It’s been a while since we last saw Motorola unveiling a new smartphone, and, as much as we’d like to think otherwise, the X Phone won’t be out for a couple more months.
The Motorola Razr i, the first mainstream Android smartphone to boast an Intel Medfield processor, is now receiving the official update to Android 4.1.
Owners of the RAZR i in France are waking up today with a prompt asking them to download a 300 MB software update that gives them Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Now what about the rest of the world?
Various Motorola devices will get Jelly Bean updates in the first quarter of 2013. A list on the software upgrade page of Motorola mentions the names and regions which will receive the updates soon.
If you prefer your smartphone to come in white, you can grab the white Motorola Razr i in UK soon, as it’s expected to go on sale starting this Saturday.
Intel has the most advanced chip fabrication facilities in the industry, they design some of the best CPUs for personal computers, but they suck at making GPUs, and don’t even get us started about their attempts to enter the smartphone space. NVIDIA depends on TSMC to make their Tegra chips and their GPUs, with the latter widely heralded as delivering the best gaming experience today. Obviously these two companies should merge because they complement each other so well.
Although Intel’s first ventures in the Android universe have been a lot more hesitant than what we expected from the world’s largest chip maker, the Santa Clara-based company is slowly, but steadily moving in the right direction.
Much has been said about Motorola’s insistence on locking down its phones. While it was only recently that Moto began providing an official way to unlock the bootloader on some phone models, one member of XDA-Developers has concocted a special formula that allows Moto owners to gain root access without unlocking the phone’s bootloader.
With all the processing power that Samsung packed into the Exynos 5250, we were anxious to see how the new chip performs. Benchmark scores shows that Samsung’s latest chip handily beats the previous leaders, with the difference being especially visible in the SunSpider test.
We’re very glad to report that the Razr i is slowly, but steadily making its way to tech users across the world, hitting France today after being already made available in the UK and Brazil.