when that'll happen. At least you have something to look forward to in the near future, XOOMers. Continue reading

Motorola Razr and Optus launch event in Sydney

Ausdroid attended the Motorola and Optus launch event for the 'Impossibly Thin' Motorola Razr in Sydney tonight and scored some hands-on time with the phone, as well as our very own Razr which Buzz will be reviewing shortly. Given Buzz's well known opinions about Motorola's last big release, the Atrix, it will be interesting to see what he thinks. My first impression of the phone is that Motorola & Optus have a winner on their hands - in some ways the design reminds me of the Samsung Galaxy S II due to the large 4.3" screen shared... Continue reading

Motorola Australia confirms the RAZR launching in Australia on Optus will have an unlockable bootloader

Despite the confusion of Motorola's unlockable bootloader on the RAZR over in the US, Motorola Australia have come straight out on the Facebook Page and said that the Motorola RAZR that will be launching in Australia on Optus, around November, will indeed have an unlockable bootloader. *cheers*. So props to Optus for allowing Motorola to leave the RAZR's bootloader unlockable -- as it's carrier specific -- and props to Motorola for having unlockable bootloaders in general. Continue reading

Motorola to announce Ice Cream Sandwich timeline for XOOM, RAZR and more 6 weeks after source released

Update: It turns out the devices won't be *receiving* Ice Cream Sandwich after 6 weeks. Motorola will instead test which devices can run ICS then inform customers which devices will receive the update. And for a second there we thought Motorola were going to be uber Awesome. Good news for current and future Motorola XOOM and RAZR owners, as your devices will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich in around 6 weeks after Google push out the open source code for Ice Cream Sandwich. The quote from their Software Updates page states: We are planning to upgrade DROID RAZR, Motorola... Continue reading

Motorola blog officially confirms bootloader solution

So we brought the exclusive story to you only a few days ago about Motorola releasing its first device with their new unlockable/re-lockable bootloader solution. Motorola has now officially confirmed it on their blog along with links to pages with information on where to get software images and how to re-lock the bootloader. From my discussions with Motorola, this page will also become the go to page to find... Continue reading

RAZR pops up on Motorola Australia’s website, confirms Optus as its exclusive home

I don't know if Motorola and Optus were planning to keep the launch of the Motorola RAZR here a surprise, but they aren't doing a very good job. Then again, the device has already been announced over in the US of A, so once again, the secret's out. This time the Motorola RAZR has popped up on Motorola Australia's official website which tells people bluntly to purchase the RAZR from Optus, so that confirms the exclusivity. The website doesn't mention much else except for how awesome RAZR is meant to be and how it can be used... Continue reading

Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola RAZR

It's clear to see that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Motorola RAZR are the two most talked about Android devices at the moment, so it's only fair that we bring out the good ol' comparison table and put them head-to-head on paper. We've highlighted in green what we think is the best of each comparison element, your opinion of best may differ from ours, use only a guide.   Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motorola RAZR CPU 1.2GHz Dual-Core OMAP 4460 1.2GHz Dual-Core OMAP 4430 GPU PowerVR SGX540 @ 384 MHz PowerVR SGX540 @ 304 MHz Display 4.65-inch 1280x720 HD (316ppi) Super AMOLED HD 4.3-inch 960x540 qHD... Continue reading

Motorola RAZR available for preorder now from Optus — free on $79 cap, delivered by November 3rd

Well how about that, just after mention the Motorola RAZR being up for preorder from MobiCity, we're told by a reader that Optus have also got the lines open to preorder the RAZR before they've even announced the device. So what does the Optus page tell us now that the secret's out? Well the RAZR will be available for $0 upfront on Optus' $79 Cap over 2 years and each preorder before the 28th of October comes with a free "Work & Play Kit". In that kit is following: HD Mulitmedia Dock 18W Power supply HDMI Cable Motorola Android BT Keyboard I Motorola... Continue reading

Motorola RAZR finds itself up for preorder at MobiCity for $699

If you're not aware of the Motorola RAZR, you soon will be. This device is expected to be announced by Motorola and Optus this Thursday (we'll be there to cover it!), however, MobiCity already have it up for preorder at a price of $699 -- far less than the $829 for the Galaxy Nexus. The RAZR is only 7.1mm thin at the thinnest point making it the thinnest Android device to date (I think). There's also a 1.2GHz Dual-Core CPU, 1GB RAM, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (960x540) Display, 16GB in-built storage, 8MP Camera w/ 1080p Video Recording... Continue reading

Exclusive: Motorola RAZR will be the first phone to incorporate Motorola’s new bootloader solution

A few months ago I started a campaign to prompt Motorola to unlock their Android devices, now when I say unlock I don't mean carrier unlocking where you can use a phone with any SIM card, I mean unlocking the bootloader which is the staging area of custom roms on Android handsets. It is having access to the bootloader that allows you to flash modified versions of Android and custom recoveries (backup utilities) onto your phone. This is how you would load up CyanogenMod Rom or Miui onto the phone and thus change your Android experience, it is also usually... Continue reading

Motorola RAZR set to receive update to Ice Cream Sandwich

The Motorola Razr was launched mere hours before the Samsung/Google event where we saw the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich and the reference platform for Ice Cream Sandwich the Galaxy Nexus. This was quite a handicap as the Razr will launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread but Alain Mutricy the Senior Vice President, Portfolio and Product Management at Motorola Mobility has been advising journalists that Motorola has plans to update the Razr to Ice Cream Sandwich at the 'start of 2012'. He then went on to advise 'the move to ICS would incorporate all of the innovation that has gone... Continue reading