What happened to the Amazon smartphone?

by on September 7, 2012 4:58 am

Contrary to our report-slash-expectation yesterday that Amazon would have an Android-powered phone to show off on its Santa Monica event, insiders quoted by The Verge indicated it was a sure thing. But we found out that the Kindle phone wasn’t on the menu for the day. .


When it comes to the Galaxy S3, we have seen a variety of Jelly Bean leaks recently, which allowed anyone that was interested in running the latest Android version on their newly purchased device to install a pre-release Android 4.1 ROM. But most of those leaks were available only for the international Galaxy S3 version, with just one of them compatible with a U.S. Galaxy S3 model, T-Mobile’s.


As announced by Motorola CEO Dennis Howard, there will be a special developer edition available soon for some of the new Droid phones – he didn’t specify when they would be arriving in stores. It looks like you don’t have to wait for too long for one of them, as both the Droid Razr M Developer Edition and Droid Razr HD Developer Edition are already up on Moto’s website.


Motorola revealed that the new Motorola Razr HD, Maxx HD, and M will all have Chrome as the default browser. The new devices will all ship with Android 4.0 ICS but will be upgraded to Jelly Bean by the end of the year.