Motorola RAZR MAXX launches in Europe and the Middle East from May

Motorola’s RAZR MAXX roll-out continues, following the device’s launch on Verizon Wireless in the states and China last month. Motorola Mobility sends news that a GSM version of the RAZR MAXX, 3300mAh battery and all, will be coming to Europe and the Middle East starting next month.

We’ve already been impressed by the battery life of the Verizon Droid RAZR MAXX, and we’re eager to see what kind of crazy battery life the MAXX and deliver when paired with a less demanding GSM/HSPA+ radio combo.

Giant-ass battery aside, the RAZR MAXX delivers the same hardware as the original RAZR — a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. Despite the slight contentious qHD SuperAMOLED screen, which doesn’t quite match up to the latest 720p offerings, there’s still plenty to like about the RAZR MAXX. And recent firmware leaks suggest an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is on the way sooner rather than later.

We’ve got Moto’s press release after the break.

 

  • Stay Unplugged for Longer with Motorola RAZR™ MAXX from Motorola Mobility

Up the ante with Motorola RAZR MAXX – giving you the longest talk time of any smartphone1

BASINGSTOKE, UK – Apr. 03, 2012 – All day, every day – that’s how much you use your smartphone. With its impossibly thin and lightweight design, Motorola RAZR™ MAXX boasts features with the wow factor and a battery that can handle even the most demanding lifestyle. Customers across Europe and the Middle East will be able to start talking, texting, typing, watching and more for even longer from May 2012.

RAZR MAXX delivers up to 17.6¹ hours of talk time so you won’t spend your day plugged into the wall. However its 1GB RAM combined with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and Android™ operating system will ensure you are always entertained, delivering a lightning-fast user interface and the power to multi-task like never before. You can rock your playlists while checking email, breeze through photos – all day, every day, all at the same time.

Still seriously thin at just 8.99mm, RAZR MAXX is the exact opposite of frail. It’s made strong with KEVLAR® fibre, while Corning® Gorilla® Glass defends the hyper-vibrant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display from scratches and scrapes. And every part of the Motorola RAZR MAXX is protected by a splashguard coating, which even extends to the electrical boards inside, ensuring a go anywhere, do everything attitude.

Smart Actions, the remarkably intelligent application exclusive to Motorola Mobility, pushes the limits even further by automating everyday tasks based on triggers like time of day, location, battery levels and more. Never forget to put your phone on silent in meetings, turn up the volume when your boss calls and even maximize your last ounce of power by dimming the display and turning off power hungry services.

Motorola RAZR MAXX also comes preloaded with the Motorola MotoCast™ app², giving you the power to stream or download content from a home or work computer straight to the device so your docs, pics and music are always available – anytime, anywhere. No uploading to a third party means no wasted time or forgetting to upload that crucial presentation, and everything stays protected, right on your computer.

“RAZR MAXX isn’t changing the rules – it’s creating a whole new game. Building on the RAZR heritage it combines the pinnacle of design with mind-blowing power and an incredible battery life that is perfect for people who want to push their smartphone to the limits,” said Maurizio Angelone, vice president and general manager, mobile devices, EMEA, Motorola Mobility. “Whether you want to watch hours of movies, or don’t want to worry about charging between meetings, this latest smartphone from Motorola redefines boundaries and banishes the low battery beep to history.”

Motorola smartphones offer some of the industry’s most powerful enterprise features available, and Motorola RAZR MAXX is no exception, including government-grade encryption and productivity tools that rival the capabilities of desktop PCs. Collaborate in real time with GoToMeeting® and create and edit files right on your phone with QuickOffice®.

 

source: androidcentral

Ice Cream Sandwich devices nearly double, Unfortunately ‘nobody’ anyone has one

 

It’s the beginning of the month which means Google released distribution numbers. I have to give them credit for releasing these figures because it’s quite embarrassing. Forgot about Gingergread and Froyo because what’s really important here is the percentage of devices on Ice Cream Sandwich. It was nearly 6 months ago that Ice Cream Sandwich was introduced along with the SDK. As of right now only 2.9% of Android devices have it. That’s up from 1.6% last month. In my opinion this is atrocious. I understand it takes time for the companies to code these updates to their particular hardware along with carrier’s radios. I also understand that no one wants an update full of bugs. Unfortunately non of that makes it okay.

I don’t have the solution here, but Google has to figure this out. When Microsoft releases a major Windows update, its available to any PC with the exception of hardware limitations. This present issue doesn’t have anything to do with hardware limitations because there are plenty of devices that have the hardware capabilities, but no Ice Cream Sandwich. I also understand that PCs and mobile products are different. Again, I’m just a consumer and it’s hard to get excited anymore about Android updates when after 6 months, barely 3% of devices have it.

It amazes me that people actually want to hear about Jelly Bean. Why? Who wants to see all the latest and greatest, but you can’t get it. I think when Google introduces Jelly Bean, they should say “available in one year” because that’s pretty much how it works.

source: android developers

 

HTC EVO One press shot leaks ahead of tomorrow’s announcement

 

When Sprint and HTC show us their new collaboration tomorrow in NYC, we fully expect it to be the HTC EVO One. Well at least part of the event. Who knows what other tricks they may have up their sleeve. Thanks to Pocketnow we have a press shot to look at. The EVO One will be an extension of the global version of the HTC One. It will be LTE based so it won’t have the Tegra 3 chip, but instead a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip. As to some really nice additions, it’s rumored to have a 2650 mAh battery and the famous kickstand that was on the original EVO. Add in some NFC and improved haptic feedback and Sprint has true flagship here.

Stay tuned to Talk Android tomorrow night because we will be there to get all the juicy details for what will be the best EVO ever.

 

source: pocketnow

aniPet Aquarium Live Wallpaper v2.4.17

Requirements: Android OS 2.1 or higher

Overview: Create your own marine aquarium.

Description;

Create your own marine aquarium. Select 15 fish from 180 fish species to grow.

Turn your phone/table into a mini aquarium. Select 15 fish from 180 species to grow. Feed them and make babies.

* 20 fish categories, 180 fish species
* Up to 15 fish in the tank
* Able to feed fish and fish grows
* Matured fish may have babies
* Background change
* Landscape mode
* Many options available, such as fish speed, growth speed, food type, light animation, etc.

How To Use;
HOME/MENU/Wallpaper/Live Wallpapers/aniPet Aquarium

Works for phone/tablet with live wallpaper feature.

What’s in this version:
– Added the random fish (changes daily) to the Others fish category.
– Modified the fish exchange page to change fish size easily.

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Angry Birds Space GO Locker v1.02

Description;

Animated Angry Birds Space GO Locker theme
Beautiful animated Go Locker Theme based on new Angry Birds Space game, for the real Angry Birds fans!

How To Use;

1.Make sure GO Launcher EX V2.58 or above and GO Locker v1.03 has been installed;
2.Click “MENU—->Preferences—->Theme Settings—->GO Locker—->My locker—>Angry Birds S

      

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