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Motorola's Droid Razr Maxx uses same ROM as Razr, but with longer battery life

Over the weekend, it was announced that the Motorola Mobility Droid RAZR Maxx had officially been released, and whilst it has been developed as a variant of RAZR, it now comes with a bigger battery than its predecessor, only it will still use the same ROM.

If reports are to be believed then both these devices have identical software, which simply means a software update for one device will be applicable to the other device. Even though mobile device manufacturers produce multiple devices with identical hardware, there are still a few minor differences in the software due to updates that are required to be developed independently.

Having the same ROM automatically leads to the conclusion that both the devices Droid RAZR Maxx and RAZR will consist of identical chips, antennas as well as other hardware, reported The Verge.

Interestingly enough, an Android Source forum member went one step further and claimed that the leaked RAZR update of last week would also work with the Maxx. According to recent reports, the update has since been installed successfully, leading to Maxx users being able to use any ROM developed for RAZR.

Even though customising a mobile phone involves many risks, so long as the user knows what they are doing then it may be worth experimenting with.