Motorola ‘Home for Upgrades’ page available in Australia

If you currently own a Motorola device and you care about running the latest version of Android, you may want to head on over to the newly released 'Home for Upgrades' page. This page will allow you to check if your device will receive an upgrade, what version of Android it will receive and when to expect this upgrade. The page is quite simple - you're asked to select your country, where you purchased your device and then select the device model. It also provides some tips on how to find your phone's model number and how to... Continue reading

Jelly Bean now available for Telstra RAZR M

The time has come, for all the faithful Motorola RAZR M owners the Jelly Bean update you've been waiting for is here. Motorola has just announced via Twitter that the Jelly Bean upgrade is now rollling out in phases so you should expect to see a notification on your screen shortly. We’re excited to announce that Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean is now rolling out in phases for the RAZR™ M. Click for info bit.ly/VMNC1d— Motorola Australia (@Motorola_AU) February 6, 2013 We've already seen a couple of people notify us that they have received the update on their... Continue reading

$100 cashback when purchasing Motorola RAZR M or RAZR HD from Telstra

Motorola has just announced that if you purchase either a Motorola RAZR M or RAZR HD on a plan or outright from authorised Telstra dealers from now until the 31st of March you will qualify for $100 cashback. To redeem your $100 simply head over to MotorolaCashback.com.au and fill out the claim form within 10 days of purchasing your new RAZR M or RAZRHD. The RAZR HD received its Jelly Bean upgrade in December and the last update on the Telstra Crowd Support Forum had the RAZR M Jelly Bean update expected to start pushing out to... Continue reading

Motorola and Google combining to produce an X Phone

A report from the Wall Street Journal has been published which presents evidence from a number of sources that Google and Motorola are collaborating on a 'sophisticated handset' internally code named the X Phone. The new phone which is being developed independently of the hardware manufacturers Droid line which they make for US Carrier Verizon may be followed soon after release by an X Tablet. The phone is supposed to incorporate technology from image and gesture recognition software from a company that Motorola acquired called Viewdle. Hardware wise the X Phone has reportedly run into a few hurdles in... Continue reading

Winner of Motorola RAZR M ™ competition announced

A week ago, entries closed in our Motorola RAZR M ™ competition. We asked you to tell us, in 25 words or less, what made you faster, smarter or stronger, and boy oh boy did we receive a tonne of entries — just under 600 in fact. The team and I have been flat chat reviewing entries, posting news and doing general Ausdroid things, so unfortunately it's taken us a little while to get to this point, but here we go. First prize has been awarded to Alex D. of New South Wales, for his entry: Not allowing my disABILITY... Continue reading

Motorola RAZR HD Jelly Bean update — what’s in store?

As we mentioned yesterday, the rollout to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has begun for Motorola RAZR HD owners. For those of you who may not know what the update brings, here's a bit of a heads up straight from Motorola. Key features that you won't have seen on ICS include Google Now and Google Voice Search, both of which are pretty cool. Google Now Google Now is all about providing you with information you want when you want it, before you even have to ask for it. Around Sydney,... Continue reading

Motorola RAZR HD Jelly Bean Update now available OTA from Telstra!

A few days ago we posted an article regarding the Update Schedule for Motorola's Android devices. Well now we have some good news for owners of the Motorola RAZR HD. Today Telstra have released the Over The Air Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) update for the RAZR HD. Have you installed the update already? If you have, please leave a comment below regarding your thoughts on the update to Jelly Bean. Update: The Jelly Bean update is also available for unlocked RAZR HD's as well. Thank you to the Anonymous reader for tipping us about the RAZR HD update. Continue reading

Motorola Android software update news

Motorola have posted an update on the status of their Android upgrade schedule. Ice Cream Sandwich is the order of the day for the majority of their devices, with only two exceptions. The Motorola RAZR HD Jelly Bean update was only recently rolled out. The RAZR M is listed as moving to Jelly Bean early in 2013. These both closely tie in with the Telstra update schedule we posted a few days ago. The rest of their devices look set to remain on Ice Cream Sandwich. Continue reading

White Motorola Razr M now available exclusively to Telstra

If you've been dreaming of a white Christmas, then this year you can at least partially achieve your dream by treating yourself to a white coloured Motorola Razr M, which is available from today exclusively on the Telstra network. The phone is available in Telstra stores and dealers such as JB Hi-Fi, Fone Zone and Leading Edge Telecoms for $0 upfront on the $60 Telstra Every Day Connect Plan on a 24 month contract on their 4G Network or you can purchase it outright for $600 RRP. Motorola RAZR M Specs : 4.3" 540 x 960 Super AMOLED Screen Dual-Core 1.5GHz CPU 8... Continue reading

Telstra: Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II 4G, Galaxy S III, One XL, RAZR HD all to receive major updates before year’s end

In Telstra's most recent public announcement of software updates, they've informed users for a range of devices that major updates for their devices are expected to be rolled out before the end of this year. The Samsung Galaxy S II 4G "Ice Cream Sandwich" update is expected to see Telstra approval on November 26th, with roll out soon after. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus's update to "Jelly Bean" (Android 4.1, not 4.2) has been delayed and is now expected to begin testing on Friday. On the final Samsung front, the Galaxy S III's update to "Jelly Bean" (again, 4.1, not... Continue reading

Motorola RAZR M — Review

Motorola delivers a solid 4G LTE phone with a 4.3 inch edge-to-edge screen. Motorola’s second release this month, the RAZR M is a 4.3 inch 4G LTE device. In many ways, it’s the RAZR HD’s little brother, using mostly the same internals (CPU, RAM, graphics). Where the HD brought a 4.7 inch display, huge battery and a focus on media, the M brings a smaller 4.3 inch display with minimal bezel and a respectable 2000 mAh battery. The M also misses out on HDMI output and has a lower resolution front-facing camera. Ausdroid tested the RAZR HD earlier this month... Continue reading

Motorola RAZR HD — Review

The "All Day Phone"... so does it really go all day? The RAZR HD is the latest phone from Motorola. Tagged as the "All Day Phone", 4G capable, with a Kevlar body, internal and external splash guard protection, Corning Gorilla Glass and a 2500mAh battery, the RAZR HD really is built to be a hard-wearing and efficient phone. Motorola have also set up the software on this device to be simple to use straight out of the box. So the target audience is much wider than some other offerings on the market, as far as... Continue reading

Warranties and bootloaders – what you should know

Disclaimer: the content of this post is a brief overview of this area of law and is intended to be used for information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice. Before you do anything crazy with your phone, do proper research about the risks of your planned actions, and if you find yourself in a position where you need to assert your statutory rights against an uncooperative manufacturer or telco, please seek further information from your local consumer protection agency. Details can be found on the ACCC's website. When Motorola and Telstra Continue reading