Motorola DROID RAZR HD: Outdated Already?

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The Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR HD is rumoured to be coming out on Friday, but it may have a weakness that should be glaringly obvious.

Verizon Motorola DROID RAZR may be outdated before it even releases

Everyone is saying that the device will be a superb one, after all it is said to have a 720p HD screen and it is thought to have the Snapdragon S4 dual core processor inside it.  Rumor has it that it will be 4G LTE ready and have a back plate designed in Kevlar and an 8 megapixel camera. It is also thought to come with a battery of 2530mAh, which is larger than that of the Samsung Galaxy S3 but not as big as the one on the Razr Maxx. So just what could its weakness be?

The folks over at GottaBeMobile say that it lies within the software of course. It I thought that the device will come with Android 4.0 ICS despite Jelly Bean being announced, but this is not the only cause for concern. Motorola typically release their devices with older software on them even though there is a newer version available. They did this with the Razr Maxx when they launched it with Android 2.3 when ICS was out. Unfortuntely, while the MAXX is superb, the owners of it then had to wait for four months to get the update to ICS, when Motorola said that they would have it within weeks.

If they choose to launch the RAZR HD with ICS to beat the release of the iPhone 5, they could tell owners that the update to Jelly Bean would be in a few weeks. Then as history tells us, owners could be left waiting even longer.

If you take all this into account Motorola could be on to a loss as the phone may not sell as well if they choose to release it with Android 4.0, as Jelly Bean is what everybody is expecting of newer devices. Of course this weakness may not materialize; we will just have to wait until Friday to find out. Would you buy the handset if it came with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box?

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