The Motorola Razr made some serious waves when it was first announced late last year with many people salivating over the return of an icon — in a 2019 design and style. By the time it was released here the software was outdated, running Android 9, 2018’s Android OS.
That is all set to change with Android 10 finally rolling out to the $2000+ device bringing with it some device-specific enhancements. The new update will arrive either via a notification prompt or by going into Settings and System and System Updates and manually triggering the update yourself.
Danny Adamopoulos, a GM at Motorola, has said that Android 10 will bring more functionality and enhancements based on consumer feedback to the innovative hardware.
With the razr, we have brought incredibly innovative hardware to the market but software is also vital to maximising the experience of this new form factor. With Android™ 10 now available on razr, we’re raising the bar even higher for the most intuitive, enjoyable, and seamless experiences possible.
The update brings new functionality especially to the Quick View display with more options for keeping in touch, snapping a selfie and more:
- Call your favourite contacts without opening your phone by simply swiping left on the Quick View display. The new Smart Reply function and new Quick View keyboard also makes keeping in touch easier than ever.
- Taking pictures is now just a simple swipe away. When your razr is closed and unlocked, open the camera by swiping right or by using Quick Capture with a twist of the wrist. Android™ 10 has also expanded razr’s front-facing Quick View camera so you can take selfies when the device is closed, with more camera modes including Group Selfie and Portrait Mode.
- Access the apps you use the most all from the Quick View display, including turn-by-turn navigation from Google Maps and your favourite music apps like Spotify and YouTube Music. You can also personalise the smartphone experience with new icon customisation and live wallpaper options on the Quick View display.
While it was priced high at first it has seen some price decreases including a $500 discount at JB Hi-Fi and is still available at Telstra on a plan and the Motorola website, on sale albeit not as good as the JB Hi-Fi sale.
If you are interested head in-store and check it out before purchasing — it is a lot of money to purchase without seeing in person first. It may be prudent to wait and see what the next version brings with version two expected to arrive later this year. That may mean even more discounting of version one stock.