Motorola Droid Razr HD Jelly Bean 4.1 Update

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Motorola released the Jelly Bean 4.1 Android operating system update for the Droid Razr M last week, and the next two handsets in line for Jelly Bean 4.1 according to a previous Motorola statement are the Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr MAXX. Motorola has promised the operating system upgrade by the end of the year, but things are moving right along, and we would not be surprised to see the Droid Razr HD receive that over the air transfer this month or in early December. As usual, Motorola is sticking by their mantra of not releasing a hard delivery date.

The handset is currently available in either black or white, and offers NFC (Near Field Communications) wireless connectivity out-of-the-box. The Chrome for Android web browser is preloaded, and the handset offers waterproof protection with a splash-proof nanocoating. Slim at 0.33 inches (8.4 mm), the handset is slightly heavier than the average 4G smartphone at 5.15 ounces (146 g). The display is one of the largest found on any smartphone at 4.70 inches, and display resolution runs high at 720 x 1,280 pixels.

Pixel density is delivered at 312 pixels every inch to the Super AMOLED screen, and more than 16 million colors exist in that display. Standard capacitive, multitouch gestures are used for device navigation, and Gorilla Glass protects against scratching. DLNA wireless video out is present, and standard light and proximity sensors automatically adjust for the proper display brightness and help conserve battery life.

With other Droid Razr siblings like the Razr MAXX and Razr MAXX HD delivering 20+ hours of talk time from a single charge, the Motorola Droid Razr HD 4G falls a little short by comparison. However, the performance is still double the average of most other 4G smartphones, with a single charge of the 2,530 mA battery on board delivering a generous 16.0 hours of talk time, along with approximately 12 days of standby.

A Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 microchip package is on board, built around a dual core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU. An Adreno 225 GPU handles all graphics processing, 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is on board, as is 16 GB of built-in data storage. MicroSD and microSDHC support for external memory cards up to 32 GB in size is also offered. Picasa and YouTube applications have been pre-installed, as has a built-in music player. The 8.0 megapixel camcorder provides video capture at 1,080P HD resolution, and a front facing chat cam is also on board the Droid Razr HD.

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