Android 4.0 Update for Motorola Droid RAZR is on the Way

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It seems that the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update for Motorola Droid RAZR is on the way. As reported by Droid Life, the phone maker posted new videos on its Japanese website showing the features that the new mobile operating system has to offer.

Droid RAZR’s Android 4.0 Features

One of the many features showcased on the videos was the new lock screen. It now adds the shortcut for text messages and phone dialer, so users can now access the said applications easily without the need to unlock their handset’s screen. Owners of Droid RAZR will also appreciate how Android 4.0 enables them to access their music from the lock screen while it is still playing.

For those who want to take a photo of what’s on their phone’s screen, just press the volume and power buttons simultaneously for a few seconds. After that, the handset will show a quick snapshot, and users can save it to the gallery or share it with friends.

Introducing: Webtop 3.0

One of the video also shows Webtop 3.0, which is an application that enables users to hook up their phone to an HDTV or monitor with an HDMI cable. Once the Motorola Droid RAZR detects that it is connected to an external display, it will launch the Webtop apps that will enable the users to see all their apps on the bigger screen. In addition, they can also access a full version of Mozilla Firefox while using the service.

The Webtop made its first appearance at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show, when Motorola announced the Atrix smartphone and the “Lapdock.” The latter made the smartphone act like a laptop computer, which enabled Motorola to beat Microsoft and Apple in creating a smartphone-PC device.

In relation to this, the phone maker also puts Google on a great spot since they own Motorola. As Jason Hiner of CNET wrote:

“The success of Android has established Google as a key player in mobile computing devices, and once consumers and business users start looking to consolidate their many devices, Webtop could make Google the company that’s best position to make consolidation possible.”

Although there is no exact date given, the phone maker said that they will roll out the Android 4.0 update for their Droid RAZR in the second quarter of the year. That means that owners of the said smartphone can upgrade their handsets anytime now.

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