Following a decade of seeing black, rectangular glass slabs grow in size while swapping their backs between metal and glass, foldables are taking over to become the face of phone fetish. The nostalgia-invoking Motorola Razr went on sale not too long ago and was closely followed by Samsung’s clamshell Galaxy Z Flip. With the two foldables officially out now, it’s time to revisit this comparison to find out which one deserves your dough. Read More
Foldable phones, at least for the moment, are significantly more fragile than more common types of smartphones. The screens are plastic to allow folding, not glass, and the gap between the screen and phone body can allow dirt to get inside — something Samsung learned very quickly with the first batch of Galaxy Folds. We already have a general idea of how durable the Motorola Razr is, but now Zack from JerryRigEverything has given us a better picture. Read More
The long-term durability of folding phones remains in question following the original Galaxy Fold's issues. Last year SquareTrade put the redesigned version of that phone to the test, with CNet later live-streaming 100,000 automated "folds" without damaging the device. This time it's the new Motorola Razr facing scrutiny, and CNet is again live-streaming its attempts to wear the folding mechanism down. Read More
Motorola revealed its Razr-branded foldable phone back in November, following months of leaks and rumors. Now the day has come for you to put down $1,500 for the device — and switch to Verizon, if you haven't already. Read More
There's been a ton of buzz around Motorola's reimagining of the iconic Razr — so much so that they had to push back the initial pre-order and release dates to meet demand. Luckily, it seems that Motorola is holding to their promise of a short delay, as they've announced the new availability dates for the Razr today: pre-orders will begin January 26th with phones becoming available on February 6th. Read More
Motorola's announcement of the rebirth of the Razr was met with confusion, disbelief, and excitement. The folding smart phone in the nostalgic shell struck a chord, and demand exploded. It seems Motorola underestimated how strongly consumers would react, as the company now warns that pre-orders and shipping for the Razr have been pushed back. Read More
Today is a big day for the CyanogenMod team. First, official nightlies are rolling out for three more devices: the LG Spectrum (vs920), HTC Incredible 4G (fireball), and the GSM Motorola RAZR (umts_spyder). Each of these dual-core phones can start enjoying CM 10.1 right away. For the uninitiated, CM 10.1 is based on stock Android 4.2.x. If you've decided to chuck those manufacturer skins and older versions of Android, head over to get.cm and start downloading.
That's not the only news for CyanogenMod today - the M2 release is also upon us. Starting with CM 10, the team decided to release a build every month with a focus on stability. Read More
When the words Blur and Android 4.0 meet in the same sentence, it's cringe-inducing for most users. Let's be honest here, that's a justified reaction. Blur pretty much sucks.
For the time being, anyway.
A leaked ICS ROM for the international version of the RAZR showed up earlier today with full Blur intact and, surprisingly enough, it doesn't look too bad. It retains more of a stock look than previous version of Blur, with seemingly few modifications made to the homescreens and app drawer. The icons have been blur-ified (yuck) and the lockscreen has undergone a makeover, which actually seems like it might be an improvement over the current ICS lockscreen; it displays four apps to open (instead of just "unlock" and "camera"), along with a silencer at the top - a feature that I've missed on my Galaxy Nexus. Read More