August 30, 2012, 5:45 P.M. New York local time – Oh yes, there’s a new Motorola leak, and the video shows that the “mid-range” Motorola Droid RAZR M will not run Android Jelly Bean out of the box. So, no “JB” for the Droid RAZR HD too?
Bad news, Motorola Droid fans. A new leak today revealed that the upcoming mid-range phone of Verizon Wireless, the Motorola Droid RAZR M will not include Android Jelly Bean out of the box, and instead, it will ship with the year-old Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Leaked today by Engadget, the video shows that the Droid RAZR M with dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor boots faster than its predecessor, and unsurprisingly, the video also confirms that the Droid RAZR M’s skin is “thinner” than other OEM Android skins like TouchWiz or LG Optimus (especially HTC’s thick and clunky Sense UI).
Another (possible) bad news is the possible out-of-the-box mobile operating system of the Droid RAZR M’s big brother, the Motorola Droid RAZR HD (photo below), which is expected to take the high-end category. A Jelly Bean-less Droid RAZR M indirectly suggests that the Droid RAZR HD might not include Android Jelly Bean too.
According to a slew of reports including GDGT’s specs sheet for the Motorola Droid RAZR HD, the device will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it is highly possible that the Droid RAZR HD and the Droid RAZR M will use the same build.
It could be game over for Motorola this year if the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will join the Verizon Wireless network, I think.
For the benefit of some readers out there, the new Samsung Android phone is shipping with Android Jelly Bean and an updated version of TouchWiz with Nature UX that includes apps that support the device’s S Pen (stylus).
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