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Motorola Razr Announced, No Android Ice Cream Sandwich Though

Motorola's newest smartphone, the Droid Razr, will not be getting the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update until early 2012, the company has announced.

The Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system was unveiled alongside Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphones in an event by Google and Samsung. Motorola vice president Alain Mutricy announced that the Droid Razr, which will come with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-installed, will be getting the newest Android operating system in early 2012, making the Galaxy Nexus the only smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich for a long time reports the Inquirer (opens in new tab).

Google recently announced its plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12 billion. Many had thought that Motorola will be given a preferential treatment but, that does not seem to be the case here. The Droid Razr, which takes its name from the highly popular Moto Razr device that was launched years ago, will come with 4.3inch super AMOLED touchscreen.

Motoral Razr is powered by 1.2 GHz dual core processor and comes with an 8MP camera which supports high definition video recording. The Droid Razr also comes with 16GB of built in storage and the external storage can be expanded to 48 GB.

According to Clove (opens in new tab), the handset will be available in the UK from November 1st.

Ravi Mandalia

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