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You can always count on the industrious and superbly skilled community of independent Android devs to do what carriers and manufacturers are unable to, and now a bunch of new Motorola phones have made the first step towards entering the magic world of frequent custom ROMs, kernels and firmware updates.

best android smartphones 2012

Fall is upon us and the Thanksgiving holiday season (and all the numerous sales and discounts that arrive around that time of year) is getting ever closer. As was the case every single year, smartphone manufacturers are gearing up right about this time to provide the “best and latest” of the Android ecosystem, in an attempt to gain a place in the smartphone consumer’s heart, mind and wallet. See the best Android smartphones of fall 2012 after the jump!

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You don’t get to be the largest wireless service provider in the United States by sitting around and doing nothing, which is why we were expecting Verizon for a while to reveal its plans for this fall. But before Big Red got a chance to officially tell us something other than the Droid Razr HD and Maxx HD are coming “soon” and other “surprises” are to be expected, a Phone Arena tipster went on and shattered the mystery.

Motorola RAZR HD

It wasn’t too long ago that the Droid RAZR HD was first announced. While the phone looks to be quite capable, little has been revealed when it comes to pricing or release date. Pricing still remains a mystery, but it seems we might be narrowing in on a target release date. Originally, all we knew for sure was that it was coming “before the Holidays”. Now October seems likely.