Two big Android-related launches happened on Tuesday: First, Motorola unveiled the Droid RAZR, and second, Samsung and Google unveiled the Galaxy Nexus alongside their brand new Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.
The Droid RAZR has impressed many first-lookers with its sleek design and beefed up durability measures. At 7.1 mm thick, it is the world’s thinnest LTE smartphone. And it is made out of KEVLAR fiber and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass for maximum protection. It also sports water-repellant nanocoating to help with accidental splashes and spills.
But many made a point out of the fact that it will run Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread OS). And now that Google has just unveiled the impressive new Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, the Droid RAZR suffers from its outdated operating system.
However, there is some good news on the horizon for Android lovers who plan on purchasing the Droid RAZR.
Speaking at a conference in Berlin, Motorola Mobility’s SVP of Product Management Alain Mutricy said that RAZR owners won’t have to wait too long for Ice Cream Sandwich.
He said that they should expect the update sometime in Q1 2012, and that Motorola is Google+Reader”>currently in the process of making sure the Droid RAZR’s many new features are compatible with the new OS.
Ice Cream Sandwich was just launched in Hong Kong, and hands-on reports seem to fall towards impressed. The new OS improves the keyboard, notifications, widgets, and integrated Google+ into the contacts function. It also supports “Face Unlock,” a function that allows users to unlock their phone through facial recognition. For more on ICS and the Galaxy Nexus, check here.
If you want to see the new Droid RAZR in action, check out this hands-on from the launch event, courtesy of Phandroid –