DROID RAZR HD & MAXX HD: Motorola’s Two Mistakes

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Google, what’s going on? Its subsidiary, Motorola Mobility has announced the amazing Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX, two amazing phones that are EXPECTING Jelly Bean “by end of 2012”. Having heard similar promises from Verizon, we’re not getting too excited.

Verizon Motorola DROID RAZR HD & MAXX HD makes 2 mistakes: no Jelly Bean & Pentile displays

Android Jelly Bean has been out since mid-July, and Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ phones upgraded there and then, but Sprint and Verizon CDMA ones didn’t. Verizon failed to upgrade from Android 4.0.2. to 4.0.4. If it’s Verizon causing the hitch, sort it out, people! Droid customers deserve this, as they helped to get Android off the ground.

Now Droid is still important to Verizon – see how much space is taken up in Verizon’s stores by Droid products compared to that taken up by iPhone 4S. Verizon should be the first to get the latest OS, and Moto’s new managers should be pretty much ordering Verizon to bag Jelly Bean. Apple’s about to unveil iOS 6 next week, but upcoming Droids are languishing on 2011’s OS??

The second gripe we have with the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the RAZR HD MAXX will be their Pentile displays. No matter what you say, the biggest flaw with the original RAZR was its screen. Putting it up next to the Samsung Galaxy S3 will show you why. It just doesn’t “pop”. While we are not saying that it should adopt Super AMOLED displays, IPS screens like on the HTC One X are just as good.

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