Droid RAZR users still have a chance to upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean after all — albeit through an unofficial method. This method has been made available by user spc_hicks09 through the XDA Developers forum.
A few days ago we learned that Samsung has withdrawn its FRAND patent-based cases against Apple in Europe, but also that the European commission will still investigate the company’s use of standard essential 3G patents in such lawsuits against competitors.
Despite being in the closest of relations with Google and therefore enjoying a privileged front-row seat at any new Android version premiere, Motorola is yet to become the fierce Samsung opponent we know (or hope) it can be.
What can be considered as a holiday miracle, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Droid Razr and the Droid Razr Maxx was pushed out by Verizon on Christmas Eve, only for the carrier to pull it thereafter.
Google’s crazy expensive $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola has been finalized earlier this year, but the Search giant is yet to really take advantage of it.
Brian Wallace, vice president of strategic marketing for Samsung U.S., has been hired by Google/Motorola. Wallace, who is credited for those Samsung ads taking dead aim at Apple users, will fill a “similar post” with Motorola.
Motorola is working at producing a pure Google phone, one that is known internally as “Phone X”. The Phone X will be an entirely new product, that will complement Motorola’s current lineup of devices. Moreover, once the Phone X is released, WSJ says that Google plans to release a “Tablet X”.
Earlier this week, Samsung made a somewhat surprising announcement that it will stop its legal actions against Apple in European countries including Germany UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands, which were all based on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) patents.
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.
Google is getting ready to offload one of Moto’s profitable business units, Motorola Home, so that the company can focus more on making awesome phones and tablets.